Professional of the Year - Software, Hardware and System Engineering

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Patty M. Bath

Title: FAA Designated Engineering Representative (DER) and Principal Engineer
Industry: Software, Hardware and System Engineering
Type of Organization: Software Engineering Service
Major Product/Service: Providing safety-critical and mission-critical engineering services
Expertise: With over 33 years experience, Ms. Bath reviews and approves software application and technical data on behalf of the FAA. She ensures that regulations, requirements, and standards are met. She also develops and verifies software for safety critical systems in the following domains: commercial and military avionics, agriculture, medical, automotive, and rail industries. Ms. Bath conducts training sessions on standards.
Geographic Area of Distribution: International
Affiliations: Committee Co-Chair, RTCA Forum on Aeronautical Software
University/Degree: B.S., Computer Engineering, Iowa State University, 1987
Born: Clintonville, Wisconsin
Hobbies/Sports: Visiting lake house, travel, family activities, photography, tennis, volleyball
Spouse: Joseph
Married: July 23, 2011
Children: Ryan, Brandon, Jeremy, Jadyn
Work History: Previously, Ms. Bath served with AVISTA Incorporated from 1990 through 1995, and 1996 through the present. She has been with Safety Critical Consulting LLC since 2014. Ms. Bath served with MCI Communications Corporation from 1995 through 1996, and with McDonnell Douglas Aircraft Company from 1987 through 1990.
Career Accomplishments: Ms. Bath is a previous holder of patents through MCI for an Intelligent Network Operator Console, and System Methodology for Operator & Customer Services. She served in the FAA DER Delegation in 2014.