Kenneth N. Parson, MBA ’91

Kenneth recently published Laboratory Quality/Management. The book addresses management strategies for laboratories supporting all types of scientific disciplines. It’s a resource for laboratories considering accreditation, those accredited, and those simply interested in improving on their management processes and methods of operation.

Kenneth addresses principal elements of laboratory management, technical and support operations and offers several detailed “how to” procedures designed to help laboratory management to establish and maintain control through a continuous low level internal audit and self-assessment process.

Kenneth has acted as a principal representative for planning, design, start-up and operation of Navy calibration facilities including Polaris through Trident missile and submarine operations. He participated as a member of a USAID team for fact-finding in Egypt on accreditation of laboratories. He designed and presented courses in Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan on Laboratory Accreditation for USAID based on materials he developed for the Standards in-trade program. This work was recognized by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and accepted by all countries involved.

He has also acted as lead assessor for the NIST National Voluntary Laboratory Accreditation Program (NVLAP) in the accreditation of over 100 calibration and testing laboratories. He has lectured extensively and conducted in-depth workshops on International Standards and how they relate to the accreditation process in the United States and several international venues.

Kenneth N. Parson, MBA ’91

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