Monthly Archives: March 2016

2016 Bunny Rock 5K Run/Walk 🗺

bunny2016 Bunny Rock 5K Run/Walk was a great success and a completely sold out charitable event. Weather blessed all participants with sunny skies making it a truly enjoyable experience. Donations made to the event charity (Red Door Animal Shelter) will be used for a great cause to help animals in need. On behalf of the ASQ Chicago Section, we would like to express our sincere gratitude to all members and their families who participated in this volunteering charity event. We would like to extend our special thanks to our cheerful team leaders Lisa Royal and Diane Lange from Shure Inc. who participated in marathon and successfully completed the course setting a pace for the others. All of our volunteers contributed to the success of this charity event once again demonstrating their true compassion and unselfish caring. Citing Dr. Seuss: “Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It’s not.” ASQ Chicago Section is looking forward to upcoming volunteering events of 2016 and encouraging members to participate since together we can make a difference. “No man stands so straight as when he stoops to help another” – Please volunteer.

April 2016 General Meeting 🗓 🗺

April 2016 General Meeting
Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Holiday Inn Express
6600 Mannheim Rd
Rosemont IL 60018

Doors Open: ~5.30pm
Scholarship award ~6.00 pm
Pre-Dinner Session: ~ 6.15pm
Dinner: ~7.00pm
Post Dinner Session: ~8.00pm
Adjourn: ~9.00pm

Dinner Menu:
Minestrone Soup French Style
Chicken Breast Marsala
Garlic Whipped Potaoes
French String Beans
Dessert- Chocolate Sundae

ASQ Members: $30
Non-Members: $35

Pre-Dinner Synopsis:

ASQ Scholarship Award

The Chicago section of ASQ promotes young individuals with the interest of American Society for Quality. This our way of trying to encouraging young potential members. This is something that the section has been doing for many years. This is open to members and sponsored non member applicants. We thank all the applicants and encourage them to study and think of Quality in their everyday life.

Risk Analysis, Sustainable Manufacturing & LCA

Ron Kingen will provide an overview of how Sustainable Manufacturing can be assisted by using quality tools and processes, with specific focus on Risk Analysis, a major focus of ISO 9001 2015. He will also introduce some new techniques that provide guidance for sustainable manufacturing. Ron will also highlight how each individual can help address this very important issue, that affects our and future generations lives.


3f8ee81Ronald Kingen is Founder and President of Continual Value Improvement (CVI) Group, LLC, a professional services consulting practice focused on assisting organizations achieve Sustainable Excellence. He is also Chairman of Wellness Grub, LLC and a Partner in GTA, LLC. He has over 40 years of leadership experience in global high tech organizations.

Ron is Past President and Chair of the Board of the American Society for Quality (ASQ). He also served ASQ as Treasurer; Chair of the Certification and Awards Boards; Chair, Honorary Member Committee; and Chair, Social Responsibility Advisory Council. In addition to being an ASQ Fellow he holds ASQ certifications in: Quality Engineering (CQE), Reliability Engineering (CRE), Quality Auditor (CQA), Quality Manager/Organizational Excellence (CQM/OE), Six Sigma Black Belt (CSSBB). He also obtained a Six Black Belt form the Six Sigma Academy and a Master Lean Six Sigma Black Belt from an employer.

Ron has received the ‘President’s Call to Service Award’ for his lifetime of volunteer service from the US President’s Council on Service and Civic Participation and ASQ’s Distinguished Service Medal.

As Chair of the Social Responsibility/Sustainability (SR) Advisory Council for the American Society for Quality, he led the first conference on Social Responsibility. The keynote speaker was John Elkington, who coined the term ‘triple bottom line’ and a global thought leader on SR/sustainability initiatives for over 20 years. Ron is an international speaker on Quality and Sustainability and a guest speaker for several graduate level programs. Ron has held senior leadership positions in global organizations responsible for regional and worldwide operations.


Post Dinner Synopsis:

DMAIC & Autism; A Sample Size of One

This is an interactive overview of how Lean Six Sigma via the DMAIC process is utilized in a home environment to improve the quality of life for a child diagnosed as being on the Autism Spectrum. The discussion takes the participants through how DMAIC was successfully used to make viable differences with live metrics and results


28d7e8aJd Marhevko is currently the VP of Quality, Lean and EHS for Accuride Corp. In the past two years, three Accuride sites have won the coveted Manufacturing Excellence Award from the Association of Manufacturing Excellence. She has been involved in Operations and Lean/Six Sigma efforts for over 25 years across a variety of industries. Jd was announced as the Shainin Medalist for 2016 and was named as one of the top 100 Women in Manufacturing by NAM, the National Association of Manufacturing. Jd is also an ASQ Fellow, CMQ/OE, CQE, CSSBB and an ASQ Certified Trainer for a variety of Quality Tools including Hoshin Kanri and Strategic Planning. She is an MBB and has held various MBNQA Assessor roles. She was an IRCA QSA for over 10 years. She holds a BSE from Oakland University in MI and an MSA from Central Michigan University. Jd is a Past-Chair of the ASQ QMD and holds other various ASQ Division roles.


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ASQ Chicago Section 2016 Upcoming Charitable Event Registration Announcement 🗓 🗺

brASQ Chicago Section is pleased to announce an upcoming 2016 charity event under the Social Responsibility (SR) program initiatives. All members and their families as well as guests are invited to register for the Bunny Rock Chicago 5K Run/Walk & Egg Hunt for the Red Door Animal Shelter Charity. Red Door Animal Shelter is a no-kill shelter committed to helping animals in need. This event will take place at 9 am on March 26, 2016 at Montrose Harbor (601 W. Montrose Ave., Chicago, IL). ASQ Chicago SR team is forming a small group of 5K Run/Walk participants to represent our section in this charitable event. Registration fee for those participants will be covered. In addition, a group of volunteers will be formed to help at the finish line to pass food/beverages to runners as they finish and at the kid’s egg hunt site to distribute the eggs and to monitor the kid’s egg hunt. Please be advised that the participants/volunteers spaces are limited and will be assigned on the ‘first-come/first-served’ basis. All participants will receive bunny ears, sunglasses, a dri-fit t-shirt, goody bag and a finisher medal. All volunteers will receive a t-shirt. Please register at the ASQ Chicago Section site via provided link. Space is limited and registration must be received by March 10, 2016. Event participants/volunteers can pre-register their kids for the Egg Hunt at the charity event site. Additional event information can be found at ASQ Chicago Section Social Responsibility team is looking forward to seeing everyone at this fun-filled rewarding volunteering experience.



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