Pamela Lopker is chair of the board and president of QAD Enterprise Solution Inc., a company that provides enterprise resource planning software to companies. She is responsible for shaping the vision and strategic direction of QAD and directing the company’s global research and development efforts. Before working with QAD, she was the senior systems analyst at Comtek Research.
Pamela has entrepreneurial and leadership recognition in the advancement of manufacturing software. In March 2001, "Fortune" magazine named her a "hero of United States manufacturing." Pamela has been profiled four times by "Forbes" and numbers among Manufacturing System’s "Legends of Manufacturing" and "Manufacturing Industry Visionaries."
"Forbes’s" "CEO Visionaries" cover story recognized Pamela as an executive that champions the innovative use of technology for driving manufacturing excellence. She received Ernst & Young’s Entrepreneur of the Year award for the Greater Los Angeles area in 1996.
Pamela is noted for her many charitable contributions, most closely related to advancing technology and education at local and statewide institutions. She has donated time and money to her alma mater, the University of California (UC), Santa Barbara, as well as Santa Barbara High School, the Family Services Agency, and the Foundation for Santa Barbara City College.
In 2005, Karl and Pamela Lopker and the Lopker Family Foundation made a major gift by helping establish the first endowed chair in computer science in the College of Engineering at UC, Santa Barbara.
Pamela earned a bachelor of arts degree in mathematics from UC, Santa Barbara. She is certified in production and inventory management by the American Production and Inventory Control Society.