Sherri Fike leads Mission Assurance for Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. The Mission Assurance function ensures the highest standards of quality for all Ball Aerospace processes and products.
Sherri is responsible for program mission assurance management and the disciplines of reliability, parts, radiation effects and systems safety engineering-- as well as hardware, software, supply chain and materials quality assurance, which support all Ball Aerospace programs. She is also responsible for providing environmental, health and safety support and quality management resources for the company.
With more than 32 years of aerospace experience, Sherri worked as a software engineer and advisor for the company’s software process improvement efforts, held supervisory positions in the Space Instruments Control and Data Products group and was Integrated Product Team Lead on the Hubble Space Telescope Near Infrared Camera Multi-Object Spectrometer (NICMOS) and on the Advanced Camera for Surveys (ACS) programs. Prior to joining Ball Aerospace in 1991, Sherri was a software engineer at the National Security Agency and worked for HRB-Systems in State College, PA.
Sherri earned a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from Pennsylvania State University (PSU) and is a published author, presenting at several international conferences. She has been recognized with several Ball Aerospace excellence awards, including the Follett Award for excellence in system engineering, and the Gabe Award, for professional achievements that enhance the company’s marketplace competitiveness. She is also a member of the PSU Industrial Engineering Advisory Board, which promotes bringing industry practices into academics and introducing students into the workforce.