Erin Fopiano, is the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Portfolio Manager and a member of the Supplier Innovation team at Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems (IDS). In 2015, Erin received a Supplier Diversity Award for enabling cross business unit collaboration, driving efficiency, eliminating redundancy and improving customer satisfaction to support of small businesses through the SBIR/STTR programs. To achieve this, Erin established and led cross business knowledge sharing events.
Prior to joining Raytheon, Erin worked as a quality compliance manager at Motorola, later acquired by Emerson Electric, where she was a lead ISO-9000 auditor responsible for compliance at multiple sites in the USA, Asia, and Europe. In this role, she created a single Quality Management System.
Erin received a Master’s Degree in Technical and Professional Writing, with a concentration in computer documentation, from Northeastern University and a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Journalism from the University of Rhode Island.