CEO, The BlueWater Group, Inc., Wilmington, NC, USA
Kathryn E. Roberts is the CEO of The BlueWater Group, Inc., a Management Consulting firm helping manufacturing organizations LAUNCH, GROW and SUCCEED by providing Manufacturing, Quality Management, Engineering, Supply Chain, Auditing, Training and Process Improvement. She holds a BS in Industrial Engineering and has 29 years of experience working with domestic and global organizations spanning a variety of industries and sizes in the areas of Operational and Quality Management Excellence. Kathryn is a national and international speaker on the topics of Business and Quality Management. She is an international best-selling author of three books related to Quality Management, Problem-Solving and Improvement.
Kathryn works with Executive Leaders to develop and effectively deploy Strategic Business and Quality Objectives, Risk Management processes and Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) throughout the organization and its critical Supply Chain. Her expertise as a “Problem-Solver; Solution- Provider” coupled with her extensive “Quality Toolbox” allows her to rapidly develop, implement and improve Manufacturing Operations, Supply Chain and Quality Management Systems. Kathryn has been an ISO 9001 Lead Auditor for Organizations and 3rd Party Registrars. She is an Executive-in-Residence (XIR) for the Office of Technology Commercialization and New Ventures at NC State University. She is a past member of the U.S. Technical Advisory Group (TAG) that represented the
U.S. on the development of the ISO 9001 Quality Management System Standard.