Laura has 18 years of experience in manufacturing engineering, quality engineering, quality assurance and process improvement (Six Sigma) for the Automotive, Electronic, and Aerospace and Defense Industries. As a Quality Manager, Laura has led an automotive technology start up to ISO 9001:2015 certification and maintained AS 9100 certification for a high reliability semiconductor manufacturer. Her background includes supplier quality management, quality system development and implementation (ISO 9001, AS9100, TS/IATF 16949), internal and second party audits, and First Article Inspection per AS9102.
Laura specializes in guiding organizations through quality management systems certification (ISO 9001, AS 9100, TS/IATF 16949), including gap assessments, systems implementation, training and internal auditing. Her training specialties also include Corrective Action, 8D Structured Problem Solving, and Automotive Core Tools (APQP, PPAP, MSA, SPC, FMEA, and Control Plan).
Laura has obtained certifications as a Six Sigma Black Belt, and ISO 9001, AS9100, and TS 16949 Auditor.
Laura received an M.S. in Industrial & Systems Engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology and a B.S. in Industrial & Management Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. She is currently pursuing her M.B.A. from the University of Massachusetts Lowell.