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Linnette TorresQuality Director for Critical CareEdwards Lifesciences

Linnette is currently in her 17th year at Edwards Lifesciences, currently in the role of Quality Director leading Quality Operations for the TMTT business unit. She is responsible for leading quality activities for TMTT Pilot Manufacturing, R&D RI and Advanced Engineering. In addition, she works closely with Operations, R&D and Supplier Quality to pilot and stabilize manufacturing processes before transfer to commercial manufacturing plants. Linnette also partners with the Process Development organization to develop and deploy state of the art processes and technologies across the manufacturing network. Over the course of her 17+ years in the medical device industry, Linnette has held roles in medical device manufacturing and engineering, equipment validations, quality engineering, quality systems improvement, design control, and compliance/audit readiness. Linette holds a M.S. degree in Business Administration from Pontificia Universidad Católica Madre y Maestro, Dominican Republic. In addition, she holds a M.S. degree in Productivity and Quality Management and a B.S. degree in Industrial Engineering from Instituto Tecnológico de Santo Domingo INTEC), Dominican Republic. Linette holds a certification as ISO 13485 Lead Auditor and CQA from ASQ. She is also Six Sigma Black and Green Belt certified.