Carl S. Carlson, CRE
Carl S. Carlson is a consultant and instructor in the areas of FMEA, reliability program planning and other reliability engineering disciplines, supporting over one hundred clients from a wide cross-section of industries. He has 35 years of experience in reliability testing, engineering, and management positions, including senior consultant with ReliaSoft Corporation, and senior manager for the Advanced Reliability Group at General Motors. At GM, his responsibilities included FMEAs for North American operations and developing advanced reliability methods. Previous to General Motors, he worked as a R&D Engineer for Litton Systems, Inertial Navigation Division.
Mr. Carlson has led and supported many of the teams that developed FMEA and reliability standards. He served for five years as Vice Chair for the SAE’s G-11 Reliability Division, and was a four-year member of the Reliability and Maintainability Symposium (RAMS) Advisory Board. He holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Michigan, and has completed the Reliability Engineering sequence from the University of Maryland’s Masters in Reliability Engineering program. He is a Senior Member of ASQ and a Certified Reliability Engineer. His book, Effective FMEAs, was published in 2012 by John Wiley & Sons. He regularly writes articles for Accendo Reliability in the series called “Inside FMEA,” and each year he presents tutorials on FMEA and reliablity management at the annual Reliability and Maintainability Symposium.
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