James Kandler has been involved in software management and quality with several different companies, since 1989. He holds a Bachelor's degree in Biomedical Engineering, and a Masters degree in Engineering Management. Currently he is Manager of Software Quality Engineering in Corporate Research of Baxter Healthcare Corporation, providing software testing and process consulting and resources to Baxter divisions. This group has been increasingly involved with IT and product validation and has increased 250 percent in the last year. He sits on 2 corporate boards and coordinates software quality outsourcing. He is a member of IEEE and ACM and holds the ASQ STQE certification and the QAI CSTE certifications. He has also presented software quality topics at several international conferences.