Lisa Peterson, PhD, P. E. took ownership of Aftan Engineering in 2019 with a focus on breakthrough improvements, lean six sigma and sustainability initiatives.
Lisa worked for AT&T Bell Laboratories as an Electrical Engineer, serving as an integrated circuit designer, manufacturing engineer, engineering manager, and various other leadership roles, leaving AT&T in 2001.
From there, she worked with two venture-funded pre-IPO companies in the Lithium Niobate electro-optics industry as VP and COO, respectively. She did consulting with A. T. Kearney, supporting Fortune 100 companies through the country and internationally. She also held various leadership roles with Brentwood Industries in the water and plastics industry. She became increasingly interested in the environmental impact of manufacturing operations, design and development, and the built infrastructure of society.
She completed a PhD in Environmental Engineering building on the MBA and Master of Engineering in Electrical Engineering earned earlier in her career. Her research focus was on sustainability assessment of stormwater management in site development projects, analyzing the life cycle impact of various alternatives from an environmental, economic and social perspective. Lisa also holds a Lean Six Sigma BlackBelt and Professional Engineering licensure in the states of Pennsylvania, Maryland and Michigan.