DQS in mourning: Dr. Chris Brendon passed away
It is with deep grief and sorrow that we have to inform you about the passing of our dear friend and colleague Dr. Chris Brendon earlier this month.
Chris was a great friend, whose thoughts and ideas had always inspired us. With great knowledge and experience of the certification business gained in his time as Chairman of IQS, he founded DQS Australia and New Zealand in 2009. Chris was an entrepreneur, technical expert, international and national auditor in many standards around the world, an educator and trainer for over 1000 companies in the field of Quality, Environment, Safety, Food Management – resulting in Chris being awarded the highly acclaimed Dr. Joseph Juran Medal for making significant breakthroughs in quality and has shown a personal commitment to quality world-wide.
Chris greatest accomplishment was getting his doctoral degree in business administration from the University of California with a thesis on e-Commerce and cyber security before it was even common terminology. Always way ahead of his time in business. Chris often quoted his long-time friend and colleague Dr Sargent “In order to be the best, you have to be recognised as such!” This was Chris’s mantra and he lived up to it.
Our deepest and sincerest condolences are with his family, his friends and the team of DQS AUSNZ. Each of us not only grieves at the passing of a tremendous individual and highly respected colleague but also for the loss his family suffers. Dr. Chris Brendon will be deeply missed.
On behalf of all of us at DQS GroupStefan Heinloth and Michael Drechsel Managing Directors, DQS Holding GmbH