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About Andy Coster

 

Edpic.bmpAndy Coster is currently Quality & Environment Manager for Sensus UK Ltd and Director of Edgedale Quality Ltd.

Sensus UK are specialists in Smart metering solutions for Gas, Electricity and Water services.  For Sensus Andy has defined an integrated management system covering Quality, Environment and Health and Safety management of systems and services in Smart Metering technologies.

Edgedale Quality are a consultancy in Quality Management for software, hardware and services, specializing in defining processes based on international standards for system and software development

Previously Andy was Process Control Manager at Samsung Electronics in Staines, UK. This role included quality management, life cycle definition and tool support for part of the Samsung R&D organization.

Mr. Coster was the International Project Editor for the ISO/IEC 90003:2004 and ISO/IEC TR 90005:2008 Standards.

Mr. Coster is past chair of the British Standards Institute Software Engineering committee (IST/15) and past chair of the UK Computing Software and Services Association Quality committee. Mr. Coster has participated in international software and systems standards for the past 20 years. Andy also participated in the development of ISO/IEC 12207 Software life cycle processes and ISO/IEC 15288 System life cycle processes projects and was involved as IST/15 representative for the British Standard that evolved into ISO/IEC 20000.

Mr. Coster has worked at all levels of large and small organizations on quality related activities and in some 34 countries, having conducted over 200 audits. At Oracle Mr. Coster was lead author for the Oracle QMS series of books and wrote an application document for Oracle Support Services European Quality Award submission. Also while at Oracle, Mr. Coster won a technical award for achieving certification for the Oracle UK organization to ISO 9001, and went on to gain certification for Oracle in 30 countries in the Europe, Middle East and Africa region.

Several articles written by Mr. Coster have been published in the TickIT International Newsletter and UK SQM Magazine (Software Quality Management). As part of work for the UK Computing Software and Services Association (now Intellect), Mr. Coster produced member publications on Software Life Cycles and Software Quality Metrics, and acted as editor for the publication of Intellect Quality Practice Guidelines (Internet).

Mr. Coster has an engineering honors degree from Southampton University and is a qualified ISO 9001 TickIT auditor as well as a member of the UK Chartered Quality Institute.

Mr. Coster may be reached at the following e-mail address: "mail@acoster.fsnet.co.uk"

 

About Ed Holmes

Edpic.bmpEd Holmes has a BS in Mathematics from the University of Washington, an MS in Computing Systems from City University of Seattle, and a Master’s Certificate in Project Management from The Stevens Institute.  He worked as an IT professional for The Boeing Company for 35 years, retiring as a senior manager in Corporate IT.  

Much of his career focused on developing and supporting large, highly integrated software systems using internal staff, subcontractors, and software systems vendors.  Ed’s final position was as the IT leader for two major divisions of Boeing Commercial Airplanes.  

He was responsible for delivering and ensuring the quality and security of all IT services to over 10,000 employees.  Ed now serves as a Planning Commissioner for the City of Covington, Washington.  He is also a small town historian, a biographer, and a full time personal assistant to a Golden Retriever, Molly Sue.  He and his wife Colleen enjoy summers entertaining Molly Sue at their rustic cabin on Puget Sound.