Larry E. Bissell, QMS-LA, EMS-LA
Status: QMS & EMS Lead Auditor, Instructor
ANSI-RAB Witness Auditor
RAB Certified ISO 9000 Lead Auditor
ASQ Certified Quality Engineer
Plexus Master Trainer
Relevant Experience: Larry has been directly involved in over 500 quality system audits and client consultations (in a variety of industries) within the ISO 9000-2000, QS-9000, AS9000, and ISO 14001 arenas. He has significant experience with FDA GMP requirements, CE Mark requirements (for Medical Device Directive), EN 46001, ISO 13485, and FDA’s Quality System Regulation (21 CFR Part 820).
Larry has over 28 years of industrial experience (incorporating both commercial, industrial, regulatory, and military applications) including varied disciplines of research, engineering, management, and production assignments. Included within these 26 years is over 22 years of supervisory / management experience within the Quality Assurance function. Larry’s quality assurance experience is quite diverse - having achieved numerous success stories in the Chemical, Electronics, Medical / Pharmaceutical, Environmental, Paper, Automotive, and a wide array of other industries.
Larry is an ASQ Certified Quality Engineer, and an RAB Certified Lead Auditor. He is the Senior Lead Auditor for the Registrar Accreditation Board (RAB), and the ANSI-RAB National Accreditation Program. For both of thesde agencies he is responsible for conducting both Witness and Accreditation audits of Accredited Registrars and Training Course Providers. Larry is an Adjunct Professor for the University of Missouri, and a former member of the Board of Examiners for the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award (MBNQA). He holds a BS degree in Chemistry as well as an MBA in Business.