DATES: Second Monday of each month September through May See DETAILS below for specific dates and info.
TIMES: Pre-Technical Meeting Topic & Sign-in@ 5:30 PM
Food served 6:00 - 6:15
Presentation Topic continues @ 6:15-7:15 PM
LOCATIONS, for For regular meetings Kent State University at Trumbull
Workforce Development Building Room #203
4314 Mahoning Avenue NW Warren, Ohio 44483
RESERVATIONS: Contact: Lisa Goetsch, Director, Workforce Development & Continuing Studies Phone: 330-675-8830 or
Terri Grant (330) 675-8809
FEES: Attend the meeting at no charge. $6.00 per person will be charged for food.

Monday, December 3, 2018*

CHRISTMAS PARTY

Location: Comprehensive Logistics Co. 365 Victoria Rd, Austintown, OH 44515

Please join us on Monday, December 3rd for an evening of sharing, Good food, and networking. The location is 365 Victoria Road, Austintown Road, OH 44515. ASQ members are welcome to attend free of charge. (Nonmembers and guests are an additional cost)

Please invite your associates. RSVP’s requested.

Please RSVP by noon on Friday, November 30 to: 330.402.2187 or Lisa Modispaugh  

5:30 – 7:30 pm: Annual Section 805 Christmas Party

*New date

PDF December 3rd Christmas Party

Monday, November 12th, 2018

*Meeting Location and Price Change

LOCATION MOVE

Dinner will be priced at 10 dollars

KSU Warren Campus will be closed in observance of Veteran’s Day. We will be unable to use the campus class room.

Please join us on Monday, November 12th for an evening of sharing, learning, and networking.

This Month, The ASQ Meetings will be at: Vernon Café, 720 Youngstown Warren Rd. Niles, OH 44446

ASQ members and non-members are welcome to attend. Dinner will cost $10.00. Menu available. Please invite your associates. RSVP’s requested.

Please RSVP by noon on Friday, November 9 to: 330.402.2187 or Lisa Modispaugh  

5:30 – 6:15 pm: Company Comebacks and the Impact of Quality; Part 1 By Jim Creiman

6:00 – 6:30 pm: Dinner Different sandwich choices will be served ($10.00 per person)

6:30 – 7:15 pm: Company Comebacks and the Impact of Quality; Part 2 By Jim Creiman

Biography – Jim Creiman

Jim Creiman develops and implements product regulatory and standards policies for a Fortune 500 company. Jim has practiced the quality profession in government and industry for thirty-five years. He has received numerous company awards for excellence and leadership in manufacturing operations, supply chain quality and programs.

Jim joined ASQ in 1983 and served ASQ members in various section elected and volunteer positions, including chair, chair-elect, nominating chair, treasurer, education, programs and as deputy regional director. Jim has served as ASQ Region 8 Director since 2015 and is honored to represent much of Ohio, Northern West Virginia and Western Pennsylvania. Jim also serves as a member of the ASQ Board of Directors.

Jim has received two academic degrees; a Bachelor of Science in Statistics from Virginia Tech and a Master of Manufacturing Engineering from Carnegie-Mellon University. Jim earned three ASQ certifications: Certified Manager of Quality/Operational Excellence; Quality Engineer and Quality Auditor. He is also a member of the American Statistical Association and is certified as a Six Sigma Black Belt by the Six Sigma Academy. Jim is happily married, with two teenage children, and currently lives in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

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Monday, October 8th, 2018

Please join us on Monday, October 8th for an evening of sharing, learning, and networking. ASQ Meetings are held on the second Monday of each month at Kent State Trumbull, 4314 Mahoning Avenue NW, Warren, Ohio 44483, in the Workforce Development/Student Services building, Room 203. ASQ members and non-members are welcome to attend free of charge. Please invite your associates. RSVP’s requested.

Please RSVP by noon on Friday, October 5 to:330.402.2187 or Lisa Modispaugh

5:30 – 6:15 pm: Mentoring and Coaching; Part One By Ron Emery

6:15 – 6:30 pm: Break / Refreshments Light refreshments will be served ($5.00 per person)

6:30 – 7:15 pm: Mentoring and Coaching; Part Two by Ron Emery

Biography – Ron Emery

Ron has over 30 years in global manufacturing, supply chain, and operations working with large Fortune 500 companies as well as small businesses. He has built a solid track record of enhancing performance either as a consultant or an executive within the enterprise. He has hands on operational excellence experience including lean, 6S and business transformation. Ron has a unique blend of communicative, strategic and tactical skills that allow him to deal at the board level as well as on the shop floor. He can talk at the 50,000 foot level or take it “down to the nuts and bolts”.

Ron has worked in various industries such as oil and gas, manufacturing, pharmaceutical, mining, electronic manufacturing services as well as hard-line industrial manufacturing of compressors, motors and engines. He understands manufacturing processes and has led a number of shop floor and outsourcing projects. He teaches and lectures at various universities teaching operations, economics, marketing, finance and accounting and has written several books on process improvement, mentoring and coaching for enhanced business performance improvement.

Ron will speak on Mentoring and Coaching and his experience in running a coaching business, successes and failure. He will explain the difference on mentoring and coaching and what does each mean. Why character is so important in developing relationships. How to establish trust and influencing without the appropriate authority. What competencies do you need to develop in creating robust relationships.


Monday, September 10, 2018

Please join us on Monday, September 10th for an evening of sharing, learning, and networking. ASQ Meetings are held on the second Monday of each month at Kent State Trumbull, 4314 Mahoning Avenue NW, Warren, Ohio 44483, in the Workforce Development/Student Services building, Room 203. ASQ members and non-members are welcome to attend free of charge. Please invite your associates. RSVP’s requested.

Please RSVP by noon on Friday, September 7 to: 330.402.2187 or Lisa Modispaugh

5:30 – 6:15 pm: TQMS – Timken Quality Management System; Part 1 By Robert Brigeman

6:15 – 6:30 pm: Break / Refreshments Light refreshments will be served ($5.00 per person)

6:30 – 7:15 pm: TQMS – Timken Quality Management System; Part 2 By Robert Brigeman

Biography – Robert Brigeman

Robert Brigeman is currently Manager - Global Quality Advancement for The Timken Company located at Timken World Headquarters in North Canton, Ohio. Bob has been with The Timken Company for 16 years in various roles including Manager Supplier Quality Advancement – Automotive and Manager - Supplier Quality Development Process Compliance.

Bob has over 35 years of industry and consulting experience in quality assurance, manufacturing and project management. He is a senior member of the American Society for Quality (ASQ), former treasurer of the Akron-Canton section of ASQ, a certified quality auditor (CQA), and a former qualified lead assessor for Smithers Quality Assessments. He is a past chairman of the education committee for the Akron-Canton section of ASQ, and served as an instructor for the section.

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Tuesday, May 15, 2018 NOTE: New date and place

Tuesday at Café 422!

Please join us on Tuesday, May 15th for an evening of sharing, learning, and networking. This is a joint ASQ/ASM Meeting; held at the Café 422. The address for Café 422 is 4422 Youngstown Rd. SE, Warren, OH. Member cost for the dinner is $15.00. RSVP’s requested.

Please RSVP by noon on Friday 11 May: (330) 402-2187 or Lisa Modispaugh

  • 5:30 – 6:00 pm: Social & Networking
  • 6:00 – 6:30 pm: Dinner Member cost is $15.00
  • 6:30 – 7:15 pm: Dinner Topic: Guarding the Critical Element of your Business
  • Do you know what the critical element of your business is?
  • Do you have systems in place to protect this element from forces inside and outside of your company?

By Don Ake

Biography – Don Ake

Vice President, Commercial Vehicles, FTR

Don Ake is Vice President, Commercial Vehicles at FTR (Freight Transportation Research).

Don's area of expertise is forecasting demand for commercial trucks and trailers. He has over 24 years of experience in the transportation industry. He is a regular guest on the “Road Dog Trucking” program on Sirius XM and is occasionally quoted by the Wall Street Journal.

Don has taught economics and marketing courses at Indiana Wesleyan University (Cleveland, Ohio, campus) and marketing courses at Indiana Wesleyan and Walsh University. He writes two blogs: “Ake’s Trucking Economics” and “Ake’s Pains” (a humor blog). He is the author of two humor books, “Just Make Me A Sammich” and the recently released “Will There Be Free Appetizers?”.

Don has a B.S.B.A. and an MBA in Marketing from the University of Akron.

Monday, April 9, 2018

Please join us on Monday, April 9 th for an evening of sharing, learning, and networking. ASQ Meetings are held on the second Monday of each month at Kent State Trumbull, 4314 Mahoning Avenue NW, Warren, Ohio 44483, in the Workforce Development/Student Services building, Room 203. ASQ members and non-members are welcome to attend free of charge. Please invite your associates. RSVP’s requested.

Please RSVP by noon on Friday, April 6 to: 330.402.2187 or Lisa Modispaugh  

  • 5:30 – 6:15 pm: The Mysteries and Miseries of Gage R&R – A Peek Behind the Curtain
  • 6:15 – 6:30 pm: Break / Refreshments Light refreshments will be served ($5.00 per person)
  • 6:30 – 7:15 pm: Correct SPC Presentation

Biography – Bob Doering has been in the quality field for over 20 years.

He is currently a quality engineer for an automotive component manufacturing firm.

He has industrial experience for over 40 years, many of which were in precision machining of automotive and medical components. He is an adjunct instructor at Lorain County Community College in Engineering Technology and Enrollment Services departments, and has lectured classes in Metrology and Quality Management. He holds associates degrees from Lorain County Community College of Elyria, Ohio and The University of Akron of Akron, Ohio; BA in Business and MBA in Systems Management from Baldwin- Wallace College, Berea, Ohio as well as completing doctoral level classes at Cleveland State University. He held CMQ/OE, CQE, CQA (ASQ) certifications, and still holds CMI (ASQ) certification. He has implemented the Correct SPC concepts in precision machining for over 15 years with significant success.

Monday, March 12th, 2018

Please join us on Monday, March 12th for an evening of sharing, learning, and networking. ASQ Meetings are held on the second Monday of each month at Kent State Trumbull, 4314 Mahoning Avenue NW, Warren, Ohio 44483, in the Workforce Development/Student Services building, Room 203. ASQ members and non-members are welcome to attend free of charge. Please invite your associates. RSVP’s requested.

Please RSVP by noon on Friday, March 9 to: 330.402.2187 or Lisa Modispaugh

  • 5:30 – 6:15 pm: Customer - Supplier Relationships; Part 1 By Nancy Cochrane
  • 6:15 – 6:30 pm: Break / Refreshments Light refreshments will be served ($5.00 per person)
  • 6:30 – 7:15 pm: Customer – Supplier Relationships; Part 2 By Nancy Cochrane

Monday, February 12th, 2018

Please join us on Monday, February 12th , for an evening of sharing, learning, and networking. ASQ Meetings are held on the second Monday of each month at Kent State Trumbull, 4314 Mahoning Avenue NW, Warren, Ohio 44483, in the Workforce Development/Student Services building, Room 203. ASQ members and non-members are welcome to attend free of charge. Please invite your associates. RSVP’s requested.

Please RSVP by noon on Friday, February 9th to: 330.402.2187 or Lisa Modispaugh

  • 5:30 – 6:00 pm: Introduction to Red X Problem Solving Methodologies Part I
  • 6:00 – 6:15 pm Break / Refreshments Light refreshments will be served ($5.00 per person)
  • 6:15 – 7:15 pm Introduction to Red X Problem Solving Methodologies Part II

Speaker: Michael Fabian, Quality Engineer, ASQ Senior Member, Youngstown-Warren Chair-Elect Michael Fabian will discuss “Red X Problem Solving Methodologies”. Mike is a Quality Engineer with General Motors at the Lordstown Complex, He began working with General Motors in 1985, where over the next 30+ years he transitioned from Tool& Die Maker to Quality Manager at the Pittsburgh Facility before transferring to Lordstown. Michael has held various position within the Quality Department and is currently a Quality Engineer. Mike holds a Bachelor’s of Science from California University in Industrial Technology and two Master’s Degrees from Kettering University, the first is a MS in Manufacturing Management and the second is a MS in Operations Management. Mike is also a CMQ/OE and a CQE. Mike has also been a Senior Examiner for the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award.


Monday, January 8th

Happy New Year!

Please join us on Monday, January 8th, for an evening of sharing, learning, and networking. ASQ Meetings are held on the second Monday of each month at Kent State Trumbull, 4314 Mahoning Avenue NW, Warren, Ohio 44483, in the Workforce Development/Student Services building, Room 203. ASQ members and non-members are welcome to attend free of charge. Please invite your associates. RSVP’s requested.

Please RSVP by noon on Friday, January 5th to: 330.402.2187 or lisa.modispaugh@complog.com

5:30 – 6:00 pm: Process of Developing a Lean ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management System (QMS) Part I

6:00 – 6:15 pm Break / Refreshments Light refreshments will be served ($5.00 per person)

6:15 – 7:15 pm Process of Developing a Lean ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management System (QMS) Part II

John Scheftic is will discuss the “Process of Developing a Lean ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management System”. John Scheftic is the Quality Manager and Metrologist with Hydrotech Inc., he began working with Hydrotech in April, 2016, where over the next 3-months he transitioned them to the new ISO 9001:2015 standard certification. During the transition, he also transformed the culture of quality from severe distaste to a greater understanding and appreciating the quality management process. He was also working with Risher & Company, in Euclid Ohio, where he successfully transitioned them to ISO 9001:2015 following their initial ISO 9001:2008 certification, in 2015. The previous year, John rewrote the entire QMS and within two months obtained their initial ISO 9001:2008 certification.

Speaker: John Scheftic, Quality Manager & Metrologist, ASQ Senior Member, Akron-Canton Chair

John has nearly 35 years career in quality, instrumentation, calibration and testing, he has gained extensive hands-on experience and knowledge. Ten years ago he moved, from the Pittsburgh Pennsylvania area, to the Akron-Canton Ohio area. John’s education includes: Penn State; EE & Electro-Mechanical Engineering – Westmoreland County Community College; Entrepreneurial Business Management – McCrone Research Institute; Chemical Polarized Light Microscopy – Ceramic Institute; Glass Technology / Ceramic Engineering. John’s work experience includes: Hydrotech; Quality Manager, Risher Company; Quality Manager,

Swagelok, Quality Engineer; Ramco Specialties, Master Metrologist & Quality Manager;

PPG Glass Technology Center, QS-9000 Manager; Westinghouse EMD/ARD, Nuclear Division.

ASQ Section 805 Program Schedule - 2018

   Date          Speaker                Subject
- Jan. 8,        John Scheftic          ISO9001: 2015 Transitioning.
- Feb. 12        Mike Fabian            Red ‘X’ -  Problem Solving
- Mar. 12        Nancy Cochrane         Supplier Quality
- Apr. 9         Bob Doering            Technical: The Mysteries and Miseries of Gage R&R Dinner: Correct SPS Presentation
- May 14,        Joint Dinner Meeting.
- Sept. 10, TBD
- Oct. 8,   TBD
- Nov. 12   TBD
- Dec. 10   ASQ Section Dinner, Location: TBD

Monday December 4th Christmas Party

Please RSVP via email to lisa.modispaugh@ftcli.com by Friday December 1st!

Vernon's Cafe Niles Ohio, same place as last year.

Members are free for this sit down dinner. Guests will be $15.

Monday November 13th Presentation about the Workforce Development Program by KSU and Risk Management by Dave Adams

Please join us on Monday, November 13th for an evening of sharing, learning, and networking. ASQ Meetings are held on the second Monday of each month at Kent State Trumbull, 4314 Mahoning Avenue NW, Warren, Ohio 44483, in the Workforce Development/Student Services building, Room 203. ASQ members and non-members are welcome to attend free of charge. Please invite your associates. RSVP’s requested.

Please RSVP by noon on Friday, November 10 to: 330.402.2187 or lisa.modispaugh@complog.com  

5:30 – 6:00 pm: KSU Workforce Development Team - Presentation about the Workforce Development Program

6:00 – 6:15 pm: Break / Refreshments Light refreshments will be served ($5.00 per person)

6:15 – 7:15 pm: Risk Management – Dave Adams, Technical Support Manager CQA, CQT, CMI

KSU Workforce Development KSU Tuscarawas Team will discuss the continuation of Workforce Development Program.

Risk Management : Presented by Dave Adams, Technical Support Manager CQA, CQT, CMI The presentation about Risk Management as forwarded by ISO 9001: 2015. What is it and How to address this new requirement. Dave Adams describes himself as a Quality professional and consultant. He has worked with a number of companies becoming ISO 9001 certified. Currently, advising clients in the changes in ISO 9001:2015. Dave has been an ASQ member since 1969.

Monday October 9th Assessing the Health of your SPC System and Alternatives to SPC

Please join us on Monday, October 9th for an evening of sharing, learning, and networking. ASQ Meetings are held on the second Monday of each month at Kent State Trumbull, 4314 Mahoning Avenue NW, Warren, Ohio 44483, in the Workforce Development/Student Services building, Room 203. ASQ members and non-members are welcome to attend free of charge. Please invite your associates. RSVP’s requested.

Please RSVP by noon on Friday, October 6 to: 330.402.2187 or lisa.modispaugh@complog.com

5:30 – 6:00 pm: Assessing the Health of your SPC System and Alternatives to SPC

6:00 – 6:15 pm: Break / Refreshments Light refreshments will be served ($5.00 per person)

6:15 – 7:15 pm: Assessing the Health of your SPC System and Alternatives to SPC

Note to ASQ members: Please update your membership information on the ASQ website.

Assessing the Health of your SPC System and Alternatives to SPC :

Presented by Paul Mathews of Mathews, Malnar & Bailey.

The go-to method for putting a process under control (such as in the Control phase of a Six Sigma DMAIC project) used by  most organizations is statistical process control (SPC); however, how do you know if your SPC processes are healthy and what alternatives are there when SPC isn't appropriate? At this month's meeting we'll discuss the use of an SPC Audit Checklist to measure the health and effectiveness of your SPC processes and then we'll discuss alternatives to SPC including: short-run SPC, process pre-control, process and product audits, checklists, and other methods.

Paul Mathews describes himself as a physicist by education, an engineer by experience, and a statistician out of necessity. He holds a BS in Physics from Miami University (1981) and an MS in Physics from Case Western Reserve University (1985). He worked at General Electric Lighting (1981-1993) as an arc lamp and optical thin film designer and he was an Assistant Professor at Lakeland Community College (1993-1998) where he was responsible for their Quality Engineering Technology program. Since 1998, he has provided quality engineering and applied statistical training and consulting services for R&D, product, process, and manufacturing engineering organizations through his company Mathews Malnar and Bailey, Inc. He is a member of the American Statistical Association and the American Society for Quality. Paul is an ASQ Certified Quality Engineer and Certified Six Sigma Black Belt and holds ten patents. In 2002 he won the Technical Educator Award from Cleveland Technical Societies Council and in 2003 he received a GE Corporate Recognition award for his service in their Advanced Course in Engineering. Paul is the author of two books: Design of Experiments with MINITAB and Sample Size Calculations: Practical Methods for Engineers and Scientists. In his free time, Paul and his wife Kathy race and cruise their sailboat Whitehawk on Lake Erie.


Monday September 11th 7 Main Principles of Beyond Continuous Improvement

Please join us on Monday, September 11th the for an evening of sharing, learning, and networking. ASQ Meetings are held on the second Monday of each month at Kent State Trumbull, 4314 Mahoning Avenue NW, Warren, Ohio 44483, in the Workforce Development/Student Services building, Room 203. ASQ members and non-members are welcome to attend free of charge.

Please invite your associates. RSVP’s requested please, by noon on Friday September 8 to: 330.402.2187 or lisa.modispaugh@complog.com.

  • 5:30 – 6:00 pm: The 7 Main Principles of Beyond Continuous Improvement ; Part 1 By Robert Skillman
  • 6:00 – 6:15 pm: Break / Refreshments Light meal and refreshments will be served ($5.00 per person) 6:15 – 7:15 pm:
  • The 7 Main Principles of Beyond Continuous Improvement; Part 2 By Robert Skillman

The 7 Main Principles of Beyond Continuous Improvement (abstract) The most important business of any business is to stay in business. Yesterday’s model of “Continuous Improvement” is inadequate in today’s business world. Continuous Improvement is evolutionary by its very nature. Although this is necessary and foundational, the evolution must be disrupted with revolutionary leaps in business and process innovation. The most one can expect from Continuous Improvement is just to keep up, you don’t get ahead by keeping up you get ahead by leapfrogging the competition.

Biography – Robert Skillman

Having a degree in metallurgy and extensive graduate studies in statistics, Mr. Skillman has 35 years of engineering and management experience in areas such as aerospace, automotive, nuclear and various service sectors including healthcare. During his career as a metallurgist he developed expertise in forging, casting, heat treating, machining, failure analysis, and new alloy development. He has authored two books, one on statistical methods for controlling manufacturing systems and a commissioned book regarding Geometric Dimensioning & Tolerance. He is a frequent speaker and author of many technical articles and papers. His career went from various engineering and quality positions to Vice President. Mr. Skillman’s corporate career was generally with large fortune five-hundred companies. In 1997 he left the corporate world to begin a second vocation as teacher and consultant. He has worked through and taught at Cleveland State, Tri-C, Lakeland Community College, Kent State University, Kavon International, ERC, and Excel Partnership.

Not limited to, his credentials include: Six Sigma Master Black Belt, CQE, CQA, RAB Certified, Lean Master Sensei and Statistical Analyst

Since beginning his consulting career he has worked with many corporations including Harley Davidson, Coca Cola, Parker Hannifin, L’Oréal, Colgate Palmolive, Northrop Grumman, University Hospital System, Altman and Summa Hospitals and many more.

Mr. Skillman developed and teaches the Lean / Six Sigma Black Belt and Master Black Belt Programs for Kent State University. His primary focus is to help companies reduce their production and service costs. This is accomplished through an exhaustive program of carefully connecting the Corporate Strategy to the tactics of Beyond Continuous Improvement.

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Monday May 8th Annual Dinner with Paul Mathews - Free Software Solutions

Please join us on Monday, May 8th, for an evening of sharing, learning, and networking. ASQ Meetings are held on the second Monday of each month. This month’s meeting will be a joint dinner meeting with ASM International and will be held at Vernon’s Café in Niles, OH. The address for Vernon’s Café is 720 Youngstown-Warren Rd; Niles, OH 44446. Please invite your associates. RSVP’s requested.

Dinner Cost for this meeting is $10.00

Please RSVP by noon on Friday, May 5 to: 330.402.2187 or lisa.modispaugh@complog.com

5:30 – 7:15 pm: Paul Mathews – Free Software Solutions

Free Software: Many of us have reluctantly become the computer and software technical support services for our families and extended families. For example, without spending any money, we often have to find software to meet a specific need or a way to extend the life of a worn out computer. Luckily, there are many free software solutions available. Paul Mathews will describe some of the free software that he has found to be useful including software from the following categories: operating systems, password managers, office packages, PDF creators, statistics, mind mapping, CAD, graphics editing, and programming IDEs.

Paul Mathews is president of Mathews Malnar and Bailey, Inc., a provider of quality engineering and applied statistical consulting and training services for R&D, product, process, and manufacturing engineering organizations. Paul has over 30 years of experience as an engineer, scientist, professor, and consultant. He holds B.S. and M.S. degrees in physics from Miami University and Case Western Reserve University, respectively, and is certified by ASQ as a Quality Engineer and Six Sigma Black Belt. Paul holds ten patents and is the author of two textbooks: Design of Experiments with MINITAB and Sample Size Calculations: Practical Methods for Engineers and Scientists. Paul is a member of the American Statistical Association and a senior member of the American Society for Quality. In his free time, Paul races and cruises his sailboat Whitehawk on Lake Erie with his wife Kathy.


Monday, April 10th 2017 at KSU Trumbull. Vaishali Hegde, and Deepa Natarajamani.

Please join us on Monday, April 10th for an evening of sharing, learning, and networking. ASQ Meetings are held on the second

Monday of each month at Kent State Trumbull, 4314 Mahoning Avenue NW, Warren, Ohio 44483, in the Workforce

Development/Student Services building, Room 203. ASQ members and non-members are welcome to attend free of charge.

Please invite your associates. RSVP’s requested.

Please RSVP by noon on Friday, April 7 to: 330.402.2187 or lisa.modispaugh@complog.com  

5:30 – 6:00 pm: The Next Frontier in Safe Patient Care – Developing a Safe and Reliable Medical Device; Part 1

By Vaishali Hegde, and Deepa Natarajamani

6:00 – 6:15 pm: Break / Refreshments Light refreshments will be served ($5.00 per person)

6:15 – 7:15 pm: The Next Frontier in Safe Patient Care – Developing a Safe and Reliable Medical Device; Part 2

By Vaishali Hegde, and Deepa Natarajamani

The Next Frontier in Safe Patient Care – Developing a Safe and Reliable Medical Device

The health care industry is one of the fastest growing segments of US economy. Health care spending is increasing all over the world due to increased life expectancy and consequently the increased aging population.

However all the money is not being spent to treat only first time patients. A fairly substantial amount is being spent to correct mistakes that are made by hospitals, doctors and caregivers and to re-treat patients for infections that they caught during their stay in the hospital. The mistakes range from human error to errors in medical records to medical device failures to adverse drug reactions due to incorrect combination of drugs and dosages being dispensed to patients.

So what will ensure safe and affordable patient care in the coming years? A holistic Systems Approach to patient care (both in hospital and home environment) and safe and reliable medical devices will help achieve better patient safety and quality of care. And using principles of human factors engineering and a robust product development process with an emphasis on reliability engineering will help achieve safe and reliable medical devices.

This presentation will cover a typical new product development cycle in the medical device industry, give an overview of a robust reliability engineering program and introduce concepts of human factors engineering. All the material covered in the presentation can be applied to non-medical industries too.

Biography – Vaishali Hegde

Vaishali Hegde is the Head of Design Quality Engineering at Philips Respironics. She has 22 years of engineering and management experience consisting of reliability consulting, design and process engineering, testing, risk management, regulatory and compliance testing, and project management in the defense, aerospace, chip manufacturing, and medical device industries. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from West Virginia University. She has published various articles on reliability, contributed a chapter on "Reliability in the Medical Device Industry to the Handbook of Performability Engineering (Springer), and presented several papers at the Reliability and Maintainability Symposium (RAMS) and ASQ International Conference on Quality Standards. She is a senior member of ASQ and an ASQ Certified Reliability Engineer.

Biography – Deepa Natarajamani

Deepa Natarajamani is a Reliability Engineer in the Reliability & Compliance group at Philips Respironics. She has 5 years of engineering experience consisting of Clinical Science, Design Engineering, New product development, Reliability and Compliance testing in medical device industry. She received her Masters of Science degree in Biomedical Engineering from University of Akron. She is an ASQ Certified Reliability Engineer.

Monday, March 13th 2017 at KSU Trumbull. Dilip Shah.

ISO9001:2015 – Managing Risk in Calibration Part 1 and Part 2

Monday, February 13th 2017 at KSU Trumbull. Jim Odom.

Please join us on Monday, February 13th , for an evening of sharing, learning, and networking. ASQ Meetings are held on the second Monday of each month at Kent State Trumbull, 4314 Mahoning Avenue NW, Warren, Ohio 44483, in the Workforce Development/Student Services building, Room 203. ASQ members and non-members are welcome to attend free of charge. Please invite your associates. RSVP’s requested.

Please RSVP by noon on Friday, February 10 to: 330.402.2187 or lisa.modispaugh@complog.com

5:30 – 6:00 pm: Office Kaizen – Discussion and Video Part I

6:00 – 6:15 pm Break / Refreshments Light refreshments will be served ($5.00 per person)

6:15 – 7:15 pm Office Kaizen – Discussion and Video Part II

Jim Odom is President of Breakthrough Strategies LLC in Cortland, Ohio and is a Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt. In addition to his consulting practice, he has taught Lean Six Sigma Green Belt and Black Belt classes, and ASQ certification classes at Kent State University, Trumbull and Salem campuses. Jim currently teaches Lean Six Sigma classes and is a LeanOhio Bootcamp Trainer for Cuyahoga Community College’s Corporate College.

Jim has served on the continuous improvement committee at Humility of Mary hospitals in the Warren-Youngstown area. He has also served as the education chairperson, treasurer, and chairperson of ASQ Section 0805 and served as past education chairperson for ASQ Automotive Division. He has a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering technology from Youngstown State University and a master’s degree in manufacturing management from General Motors Institute. Jim is the 2005 recipient of the ASQ Automotive Section’s Quality Professional of the year award and was elected ASQ Fellow in November, 2009.

Monday, January 9th 2017 at KSU Trumbull. John Scheftic.

Please join us on Monday, January 9th, for an evening of sharing, learning, and networking. ASQ Meetings are held on the second Monday of each month at Kent State Trumbull, 4314 Mahoning Avenue NW, Warren, Ohio 44483, in the Workforce Development/Student Services building, Room 203. ASQ members and non-members are welcome to attend free of charge. Please invite your associates. RSVP’s requested.

Please RSVP by noon on Friday, January 6th to: 330.402.2187 or lisa.modispaugh@complog.com.

5:30 – 6:00 pm: Process of Developing a Lean ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management System (QMS) Part I

6:00 – 6:15 pm Break / Refreshments Light refreshments will be served ($5.00 per person)

6:15 – 7:15 pm Process of Developing a Lean ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management System (QMS) Part II

John Scheftic is will discuss the “Process of Developing a Lean ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management System”. John Scheftic is the Quality Manager and Metrologist with Hydrotech Inc., he began working with Hydrotech in April, 2016, where over the next 3-months he transitioned them to the new ISO 9001:2015 standard certification. During the transition, he also transformed the culture of quality from severe distaste to a greater understanding and appreciating the quality management process. He was also working with Risher & Company, in Euclid Ohio, where he successfully transitioned them to ISO 9001:2015 following their initial ISO 9001:2008 certification, in 2015. The previous year, John rewrote the entire QMS and within two months obtained their initial ISO 9001:2008 certification.

Speaker: John Scheftic, Quality Manager & Metrologist, ASQ Senior Member, Akron-Canton Chair

John has nearly 35 years career in quality, instrumentation, calibration and testing, he has gained extensive hands-on experience and knowledge. Ten years ago he moved, from the Pittsburgh Pennsylvania area, to the Akron-Canton Ohio area. John’s education includes: Penn State; EE & Electro-Mechanical Engineering – Westmoreland County Community College; Entrepreneurial Business Management – McCrone Research Institute; Chemical Polarized Light Microscopy – Ceramic Institute; Glass Technology / Ceramic Engineering. John’s work experience includes: Hydrotech; Quality Manager, Risher Company; Quality Manager, Swagelok, Quality Engineer; Ramco Specialties, Master Metrologist & Quality Manager; PPG Glass Technology Center, QS-9000 Manager; Westinghouse EMD/ARD, Nuclear Division.


April 10 with Vaishali Hegde

May 11 will be a joint meeting off campus. Paul Mathews.


Date Location Topic
Holiday Party! Tuesday, December 13 2016Vernon’s Café, Niles, OH

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  • 5:30 pm – Social time
  • 6:00 pm Dinner Door Prizes ASQ & APICS Members FREE
  • Non-Members and Guests $10
  • Don’t be “naughty”! Please RSVP by noon Friday, December 9th to: Terri Grant (330) 675-8809 Email: Terri Grant
Nov 14, 2016 KSU Trumbull

6:00 – 6:15 pm Break / Refreshments Light refreshments will be served ($5.00 per person)

6:15 – 7:15 pm Lean Six Sigma Design of Experiment case study

Bill Soller will present a Lean Six Sigma Design of Experiment case study performed at a plating anodizer. This company is a producer of high quality anodized metal parts that are sold primarily into the beauty and cosmetics industry for use as closure caps and decorative features on lotions, creams, tubes, bottles, lipsticks and other specialty dispenser devices. Their customers include well known international manufacturers of beauty and other health care products. The industry that they serve requires a very high level of quality and consistency.

Bill will walk through the project and how he utilized the DMAIC process (Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve and Control) in reducing the amount of variation in the process and dramatically reduce the scrap. Also, he will walk through the design of experiment and how it was created and implemented on the line.

Speaker: Bill Soller, Principal, Supplier Six Sigma, LLC / Master Black Belt

Bill has 25 years of extensive Lean Six Sigma, Quality Engineering and Supply Chain Management experience in a variety of businesses and products from weather satellites to chicken nuggets. He is the Principal of “Supplier Six Sigma, LLC”, a management coaching company that specializes in continuous improvement, operations management, lean six sigma problem solving, quality management systems, and supply chain management. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in Electronics Engineering from the DeVry Institute of Technology in Columbus, Ohio. He is a Master Black Belt, a Senior Member and Program Chair and Spring Conference Chair for ASQ Columbus Section. He holds certifications as a Certified Quality Engineer, Certified Quality Auditor, and Certified Manager of Quality/Organizational Excellence. Bill has saved hundreds of thousands of dollars for his clients and is considered an expert in Operations Excellence.

Oct 10, 2016 KSU Trumbull

5:30 – 6:00 pm: Current Based Testing for Complex Automotive Electrical/Electronic Sub-Systems. Paul Gundersen will give us a sampling of some Six Sigma Projects which involved high-technology and had a superb effect on the bottom line.

6:00 – 6:15 pm Break / Refreshments Light refreshments will be served ($5.00 per person)

6:15 – 7:15 pm Overcoming Conflicting Metrics Through SQDCME

Paul will now help us understand how to relate to other professionals on your cross-functional teams using Ford’s SQDCME (Safety, Quality, Delivery, Cost, Morale, Environment) system.

Speaker: Paul Gundersen

Paul Gundersen is a Quality Assurance Professional, Leader and Mentor. Paul is currently under contract at Ford Motor Company’s Ohio Assembly Plant in Avon Lake where he works as an Industrial Engineer. Prior to that, he worked at Hyson Products, Bird Technologies and Eaton Corporation in various Quality Assurance roles. He has worked for several other large companies such as Raytheon, General Electric and Johnson & Johnson. He has also worked for smaller firms such as Libra Industries, CAD Engineering, Hexagram and Keithley Instruments. However, the majority of Paul’s career was spent at Ford Motor Company in Test Engineering Supplier Technical Assistance, Product Development, and Future Model Engineering.

He has saved $1.8 Million annually for his clients and employers by managing Lean Six Sigma Projects. He has improved customer satisfaction by 84% by reducing warranty. He has improved sales by establishing systems of Advanced Quality Planning and ISO-9000. He’s a teacher of FMEAs, 8Ds, Advanced Quality Planning and PPAP.

His credentials include a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering, and a Certified Quality Auditor, Certified Quality Engineer, Certified Six Sigma Black Belt and Certified Manager of Quality/ Operational Excellence from the American Society for Quality.

Sep 13, 2016 Tuesday 6PM Summer Garden Food Manufacturing, 492 McClurg Rd, Youngstown, OH 44512 Facility Tour and Dinner Meeting. along with our friends from and APICS (Supply Chain & Operations Management) and ASM (American Society of Metals.)

2019 Meeting dates

  • 14 Jan. 19
  • 11 Feb. 19
  • 11 Mar. 19
  • 8 Apr. 19
  • Excluding 13 May - joint meeting

Kent State Trumbull Campus and the local section of the American Society for Quality (ASQ) have partnered to provide monthly speakers and topics for local area businesses and leaders.