Jackie McNab

A Management Systems and Process Improvement expert specializing in technology, solar, LED lighting, chemicals, manufacturing, semiconductor and electronics industries. Jackie has over 30 years international and domestic Fortune 500 and Startup success in customer satisfaction, new product development, manufacturing, strategic planning, supply chain and continuous improvement. Adept in discovering opportunities for improvement, then collaborating across functions to gain support and drive change. She partners with clients to help them identify their highest value opportunities address their most critical challenges, and transform their enterprises.

Jackie’s qualifications are unique as they encompass all of the core business processes, which enable her to provide a unique perspective on implementing management systems, auditing them for effectiveness and driving improvements. Jackie is an Exemplar Global accredited QMS and OHSAS Lead Auditor, EMS Principal Auditor and Skill Examiner.


Operations & Manufacturing
Semiconductor Processing & Test Equipment
Rubber & Plastics Products
Solar & LED Lighting
Basic Metals & Fabricated Metal Products
Machinery & Equipment
Assembly & Test
Dies & Tooling Design & Manufacturing
Chemicals, Chemical Products & Fibers
Pulp & Paper
Information Technology & Data Storage
Engineering & Professional Services
Training & Curriculum Development
Goods Production
Waste Management & Waste Water Treatment


McNab Consulting - President & Owner
Bridgelux Inc.- Vice President Quality & Reliability
DataSlide – Vice President Quality & Process Excellence
Formfactor Inc. – Vice President Global Quality & Reliability
Western Digital – Executive Director Worldwide Operations Quality
Quantum Corporation – Vice President Quality & Customer Engineering
Seagate Technology – Vice President Advanced Manufacturing
IBM Corporation – Large Account Marketing/Development Engineering Manager
Olin Chemicals – Development Process Engineer
Union Carbide – Process Engineer
Mississippi State University – BS Chemical Engineering


Business Turnaround & Revenue Growth
Business Unit Startup & Operations Expansion
President – Not for Profit Women’s Leadership Development
Accredited Lead Assessor (Exemplar Global: QMS, OHSAS)
Accredited Principal Auditor (Exemplar Global: EMS)
Quality Management Development, Implementation and Improvement
Environmental Management Development, Implementation and Improvement
Safety Management Development Implementation and Improvement
Leadership Development
Strategic Planning
Cross Functional Team Development & Leadership
Product Development & Launch
Process Design, Development and Improvement
Crisis Management
Problems Resolution
Six Sigma & Lean Manufacturing
Supply Chain Management
Outsourcing & Staffing
Design for Manufacturability
Failure Analysis & Systems Reliability
Change Management
Risk Mitigation


President,  McNab Consulting since 2013
Lives in Seminole, Florida with her husband Keith


Mississippi State University (1979) – Bachelors of Science Chemical Engineering
IBM Corporate Technical Institutes (1987) – Certificate in Design & Manufacturing Systems
Six Sigma Academy (1999) – Six Sigma Business Champion
Exemplar Global Accreditation (2014/2015):  
Lead Auditor Quality Management System
LeadAuditor OHSAS Management System Registration
Principal Auditor Environmental Management SystemsSkill Examiner (QMS/OHSAS)


Distinguished Performance Achievement Awards from various companies – Bridgelux Inc, Western Digital, Seagate, IBM, Formfactor
Rookie of the Year IBM Sales Western Region
Six Sigma Champion & Trainer
Seminars: ISO 9001:2015 South Texas College
Richard Tapia Celebration Diversity in Computing
Grace Hopper Women in Computing
Professional Business Women of California
Invent Your Future Enterprises
Professional Business Women of California – President & Board Member
Invent Your Future Enterprises - President Executive Women’s Leadership Forum


Solar Panel Manufacturer – Quality management system development, implementation and registration within four months of project start.

Developed and implemented key business initiatives: ROHS, WEEE, REACH environmental Compliance; Design for Manufacturability; Lean Manufacturing and Contamination Reduction

Transformed a non-performing Singapore Manufacturing facility into the most productive highest quality, lowest cost and highest customer satisfaction site. Ramped production to one million units shipped within 90 days.

Developed Supplier and Outsourced Manufacturing Quality & Performance Requirements. Developed and implemented supplier training programs. Assisted over 40 suppliers and ODM’sto achieve QMS and EMS registration.


Invent Your Future Enterprises : Young Girls in Math & Science


Growing tropical plants and visiting botanical gardens. 

Traveling internationally. Gourmet cooking and entertaining.

RECOMMENDATIONS as posted on LinkedIn

I had the pleasure of working with Jackie for almost three years in a high growth start-up environment. During this time Jackie developed the core quality and reliability program as revenue grew from $10 million to $90 million per year. Her colleagues recognized her tireless work ethic and hands-on collaborative approach to problem solving. Customers recognized the quality of her work and the resulting quality of the Company’s products. The management team appreciated Jackie’s leadership in driving positive change and addressing issues head-on. In a business model that relied heavily on foreign contract manufacturers, Jackie was often brought in to consult with the supplier engineering teams on process control and test parameters. Her deep experience in manufacturing was quickly recognized and valued not only by Bridgelux but by our supplier base.
— Tim Lester, CFO/COO Bridgelux Inc.
Jackie, a Lady with endless energy and drive for whom no job is too large or daunting to put her teeth in. I have witnessed and enjoyed the success with our customers, on how she built out of scratch a Quality department in a rapidly (I mean rapidly) growing environment which on top is heavily based upon a growing Asian subcontractor model. Also under her flagship, Bridgelux built out a Quality department, which amongst many others successfully brought the Bridgelux product lines in accordance with/ approved by the different global standard bodies such as LM80, CE, etc. When judged needed, Jackie does not fear to communicate a difficult message and stand by it whilst at the same time she always searches a solution to ensure that the potential business impact is minimized. Conclusion in a nutshell Jackie is a great executive resource who knows like no one else the semiconductor and LED industry and on who you can rely and trust that the mission gets accomplished.
— Tom Van Den Bussche – Bridgelux
Jackie was a pleasure to work with in her role as VP Global Quality & Reliability (Consultant) at DataSlide. She has excellent experience and background for identifying potential areas of concern and proactively defining solutions to meet enterprise class requirements. She is a team leader and strong executive level professional.
— Steve Kubes, Vice President Sales & Marketing - DataSlide
I’ve had the pleasure of working with Jackie in two different companies and have known her throughout her professional career. As an executive, her candor, technical expertise, and interpersonal skills translate into an effective leader. Jackie takes the time to coach her team on developing effective solutions to problems and is not afraid to get her hands dirty in the process.
— Mike Rogowski – CEO Tanisys/Flexstar
I’ve worked with Jackie at FormFactor, where she led the quality and reliability group as Vice President. She demonstrated strong knowledge and experience of quality and reliability tools and elements, perseverance, attention to detail, and fantastic leadership. Jackie is an exceptionally strong and influential manager, absolutely required in this type of position. Her results at Formfactor were outstanding, with a huge reduction in DOA and reliability issues on our products. I would recommend Jackie without any hesitation to any organization who needs to turn around the whole group in a quality oriented mindset and needs to achieve quantifiable results very quickly.
— Didier Wimmers – VP Electrical & Product Engineering FormFactor Semiconductor Test Equipmnet