Susan Schall

Susan O. Schall, PhD

Founder, Lead Consultant | SOS Consulting, LLC

Dr. Susan O. Schall has thrived as the founder and lead consultant of SOS Consulting, LLC. She specializes in helping small- and medium-sized manufacturing companies improve the productivity of their daily operations while transforming them into places where people flourish along with profits. Dr. Schall also focuses on leadership, regularly providing individualized coaching and mentoring services to business leaders from various industries, including chemical, food and beverage, automotive, nonprofit and higher education. She holds a Master of Science and a Doctor of Philosophy in industrial engineering from Pennsylvania State University and is an ASQ Certified Quality Engineer, ASQ Certified Manager of Quality/Organizational Excellence, and a Six Sigma Master Black Belt. Dr. Schall developed organizational and process expertise as an employee with industry leaders, including Eastman Kodak, DuPont, and General Electric. She has written and spoken extensively on process improvement, including contributions to ASQ Six Sigma Forum magazine, and developed remote learning solutions as a response to COVID-19 shutdowns. As a unique voice in her field, Dr. Schall holds leadership positions in numerous professional and academic organizations and has been honored with accolades, such as the Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers’ Medallion Award and its Fellow Award, the group’s highest honor. She looks forward to transforming small- and medium-sized manufacturing companies.

Marquis Legacy Interview

Dr. Schall shares her professional inspiration and insights from her career in consulting with the Marquis Who’s Who crew.

Star Treatment

Dr. Schall discussed her life and work in an interview with Star Jones. A press release was distributed online to celebrate the occasion.

Video Biography

A trained industrial engineer, Dr. Schall has spent many years ensuring the continued quality of chemical operations.

Marquis Millennium Magazine

Dr. Schall was featured on the cover of the Ninth Edition of Marquis Millennium Magazine.

Bloomberg Magazine

Dr. Schall was featured in a regional edition of Bloomberg Businessweek in September 2022.

Fortune Magazine

Dr. Schall was featured among a group of Marquis Top Professionals in the national edition of Fortune magazine in December 2022/January 2023.

Worldwide Humanitarian

Dr. Schall was recognized as a Marquis Worldwide Humanitarian for her work on behalf of others.

Marquis Newsletter

Dr. Schall’s newsletter details her professional biography, descriptions of her many honors and links to learn more about her work.

Marquis Top Business

Dr. Schall, Founder, Lead Consultant at SOS Consulting, LLC, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Business Owners for dedication, achievements, and leadership in consulting.


Highlights from Dr. Schall’s career are showcased in her Marquis Milestones timeline.

Best Of

Dr. Schall’s long-term professional success has earned her the distinction as one of the best in her field.

Professional Women

Highly-regarded as an executive in the field of engineering, statistical, and process improvement methodologies, Dr. Schall is one of the top professional women in her industries.

Industry Leaders

As an Industry Leader, Dr. Schall has raised the standards within her field.

Marquis Homepage

Dr. Schall’s Marquis homepage includes her professional biography, a description of her many honors, and links to learn more about her work.

Wall Street Journal

Dr. Schall was profiled among a group of Marquis Who’s Who Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award winners in the Wall Street Journal on April 24, 2018.

Who's Who in America​

Dr. Schall was included in the 74th Edition of Marquis Who’s Who in America.