Eric Maass is Engineering Program Director and Design for Six Sigma Master Black Belt at the Medtronic Tempe Campus (MTC) in Tempe, Arizona. Eric is responsible for developing and leading the Design for Six Sigma / DRM strategic plan and focus at MTC, and has been the chief architect for Medtronic’s DRM BB and MBB programs.
Eric joined Medtronic in October 2009, after 30 years with Motorola in roles ranging from Research and Development through Manufacturing, to Director of Operations for a $160 Million business and Director of Design and Systems Engineering for the Wireless group of Motorola SPS (now Freescale Semiconductor).
Eric was a co-founder of the Six Sigma methods at Motorola, and had been the Lead Master Black Belt for DFSS at Motorola. His most recent book, Applying DFSS to Software and Hardware Systems, provides clear, step-by-step guidance on applying DFSS for developing innovative and compelling new products and technologies, while managing the business, schedule and technical risks.
Eric received his Bachelor’s degree in Biological Sciences from the University of Maryland Baltimore County, his Master’s degree in Biomedical Engineering from Arizona State University and his PhD in Industrial and Systems Engineering from Arizona State University.