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Conformance Management Associates works across industries to develop, implement, maintain and improve our clients’ Safety, Quality and Environmental Management systems.  We assist our clients in achieving and maintaining certification to IATF (TS) 16949, ISO 14001, ISO 9001 while ensuring compliance with the Environmental and Occupational Safety regulation.

Established in 1994 in the heart of the Automotive Industry – Detroit, CMA has become an Environmental and Quality Internal Auditor of choice for many first and second tier suppliers to all of the major automakers.

Our particular strength is a one-of-a-kind program for effective compliance to the Customer Specific Requirements in Quality Management Systems.

CMA Auditors are AIAG and MMTC certified in the latest revisions of IATF 16949, ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001.

We strive to enable our clients to MEASURE their inputs and outputs, IMPROVE their processes and CONTROL their outcomes.

Conformance Management Associates’ clients range from small and medium corporations to large multi-national companies across North America.

CMA is an excellent company to work with, the quality of service is fantastic, they can be counted on to provide great service and products.

CSM Manufacturing has used CMA for several years and have always found the audit to be beneficial to us for our third party audits. If and when potential issues are found we are notified and are able to correct /improve the EMS system.

Very pleased with their service. Always prompt on our quarterly storm water audits. Their legal requirement update log helps keep me informed on legal changes.

Response to our needs is always quick and CMA has gotten us out of potential “jams” with the information needed and (again) in a very timely manner. CMA caters to our needs. Pricing is very reasonable.

CMA consultants are always updated with the latest AIAG rules and regulations, trained well and communicated them to us. They are customer oriented, making always sure the quality system in place fulfills all customers’ requirements. They always propose recommendations for quality improvement. I will highly recommend them to other friends or colleagues.

It has been a pleasure to do business with Conformance Management.   The level of expertise and professionalism is beyond compare.  Always improving, you have been an asset to our process.

Cadillac Products Automotive Company has been using the srvices of CMA since we began developing and implementing our ISO-14001 EHS system (when our customers made it mandatory). Your work in this effort is especially important because we did not have qualified individuals in our organazation with the time to study the regulations, interpret them and apply them. The attention you give to detail has shown us practices we had been doing and never recognized the potential for problems but resolved them quickly once pointed out. The benefit of having the background and training you possess has kept us from having to identify someone and train them to to this ourselves. We are a small company and our associates wear enough “hats” as it is. The work you do for us is greatly appreciated. Thank you!

Very informative for me as it was my first audit. I have a better understanding of how to partner better with CMA.

I feel that CMA does a very good job. We use several of their services and are very pleased with their service.

Experience has been very good. They are on time and I don’t have to remind them of when my audits are due.

Conformance Managment Associates (CMA) is a dedicated, ambitious & result driven consulting organization.

Mr. Poplavsky and Mr. Myhrum have a great experience in the consulting arena in multiple domains with a good knowledge on the legal and regulatory requirements.

Best of all, their expertise in customizing the consulting requirements for any size of plant and speeding up the approvals came handy for us, when we wanted to achieve the plant certifications in a stiff time frame. If you ever need someone to deliver under pressure, no slip-ups, just results, CMA is your contact!

Mr. Poplavsky is proactive in understanding the current state and identifying gaps at the first interaction and brings in quick and practical solutions. I recommend him to anyone looking for consulting requirements.

Top notch organization that understands business and the automotive tier supply relationship.  CMA feels like a partner (or an extension) of your business.  Very professional and very helpful.

Donald R. Moser, Executive Director • ENA USA

Very satisfied with the (Storm Water) service.

MMC utilized CMA for its conversion into the ISO14001:2015, first with a comprehensive gap analysis that we used as the road map to the new standard and followed up with an Internal audit to validate our changes and make some last minute tweaks. We completed a five day systems audit with our registrar to the new standard with zero non-conformances, and a recommendation for certification to ISO 14001 : 2015.



  • Assurance of compliance with Federal and State NPDES Permit Requirements
  • Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plans
  • Integrated Contingency Plans
  • Quarterly Storm Water Audits and Annual Storm Water Reports to satisfy NPDES Storm Water Requirements
  • NPDES-required visual storm water sampling
  • Storm Water Training
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  • Development and implementation of Quality Management Systems – IATF 16949, ISO 9001:2015
  • Innovative approach to risk management required under IATF 16949
  • Internal IATF 16949, VDA 6.3 and ISO 9001 Audits
  • Second-Party Supplier Auditing to IATF 16949, VDA 6.3 and ISO 9001
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Service Logo - Legal UpdatesIn 2017 CMA has begun to offer a CSR COMPLIANCE PROGRAM which is revolutionary new approach to addressing the IATF 16949 requirements regarding compliance with Customer Specifics.  This program has been received exceptionally well by our clients’ Quality Managers and 3’d party auditors who have reviewed CSR compliance during surveillance audits.

Please contact CMA for more details.

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  • Development and implementation of ISO 14001:2015 Environmental Management Systems
  • Internal ISO 14001 Audits
  • Environmental Regulatory Compliance Audits
  • ISO 14001 Internal Auditor Training
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Service Logo - Education and trainingISO 14001:2015 requires the Organization to determine and have access to
its compliance obligations related to its environmental aspects.  Keeping informed of regulatory changes is a daunting task.

CMA offers a subscription-based monthly report which identifies any changes in and any newly added Federal, State and local regulations that may affect the operation of your organization.  This completely satisfies the ISO 14001 requirement for maintaining documented information on compliance obligations.

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  • Development and implementation of Health and Safety Plan
  • Integration with ISO 14001 and 9001 standards
  • Hazard Analysis
  • Regulatory Compliance Report subscription available
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Welcome New Stormwater Clients

CMA is growing fast.  We would like to welcome our new clients and congratulate them on taking an important step to assure their NPDES Storm Water compliance and make a positive impact on the Environment of the Great Lakes State.

Since January of 2018 we have implemented our Storm Water Program at:

  • Amanda Manufacturing
  • Ryan Transportation
  • Control Power Company
  • Corvac Composites
  • Detroit Hoist & Crane
  • Fives Cinetic Novi
  • McGean USA
  • Precision Prototype
  • RL Carriers
  • Unilock Pavers
  • Atlas Trucking
  • Burgaflex

The CMA Storm Water team will continue to provide the highest level of knowledge, professionalism and quality with all that we do.

MECC 2018 Conference

Conformance Management Associates would like to thank everyone for taking the time to visit our exhibitor booth at the 2018 Michigan Environmental Compliance Conference in Lansing. We also would like to thank the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality for outstanding presentations.

We take every opportunity to be aware all changes in the Federal and Michigan NPDES Storm Water guidelines to continually improve the quality and efficiency of our Storm Water program.

Our program is being proven effective.  As the MDEQ conducts regular audits of the NPDES permit holders, CMA Storm Water team monitors our clients’ interactions with MDEQ.  To date, there have not been any fines assessed to any of the CMA Storm Water clients.

We encourage you to consider our services for your organization.  Our comprehensive Storm Water Program includes permit filings, development of the Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP), Quarterly comprehensive Storm Water inspections, Visual Storm Water sampling and Annual Report filing on the MDEQ website, MiWaters.