Laura has 19 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 AS9100 certification for a high reliability semiconductor manufacturer. Her background includes quality system development and implementation (ISO 9001, AS9100, IATF 16949), supplier quality management, and internal and second party audits.
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 certified PECB IATF 16949, AS9100, and ISO 9001 Lead Auditor 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.
IATF 16949-2016 Lead Auditor Certificate