Silas Minnick, Senior Quality Engineering Consultant for QA Consulting Inc., specializes in project management, quality system development, in vitro diagnostics and quality system remediation efforts. Silas joined QA Consulting in 2020 with extensive experience in Class II and III medical device manufacturing in every aspect of quality including process validations, inspection, metrology, supplier quality, audits, CAPAs and design control.
Before QA Consulting, Silas worked for numerous medical device companies over a 25-year span, including Johnson & Johnson Ethicon Endo Surgery, Sulzer Carbomedics, Zimmer Biomet, Luminex Corporation and On-X Life Technologies. He holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from The Ohio State University.
In the late 1990’s to the early 2000’s Silas taught classes in manufacturing statistics at the Austin Community College (ACC) and local companies in the central Texas area. He also assisted in the development of certificate and associate degree programs in Quality Assurance. Silas served as an examiner for the University of Texas Center for Performance Excellence (UTCPE) to review applications and inspect organizations in the central Texas area applying for a local Malcolm Baldrige Quality Award and later served as a judge to evaluate and edit reports submitted by examiners.
Silas holds certifications from the American Society for Quality (ASQ) as a Certified Quality Engineer (CQE), Certified Quality Auditor (CQA), Certified Software Quality Engineer (CSQE) and Certified Manager of Quality / Organizational Excellence (CMQ/OE). In 2010 Silas was named as a Fellow from ASQ for his achievements and contributions to the advancement of quality.