Andrea Barnes is Director of Quality at Big Metal Additive, a company advancing large-scale metal hybrid additive manufacturing. Andrea is responsible for the implementation of quality standards, procedures, and practices for Navy, NASA, energy industry, Air Force, and commercial customers. Previously she has led quality programs and managed manufacturing activities at ESCO Corporation and PCC Structurals.
She is the Events Director of the Colorado chapter of Women in Manufacturing, member of the Industrial Advisory Council for ADAPT, and Chair of the School Accountability Committee at the Montessori school her two children attend. She has a Six Sigma Blackbelt and a BS in Metallurgical and Materials Engineering from Colorado School of Mines.