SSMI is glad to welcome Dr. Cathy Lawson, who joins SSMI Global Management team as the Global Director of United States. Dr. Cathy started her career with Motorola in 1985 where Dr. Mikel Harry served as her teacher and mentor. She read the first technical paper on Six Sigma and was among the first certified Six Sigma Black Belts in the world. She served on the Motorola Corporate Black belt Steering Committee and was a member of the Motorola Science Advisory Board.
In 2001 Motorola Government Electronics Group was sold to General Dynamics. Cathy served as Quality Director for two GD business units responsible for one billion dollars in sales. She led the Group Six Sigma program and served as an advisor to a GD corporate team on Six Sigma implementation.
In 2007 Cathy started her own consulting and coaching business. During that time she co-authored a book with Dr. Harry on The Great Discovery. She continues to coach and teach the Great Discovery to individuals and teams.
In 2011 Cathy joined Medtronic where she served as the Tempe Campus site lead for Design for Six Sigma.
Cathy has an undergraduate degree in BioMedical Engineering. She holds a Masters degree and PhD in Industrial Engineering from Arizona State University. In 2014 she attended the first Executive Master Black Belt class and received the second EMBB certificate awarded by Dr. Harry.