Director of Corporate Quality & Process Engineer
A member of the PICA team since 2020, Derek came to us with extensive mechanical and electrical experience in the medical device field, where he specialized in returns investigation, quality, operations, and product development. At PICA, his primary responsibilities include overseeing quality management systems, process engineering, and compliance requirements and regulations for our operations in the U.S., China, and Malaysia.
Derek is an expert in his field and stays on top of his game with certifications in Six-Sigma, ISO Lead Auditor, Lean Manufacturing, Lean Business, IPC-A-610 Specialist, Risk Management, Quality Systems Management, and FDA/CFR. A graduate of Southern New Hampshire University, Derek was drawn to PICA by the company culture, including the constant emphasis on continuous improvement and dedication to customer support. Outside of work, he enjoys spending time with family and friends, coaching middle school soccer, and hiking.