If you have a problem, you want to have Katherine Cox around. The senior quality assurance director of medical device startup Procyrion is known for her calm problem solving manner, collaborative attitude and straightforward approach to quality. She’s worked on products for space as well as the human body. And she’s been hands-on in her approach to quality throughout.
She’s worked at large and established aerospace companies as well as small medical device startups and done well at all of them. Cox did not know she was nominated by her Procyrion colleagues for the Quality Professional of the Year award until she won. She’s open and straightforward, colleagues say, and through her guidance, she’s helped the company implement a new quality system—despite being a quality team of one.
Her problem solving skills, team mindset and dedication to quality have earned her our 2017 Quality Professional of the Year award.