Dinner Meeting – Thursday, November 16, 2017

Quality Leadership Panel:  

“The Rising Economic Power of Quality”

  • Dave Basset – Hardinge Corporate Director of Operational Excellence, Quality & Reliability
  • Brent Hoban – Dresser Rand Quality Manager
  • Vickie Kamataris – Principal Consultant
  • Amy Jo Reitter – Corning Quality Manager

Abstract:  This year, Forbes Insights, in association with ASQ, explored the results of a survey with close to 2,000 senior executives and quality professionals, focusing on the links between quality efforts and corporate performance, as well as the evolving business value of quality. As a result, our moderated panel discussion with local quality leaders will focus on similar quality topics including:

  • Stage in quality journey
  • Impact of quality
  • Measures of success
  • Critical success factors
  • Challenges

We are sure the openness and candor of the panelist will provide participants with meaningful and practical insights to advance their own quality journeys.

Speaker Bio:

Dave Bassett has worked at Hardinge Inc. for 23 years in various capacities and 8 years at Toshiba in roles including direct labor and Shift Supervisor. In his current role as Corporate Director of Operational Excellence, Quality & Reliability Dave focuses on developing, leading, and implementing Performance Excellence across 9 manufacturing sites around the world with an emphasis on LSS as the foundation upon which to build a culture focusing on Five Key Principles:  Quality, Customer Service, Global Cooperation, Employee Development, and Continuous Improvement. Dave has an MBA from the University of Phoenix, BS Mechanical Engineering Technology from RIT and an AAS Electronics Technology from Pennsylvania State University.

Brent Hoban joined Dresser-Rand in 2010 after graduating from Pennsylvania State University with a BS in Mechanical Engineering and a Masters in Manufacturing Management. He started at their Painted Post Operation in a management trainee position then transitioned to a role in assembly and test cell doing a combination of planning, supervision, and process improvement. In 2015, he worked as a quality engineer focused on root cause analysis and corrective action on warranty and field issues. He has been in his current role as Quality Manager since 2016.

Vickie Kamataris has been working in a “quality” role since she was 20 years old, as an Air Force Sergeant flight line expeditor responsible for the safety and on-time launch of the aircraft in her squadron. After the military, she became a registered professional nurse where, again, she gravitated toward quality and education. In 1996, she learned about Six Sigma and decided to do whatever it took to get her hands on that knowledge, leaving a hospital leadership role and becoming a contract occupational health and safety manager for GE Aviation. She certified (twice) as a GB, BB, and MBB by GE and served as the corporate quality lead for healthcare and medical programs. Vickie is the principal of an independent consultancy and teaches leadership, change management, Lean, and Six Sigma and leads high-risk process improvement projects or mentors LSS candidates leading projects in a variety of industries and settings.

Amy Jo Reitter has been involved in continuous improvement throughout her career by applying DMAIC, Lean, quality and statistics. These tools have been applied through engineering, supervisory and quality roles while working in five different plants at Corning and Xerox. Amy Jo is currently the Quality Manager and Performance Excellence (continuous improvement) champion at Corning’s Fairport plant. She is one of Corning’s instructors for the DMAIC Green Belt course. Amy Jo’s MS in Industrial Engineering and Operations Research is from the Pennsylvania State University and her BA in Mathematics is from Alfred University.

Please join us Thursday, November 16, 2017 at Tags, 3037 State Route 352, Big Flats, NY

Registration:              5:30 – 6:00 p.m.
Dinner:                       6:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Speaker:                     7:00 p.m.

Cost:  $25.00 for members and for non-members
All forms of payment accepted – cash, check and credit cards.
Make checks payable to ASQ Section 0202.  All major credit cards accepted.

Reservations:  Two ways to register no later than Monday, November 12, 2017 at 7:00pm 

  1. Online registration with credit card payment – Preferred.  If registering for more than 1 person, please add additional names to notes on payment page.
  2. E-mail asq.ce.section202@gmail.com and pay at the door.

Payment can be refunded, if notification is given 48 hours before the event to asq.ce.section202@gmail.com.  All others, cancellations later than 48 hours before the event can be invoiced.

** Non-members are welcome and encouraged to attend **

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2018 Proposed Section Leadership Slate Accepted by Local Membership

As of close of business on Friday, 10/02/2017, there have been no additional nominations for our section officers, so our slate has been accepted.

Congratulations to our incoming officers for 2018!
Chair – Doug Robertson
Secretary – Penny Schoonmaker
Treasurer – Christy Schafer
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Dinner Meeting – Thursday, October 19, 2017

An Approach to Sound Decision Making

Mike McDonald – Independent Consultant and Corning (Retired)

Abstract:  Decisions must be made and actions must be taken in all organizations. It is up to the appropriate people in the organization to select the actions, determine how to carry them out, and take responsibility for their successful implementation. Often, however, there is uncertainty over how to proceed. People find it hard to think together about the choices they must make. They cannot agree on where and how to start making the decision. As a result, they may overlook important information, fail to consult the proper people, and make unwise choices.

Decision making is a systematic procedure based on the thinking pattern we use when making choices. This thinking pattern consists of a clear decision statement, which is determined by a thorough situation appraisal, identifying criteria that describe the value that the decision intends to deliver, a clear set of alternatives, a process for alternative comparison, a risk analysis and a final choice.

When people are provided with a common approach to decision making, they find they can indeed work as a team. There is more sharing of relevant information. Differing positions are more successfully reconciled because the process of decision making is less biased.

We will be sharing a common approach for sound decision making, which allows for the best balanced choice, considering risks and benefits.

Speaker Bio:  Throughout his 60 year career with Corning Inc, Mike McDonald has conducted over 600 seminars around the world, covering topics of Quality, Manufacturing and Engineering. After earning his BS in Ceramic Engineering from Penn State, Mike managed a melting research group to improve the mechanisms of “batch to glass” reactions. Mike was a key member of the original team of six instructors that introduced Total Quality Management to Corning’s employees worldwide and served as Quality Executive for the Telecommunication Products Division. After retiring, Mike has continued to support Corning’s Performance Excellence and training efforts.  Mike is an active member of the American Society for Quality and he is a certified black belt instructor and ISO 9000 auditor. Mike serves on six Non-Profit boards and Advisory councils, along with being a co-creator and facilitator for the Steuben Leadership Program and the NY Penn Leadership Program.

Please join us Thursday, October 19, 2017 at Tags, 3037 State Route 352, Big Flats, NY

Registration:              5:30 – 6:00 p.m.
Dinner:                       6:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Speaker:                     7:00 p.m.

Cost:  $25.00 for members and for non-members
All forms of payment accepted – cash, check and credit cards.
Make checks payable to ASQ Section 0202.  All major credit cards accepted.

Reservations:  Two ways to register no later than Monday, October 16, 2017 at 7:00pm 

If registering for more than 1 person, please email asq.ce.section202@gmail.com with additional names.

  1. Online registration with credit card payment. (Preferred)
  2. E-mail asq.ce.section202@gmail.com and pay at the door.

Payment can be refunded, if notification is given 48 hours before the event to asq.ce.section202@gmail.com.  All others, cancellations later than 48 hours before the event can be invoiced.

** Non-members are welcome and encouraged to attend **

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Dinner Meeting – Thursday, September 21, 2017

Process Mapping Using the Integrated Definition Language for Functional Modeling (IDEF-0)

Joe Crance, CSSBB and CQE

Abstract:  While there have been a plethora of articles and presentations on process mapping, a particularly insightful process mapping approach is Integrated Definition Language for Functional Modeling  (IDEF-0). Whereas traditional flow charts can become confusing when mapping a complex process, and traditional value streams may be too high to assist in methods engineering, the IDEF methodology allows a robust systems view that can drill down to the user’s need. The presentation will cover:

  • A History of IDEF
  • How IDEF Captures a System’s View. . .Better
  • Principles of Process Mapping With IDEF
  • Benefits of Using IDEF
  • Case Study Example

Speaker Bio:  Joseph Crance, MBA, is a retired US Air Force officer, consultant to the U.S. Army, and management analyst for the Air Force–serving the Department of Defense for nearly 30 years. Joe had led, conducted, or consulted on over 70 manpower studies for the U.S. Air Force–measuring everything from medical to service to industrial functions. He also co-authored articles on activity-based costing and work measurement for the Institute of Industrial Engineers’ monthly publications and taught work measurement and quality control at the undergraduate level for his alma mater, Southern Illinois University (Carbondale). Joe holds certifications as a Six Sigma Black Belt and Quality Engineer through ASQ.

Please join us Thursday, September 21, 2017 at Tags, 3037 State Route 352, Big Flats, NY 
Registration:             5:30 – 6:00 p.m.
Dinner:                       6:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Speaker:                     7:00 p.m.

Cost:  $25.00 for members and for non-members
All forms of payment accepted – cash, check and credit cards.
Make checks payable to ASQ Section 0202.  All major credit cards accepted.
 
Reservations:  Please contact via e-mail at asq.ce.section202@gmail.com no later than  Tuesday, September 19, 2017 at 12:00pm 
Cancellations later than 72 hours prior to this event will be invoiced

** Non-members are welcome and encouraged to attend **

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Summer Break 2017

Thank you for attending our great Winter/Spring 2017 Dinner Meetings and our Educational Day in April.  With everyone’s busy summer schedule, we are going to take our annual summer break from our Dinner Meetings.  Our next meeting will be on Thursday, September 21, 2017.  More details about topic and speaker will be available later this summer.

The Section Leadership (SLC) will continue to meet during the summer to discuss programs for Fall 2017.  Please feel free to contact us at asq.ce.section202@gmail.com, if you have any questions or possible topics or speakers for future events.

Thank you and we’ll see you in September.

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Tour and Dinner – Thursday, May 18, 2017

Tour of Corning Incorporated – Sullivan Park R&D Center – Strength and Reliability Labs

Bill Denson – Research Associate – Corning Incorporated and Strength/Reliability Lab Staff

Abstract:  Corning Incorporated – Sullivan Park facility is the Research and Development Center for Corning Incorporated. Corning is one of the world’s leading innovators in materials science. For more than160 years, Corning has applied its unparalleled expertise in specialty glass, ceramics, and optical physics to develop products that have created new industries and transformed people’s lives. Corning succeeds through sustained investment in R&D, a unique combination of material and process innovation, and close collaboration with customers to solve tough technology challenges. Corning’s market segments include Display Technologies, Optical Communications, Environmental Technologies, Life Sciences, Specialty Materials and Emerging Innovations.

Agenda:  A short presentation will be made regarding the history of Corning Incorporated with a focus on R&D, followed by a tour of the Strength and Reliability labs.  The tour groups will be kept as small as possible to allow for better exposure.

IMPORTANT GUIDELINES

  • Registration is required by May 5th due to facility security protocol.
  • Late registrations will NOT be accepted.
  • Last minute arrivals or walk-ins will NOT be accepted.
  • Please bring photo ID with you – Driver’s license or Passport only.
  • NO cameras or cell phones with cameras are allowed – please leave in your car.
  • Wear appropriate closed toed shoes – shoes or sneakers with slip resistant soles.
  • Safety glasses are mandatory. If you have your own, please bring them with you.

Facility Tour:  Thursday, May 18, 2017 – Arrive promptly at 4:45 to complete the security protocol.

  • Corning Incorporated – Sullivan Park 1 Science Center Drive, Painted Post, NY.
  • Driving and entry instructions will be provided to registered guests only.

Dinner (following the tour):  Sullivan Park Atrium – Catered Dinner at 6:30pm.

Cost:   $25.00 for members and for non-members
All forms of payment accepted – cash, check and credit cards.
Make checks payable to ASQ Section 0202.  All major credit cards accepted.
 
Reservations:  Please contact via e-mail at asq.ce.section202@gmail.com no later than Friday May  5, 2017.  Please include full name, company, title, and nationality this data is required for the security protocol at Corning. 

Cancellations later than 72 hours prior to this event will be invoiced
 
Recommended Dress:  Business Casual, non slip shoes, safety glasses if you have them
 
** Non-members are welcome and encouraged to attend **

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Dinner Meeting – Thursday, April 20, 2017

Getting the Value of Your ASQ Membership

Laurie Haduck Performance Excellence Division Champion, Business Services – Corning Incorporated

Abstract:  What offering does ASQ provide you as part of your yearly membership?  Do you know all of the great resources available to you that are provided by ASQ?  Today, ASQ continues to support innovations in many fields.  ASQ helps individuals achieve career success by offering knowledge resources, professional training, and certification.  It offers organizational assessment tools and culture of quality workshops to help businesses and organizations strengthen and grow.  ASQ helps organizations uncover opportunities to make their organizations work better.  ASQ offers geographic and topic-specific member units and divisions, career development, and the sharing of ideas.  The talk will take you through a tour of what is available and how ASQ can help you with your daily quality needs.

Speaker Bio(s):  Laurie Haduck is the Performance Excellence Division Champion for the Business Services division at Corning Incorporated.  She is a Certified Green Belt.  Laurie has worked at Corning Incorporated for over 16 years in a variety of positions including Corporate Food Services, Media Services, and Corporate Events. The skills learned in these roles gave her the background to have a good understanding of what her division needs in regards to quality.  Her experience has given her the edge to market performance excellence to those in the service industry.

Please join us Thursday, April 20, 2017 at Tags, 2679 State Route 352, Big Flats, NY 
Registration:            5:30 – 6:00 p.m.
Dinner:                      6:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Speaker:                    7:00 p.m.

Cost:  $25.00 for members and for non-members
All forms of payment accepted – cash, check and credit cards.
Make checks payable to ASQ Section 0202.  All major credit cards accepted.
 
Reservations:  Please contact asq.ce.section202@gmail.com
No later than end of business on Monday, April 17.
Cancellations later than 72 hours prior to this event will be invoiced

Recommended Dress:  Business Casual

** Non-members are welcome and encouraged to attend **

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