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The Company

Our Mission

At Heather Wade Group, we know the pain and frustration lab owners feel when doing more with fewer resources, like becoming ISO/IEC 17025 accredited. Start sleeping better and enjoying business growth when you hire Heather Wade Group as your trusted advisor to become ISO/IEC 17025 accredited.

Our Story

The United States is facing an increasing shortage of experienced calibration subject matter experts due to retirement. Heather wanted to share her expertise to help more companies achieve better measurements and useable quality processes. With her knowledge and skills, she focuses to give the best service to each and every client.

Our Core Values

Meet Heather Wade
President

Your trusted advisor for ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation.

Heather A. Wade, ASQ-CCT, ASQ-CQA is a proud metrologist, Metrology Ambassador, and an internationally sought speaker and subject matter expert whose passion is applying her knowledge, industry experience, listening skills, and relentless energy to effectively solving your company’s measurement and laboratory management issues.

A strong supporter of professional development and certification, Heather holds ASQ professional certifications as a Certified Quality Auditor (CQA) and as a Certified Calibration Technician (CCT), and has been instrumental in the development and updating of the CCT Exam.

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How She Got Here

Heather really found her calling when she had the opportunity to develop and standardize a one-person calibration lab into a high performing, multi-functional metrology and asset management team. She helped instill quality metrology practices across NSF International’s multiple chemistry, microbiology, and physical engineering test labs, which in turn, improved their measurements and upheld the integrity of NSF’s testing by reducing out-of-conformance tests and the resulting retesting and possible recalls for NSF’s customers.

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Heather's Background

A graduate of the University of Michigan with a B.S. in Biology, Heather has worked as a microbiologist, filter test specialist, laboratory compliance officer, extraction chemist, an analytical chemist before moving full-time into metrology. Heather credits her near 30 years of professional testing, calibration, metrology, and quality experience and her ability to 'speak & understand the languages and needs' of microbiologists, chemists, engineers, metrologists, and quality professionals in her ability to serve her clients.

More About Heather

She has presented at:

  • ASQ World Conferences on Quality and Improvement

  • ASQ Measurement Quality Division Conferences

  • Measurement Science Conferences

  • NCSL International Annual Workshops and Symposia

  • NCSL International Technical Exchange

  • Local and regional ASQ and NCSL International meetings

  • A2LA Annual Conference

  • ASQ Audit Division Conferences

  • Quality Magazine's Quality Show 2023

  • Local Nerd Nites

  • Cannabis Quality Conference (2019)

  • 3rd Annual Cannabis Labs Virtual Event

  • 21st Asia-Pacific Quality Conference

  • China Conference on Quality (2014)

  • 10th Shanghai International Symposium on Quality

She has been involved in several publications:

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She has edited and co-authored:

  • The Metrology Handbook, 3rd edition, published January 2023, with multiple co-authors

She has co-authored:

  • ISO/IEC 17025 Requirements Overview, a self-published eBook with Diana Baldi

  • The Metrology Handbook, 2nd Ed., edited by Jay Bucher, with multiple co-authors

Heather's work has been published in:

  • Cal Lab Magazine; The International Journal of Metrology

  • Quality Magazine

  • ASQ Measurement Quality Division's "The Standard"

  • Cal Lab Magazine: The International Journal of Metrology

 

She was an (uncredited) contributor of:

  • NCSL International's Lab Management Guide, LM-19 Implementation of a Delayed Dating Approach to Calibration 2018

She has served as:

  • A2LA Lead and Technical Assessor for ISO/IEC 17025 testing labs and calibration labs accreditation

  • ASQ-CCT exam development subject matter expert

  • ASQ Measurement Quality Division (MQD) Office of the Chair, Secretary, Treasurer, Scholarship Committee, and Conference Planning Chair

  • ASTM Standards Committee Voting Member:

    • Accreditation & Certification (E36)

    • Cannabis (D37)

    • Laboratory Apparatus (E41)

    • Mechanical Testing (E28)

    • Quality & Statistics (E11)

    • Temperature Measurement (E20)

She is a member of:

  • A2LA Measurement Advisory Committee, Life Science Advisory Committee, Mechanical Testing Advisory Committee

  • A2LA Accreditation Council

  • AOAC International

  • ASQ

  • ASTM International

  • NCSL International’s Testing Lab Committee

  • NCSL International’s Test Equipment Asset Management Committee

  • USP Expert Committee: General Chapters - Measurement and Data Quality (2020-2025)

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