Jay L. Bucher, Ph.D., started his calibration and metrology career with the United States Air Force's Precision Measurement Equipment Laboratories (PMEL) program. Retiring from the U. S. Air Force after 24 years of service, Jay spent time as the Senior Metrologist for the Royal Saudi Air Defense Force PMEL in Jeddah, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, for Raytheon Middle East Systems; ten years as the Manager of Metrology Services for Promega Corporation in Madison, Wisconsin, and the past five years working full time as a consultant and trainer with Bucherview Metrology Services.
Dr. Bucher is certified by the American Society for Quality (ASQ) as a Certified Calibration Technician (CCT), and is qualified as a Subject Matter Expert for writing and reviewing of the CCT exam during workshops held by ASQ. He is the immediate past Chair of the Measurement Quality Division (MQD) of ASQ, current Secretary, and was the CCT certification program chair from 2009 till July, 2012.
Dr. Bucher started the Madison Wisconsin section for NCSL International in 2000, and is their section coordinator, and is also the North Central U. S. Region Coordinator.
He is the editor and coauthor of the 2004 ASQ Quality Press publication The Metrology Handbook, and subsequent Second Edition published in 2012. He has authored six additional books, with the latest being A Calibration Training Program For The 21st Century, which was published in February, 2012.
Dr. Bucher established his own consulting company, Bucherview Metrology Services, LLC in 2002, and has consulted for clients ranging from NIST to a third-party one-man calibration function, including more than a dozen Fortune 400 companies. With more than 40 years in the metrology career field managing USAF PMELs, an FDA and ISO 13485 regulated metrology department, and training calibration personnel with 60 days to 60 years of experience, Jay brings a unique perspective to quality training to meet traceable calibration requirements.. He has taught tutorial workshops at MSC and NCSLI conferences; and now conducts virtual and in-house training workshops on "A Paperless Calibration Department That Meets Biotech, Pharmaceutical, & Medical Device Requirements."
Dr. Bucher has a B.S. and M.S. in Electronics Technology, and his PH.D. in Traceable Calibration Technology. He lives with his wife and two dogs in De Forest, Wisconsin.