Rick Coffey has worked for Tyco Healthcare/Mallinckrodt for the last 12 years. He has held many positions within Tyco as a document control supervisor, software quality engineer, software engineer and software test engineer.
Before working for Tyco, he worked for more than 15 years in the defence industry, holding positions with Marconi (Cincinnati Electronics), General Electric Aircraft Engines and Northrop. This gives him a unique, well-rounded perspective of working in various regulated environments.
He gave a presentation on traceability at the 2006 Software Design for Medical Device conference in Chicago.