Lauren Schmidt joined Linear Manufacturing in 2005 as Quality Assurance Manager.  Schmidt lead and supervised the process required for Linear to complete in order to achieve the ISO 9001:2008 Certification in 2010.

As Quality Assurance (QA) Manager, Schmidt is responsible for developing the QA program, quality improvement, administers and improves QA management system, establishes strategic plans, sets policies, trains and supervises employees, and assures that customer needs are met.

Schmidt has over 30 years of experience in the electronic manufacturing industry.  Her experience includes purchasing, commodity management, developing supply chain bases - both domestic and international, cost containment, contract negotiation, turnkey supply base, project management, quality assurance management, production management, and sales.  She holds a BSBA in Organizational Management and Marketing from the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs (UCCS).

Schmidt has established solid working relationships with many Fortune 500 companies and some “power players” in the electronics manufacturing industry including Intel Corporation, Apple Computer, Inc., Lockheed Martin and Quantum Corporation.

She holds the following professional certifications:  ISO 9000 Certified Auditor, Supplier Certification, Leadership Excellence, Procurement Strategy Development, APICS Just In Time and MRP Training and Procurement for Competitive Advantage.