Stephen Deas

February 23, 2023

Over the past 25+ years as a Quality Assurance professional, I have worked for companies such as Robert Bosch Corporation, Collins and Aikman, and Charleston Marine Containers. During that time, I held a myriad of positions including Quality Manager, Quality Director, Quality Engineer, Six Sigma Black Belt, Supplier Quality Manager, Supplier Quality Engineer, and Technical Buyer. I also ran my own company, Quality Minds, Inc., which was a Lean Six Sigma training and consulting operation.

I love teaching and helping people learn new tools and techniques. My passion is in statistical thinking and management of process and system variation. I have planned and led over 50 Kaizen events and training sessions, and have served clients covering the automotive, aerospace, retail, utility, steel, textile, hospitality, and education industries.


Data Analysis & Presentation | Continuous Improvement | Problem Solving | Lean Tools | Quality System Audits | Statistical Process Control | Six Sigma (DMAIC) | Process Audits | Quality Training TS16949 Tools | Basic & Advanced Quality Tools | Quality System Implementation

Education and Certifications:

  • BS, Industrial Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA
  • Masters, Industrial Statistics, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC
  • ASQ Certified, Certified Quality Engineer, Certified Six Sigma Black Belt