November 21, 2023
You are here:  Home  >  Latest news  >  Current Article

Pam Lopker as keynote and special honoree – 2015 Top 50 Women in Business awards.


Pam Lopker - Founder & President of QAD

Pam Lopker – Founder & President of QAD

On April 16, we’ll be hosting Pam Lopker of QAD as the keynote for our annual Top 50 Women in Business program, an evening reception that will be held this year at the rotunda at the Deckers Outdoor corporate headquarters in Goleta.

Pamela Lopker is Chairman of the Board and President of QAD. Lopker founded the company in 1979 and is responsible for shaping the vision and strategic direction of QAD, as well as directing the company’s global research and development efforts.

Lopker has long been recognized for her entrepreneurialism and leadership in the advancement in manufacturing software. In March 2001, Fortune magazine named Lopker a “Hero of U.S. Manufacturing.” She has been profiled four times by Forbes magazine and numbers among Manufacturing Systems’ “Legends of Manufacturing,” as well as START magazine’s manufacturing industry visionaries. She received Ernst & Young’s Entrepreneur of the Year award for the Greater Los Angeles area in 1996.

Lopker earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in mathematics from the University of California, Santa Barbara. She is certified in Production and Inventory Management (CPIM) by the American Production and Inventory Control Society (APICS).

The Top 50 Women in Business special report publishes March 27th. Tickets to the April 16th event may be purchased for $60 each by clicking here.  For more information contact Jennifer Carusa ( at (805) 845-2697.