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October 2017 General Meeting 🗓 🗺

Date: Wednesday 11th October
Time: Registration open at 5.30pm
Start: 6.00pm – networking
In the Holiday Inn Express
6600 Mannheim Rd
Rosemont, Illinois 60018
Phone: 708-456-1575

Topics: – “Measurement System Analysis IV (MSA IV).”
– Paynter Charts: A Form of Predictive Warranty Analysis
– “Testimonials on how Toastmasters can help your career.”
Toastmasters – learn what it’s about. Are you a competent leader? A critical thinker? Do you have the listening skills of a good leader? We will get an insight of these and what Toastmasters can offer.
MSA, Measurement System Analysis IV (MSA IV – familiar topic, right? Check this one out, see what you can learn. What do you make of this?

Speaker: Robert Fruit
Robert is a Six Sigma Black Belt – he will explain the chart.
Certified Quality Engineer
Graduate of Illinois Institute of Technology in Mathematics
Worked as an actuary for a number of years before joining Mitutoyo in 1991

At Mitutoyo, I have 26 years of helping develop quality systems both within and outside of the company. Mitutoyo has had me travel to most of the states in the US and to over seas locations in the UK, Netherlands, Belgium, Mexico, Japan, and China to assist in developing quality system there. I have been the ASQ Chicago Six Sigma Black Belt teacher and have lead a number of Six Sigma Black Belt Lab sessions over the years.

My talk on Measurement System Analysis IV will discuss 8 different Gage R&R types of studies. My goal is to give you insight into these different studies and what you learn from them so you can make better choices when you need to perform a Gage R&R study.

2ND Presentation

Topics: Predictive Warranty & Reduction Using Paynter Charts

Come hear about Paynter Charts, the Power of the Paynter via risk mitigation, “TOM”, predictive warranty analysis and more. Our presenter –

Jd Marhevko is currently the VP of Quality, Lean and EHS for Accuride Corporation. Three (3) Accuride sites have won the prestigious Manufacturing Excellence Award (in 2014-2015). She has been involved in Operations and Lean/Six Sigma efforts for almost 30 years across a variety of industries. Jd is an ASQ Fellow. In 2016, Jd was awarded both the Shainin Medal and honored as one of the top 100 Women in Manufacturing by Washington DC’s Manufacturing Institute. With ASQ she also holds the CMQ/OE, CQE, CSSBB and is a ASQ Certified Trainer for a variety of Quality Tools. She is an MBB and has held various Baldrige Assessor roles. Jd is a Past-Chair of the ASQ Quality Management Division (QMD), a 24,000 member organization and supports several ASQ divisions in a variety of capacities. Jd is a Howard Jones awardee, the QMD’s highest honor. She holds a BSE from Oakland University in MI and an MSA from Central Michigan University.

Bring someone along.
Meet, greet, eat and network.

James Persaud
Vice Chair Program

Dinner cost – $30 with pre-registration
$35 without pre-registration

Menu – plated dinner
Chicken Breast Marsala Package
Minestrone French Style
Chicken Breast Marsala Individual
French String Beans Individual Rosemary Potato Wedges Individual
Chocolate Sundae Individual.
Coffee & International Teas

Pre-Registration is Closed
You can still register at the door.

Joe Lisy Award 🗓 🗺

From your program chair. – James Persaud

My Fellow members,

Thank you for attending the May general meeting. The room was at capacity. Keep up the good work of attending. Bring a colleague along. It is worth it, just ask those who attended. June is our last meeting before we break for summer. Remember, there is no meeting during the summer, July & August. Enjoy your summer break. Come on out and help congratulate our awardee.

At the June meeting we will be honoring one of our own. It is called the Joe Lisy award. Created to honor him for his dedication, devotion, and service to the section. There are lots of volunteers in our section. There are those who are really devoted and sincerely go beyond the norm in ensuring that the work of the section is done. Our honoree is just one of those. He has served in numerous positions within the ASQ Chicago section. He has always stepped in whenever we have a void to a position to get the section work done. He exemplifies what the Joe Lisy award is about.

I am requesting that you all make an effort to attend. Just as Richard makes effort to help you the members in conducting the section business.

Meeting details

Date: Wednesday, June 14, 2017,

Venue:  AVALON Banquets in Elk Grove Village IL

 (1905 E. Higgins Rd., Elk Grove Village IL  60007)


Dinner is Free for all ASQ Section 1201 Members
Bring a Guest
 for $25/person – registration required.


Dinner is family style – Menu as follows –

Soup – Cream of broccoli

Salad – Garden with Ranch and vinaigrette dressing

Chicken breast

Top sirloin of beef


Hot apple sundae

COFFEE/TEA/WATER/milk included


Agenda – tentative

5:30pm-6:00pm Check in and network.

6:00pm –  award ceremony

7:00pm- dinner



Please, peek at our Program schedule for 2017 and plan for it. Check it out at – http://asqchicago.org/programs/calendar/

Bring someone along.

Meet, greet, eat and network.

James Persaud

Vice Chair Program

Registration is Closed


ASQ Chicago TI Summer 2017 Class Schedule Announcement

ASQ Chicago TI Summer 2017 Class Schedule Announcement

The TI did not receive sufficient registrations to begin classes on April 29.

Please Note The New TI Target Start Dates Below.

How to register:  To register for a class, please submit a completed registration form to the TI.  A check or credit card for payment is required to be registered.  Download the Registration Form… 

  • Target Start Dates: The start dates given in the schedule are TARGET dates.  Classes will start on the target date provided there are sufficient registrations to run the class.  Typically, 6-8 registrations are required to run a class.
  • Registration Posting: received registrations for each class will be posted on the ASQ TI Webpage so that students can monitor and anticipate if class will or will not start on the target date.
  • Insufficient Registration for Target Start Date: Insufficient registration approximately one week prior to the target start date will postpone start until the next target date.
  • Payment Processing: Payments will be processed one week prior to start of class.  Payment information is required for registration.
  • Location of Class Sites: Locations will be announced when running classes are determined.

Certification Exam Review Classes

Number CQA, CQE, CQIA, CSSGB Exam Review Class ASQ Test Window

August 4-20, 2017

TI Target Start Date TI Class End Date
4013 Quality Improvement Associate (CQIA)Exam Review Saturday, May 27, 2017

Register by May 20, 2017


July 29, 2017
4015 Certified Quality Engineer (CQE) Exam Review
4025 Certified Quality Auditor (CQA) Exam Review:
4035 Certified Six Sigma Green Belt (CSSGB) Exam Review


Number CQT, CQI, CRE, CMQ/OE, SSBB, SSYB Exam Review Class Test Window

September 1 – 17, 2017

TI Target Start Date TI Class End Date
4026 Six Sigma Yellow Belt Exam Review (SSYB) Saturday, June 24, 2017

Register by June 17, 2017


August 26, 2017


4037 Six Sigma Black Belt Exam Review (SSBB)
4041 Quality Inspector Exam Review (CQI)
4042 CQM/OE Exam Review
4044 CQT Exam Review
4713 CRE Exam Review

Non-Exam Review Classes

Number Class TI Class Target Start Date TI Class End Date
4002 Basic Statistics/SPC Saturday, May 27, 2017

Register by May 20, 2017

July 29, 2017
4009 Blueprint Reading and GDT
4014 Quality Cost Management
4032 Design of Experiments
4040 ISO 9000 2015 Revisions
4038 Six Sigma I:  Black Belt Theory Saturday, September 9, 2017 Saturday November 18, 2017

April General Meeting 🗓 🗺

Date: Wednesday, April 12th 2017


Mission Hills Country Club
1677 Mission Hills Rd
Northbrook 60062


  • 5:30pm – 6:00pm Check In and Networking
  • 6:00pm – Recognition and Awards
  • 7:00pm – Dinner
  • 8.00PM – Main Presentation

  • “Sustainably Grow Your Company – How better operations and teams lead to long-term prosperity.” – by Francisco Pulgar-Vidal




  • 9:00 PM – Adjourn

Dinner Menu:

  • Mushroom Barley French Style
  • Chicken Breast Limone
  • Roasted Red Potatoes
  • Broccolli, Carrots, Cauliflower
  • Dark Chocolate Moose

Dinner Cost: $30

Pre-Registration is Closed