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September General Meeting đź—“ đź—ş

Date: Wednesday 13th September
Time: Registration open at 5.30pm
Start: 6.00pm

White Eagle Restaurant’s & Banquet
6839 N Milwaukee
Niles IL 60714

Pre-Dinner Presentation:

IATF 16949 “The Columbia Accident” – Enduring Lessons from An Insider’s Viewpoint”. This is one you must see/hear/learn. This presentation will be about 90 minutes. It will run into dinner. We will serve during the presentation.


Steve Cantley is Director of R&D and Systems Engineering. He is originally from the Midwest, where he attended Michigan State University and earned his degree in Physics. His early career took him to Texas, initially working in the areas of aircraft and semiconductors. He eventually landed in Houston for his dream job – a seat in NASA’s Mission Control Center, where he was responsible for the International Space Station’s electrical power system during the design phase and the first several years of ISS assembly. A veteran flight controller with more than 2500 hours of console support, he lived through several spacecraft contingencies, developed failure response hardware still onboard today, and helped the Program rethink its critical spares strategy. Upon returning to the Midwest, Steve joined bb7 – initially in support of the IceCube Antarctic neutrino detector project. During his time at bb7, he has helped create or improve four major Antarctic research tools, collaborated on several medical products, and implemented (and serves as Management Representative for) a design-oriented ISO-9001/13485-registered quality management system. Ask Him About: Traditional Japanese calligraphy, landscape photography, or beekeeping. Or, keep it light (or rather black!) and discuss spaghettification.

Post Dinner Presentation:

IATF 16949, International Automotive Task Force – Let’s be attentive to what they are doing here. This is related to automotive, lets tune in and be attentive to what is going on in this industry.


Arvind Srivastava is Corporate Master Black Belt/IE at Accuride Corporation. Prior to joining Accuride, he worked as a quality system and process improvement consultant, and supply chain professional at multiple organizations across various industries in the US and India. Arvind is the co-author of Lean Management: 50-50-20 and Stat-Free Six Sigma books. He is a member of U.S. TAG to ISO/TC 176 (responsible for ISO 9001 standard) and U.S. TAG to ISO/PC 302 (responsible for ISO 19011 guidelines). Arvind is the Director of ASQ Chicago Section and teaches at its Training Institute. He holds BS (ME) from IIT Roorkee (India), MS (IE) from NITIE Mumbai (India), and MBS from Benedictine University, Lisle, IL. Arvind is a certified Six Sigma Master Black Belt (Accelper Consulting), IATF Lead Auditor (Exemplar Global) and Quality Auditor (ASQ). He is passionate about improvements in effectiveness and efficiency; reading and spreading knowledge; and Hindi old songs.

Bring someone along.
Meet, greet, eat and network.
James Persaud
Vice Chair Program

Dinner Cost:

  • $30 with pre-registration
  • $35 without pre-registration

Plated Dinner – EntrĂ©e Choices*:

  • *Chicken Breast Limone
  • *Eggplant Napoleon
  • Mushroom Barley French style
  • Broccoli, Carrots & Cauliflower Individual Roasted Red Potatoes Individual
  • Coffee/Tea/Water
  • Dessert: Dark Chocolate Mousse

Pre-Registration is Closed

A Message from your Vice Chair – Programs

From your program chair. – James Persaud

My Fellow members,
We take it that you had a most enjoyable summer break. The Chicago section of ASQ is ready to resume the program schedule.
Welcome back all.

We have a meeting on 13th September 2017. Please see our program schedule here –

You will notice at the upcoming meetings we have some interesting topics and a sort of social meeting/event. Yes, in November we plan on being at the Medieval Times. It was eventful the last time we had our agenda there. Please mark your calendars and plan on attending. We only have two meetings before the Medieval times and the end of the year. Make your recertification easy, accumulate those RU’s by attending. We look forward to meeting you.

As we review the meeting attendees list, we recognize several of the same names attending. A special “thank you” to our loyal and dedicated members who make the effort to attend. We also recognizing some new names. That is most encouraging. Keep on attending. Help us help you. Give us your feedback. We are here to help you our members. We want to improve what we offer our members. We can only do so by hearing from you. Make every effort to attend and give your input.
Here is what we ask of you our members –

  • Schedule time for the meetings
  • Register early
  • Attend the meetings
  • Bring your boss, a coworker, a friend a colleague to the meetings
  • Network at the meeting.
  • Share your ideas and thoughts; your feedback is critical to us improving what we do.
  • Volunteer to help on the Leadership committee (board).

You may also send your ideas, suggestions, comments or wanting to help, to me

Looking forward to meeting you at our meetings.
Bring someone along.
Meet, greet, eat and network.

James Persaud
Vice Chair Program