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January General Meeting 🗓 🗺

My Fellow members,
Welcome to another year of the ASQ Chicago section program/meetings.
Details for our first meeting for 2018 are as follows:

As usual, during the pre-dinner session we will introduce our “member leaders” for 2018. You need to know who they are, the office each holds and who to approach for related information. You may be the next member leader, who knows. Life is as such….

Post-dinner Topic: Fine Tuning for Success
Presenter: Lee Ann Piano
Overview of presentation – Becoming your personal best begins with a go for it approach to life! Gaining clarity, establishing and prioritizing values, developing a determined attitude and embracing change are all required for reaching your full potential and adding value in the workplace.

In this session you will learn…

· How to create a personal vision statement & why establishing values will accelerate your vision
· Why change triggers “internal resistance” and how to overcome it
· The three-step plan for greater personal effectiveness

This will be a most interactive presentation. Come prepared to participate.
We can only make this year’s program a success with your participation.

Date: Wednesday 10 January 2018

Meeting Location:
DoubleTree Hotel Chicago – Oak Brook
1909 Spring Road
Oak Brook, IL 60523
Phone: 630-472-6000

Dinner menu:
Soup or salad, assorted rolls, chef’s choice of dessert, freshly brewed coffee, and tea.
Citrus Chicken
Grilled chicken breast, Citrus butter sauce, steamed broccoli, blended wild rice
Vegetable pasta
Penne pasta with seasonal vegetables – for our vegetarians.

Dinner cost:
Save – Register and pay!
Registration with payment 30.00
Any Payment at door $35.00
Dinner only guaranteed with registration and payment

Remember, anyone can attend the meeting at no charge. There is a charge to have dinner. We reserve seats/table for meeting only members.
James Persaud
Vice Chair Program

Pre-Registration is Closed

Join ASQ Chicago at Medieval Times – November 8th 🗓 🗺

ASQ Chicago Section Event
November 8th, 2017 at
Medieval Times

The Chicago section of ASQ invites members, family, friends and neighboring sections, to their Medieval Times “Dinner and Tournament”.

  • Epic Battles of Steel and Steed
  • Witness a Battle of Steed
  • Witness a Battle of Champions
  • Your Knight Awaits You!

Beyond The Strength…

ASQ Members will be issued 0.6 RUs for this Event!

Video from our last event at Medieval Times

See the view from the Red & Yellow (ASQ Chicago) Section as the valiant knights joust in the tournament.

Posted by ASQ Chicago Section 1201 on Friday, November 15, 2013


Showtime: Wednesday, November 8th @ 7:30 PM
Arrive Early for Check-In and Seating!


Medieval Times
2001 N Roselle Road
Schaumburg IL. 60195
Phone: 847-882-1496


Medieval Times’ noble guests feast on garlic bread, tomato bisque soup, roasted chicken, sweet buttered corn, herb-basted potatoes, the pastry of the Castle, coffee and two rounds of select beverages.

Vegetarian meals available upon request… Includes hummus, warm pita bread, carrot and celery sticks, three-bean stew with fire roasted tomato and brown rice, fresh fruit or Italian ice, coffee and two rounds of select beverages.

Special Discounted Price:

  • $40 after October 30th
  • All attendees must register online!
  • Registration closes Monday November 6th!

Questions: 224-221-7354

James Persaud
Vice Chair Program

Registration is Closed

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.

September General Meeting 🗓 🗺

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 – Entrée 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

May General Meeting 🗓 🗺

Wednesday, May 10th


Victoria Banquets @ Edward Hotel
6600 N Mannheim Rd
Rosemont 60018


  • 5:30PM-6:00pm Check in and network.
  • 6:00PM –  Advance session presentation. “Decision Mapping for Better Decision Making” – Keith Poole
  • 7:00PM – Dinner
  • 8.00PM – Main presentation. “Project Management Tools – Building a Better Floor” – LaWanda C. Lacy
  • 9:00PM Adjourn


Chicken Breast Marsala
Rosemary Potato Wedges
French String Beans
Dessert: Chocolate Sundae

Dinner Cost:

  • $30 Pre-Register Online
  • $35 at the Door (Cash/Check Only)


Decision Mapping for Better Decision Making

Keith is a Leadership Advisor with Khrusallis, a company dedicated to Lean transformation in healthcare. Currently Keith is working closely with the CEO and leadership team at Franciscan St. James in south suburban Chicago, guiding the entire facility on a journey towards Lean Culture.



Project Management Tools – Building a Better Floor

Identify project management principles found in the project management body-of-knowledge and demonstrate the principles stepping the audience through a real-world example using the project management life cycle phases.

LaWanda C. Lacy is a Global Project Manager for Fresenius Kabi with a current focus on launching Serialization for over 700 products in the domestic US market. Building on a Bachelor of Science in Biology, LaWanda’s advanced education from the Keller Graduate School of Management includes the Masters in Business Administration with a specialty in Quality & Operations Management, and a Masters in Project Management. LaWanda attained certifications for Project Management Professional, Six Sigma Green Belt, and Quality Improvement Associate. LaWanda continues her training with certifications in process for the Lean Six Sigma Black Belt and Pharmaceutical GMP Professional. LaWanda specialized in Pharmaceutical/Life Science industry Project Management for the last 5 years. As a member of the Project Management Institute (PMI) and American Society of Quality (ASQ), LaWanda pursues to grow the body of knowledge that allows effective Project and Program Management for the Quality System.


Note: June is the Joe Lisy award presentation. You are invited to attend. Please, peek at our Program schedule for 2017 and plan for it.

Pre-Registration is Closed

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