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General Meeting – Wednesday January 14th 🗓 🗺

Happy Holidays to All!

Registration is Now Closed!

Fountain Blue Banquets & Conference Center
2300 Manheim Road
Des Plaines, Illinois 60018

Doors Open at 6:00 PM
Dinner at 7:00 PM

Daniel J. Brown, ASQ Certified Quality Auditor, RAB/QSA Principal Auditor of Quality Management Systems and President of DB Performance Solutions, LLC

“The Risk Dashboard – A Tool For Turning Management Review Into A Risk Management Process”
This presentation will introduce a new twist to an old concept – a metrics dashboard adapted to process risk monitoring. This tool can shift management review discussions away from past performance and toward business strategies in full alignment with the new requirements coming from ISO 9001.

Post Dinner Meeting:
Dan Brown

“An Orientation Into ISO 9001:2015”
This presentation will focus on the changes coming to the ISO 9001 standard in September 2015. While the presentation will address only 9001, the changes are based upon ISO Annex SL which is also being used to direct the changes to 14001, 18001 and other management system standards. Highlights of the changes, some simple implementation strategies, and the timeline for implementation will be reviewed. As an added incentive, the first 60 registrants will be emailed a copy of the official ISO Correlation Matrix which maps the requirements from 9001:2008 to the draft ISO 9001:2015, a limited amount of printed copies will be made available at the meeting.

Dinner Menu:
$30 for Members / $35 for Non-Members

1.) Beef Tenderloin Brochette
2.) Chicken Brochette
3.) Broiled Salmon
4.) Vegetarian

Potato: Athenian Oven Roasted
Salad: Chef’s Tossed Garden Greens w/Ranch & Greek Dressings

Chocolate Sundae
Coffee, Decaf, Tea

Daniel J. Brown, ASQ Certified Quality Auditor, RAB/QSA Principal Auditor of Quality Management Systems and President of DB Performance Solutions, LLC
Dan_BrownDan Brown has been a quality professional for over thirty (30) years in a variety of industries, including chemicals, pharmaceuticals, medical devices, nuclear, and machinery. Dan has been a member of the American Society for Quality since 1987, senior member since 1992, a Certified Quality Auditor since 1989 and past chair of both the Chicago Section ASQ & Northern Illinois Quality Conference. He has facilitated IS0 9001, ISO 13485, ISO 14001, QS9001, SQF, BRC, NQA, Drug GMP, and Device GMP compliance for his clients. He is currently a quality management consultant and is a lead auditor for Eagle Registrations. Dan invites you to connect with him on LinkedIn.
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Supplier Development Manager

Supplier Development Manager


Department:                Quality Assurance   

Reports To:                   Senior Quality Manager

FLSA Status:                  Exempt                                                                                          

Customary Days:          Monday through Friday




Position Summary

The Supplier Development Manager is responsible for managing the supply base through direct reports to ensure the suppliers are in compliance to PSI’s Supplier Quality Policy and requirements. 


Essential Duties &





·  Oversee the Product Part Approval Process (PPAP) and audit program with the supply base. 

·  Communicate and work cooperatively with customers and suppliers to ensure products and services exceed customer expectations.

·  Lead external audits, including closing out audit findings, creating audit finding reports and determine proper corrective and preventative actions.

·  Facilitate disciplined problem solving (i.e. Global 8D) with suppliers and direct reports on all quality issues.  Ensure timely resolution of supplier failure, corrective actions and preventative actions.

·  Responsible for supplier continual improvement activities to drive down PPM.

·  Initiate debits with suppliers.

·  Maintain and communicate supplier scorecard.





Education and/or Experience

·     Bachelor’s Degree in Technology, Engineering or a related field. 

·     Minimum 10 years experience working in a quality assurance function with OEM and automotive suppliers utilizing the AIAG core requirements: PPAP, APQP, FMEA, MSA, and SPC.

·     Thorough understanding of Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T) required.

·     Background in supplier development/management and experience working with or for a tier automotive supplier.

·     ISO and/or auditor experience.

·     SSGB or SSBB certification preferred.

·     ASQ CQE, CQM, or CQA preferred.

·     Problem solving experience utilizing Global 8D, Six Sigma, etc.



To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


·     Computer proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite.

·  Strong analytical skills, accuracy and attention to detail.

·     Communicate effectively both verbally and in written form.

·     Strong problem solving skills.

·     Ability to collaborate within all levels of the organization.







·    Ability to read and speak English proficiently. 



Physical Demands


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


·     While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. 

·     The employee frequently is required to stand, walk, sit; use hands to handle or feel; reach with hands and arms; and stoop, kneel, or crouch. 

·     The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 20 pounds.

·     Specific vision requirements include the ability to see at close range.

·     At times, may require more than 40 hours per week to perform the essential duties of the position.

·     Fine hand manipulation (keyboarding).



Work Environment 


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 


·     Internal office space.

·     Assembly line and machine shop environment.

·     The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.


Submit Resume’ To:



Quality Engineer–Food Service Equipment

Quality EngineerFood Service Equipment.  Location:  North Suburban Chicagoland Area.  Position #295

Client Overview

  • A leading global manufacturer and supplier of food service equipment and accessories.
  • The client engineers and manufactures a broad range of products used by the world’s leading food service organizations. 
  • With more than 5,000 employees worldwide in facilities in North America, Europe and Asia to service and support clients around the globe. 
  • Headquartered in the Chicago area with engineering, manufacturing and sales located in the same facility to better service its North American customer base.

Position Overview

  • Quality engineer will implement a quality system to prevent defects while providing information leading to continuous improvement. 
  • Will work to provide direction for quality technicians and process auditors.
  • Requires extensive knowledge of quality assurance procedures and policies in similar manufacturing settings.
  • Will apply Advanced Quality Planning techniques such as Failure Mode Effects Analysis, measurement system analysis and control plans to evaluate the produce-ability of new products.
  • Uses statistical data to identify and resolve problems and while working with teams to focus on prevention and variance reduction.
  • Work with customers to identify process and product improvement opportunities and to permanently resolve problems.
  • Lead customer audits and participate in self-audits to identify opportunities for quality system enhancement.

Candidate Requirements

  • At least 3 years of related quality oriented experience in an automotive, electronics, or electromechanical manufacturing environment.
  • Bachelor of Science in Mechanical, Industrial or related engineering discipline.
  • Quality Engineering certification is preferred.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Must be legally authorized to work in the United States for any employer

Be assured that resumes will be kept strictly confidential until we speak about a specific opportunity and agree to send it to a client of ours. If your experience matches our client’s requirements we will contact you immediately.

Send resumes and inquiries to Cliff Rusnak at


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