Brian Brooks has over 25 years of leadership experience in manufacturing software and technology and is an expert in the management, design and development of quality management systems. Brooks has BS in Electrical Engineering and Physics from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and worked at Ford Motor Company for 5 years as an engineer. He then co-founded his own quality management software company where he sold, designed, developed, consulted and implemented quality management systems for hundreds of manufacturers ranging from small and mid-sized to fortune 500 companies. Working with these organizations, he helped them identify, correct and prevent quality issues, resulting in reduced costs of quality at their facilities and in their supply chains, and lead to improved customer satisfaction and increased profitability. Brooks joined QAD in 2012 and has served in many roles including professional services consultant, technical services manager, and senior architect. In 2019, Brooks moved to his current role as Senior Manager of Product Management for QAD EQMS and applied his extensive experience to drive development of world-class quality solutions for global manufacturers in Automotive, Life Science, Industrial, Consumer Products, Food and Beverage and High-Tech industries. His goal is to develop solutions that have rapid time-to-value, are highly adopted and easy to use, which allows customers to prevent quality issues up front and reduce repeat occurrences.