Barbara, widely known as "The Cleaning Lady", is an expert and trusted adviser in critical cleaning. Critical cleaning is soil removal where, if you don’t do it, product quality suffers. Her manufacturing activities encompass optics fabrication as well as assembly of aerospace components, medical devices, advanced automotive, additive manufacturing as well as electronics assembly. Her company, BFK Solutions, founded in 1994, continues to be the leader in critical cleaning consulting. She has over 30 years of experience in manufacturing. Her background also includes chemistry and biochemistry. Her involvement in industry standards-setting includes IPC, military specifications, and ASTM. She is a U.S. ISO expert. She and Ed Kanegsberg (The Rocket Scientist) write Clean Source, an approximately monthly e-newsletter, that provides practical ideas to improve cleaning, contamination control, and product quality. They are co-editors of and contributors to the acclaimed two-volume “Handbook for Critical Cleaning,” CRC/Taylor & Francis, 2011.