Bob Soares – Consultant, Quality Systems

Bob has over 30 years of quality, engineering and manufacturing experience in the Automotive, Medical Device and Consumer Products Industries. He has held both management and corporate staff member positions in process engineering and quality management. He has extensive experience as a quality system management representative for IATF 16949, FDA and ISO 13485, as well as ISO 9001. He has maintained quality management systems and managed quality organizations, including personnel, for multiple organizations during his career.

Bob has led several organizations through quality management systems compliance projects for initial and ongoing certification. This includes leading management teams through initial gap assessments, identifying areas for compliance and improvement, and working with process owners to establish and implement actions to address the areas of concern. Bob has over 25 years of internal and 2nd party audit experience in Automotive, Medical Device and Consumer Products. He also has led numerous improvement teams utilizing six sigma methodology and lean principles. These projects include, but are not limited to, waste identification and waste reduction, process efficiency improvement, risk identification and mitigation, and on-going process monitoring.

Bob has held certification with ASQ in the following disciplines: Certified Quality Engineer (CQE), Certified Quality Auditor (CQA), Certified Manager of Quality/Organizational Excellence (CMQOE) and Certified Six Sigma Green Belt (CSSGB). He received his B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute.

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