McAllister is a CPA and degreed engineer with 35+ years of operations'
experience. Her consulting practice focuses on compliance and the
alignment/integration of compliance activities with other business
Specific topical areas include: assistance with
compliance to ISO 9001, 13485, 14001, 16949, 17025, et al.,
Sarbanes-Oxley support, "lean" manufacturing, and supply chain
management, among others.
Her clients are hardware, software,
and IP-based businesses in automotive, medical, aerospace, electronics,
advertising, and logistics/distribution.
Prior to launching
McAllister Consulting in 1991, she lived and worked in Southeast Asia
and still has an active practice with Japanese, Chinese, and European
clients. She is a published author and guest lecturer.
graduate degrees are from the University of Chicago (MBA) and the
University of Iowa (MSIE) and (MA – Political Science). She is also a
registered Certified Public Accountant in Illinois (License No.
was recently awarded the honor of Kane County (IL) woman of
distinction, 2013 and has previously served on the St Charles Public
Library Board as a Trustee.
Straebel is an experienced manufacturing professional and a principal
with McAllister Consulting, L.L.C.
has assisted diverse client organizations in achieving a variety of
quality, environmental and performance objectives from a consulting
capacity since 1994.
Prior to joining McAllister, he was V.P
of Manufacturing for a company that transitioned over several years
from a poor performer to the top performing company on the NYSE. He
also led numerous performance improvement initiatives throughout the
world as a member of the corporate manufacturing staff of a Fortune 500
He started in the automotive industry in the 1960's
and continues consulting work with automotive suppliers to American and
Japanese vehicle OEMs.
John holds Bachelor of Economics and
Master of Labor & Industrial Relations degrees from Michigan
University, was a commissioned officer in the U.S. Army Corp of
Engineers and is a Vietnam-era veteran.