•Eric Maass has 32 years of experience, ranging from Research and Development through Manufacturing, to Director of Operations for a $160 Million business and Director of Design and Systems Engineering at Motorola.
• Dr. Maass was a co-founder of the Six Sigma methods, and the key advocate for the focus on Variance Reduction. His article, A Strategy to Reduce Variance, published the year that Motorola officially announced Six Sigma (1987), was the first published article on Six Sigma.
•He developed Yield Surface Modeling optimization, providing 60 first pass successful new products, and became the Lead Master Black Belt for Design for Six Sigma at Motorola.
•He co-authored The Handbook of Fiber Optic Data Communication and, more recently, Applying Design for Six Sigma to Software and Hardware Systems. He has written articles on concept selection, design of experiments, multiple response optimization, advanced decision making.
•Dr. Maass drove the turnaround of Logic Division from "virtual chapter 11" to 2nd most profitable of 22 divisions, and won Freescale Semiconductor's largest customer, Qualcomm.
•Dr. Maass has a B.A. in Biological Sciences, M.S. in Chemical and Bio-Engineering,
and PhD in Industrial Engineering.