Dinner Meeting – Thursday, February 15, 2018

Sprint to Results 

Patrick Fero, Maggie Everett and Caitlin Murray – Corning Information Technology Rotational Program

Abstract:  Sprint is based on known Design Thinking best practices and agile development techniques adapted by Google Ventures to help their portfolio startup process to quickly and effectively solve their design challenges. This method allows you to take a product or service from design to testing in up to five days. The steps align well with the DESGN methodology.

Speaker Bio: 

Maggie Everett, Patrick Fero, and Caitlin Murray are members of the Corning Information Technology Rotational Program. Over the span of three years, they will take on new opportunities to develop leadership skills and learn about different areas within Corning’s IT department.

Maggie is in her first year of rotations and is currently the Improvements Lead on Corning’s Critical Response Team. She has completed her Green Belt training this past year and plans to work through PQA and Lean after becoming DMAIC certified in early 2018. In 2018, Maggie strives to break down silos between teams to create better collaboration!

Patrick is in his first year of rotations and is currently a Sr. Analyst on Corning’s Supply Chain Cloud Applications team. Through two previous internships with Corning, in both 2016 and 2017, he obtained the Six Sigma Yellow Belt certification. Since joining full time, he has completed his Green Belt training and was the first IT project Sprint leader. In 2018, Patrick plans to leverage his training to help with future IT projects as the team belt.

Caitlin is in her second year of rotations and currently works as an IT Operations Analyst at Corning’s Diesel manufacturing facility. She became yellow belt certified while interning with Corning in 2015 and completed DMAIC, PQA, and Lean green belt training within her first year of returning full time. In 2018, she strives to become certified in all three areas and then train to become black belt certified.

Please join us Thursday, Feburay 15, 2018 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 Thursday, February 8, 2018 at 4:00pm. 

  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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Dinner Meeting – Thursday, January 18, 2018

Test Method Validations  

Doug Robertson CSSBB, CQM/OE, CQE, CQA, CBA – Sr. Quality Engineer – Depuy-Synthes

Abstract:  Test Method Validations are a strengthened approach to Gage repeatability and reproducibility studies.  This program will go over the differences between a simple gage R&R and what additional activities may be performed for a test method validation.  The process demonstrated will be the current methodology deployed for the Depuy-Synthes manufacturing site in Horseheads, NY.  The effect of sample sizes and the inclusion of conforming and non-conforming product on the acceptance criteria for the test method validation will be discussed.

Speaker Bio:  Doug has 37 years of experience in quality assurance and manufacturing environments.  He holds ASQ certifications as a Six Sigma Black Belt, Quality Manager/Operations Excellence, Quality Engineer, Quality Auditor, and Biomedical Auditor.   He recently completed the Johnson & Johnson Certified Quality Engineer Program.  His experience includes wood products, aerospace, tier 1 automotive supplier, air-conditioning, and turbines.  Doug’s latest responsibilities focus on the medical device industry as a Senior Quality Assurance Engineer for new product launches and innovation projects.

He is a Senior ASQ member as well as serving on the Corning-Elmira Section 0202 ASQ Board as the Section Leadership Chair.

Please join us Thursday, January 18, 2018 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, January 15, 2018 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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Christmas Charity Event – Thank You!

Big THANK YOU to everyone who helped purchase Angel Tag gifts this Christmas for the Corning Salvation Army.  We can not do this without people like you.

Terry Reade

Social Services & Angel Gift Coordinator
Corning Salvation Army

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Christmas Charity Event – Wednesday, December 6, 2017

We wanted to let everyone know that we will be picking up 30 Angel Tree tags from the Salvation Army (10 children, 3 gifts each = 30 total) and the Section Leadership Committee (SLC) members are planning to meet at Chili’s (near Arnot Mall) next Wednesday, December 6th at 5:30pm to plan our shopping  and have a few appetizers.  After refueling, we plan to divide and conquer between  Toys-R-Us, JC Penney and Sears.

Please email if you plan to join in the shopping, so we can plan to include you!

 

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2017 ASQ Central NY Quality Conference

Set for 4 November 2017, the American Society for Quality (ASQ) CNY Conference is a joint annual conference that has been held since 2008.

The goal is to provide practical knowledge that you can use right away with participating ASQ sections (Syracuse, Binghamton, Corning-Elmira and Central Mohawk) Valley) presenting valuable and informative presentations.

This is a great opportunity for quality professionals from all over the region to meet, network, and learn from each other. This conference is a joint effort of the Central New York ASQ Sections.

Please register here.

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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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