Warren Snow is an American Society for Quality Certified Quality Auditor and Quality Engineer, an Exemplar Global Quality System Lead Auditor and a management consultant with more than twenty years of experience in the quality field. He has held positions in quality engineering, test engineering, reliability engineering, product engineering, manufacturing engineering and management at Fortune 500 companies such as Data General and Motorola in addition to start ups such as Ixia/Axil Computer and API Networks. He also has consulting experience with various organizations in the medical device industry, cable manufacture, chemicals, communications systems integration, computer hardware/software, metal fabrication, electrical generation and fire protection gear. Warren is the principal consultant for First Quality Systems Support of Leicester, MA, which specializes in assisting companies with quality system consulting & auditing and office management.
Warren spent eighteen years with Data General (a $1 Billion Westborough, MA corporation) in positions that included QA Manager, Reliability Engineering Manager and various technical support positions across many product lines. His responsibilities included coordinating international quality activities for the Southborough, MA facility, coordinating reliability engineering activities between Southborough and Nippon Data General and assisting Field Engineering with critical customer support issues. As Quality Manager and Senior Staff Systems Engineer at Motorola, Warren coordinated quality, test, department IT and information security activities for the Motorola ISG Systems Division (communications systems integrator).
Warren received his AS (Electronic Communications) from Quinsigamond College and his BS (Electronic & Mechanical Engineering) from Central New England College in addition to attending graduate business courses, management courses, technical courses and foreign language courses at Anna Maria College, Assumption College, Clark University, UCLA and Worcester Polytechnic Institute. He is a senior member of the ASQ and the IEEE, a past Boston IEEE Reliability AdCom member and a Conservation Commissioner in the town of Spencer, MA.
His certifications include CQA, CQE, QSLA, Skill Examiner, Advanced Conservation and he has served as a Massachusetts Quality Award examiner.
Warren's hobbies include downhill skiing (past NASTAR racing team captain), SCUBA diving (YMCA Scuba Lifesaving and Accident Management diver) and hiking.