Rip Stauffer


iSixSigma Membership


Rip Stauffer


Manager, Quantitative Analysis and Improvement


Rip has over 22 years’ experience as a Six Sigma and Total Quality trainer, facilitator, strategic planner and consultant. After retiring from the Navy, he worked for Lou Schultz at Process Management International in Minneapolis, and then formed his own consulting company—Woodside Quality Solutions—for 7 years, built around working with various enterprises to help them integrate process management, statistical process control, quality function deployment, lean manufacturing and Six Sigma into their business strategies. He’s worked with government organizations, military organizations, health care facilities and insurers, several manufacturers (including medical devices), financial service organizations and banks, hotel chains, restaurant chains, a cruise line, and a major telecomm company.

Rip is a Certified Quality Engineer, Quality Manager, Six Sigma Black Belt and Master Black Belt, a senior member of the American Society for Quality (ASQ), and a member of the ASQ Statistics Division. He is on the National Institute of Standards and Technology’s Technical Advisory Group for Statistical Methods (TAG 69). He has presented papers or spoken at several ASQ, Deming Institute, and IQPC conferences on subjects ranging from Quality Basics to Design for Six Sigma, and has published several articles in Quality Progress, Quality Digest, SixSigmaIQ and other quality-related publications. He has also been teaching at Walden University for over seven years, including International Business Operations and Statistics in the MBA track, Data-Based Decision-Making MS track, Dynamics of Change and Business Statistics in the BSBA program, and Statistics in the Nursing MS program.

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Six Sigma Master Black Belt

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