2018 NAEM EHS and Sustainability Management Forum

Laurie Stupak, Director, Mission & Process Analytics; Ball Aerospace


Laurie Stupak, Director, Mission & Process Analytics; Ball Aerospace

As the Director of Mission & Process Analytics, Laurie leads data governance, data utilization and knowledge management. In her current role, she is also the enterprise champion for human error management.


Laurie has 23 years of aerospace experience with the last 14 years at Ball Aerospace. Prior to her current role, Laurie was the Mission Assurance Manager on a large spacecraft bus program where she co-led the program team through successful implementation of HEM best practices during the AI&T execution. In 2015, Laurie was award the Ball Corporation Award of Excellence in recognition of her outstanding commitment to Ball Corporation. Laurie served as the Aerospace Corporation mission assurance improvement workshop (MAIW) industry lead and co-author of TOR-2017-01691, Best Practices Human Error Management, HEM. Laurie has presented on the topic of best practices human error management at the 2017 Aerospace MAIW, 2018 ASQ Collaboration on Quality in the Space and Defense Industries (CQSDI), industry customer briefings and numerous Ball Aerospace presentations.


Prior to joining Ball Aerospace, Laurie worked as a statistician and reliability engineer for both Northrop Grumman Space Technologies and Boeing Satellite Systems supporting many areas such as propulsion engineering, on-orbit availability assessments, constellation architecture trades, failure analyses and statistical models supporting critical risk-based decisions.


Laurie has a master of engineering in engineering management from the University of Colorado, a master of science in statistics from the University of South Carolina and a bachelor of science in mathematics from the University of Vermont. Laurie is also a certified master black belt with ROI Alliance and has held Certified Reliability Engineer (CRE) and Certified Quality Engineer (CQE) certifications with ASQ.

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