Workshop Developer(s) Biography: 

Helga Alexander, Program Manager, Calibration Laboratories

IAS (International Accreditation Service)

562-364-8201 ext 5210


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Helga Alexander is the Calibration Program Manager for International Accreditation Service (IAS). She is responsible for assessments, maintenance, renewals and other activities related to calibration laboratories pursuing IAS accreditation to ISO/IEC 17025. She is also responsible for providing training for the new ISO/IEC 17025:2017 version of the standard, and for the successful transitioning of all accredited IAS laboratories to the new standard. In her previous role, Ms. Alexander served as Quality Systems Manager for Southern Research in Birmingham, Alabama, where she led the organization’s expansion of the ISO 9001 quality management systems to cover additional facilities, and oversaw the organization’s transition to the updated ISO 9001:2015 standard. In her previous role as Metrology Manager for Keithley Instruments, she implemented the ISO/IEC 17025 standard in the primary standards laboratory and Keithley’s Service Center in Germany, and ensured that Keithley’s design engineers had a thorough understanding of metrology and the requirements of ISO/IEC 17025. 

Ms. Alexander received a BS in physics from the University of Alabama in Huntsville, and an MS in Physics from Cleveland State University.