Welcome ASQ members!

ATTENTION: We have moved! Beginning April 2017, Section 800 will be meeting at Tri-C’s Corporate College East.

ALSO: ASQ Certification Refresher Courses are now available at Corporate College! Click here for more info.

 

 Help needed:

We are still seeking assistance from our members to find & schedule speakers for BOTH the Technical AND Membership Sessions at our monthly meetings. If you can help by speaking at one of the sessions yourself, can recommend a speaker or can assist the committee on a regular basis, please contact the Section Chair or another Leadership member.

 

To receive monthly email updates from the Section, update your email information at ASQ National. (After logging in, click “My Account“; under Communication, click “Opt In/Opt Out“; then click “Edit“, then check the box next to “Section Communication“.) Section 800 will not distribute your email address or send unnecessary messages.

ASQ Cleveland is looking for an opportunity to visit a local company for a membership meeting in 2018. If your company is interested in hosting the Section for a monthly meeting and facility tour, contact the Section Chair or Programming Chair. (Use of a cafeteria or similar area would be necessary for dinner.)

Welcome new members! (September):

Olaide Apapa, Greg Brick, Catherine Crawford, Carlos L Irizarry,
Michelle Lavan, John Luzier, Kristy Moyer, Tim A Pearson,
Darlene Ratliff, Miguel Salcedo, Michael Simmons

 

MONTHLY MEETING DETAILS

Location:       Tri-C Corporate College East: 4400 Richmond Rd, Cleveland, OH 44128, unless otherwise noted (click here for printer-friendly directions).

DRIVING TO CORPORATE COLLEGE EAST

From the West: I-480 East toward I-271 North LOCAL to Harvard Road exit. Turn left onto Harvard Road. Turn left onto Richmond Road and enter Tri-C’s Eastern Campus.

Follow detour signs to the left to enter CCE upper parking lot and Executive entrance.
From the South: I-271 North to Harvard Road exit. Turn left onto Harvard Road. Turn left onto Richmond Road and enter Tri-C’s Eastern Campus. Follow detour signs to the left to enter CCE upper parking lot and Executive entrance.

Schedule (SUBJECT TO CHANGE – CHECK BACK AS THE NEXT MEETING APPROACHES FOR DETAILS):
5:00 to 6:00 PM                      Technical Session – *when listed*
6:00 to 6:45 PM                      Networking. Also, Dinner *only* when listed (reservation required)
6:45 to 7:00 PM                      Registration and Announcements
7:00 to 8:00 PM                      Presentation/Questions

When dinner is listed, reservations for dinner are REQUIRED to allow proper planning to ensure everyone who placed a reservation receives a meal.

Dinner cost is $5. Call the Meeting Reservation Line at 216-556-0723 to register for dinner and/or meetings no later than 12 o’clock noon the Monday prior to the Wednesday meeting.

Meeting schedule:

 

 *** NO MEETING IN DECEMBER ***

 

Wednesday, January 17, 2018 – Corporate College East

*** THERE IS NO 5 PM Technical Session for January ***
6 PM – NETWORKING
645 PM – REGISTRATION AND ANNOUNCEMENTS.
7 PM – Member Session: Joe Rivera, “Maintaining an effective internal audit team in these transitioning times.”

This informational / attendee participation session will cover the challenges facing internal audit teams in today’s changing environment and the techniques organizations use to maintain an effective internal audit program.

Mr. Joe Rivera is a highly accomplished manufacturing industry professional with comprehensive experience in all facets of Quality Management and Production Operations. Currently, Joe is the Quality Manager at Horsburgh & Scott, a manufacturer of custom gearing solutions. Joe’s experience ranges from precision machining to Tier 1 Automotive Supplier. He has served as Plant Superintendent, Quality Engineer, and Manager of Continuous Improvement and Quality. Joe received his Master’s Degree in Business Administration from the University of Phoenix and is a Certified Quality Engineer and Senior Member of the American Society for Quality.

Wednesday, February 21, 2018 – Corporate College East

*** THERE IS NO 5 PM Technical Session for February ***
6 PM – NETWORKING
645 PM – REGISTRATION AND ANNOUNCEMENTS.
7 PM – Member Session: Jon Washington, “Leading for Growth with Innovation Systems Thinking.”

This hands on and interactive session will share insights and introduce systems based innovation approaches on how blending innovation into your existing operational excellence systems helps align teams to work smarter become more creative, effective, and deliver long term growth for your organization.

Jon Washington is Founder and Proprietor of The Innovation Garage, a North East Ohio based business innovation firm. Jon and the teams from The Innovation Garage help provide education, tools, and technology to their clients. Founded in 2012, the organization works with startups, non profits, and the global fortune 50 blending lean, Six Sigma, and Innovation to build internal capability for long term growth.