Laura has over 20 years of experience in manufacturing engineering, quality engineering, quality assurance and process improvement (Six Sigma) for the Automotive, Electronic, and Aerospace and Defense Industries. Her background includes quality system development and implementation, supplier quality management, and internal and second party audits to the following standards: ISO 9001, AS9100, IATF 16949, ISO 13485, ISO 14001.
Laura specializes in guiding organizations through quality management systems certification and maintenance, including gap assessments, systems implementation, training and internal auditing. Her training specialties also include Root Cause Analysis, Corrective Action, 8D Structured Problem Solving, Automotive Core Tools (APQP, PPAP, MSA, SPC, FMEA, and Control Plan), and Aerospace APQP and PPAP per AS9145.
Laura is a PECB Certified IATF 16949, AS9100, and ISO 9001 Lead Auditor and Trainer and has also obtained certification as a Six Sigma Black Belt.
Laura received an M.B.A. from the University of Massachusetts Lowell, an M.S. in Industrial & Systems Engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology and a B.S. in Industrial & Management Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.