SOLY PATERSON, MBA, senior quality engineer with Thermo Fisher Scientific Quality, has over 15 years’ experience managing, organizing, developing, communicating, and driving process effectiveness and product quality. Her previous work experience includes Perkin Elmer, BAE Systems, and Rockwell Collins. She also has more than 25 years as an educator at the college level. Paterson earned both her bachelor’s and master’s degrees at San Jose State University and holds both a 6 Sigma Quality Black Belt and a 6 Sigma Green Belt from the American Society for Quality. A certified Rockwell Collins Lean Principal, she specializes in ASQ Black Belt Six Sigma; ASQ Certified Quality Manager; ISO 13584/ ISO 9000 / AS 9001/ TL 9000 Quality Systems Implementation and Certification; ISO 13485 Medical Device, DMAIC approach to problem solving, as well as lean initiatives such as Value Stream Mapping, Burst, 5S, Visual Control, statistical process control (SPC), and failure modes and effects analysis (FMEA). She has a Project and Program Management certificate from UCSC Extension. She also serves as a committee member of the Silicon Valley Section of ASQ.