October 2015 Professional Development Meeting

The next Professional Development meeting will be held on

Thursday, October 22nd

Please REGISTER to confirm your attendance.


PD Presentation:  

Process Improvement

By Ari Reubin

Ari Reubin serves LKG Advisors ( http://lkgadvisorsllc.com/) in the role of EVP for Business Process and Data Integration.  Over the past 25 years Ari served in executive roles with some of the world’s largest commercial real estate services and technology companies.  For example, at CBRE Group (NYSE: CBG) until 2009 he served as VP and global practice leader for innovation and quality assurance.

Since 2009 he has served CBRE in role of Senior Advisor on range of client projects in corporate real estate around the globe.  He then served as Senior Director of Research and Development at the Howard Hughes Corporation (NYSE: HHC).  In parallel, for 14 years Ari was a faculty member of the University of Texas at Dallas (UTD) School of Management, where he taught strategy and served as Associate Director of the Center for Information Technology & Management.  Prior to CBRE, HHC and UTD, Ari served as global director of the image sensor business Texas Instruments (NSYE: TXN) during the last two years of his 11-year career at TXN.

Ari earned his BS in Engineering from Michigan State University, and his MS in Engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.  Ari also completed post-graduate work at The Wharton School of Business, and the American Management Association.  He is an ASQ certified and active Six-Sigma Black Belt.  As well, a frequent speaker and author at industry events on fusing business process improvement, predictive analytics, and common sense.  One of many examples is his work with The Stanford University Center for Integrated Facilities Management (CIFE) and LKG to create and organize an event called “Building Smarter with Big-Data” (http://buildingsmarter2015.com/) on Nov 9 in Santa-Clara.


Tutorial Topic:

The part Special Interest Groups (SIGs) can play in preparing 
members for the ISO 9001:2015 changes.

By Jerry Capstick (Audit SIG Chair)

Jerry Capstick, a principal with Gramercy, Inc., provides consulting services for the implementation of ISO 9001 and AS9100 quality management systems and improvement programs.  In addition, he performs internal audits of quality management and lean systems (including 5S).  His clients include PPG Aerospace, Wichita Clutch USA (Altra Industrial Motion Group), DIAB Americas (DIAB Group), Anodics, Inc., TranSpec Fasteners, Allied Aerospace, Advanced Integration Technology, BG Electronics, TYG Products, Hanson Pressure Pipe.

Capstick is a Certified Quality Auditor (CQA) and a Certified Manager of Quality/Organizational Excellence (CMQ/OE).  He graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering (BSCE) degree from Southern Methodist University (SMU) and a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree from the University of Texas – Dallas (UTD).  You can reach him at jcapstick@gramercyinc.net.