Director of Corporate Quality & Continuous Improvement National Instruments
Cheryl has over 20 years of experience in electronics manufacturing focusing on failure analysis and reliability. She is passionate about applying her unique background to enable her stakeholders to maximize and accelerate product design and development while saving time, managing resources, and improving customer satisfaction.
Throughout her career, Cheryl has had extensive training experience and is a published author and a senior member of both ASQ and IEEE. She views teaching as a two-way process that enables her to impart her knowledge on to others as well as reinforce her own understanding and ability to explain complex concepts through student interaction. A passionate advocate of continued learning, Cheryl has taught electronics workshops that introduced her to fascinating companies, people, and cultures.
Cheryl has served as chairman of the IEEE Central Texas WIE and IEEE ASTR sections, is an ASQ Certified Reliability Engineer, an SMTA Speaker of Distinction and has served on ASQ, IPC and iNEMI committees.
Cheryl earned a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering degree from Georgia Tech and a Master of Science in Technology Commercialization (MSTC) degree from the McCombs School of Business at the University of Texas at Austin.
In her free time, Cheryl loves to run! She’s had the good fortune to run everything from 5k’s to 100 milers including the Boston Marathon, the Tahoe Triple (three marathons in 3 days) and the nonstop Rocky Raccoon 100 miler. She also enjoys travel and has visited 46 US states and over 20 countries around the world. Cheryl combines these two passions in what she calls “running tourism” which lets her quickly get her bearings and see the sights in new places.
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