March 2016 Professional Development Meeting

The next Professional Development meeting will be held on

Thursday, March 24, 2016.

Please REGISTER to confirm your attendance.

PD Presentation:  

A Story of the Quest for Quality and the Malcolm Baldrige Award

By Roy Dale Crownover

Dale is President & CEO of Texas Nameplate Company (TNC) in Dallas, Tx.  He has received multiple awards and recognition for his visionary leadership of his company as well as the DaleCrownoverquality community in general.

Dale’s father, Roy Crownover, founded TNC in 1946. Dale has worked for this family-owned business since 1960. He started by sweeping floors, then working in the production areas, and assuming duties as President and CEO in 1989 at age 37. Dale’s father and mentor, passed away in 2008, leaving Dale with sole ownership of TNC.

Small Business Leadership Services and Current Responsibilities

“Dale” Crownover has held the positions of President and CEO of Texas Nameplate Company, Inc. (TNC) for 26 years. TNC is a 40-person, family-owned business located in Dallas, Texas that manufactures nameplates attached to products and equipment to educate and protect the safety of users. TNC serves a large and diversified customer base.

Dale’s visionary leadership for TNC has resulted in TNC and Dale receiving the following awards, recognitions and designations:

Service in State and National Professional Associations

  • 1990 -1995 President, South Ellis County Water Supply Corporation, Italy, Texas http://www.nonprofitfacts.com/TX/South-Ellis-County-Water-Supply-Corp.html
  • 1993-1994, Board of Examiners, Texas Award for Performance Excellence. http://quality-texas.org/
  • 1996-1998, Board of Overseer, Quality Texas Foundation
  • 1997-1999, Chairman of the Board, The Quality Texas Foundation
  • 2000-2001, Board of Examiners, Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Foundation
  • 2001-2004, Member, Board of Directors, Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Foundation http://www.baldrigepe.org/foundation/
  • 2001-2003, Panel of Judges, Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award
  • 2003-2004, National Treasurer, American Society for Quality
  • 2004-2007, Chairman, Board of Director, Quality Texas Foundation
  • 2004-2007, Chairman, Board of Directors, Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Foundation
  • 2008-2010, Chairman, Board of Directors, Quality Texas Foundation
  • 2014-Present, Vice Chairman, Board of Director, Quality Texas Foundation. http://quality-texas.org/

Presentations and Publications

Education

  • 1997, BS in Business Management, LeTourneau University, at age 45

Tutorial Topic:

TBD


PD MEETING NOTE:

Normally, Professional Development (PD) meetings are always the fourth Thursday of every month.  There are no meetings in June, July, August (summer break) and December (after Thanksgiving).  PD Presentations are normally given between 5:30 and 6:30 PM: 45 minutes for the presentation and about 15 Minutes of Q&A at the end.

Interested in giving a presentation or tutorial at one of our future PD meetings?  Contact the ASQ Dallas Chair (asqdallaschair at gmail dot com).

February 2016 Professional Development Meeting

The next Professional Development meeting will be held on

Thursday, February 25.

Please REGISTER to confirm your attendance.

PD Presentation:  

Process Quality and Security in Healthcare using Programmerless Programming,  an Evolution in Advanced Artificial Intelligence Technology

By Sam Chaffin, Unityware Chief Operating Officer and
Brian Stack, Unityware Sr. Scientist

Is modern software the enemy of quality and profit?

It may shock you to learn how much it would return to your bottom line by just
helping your people work together.

Dr. Deming said, “If we focus on the process, the result takes care of itself.”
What’s wrong with our approach to all our software today? Is one of the
problems that we always start with the result we want to achieve?
February 25, we want to talk about the process. With Unityware, our process
starts with:

Do you believe we can program a robot to do work? YES!

Then you can believe we can teach the computer to program AND DO THE
WORK.

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Unityware performs the work of software and is fast to implement – or change.

Sam Chaffin BIO

Sam, a registered professional engineer with BS Chemical Engineering and MS Industrial Engineering was recognized as an outstanding alumnus by College of Engineering, University of Arkansas in 2008. He has persistently solved challenges with his 48 years of experience in providing solutions for companies from Baxter Healthcare and Kimberly Clark to Wal-Mart. Mr Chaffin is known to solve the logistical problems that keep you awake at night.

Bryan Stack BIO.

Bryan Stack created system generating technologies, including one capable of generating itself. Patented under his name, the technology is an innovative mechanism for creating software and user documentation in under 2% of the time it would take the fastest technologies available. The patents are granted and recognized in countries around the globe. Stack  has built companies from the ground up including one he took public and another that was venture funded after securing industry luminaries as clients.

Tutorial Topic:

Introduction to ASQ Certification Process

By John Jennings

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ASQ certification (like the examples shown above) is a formal recognition by ASQ that an individual has demonstrated a proficiency within, and comprehension of, a specific body of knowledge. Nearly 180,000 certifications have been issued to dedicated professionals worldwide.

For many, the certification process remains something of a mystery. Frequently asked questions come up about how the exams are created, how they are scored, and how best to prepare for taking a test. This discussion will address these issues and more for those wanting to get one of the many certifications ASQ offers.

Invest in your career and your future with an ASQ certification. Gain an advantage over your competition and increase your potential for a higher salary.

John W. Jennings III BIO

John left the US Air Force in 1970, after serving four years.  Thereafter, John gained thirty-five years of experience in manufacturing as a Quality Technician, QA Engineer, Reliability Engineer, QMS Auditor, QA Manager, Quality System Manager and Director of Performance Excellence.  He continued his formal education part time and graduated from UTD (University Of Texas at Dallas) with a BSEE in Telecommunications (1992) and a MS in Engineering Sciences from UTD in Electronic Manufacturing (1996).

John taught Applied TQM (Total Quality Management) and SPC (Statistical Process Control) for Richland College’s Continuing Education classes for 2 years until they discontinued the program. He has taught refresher classes for the Dallas/Ft. Worth ASQ Section for CMQ/OE, CQT, CQIA, CQI, and CQE.

John is the Quality Assurance Manager for Bowhead Manufacturing, a part of UIC Government Services Division and the Bowhead Family of Companies, part of the Ukpeaġvik Iñupiat Corporation, an Alaska Native Corporation.

John has served as a senior examiner for the Texas Award for Performance Excellence, a member of the Board of Governors for Quality Texas and as a member of the board of examiners for Malcolm Baldridge National Quality Award. He is an ASQ Fellow and currently holds ASQ certifications as CQE, CRE, CSQE, CQA, CBA, CMI, CQT, CMQ/OE, CSSGB, and CSSBB. He is an Exemplar Global Certified QMS Lead Auditor and is certified by NARTE (The National Association of Radio and Telecommunications Engineers, Inc.) as an ESDC (ESD Control) Engineer.

PD MEETING NOTE:

Normally, Professional Development (PD) meetings are always the fourth Thursday of every month.  There are no meetings in June, July, August (summer break) and December (after Thanksgiving).

January 2016 Professional Development Meeting

The next Professional Development meeting will be held on

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Please REGISTER to confirm your attendance.

PD Presentation:  

Emotional Intelligence – Part 1

By Elizabeth Lions

intelligenceEmotional intelligence is the ability to monitor one’s own and other people’s emotions to discriminate between different emotions and label them appropriately, and to use emotional information to guide thinking and behavior. According to Inc. Magazine, the higher the ranking title (such as CEO) the lower the emotional intelligence. Over time lack of emotional intelligence impacts behavior as well as promotions. If you are serious about climbing the career ladder, emotional intelligence is a must.

Join us for the first of a  two part series where Elizabeth will explain what emotional intelligence is, why it’s important and how to develop the skill. This course is beneficial in work situations or in your personal life.

 

Elizabeth Lions BIO

Elizabeth grew up in central New Jersey, about an hour from New York City. She studied psychology at the University of Maine. She is the Author of two books, ‘Recession Proof Elizabeth LionsYourself’ and “I Quit! Working for You Isn’t Working For Me”. Elizabeth is currently crafting her third book on leadership.

Elizabeth’s coaching practice is broken into two key areas: career management and leadership.

Elizabeth’s credentials are impressive. They include being quoted in U.S. World News Report, AOL Jobs, Australian Finance, Silicon India, CBS Money Watch, Yahoo, The Ladders, and Dice job boards. Her words have reached as far as the front page of the Philadelphia Tribune, PBS, CBS Money Watch, Dale Carnegie and John Tesh’s blog.

In 2013, her radio show for women entitled, “Leadership Lessons from the Lioness”, was created through Plaid For Women, along with her articles. A year later, she brought her leadership classes to Dubai.

Elizabeth’s client list includes executives from Fiserv, AT&T, Microsoft, Wells Fargo, eBay and Intel to name a few.

Today, Elizabeth can be found writing, coaching and collaborating with the who’s who of the Corporate America, as well as abroad. When she isn’t working, Elizabeth can be found traveling across state lines with her husband on their Harley Davidson motorcycle or in the yoga studio twisting for hours on end. To contact Elizabeth, please visit www.elizabethlions.com

 


Tutorial Topic:

Establishing the FaCS – SIG

By Sharon McNair

Often times the basic quality processes are deemed tedious and overlooked. It is these very steps that allow us to maintain and create a quality product or service.  Many who perform those task on a daily basis do not see the value in their work thus provide less than quality service.

Quality Management is faced with finding ways to create an environment in which employees feel engaged, connected to the success of the company.  The basic quality tools are pertinent to the success of a business and yet most employees do not see their value.  In creating FaCS -SIG we hope to create an environment where persons in the Food, Cosmetics and Supplement industries may learn ways to improve processes that exist and their significance.

Sharon McNair BIO

Sharon is a Quality Manager with Mannatech, Inc. In this role, Sharon oversee the quality systems providing all aspects of quality management, including auditing, and training.  Before joining Mannatech in 2003, Sharon worked for 5+ years for a diverse range of organizations, including Colgate Oral Pharmaceuticals, Idexx Veterinary Services and Argus Analytical Inc.

Sharon’s varied background in Dietary Supplements, Oral Pharmaceuticals and environmental industries provided the perfect foundation for quality management.  With more than 17years experience in the various industries, Sharon now focuses mainly on continuous improvement and cGMP compliance.

Sharon is an ASQ Certified Quality Auditor.  She is pursuing her Master’s degree in Quality Management at California State University Dominquez Hills, and received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Chemistry from Mississippi State University.

 

 

 

PD MEETING NOTE:

Normally, Professional Development (PD) meetings are always the fourth Thursday of every month.  There are no meetings in June, July, August (summer break) and December (after Thanksgiving).

November 2015 Professional Development Meeting

The PD meeting will be held on

Thursday, November 19th at 6:00 PM

Please REGISTER to confirm your attendance.


PD Presentation:  

Quality In The Wind

By Mike Calhoun

Mike retired from Trinity Structural Towers, Inc., after 10 years as the Division Quality Manager. During this period he performed design and manufacturing capability reviews for all major international turbine builders. His work involved interpreting all turbine builder tower specifications as well as the embedded industry standards. He performed as the key reviewer for ISO, DIN, DS, AWS, ASTM, ASME and other welding, quality assurance and material standards used for wind energy projects. His duties also involved extensive travel to North American wind farms to assist customers with problem solving and the commissioning of wind turbines. Mike is now offering his services through his consulting company, Glenview Associates, Inc.

Mike has extensive experience with quality management systems and their registration. He served as the Vice President of Operation for Quality Systems Registrars, Inc., from 1994 to1996 issuing the ISO9001 quality system registration for over 450 clients.

Prior to spending a decade in wind energy industry, Mike held quality management positions for major manufacturers in various industries including; The Boeing Company (2001-2003); 3M Robinson Nugent, (2001); Trinity Rail, (1996-2001) and Halliburton Energy Services, (1971- 1994). He is also the holder of 5 US Patents and author of 10 papers presented at various public forums.

Certifications:

  • Registered Professional Engineer, Texas
  • American Welding Society Certified Welding Inspector
  • American Society for Quality (ASQ) Certified Six Sigma Black Belt
  • Certified Quality Engineer
  • Certified Quality Auditor
  • Certified Manager of Quality/Organizational Excellence

Contact Information
Mike Calhoun
1006 Magnolia Drive, Carrollton, TX 75007
214.405.2572
calhoun.michael56@gmail.com


Tutorial Topic:

How To Network Like An Extrovert!

By Elizabeth Lions

This presentation is developed and designed for professionals who have difficultly networking, but understand that it is crucial to their careers. Presenter Elizabeth Lions believes professionals don’t have to pretend they are extroverts or salespeople to network effectively – they just need techniques that support their strengths.

Elizabeth will cover the purpose of networking and reframe the topic in a way that makes even the most introverted professional comfortable, as well as give practical tips and tricks that attendees can use immediately. This presentation is perfect for technical audiences or people that just want learn to network without having the jitters.

Elizabeth’s techniques have helped many connect with others and leave fear behind.

Elizabeth Lions BIO

Elizabeth grew up in central New Jersey, about an hour from New York City. She studied psychology at the University of Maine. She is the Author of two books, ‘Recession Proof Elizabeth LionsYourself’ and “I Quit! Working for You Isn’t Working For Me”. Elizabeth is currently crafting her third book on leadership.

Elizabeth’s coaching practice is broken into two key areas: career management and leadership.

Elizabeth’s credentials are impressive. They include being quoted in U.S. World News Report, AOL Jobs, Australian Finance, Silicon India, CBS Money Watch, Yahoo, The Ladders, and Dice job boards. Her words have reached as far as the front page of the Philadelphia Tribune, PBS, CBS Money Watch, Dale Carnegie and John Tesh’s blog.

In 2013, her radio show for women entitled, “Leadership Lessons from the Lioness”, was created through Plaid For Women, along with her articles. A year later, she brought her leadership classes to Dubai.

Elizabeth’s client list includes executives from Fiserv, AT&T, Microsoft, Wells Fargo, eBay and Intel to name a few.

Today, Elizabeth can be found writing, coaching and collaborating with the who’s who of the Corporate America, as well as abroad. When she isn’t working, Elizabeth can be found traveling across state lines with her husband on their Harley Davidson motorcycle or in the yoga studio twisting for hours on end. To contact Elizabeth, please visit www.elizabethlions.com

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.

 

September 2015 Professional Development Meeting

The September 2015 PD meeting will be held on Thursday, September 24th.  Please REGISTER to confirm your attendance.


PD Presentation:  

ISO/FDIS 9001:2015 – What to Expect in the Next Revision

By Mona Elkhatib

The world’s most recognized management system standard with over 1 million certifications, ISO 9001, has been under revision. The final draft international standard (FDIS) was released July 9, 2015. The expected publish date is September 2015. The changes will be significant for all sizes and types of organizations and you are encouraged to come explore the changes and get a head start with the transition.

Participants will develop an understanding of:

  • Background to the ISO 9001 development and revision time line
  • What are the key changes
    • New structure
    • New content
    • Risk based approach
    • Quality management principles
  • How will the changes affect you?
  • What are the transition timelines?

Tutorial Topic:

ASQ Dallas Section Mentoring Program

By John Jennings

The tutorial will be the kick-off for the revised ASQ Dallas Section Mentoring program. The topic will cover the program structure, Management, Implementation, and Evaluation Plan. It will also talk to local networking venues and:

  • Educate the Mentee about section offerings
  • Provide members with value to reinforce and maintain section membership
  • Provide value for stakeholders
  • Provide mentor services to members
  • Opportunity for mutual sharing and learning
  • Recertification Unit for Mentors
  • Define Knowledge Management

SPEAKER BIOS


Mona Elkhatib

Mona Elkhatib has over 15 years of experience in Process Improvements, Quality
Management Systems and Assurance, Regulatory Compliance, Training and Auditing.

Areas of Expertise: Mona’s expertise is in design and development of ISO recognized Quality Management Systems organizations in a manner to fit the organization’s needs and improve the efficiency of their current processes, while maintaining regulatory compliance. She has strong background in ISO 13485 Medical Devices system requirements including regulatory requirements such as FDA QSR, and Health Canada MDR.

Scope of Experience: Mona has designed, developed and assisted in implementation of ISO recognized Quality Management Systems for over 50 organizations. She has worked in various industry sectors including oil and gas, metal fabrication, electronics, plastics, health care, and medical equipment and diagnostics.

Education and Training: Mona holds a Master of Science degree in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Texas Southwestern / The University of Texas at Arlington and a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Engineering from The University of Texas at Arlington.

Relevant Assignments: In her role as a Lead Auditor for the accredited registrars, Mona audited over 500 companies from both the manufacturing and service sectors. She trained and witnessed auditors and reviewed the audit packages to issue ISO 13485 certifications to the organizations. In her role as a Trainer, she delivered ISO 9001, ISO 13485 lead auditor classes, on-site (customized) and in a public setting. Finally, in her role as an Advisor she designed and developed ISO 9001 and ISO 13485 compliant management systems for over 50 organizations.

Contact Information:
Mona.Elkhatib@tmac.org
(469) 767-4305


John W. Jennings III.

 

John left the US Air Force in 1970, after serving four years.  Thereafter, John gained thirty-five years of experience in manufacturing as a Quality Technician, QA Engineer, Reliability Engineer, QMS Auditor, QA Manager, Quality System Manager and Director of Performance Excellence.  He continued his formal education part time and graduated from UTD (University Of Texas at Dallas) with a BSEE in Telecommunications (1992) and a MS in Engineering Sciences from UTD in Electronic Manufacturing (1996).

John taught Applied TQM (Total Quality Management) and SPC (Statistical Process Control) for Richland College’s Continuing Education classes for 2 years until they discontinued the program. He has taught refresher classes for the Dallas/Ft. Worth ASQ Section for CMQ/OE, CQT, CQIA, CQI, and CQE.

John is the Quality Assurance Manager for Bowhead Manufacturing, a part of UIC Government Services Division and the Bowhead Family of Companies, part of the Ukpeaġvik Iñupiat Corporation, an Alaska Native Corporation.

John has served as a senior examiner for the Texas Award for Performance Excellence, a member of the Board of Governors for Quality Texas and as a member of the board of examiners for Malcolm Baldridge National Quality Award. He is an ASQ Fellow and currently holds ASQ certifications as CQE, CRE, CSQE, CQA, CBA, CMI, CQT, CMQ/OE, CSSGB, and CSSBB. He is an Exemplar Global Certified QMS Lead Auditor and is certified by NARTE (The National Association of Radio and Telecommunications Engineers, Inc.) as an ESDC (ESD Control) Engineer.

May 2015 Professional Development Meeting

The May 2015 Professional Development meeting will be held on Thursday, 05/28/15 at Texas Land & Cattle in Richardson TX, right off of Hwy 75 (Central Expressway) on the SB access road just North of Spring Valley Rd.

There will be a Tutorial presentation/meeting from 6:00 – 6:30 PM and then Dinner from 6:30 – 7:30 PM (includes 10 -15 min for section business announcements). The dinner presentation will be from 7:15 – 8:25 PM. Adjournment will be at 8:30 PM.

Please REGISTER (click here) to confirm your attendance.

Danny Aguilar is Principal Consultant of Quality Eagle Consulting

Tutorial Topics:  

1. Process Approach Auditing Using Turtle Diagram.  This presentation focuses on methods and techniques to conduct process audits utilizing the Turtle Diagram. This technique can be used by Auditors who perform first, second or third party audits on any standards or requirements. Additionally, case studies will be explored to gain a practical application of this tool and technique.

Dinner Topic:  Conducting a Value-Added and Effective Supplier Desktop Audit

Dinner Abstract: This presentation covers the process to carry out a desktop or remote audit. Additionally, the pros and cons of a desktop audit will be explored along with providing best practices to enhance the desktop audit approach.

About Danny Aguilar:  

As the Principal Consultant of Quality Eagle Consulting, Danny Aguilar brings over 15 years of experience and expertise in the areas of process improvement, quality auditing, compliance, quality engineering, six sigma, project management, etc. in the biological, pharmaceutical, biopharmaceutical, medical devices and automotive industries.

Academically, Mr. Aguilar holds the following degrees:  BS Chemical Engineering – Saint Louis University, Baguio City Philippines, MS Management Engineering – University of Bridgeport, Bridgeport, CT. Master in Business Administration – University of Tampa, Tampa, FL

Additionally, Danny is a Senior Member of ASQ. He is an ASQ Certified Quality Engineer, ASQ Certified Quality Auditor and Johnson and Johnson Process Excellence Six Sigma Black Belt. His work experience includes working for Johnson and Johnson, Bausch and Lomb and Sanofi.

In his spare time, Danny enjoys volunteering and film making. He is happily married with his wife Keiko and they have three children: Alyssa (13), Kaylee (12) and Daniel (5).

April 2015 Professional Development Meeting

The April 2015 Professional Development meeting will be held this Thursday, 04/23/15 at Texas Land & Cattle in Richardson TX, right off of Hwy 75 (Central Expressway) on the SB access road just North of Spring Valley Rd.

There will be a Tutorial presentation/meeting from 6:00 – 6:30 PM and then Dinner from 6:30 – 7:30 PM (includes 10 -15 min for section business announcements). The dinner presentation will be from 7:15 – 8:25 PM. Adjournment will be at 8:30 PM.

Please REGISTER (click here) to confirm your attendance.

Chuck Miller, CIA, CISA is currently the Director Internal Audit, Risk, and Compliance at Vertex Business Systems will give the PD Dinner presentation while Steve Fox, Quality Manager at Trilogy Circuits will give the PD Tutorial presentation.

Tutorial Topic:  ASQ Recertification Process

About Steve Fox:

Steve joined ASQ in April 1979, and became a Senior Member in April 1992.  Steve has held several positions within the Dallas Section, including Chair, Vice Chair, Secretary and Treasurer, and is currently chair of Recertification and Chair of the Examining Committee.  He is a Certified Quality Engineer (1986) and Certified Quality Auditor (1989).  He has worked in several industries, including chemistry, foods, and defense electronics.  Currently Steve is the quality manager of Trilogy Circuits in Richardson, where he is also a Certified IPC Trainer to IPC-A-610, Acceptability of Electronic Assembles.

Dinner Topic:  Enterprise Risk Management

Dinner Abstract:

This presentation will cover operational risk management and ERM (Enterprise Risk Management). Our presenter, Charles Miller, CIA (Certified Internal Auditor), Director of Audit, Risk, and Compliance at Vertex Business Services currently focuses on ERM as part of this current job responsibilities.. The latest draft of ISO9001:2015 shows that risk will be added under Planning in Section 6, a welcomed improvement that conveys the intent of Preventive Action (8.5.3). A robust Risk Management program can be an important value-added addition to any ISO 9001 based organization.

About Charles (Chuck) Miller:

Chuck Miller, CIA, CISA is currently the Director Internal Audit, Risk, and Compliance at Vertex Business Systems. He has over 20 years of experience in the areas of Finance and Information Technology (IT) with focus in IT operations, accounting, risk management and auditing.  He is a graduate of Memphis University with an undergraduate degree in Information Technology and a Post graduate degree in Technology management. He has worked in various settings including government, financial, manufacturing, and utilities industries.  Chuck has developed Risk Management programs and implemented several Governance, Risk, and Compliance applications.

His knowledge specialties include: COBIT, COSO, ISO, SOX, GLB, PCI, SOX, SSAE16, Business & IT Process Management, Control & Process Implementation, Operations & IT Risk Management, and  IT/IS Management.

March 2015 Professional Development Meeting

The March 2015 Professional Development meeting will be held this Thursday, 03/26/15 at Texas Land & Cattle in Richardson TX, right off of Hwy 75 (Central Expressway) on the SB access road just North of Spring Valley Rd.

There will be a Tutorial presentation/meeting from 6:00 – 6:30 PM and then Dinner from 6:30 – 7:30 PM (includes 10 -15 min for section business announcements). The dinner presentation will be from 7:15 – 8:25 PM. Adjournment will be at 8:30 PM.

Please REGISTER (click here) to confirm your attendance.

Ms. Robin Moss, the founder of ribit, a full-service digital marketing agency will give the PD Dinner presentation while Gary Roper, Owner, Roper Resources Inc., will give the PD Tutorial presentation.

Tutorial Topic:  Expected revision on major QMS Standards ISO 9001, ISO13485 and                                 AS9100)

Tutorial Abstract:

With 3 major Quality Management System Standards (ISO 9001, ISO13485 and AS9100) scheduled to be revised between now and the end of 2016 we will look at the expected revision dates, when companies will most likely need to comply with the revision changes, when to get educated on the changes and how dramatic are the changes expected to be.

About Gary Roper:

Gary C. Roper has been A Certified IPC Trainer since 2003 and Master IPC Trainer since 2007, he is a life time member of the IPC Technical Advisory Executive Committee. He teaches the following:

  • IPC-A-600 MIT
  • IPC-A-610 MIT
  • IPC-A-620 MIT
  • IPC J-STD-001 MIT
  • IPC 7711/7721 MIT

He is also an ASQ Certified Quality Auditor and Quality Management System Consultant.  Gary has performed internal audits and gap analyses for many companies in the electronic industry. With 30 years of quality, production and engineering management experience in the electronics industry Gary is uniquely prepared to guide Companies to successful QMS Registration with an elevated understanding of the relationship between quality characteristics and manufacturing processes. Under his guidance companies learn how to design a system that adds value using processes common to the electronics industry. Gary has been an active member of IPC committees since 1993.

Dinner Presentation Topic:  Impact of Social Media on Business –  New Tips and                                                            Tricks to learn

Dinner Abstract:

You have to be where your customers are, and your clients often turn to social media for customer service and to find vendors.  Do you want to grow your influence on social media and grow your business?  Do you want to understand how to find relevant information to post?  From Facebook, to Twitter to Google+ we’ll cover it all.

Robin Moss has been helping companies create their presence on the web since 1994.  She has an extensive background in marketing, advertising and social strategy and can help you develop a website and a social media strategy that will make your company stand out from the competition.  Robin will show the basics of what are required to grow your business using Social Media marketing!

In Robin’s presentation you will learn:

  • Best times to post
  • How often to post
  • Social Media Tools
  • The Value of using Social Media

About Ms. Robin Moss

Ms. Robin Moss founded ribit, a full-service digital marketing agency, in 1994. ribit provides clients with marketing and social media strategy, custom WordPress websites, eCommerce sites, SEO, content creation, graphic design, and branding.

Robin’s commitment to quality allows her clients to grow their businesses to the next level.  She works with start-ups from logo design, brochures and web sites to strategy.  With existing business, she updates their existing ‘look’ and develops marketing campaigns that drive their target markets to leap into action to buy their product or service.

ribit has won many awards – Dallas Tops, newmedia invision, Rockport Publishers, Web Awards, SXSW and One Show to name a few – but Robin was personally honored with Multimedia Producer Magazine’s Top 100 Award.  Convinced that the key to the growth of her company is giving back to the community , Robin has always had ribit produce pro bono work – from producing the very first web site for Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure, to her work for the Dallas Police Department, to the Dallas Junior Police and the Addison Midday Rotary, Robin continues to give back to the community that has treated her so well.

Robin was born and raised in Dallas, Texas and received her BBA in Marketing and Advertising from Southern Methodist University and her MBA in Marketing from the University of North Texas.  She presently lives in Addison, Texas with her iPoodle, a rescue dog, Catie.

You can follow Robin on Social Media:

Twitter: @RobinatRibit

Google+: http://plus.google.com/+RobinMoss

Google+: http://plus.google.com/+Ribit1

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/ribitdotcom

LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/in/ribit

ribit – a digital marketing agency; http://ribit.com ; 972.239.8866; robin@ribit.com