We apply real world industry experience to develop solutions to challenges in the Quality, Regulatory and Operations aspects of your business.  Specializing in small to mid-sized Medical Device companies, we approach each challenge individually in order to provide compliance solutions which add real value to organizations

Rick Smith
Founder and Principal

Rick founded Smith Quality Solutions in order to leverage his extensive experience in developing and implementing solutions to Quality System challenges in small Medical Device manufacturers.  With over 18 yrs experience in Quality & Regulatory, he has held multiple roles including:

  • Sr. Director, QA/RA (bionic prosthetics)

  • Sr. Director, QA (orthopedic implants)

  • Director, QA (surgical devices & IVDs)

  • Manager, QA (CT scanners)

Paul C. Balutis
Independent Consultant

Paul leverages 17 years of experience from the Defense, Medical Device, and Consumer robotics industries. His established programmatic and technical strengths combined with skills in communication, planning, and management of scope, schedule and budget have honed his talent for injecting common sense solutions for end user needs early in the design phases. He has held multiple roles including:

  • Sr. Director, R&D (bionic prosthetics)

  • Sr. PM, Advanced Development (Government and Consumer Robotics)

  • Systems Engineer (Industrial and Government Robotics)

  • Sr. Mechanical Engineer (Government Robotics)