Gary Scalise

Gary ScaliseGary is an independent quality professional and senior associate with Whittington & Associates, LLC. He is a cum laude graduate of Temple University, and holds a B.S. Degree in Broadcast Communications and a Masters in Industrial Technology from Western Carolina University, with post-graduate work in statistical methods.

Gary has been a manager and director of quality assurance functions with several Fortune 500 firms, including ten years with GTE. He joined GTE in 1978 as an inspection supervisor, was promoted to Quality Engineer and then Quality Manager for GTE/Asheville Medical Plastics. He has been a corporate staff instructor with the Eaton Quality Institute, and continues to develop and deliver courses in Quality Systems, Process Improvement, Quality Engineering, DOE, SPC, and auditing. Gary is author of the book Quality Improvement: SPC and Team Methods, and the technical paper entitled “The Involvement Movement,” presented at the World EOQ Conference in 1993.

His industrial, academic, and professional experience has brought responsible management assignments ranging from experimental design to reform of business culture. Gary is registered to audit numerous fields: plastics and rubber, printing and publishing, medical devices, communications, lighting and sound, automotive, electrical components, testing laboratories, and textiles.

A senior member of ASQ, twice past section chairman, education programs coordinator – Gary remains active on local boards, the National Quality Month Planning Committee, and was a first year examiner for the NC State Quality Leadership Award. He has been an ASQ Certified Quality Engineer (CQE) since 1979 and a CQE instructor over 15 years. He has instructed quality at the college level, and was an adjunct professor with Western Carolina University’s Graduate School of Applied Sciences.

Gary is a Certified Quality Manager (CQM) and a certified and registered lead assessor with the Exemplar Global and IRCA. In addition, he is a technical lead assessor for ISO 17025 and a subcontract auditor with A2LA (American Association for Laboratory Accreditation). He also consults with our medical device clients on compliance with FDA/QSR, MDDs, CE marking, and ISO 13485.

Gary was chosen to present at the 1993 World Quality Congress in Helsinki, Finland, and also previously at the North Carolina State and the Colorado Rocky Mountain Quality conferences, and several regional events. He lives and hikes every opportunity in the Blue Ridge Mountains near Arden, NC.