Dawn Cates

2016 Speaker

DAWN CATES is the director and site head of quality at Boston Scientific’s Bay Area facilities, focused on capital equipment manufacturing, repair and service for medical devices.  She began her career as a chemist at DuPont, transitioned into pharmaceutical and combination product start-up companies and just prior to joining Boston Scientific, held site head of quality roles at Abbott, Evalve and Hansen Medical.  Her passion is improving people’s quality of life, whether it’s patients, customers or employees.  She is dedicated to developing leaders within the pharmaceutical and medical device industries and is adept at leading organizational change in both rapidly growing start-up environments and large global organizations.  Cates graduated with a degree in chemistry and an M.B.A. in operations and quality from Rivier College.  @bostonsci

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