Welcome ASQ Members!

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.


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ASQ Cleveland is looking for an opportunity to visit a local company for a membership meeting in 2019. 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 helpful for dinner.)

Welcome new members! (September):

Thomas Carran, Julie Hildebran, Kevin Holtz, Daniel Nyswaner




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


From I-271: Take the LOCAL lanes to the Harvard Road exit. Turn west onto Harvard Road. Turn left (south) onto Richmond Road, Corporate College East will be on your right.

5:15 to 5:45 PM                      Technical Session – *when listed*
5:45 to 6:30 PM                      Networking. Also, Dinner *only* when listed (reservation required)
6:30 to 7:30 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:

Wednesday, September 18, 2019 – Corporate College East

5:15 PM – Technical Session – TBD, none scheduled yet
*** THERE IS NO Dinner currently scheduled for September ***
6:30 PM – Member Session – John Gaul, “Bringing Lean to Life.”

The power and efficacy of the Lean is known and well-established.  How could we improve this practice after 20+ years in North America?  Traditional value stream maps and assessments are created and documented on the wall with paper and sticky notes.  This is a great approach!  But then, typically, the maps are rolled up and tucked away or at best: go dormant on the wall.  John will introduce methods he is applying with clients, using cutting edge Lean mapping software that can turn maps into living documents, electronically formatted, which can then be used to design future states for new products, conduct simulated what-if scenarios for existing value streams, design and manage Pull systems and a range of other very practical applications.

John Gaul is a Certified Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt with over 30 years of business consulting, engineering, quality and process improvement experience; helping companies quickly become more effective and efficient.  John has trained and mentored over 2,000 problem-solving practitioners across a broad spectrum of industries.  For the past 16 years, John has been applying and sharing his knowledge via consulting with, training and mentoring process improvement practitioners all over the world – and teaching them to do it on their own.  His company is: Sum It Ascent, LLC based in Chardon, Ohio.


Wednesday, October 16, 2019 – Corporate College East

5:15 PM – Technical Session – TBD, none scheduled yet
*** THERE IS NO Dinner currently scheduled for October ***
6:30 PM – Member Session – TBD