Cathy Fisher is founder and President of Quistem, LLC. With over 35 years of respected expertise in the automotive industry, Cathy helps manufacturers throughout the automotive supply chain “find hidden money” in their operations, eliminate customer complaints permanently and develop a proactive quality culture to achieve rapid business growth.
She started her automotive career with General Motors in the 1980’s, working for the AC Spark Plug division in Flint, Michigan where she led product development efforts to support GM-sponsored NASCAR teams. In 1990, Cathy joined ITT-Teves to help with their launch of anti-lock brake technology in the US automotive market including assisting with 2 plant start-ups. In 1993, Cathy became a member of BMW’s plant start-up team in Greer, SC where she led the establishment of BMW’s North American supply-base in support of the 318, 325 and Z-3 Roadster vehicle launches.
Cathy has worked with over 80 of the top 100 global OEM suppliers as well as throughout the automotive supply chain, helping these organizations turn their management systems into “money-making machines” while providing best-in-class quality and continuously enhancing customer satisfaction.
Today, Cathy shares her automotive and plant start-up expertise with organizations who are expanding their business into the automotive sector, to become premier suppliers to the industry. Her proven approach to developing a proactive quality culture has been described by her automotive clients as “a license to print money” in their design and manufacturing operations.
Cathy also leads the Future of Automotive Core Tools initiative, responsible for updating vehicle design and manufacturing quality standards in support of autonomous and connected vehicle technologies.
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