Research Triangle Park, North Carolina
Kathryn Roberts is the CEO of The BlueWater Group, Inc., a management consulting firm specializing in business system analysis, development, implementation and training. She holds a BS in Industrial Engineering from NC State University and has twenty years of experience in industries including automotive, medical, clinical trials, pharmacovigilance, aerospace, electronics, textiles, industrial paper, chemical, and utilities.
Kathryn is a past member of the U.S. Technical Advisory Group that is responsible for developing and approving international management system standards for the United States. Kathryn is a past Section Chair and a past Regional Councilor for the American Society for Quality, a past Examiner for the North Carolina Performance Excellence Process, and a past Certified Quality Auditor (CQA).
Kathryn is an international best-selling author of the following three books:
· ISO 9000:2000 In a Nutshell (translated into Japanese)
· ISO 9001 Management Responsibility In a Nutshell (second edition - revised for ISO 9001:2008)
· Correct! Prevent! Improve! Driving Improvement Through Problem Solving and Corrective and Preventive Action (second edition - revised for ISO 9001:2008) (translated into Spanish)
Kathryn is a national and international speaker on topics of business and management. Kathryn works with early stage growth companies as well as large international organizations in operational assessment, operational analysis, ISO 9001:2008 implementation and process improvement initiatives.