Carl S. Carlson
Carl S. Carlson
GM (retired)
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Carl S. Carlson is a consultant and instructor in failure mode and effects analysis (FMEA), reliability program planning, and other reliability engineering disciplines. With 40 years of experience in reliability testing, engineering, and management, he supports clients in a variety of industries. He previously worked with ReliaSoft Corporation (as senior consultant) and at General Motors. As senior manager of GM’s Advanced Reliability Group, his responsibilities included FMEAs for North American operations, developing and implementing advanced reliability methods, and managing teams of reliability engineers. Before General Motors, he was a research and development engineer for Litton Systems, Inertial Navigation Division.

Mr. Carlson serves on the SAE 1025 FMEA and SAE G-41 Reliability committees. He previously participated on cross-industry teams that developed commercial FMEA standards (SAE J1739, 2002 and 2021), participated in the development of SAE JA 1000/1 Reliability Program Standard Implementation Guide, served as vice chair of the SAE G-11 Reliability Division, and was a member of the Reliability and Maintainability Symposium (RAMS) Advisory Board.

He has authored over 100 technical papers and articles on quality and reliability subjects and presented at professional conferences. His book Effective FMEAs was published in 2012 (John Wiley & Sons). His latest book, The Process of Reliability Engineering, coauthored with Fred Schenkelberg, will be published in 2023.

He holds a BS in mechanical engineering from the University of Michigan and completed the reliability engineering sequence from the University of Maryland’s Masters in Reliability Engineering program. He is a senior member of the American Society of Quality and a Certified Reliability Engineer.

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