Industry Advisory Board

Adriana Alvarado-Salazar

Adriana Alvarado-Salazar

R&D Manager, Becton Dickinson (Peripheral Intervention)

Adriana Alvarado-Salazar has over 20 years of combined experience in manufacturing, product and process development of commercial products in telecommunication, semiconductor and medical devices industries like Intel, Boston Scientific and Becton Dickinson.

Alvarado-Salazar has been involved in the design of new products and processes, and their transfer and launch to different manufacturing sites around the world, responsible for equipment selection, process characterization and development, validation of equipment and processes, data analysis, process capability and control, training and documentation activities. She has also implemented continuous improvement projects to reduce processing time and cost or to improve quality and safety.

Alvarado-Salazar holds a licenciate degree in electronics engineering and a master’s degree in industrial engineering (modern manufacturing systems) both from Costa Rica Institute of Technology. She is also a certified Six Sigma Black Belt and a certified quality engineer, both from The American Society of Quality, or ASQ.