May 2000 Issue
American Society for Quality
Scioto Valley Subsection
Volume 3, Number 5
In this issue:
WE ARE NOW A FULLY SANCTIONED SECTION OF ASQ!!
As anticipated, the ASQ Board of Directors approved the advancement of
the Scioto Valley Subsection to full Section status at their meeting in
Indianapolis on Saturday May 6 prior to the start of the Annual Quality
Congress. On that same day the current President of ASQ, Ron Asbury,
signed our Scioto Valley Section # 815 Charter.
Our SVS Charter was formally presented to us (Tim Matchett, Grant Germann,
Doug Scott, Angi Pennington and myself) on the afternoon of Tuesday May 9 by our
current Region 8 Director, Gerry Pedoto. Also in attendance at this
presentation was the incoming Region 8 Director, Mary Jo Mercier; the Region 9
Director, Dick McKeever and the Columbus Section Nominations Chair, Mike
Kiefel. We were all very pleasantly surprised by Mr. Greg Watson, incoming
ASQ President, who took time from his very demanding schedule to attend this
ceremony and to offer his congratulations. Later that evening, at the AQC
Banquet, Mr. Watson made special mention of ASQ's newest Section # 815 and
recognized us for this achievement.
On behalf of the members of ASQ's first Section of the Millennium I would
like to extend my sincere thanks and gratitude to everyone who supported our
quest to become a Section. I would especially like to recognize the
outstanding support and assistance of our sponsoring, Columbus, Section # 801
and the current and past Chairs, Dr. Bill Harper; Phil Campredon; Brad Carleton
and Mary Jo Mercier. Thanks also to Laura Hoffmann of ASQ Section
Relations for her excellent work in coordinating with us to assure that our
Petition Package met the requirements and in representing us to the entire ASQ
headquarters staff. Our grateful thanks to our Region 8 Director, Gerry
Pedoto and his Deputy, Mary Jo Mercier (now Director-Elect) for their
consideration, review and approval of our Subsection and Section Petitions and
for their constant support and encouragement leading to our success in becoming
a Section. Last, but not least, our sincere thanks to the Chairs of our
neighboring Region 8 & 9 Sections and the Region 9 Director, Dick McKeever,
who supported our efforts to establish a legitimate Section service area and who
encouraged our advancement to full Section status.
Our May 16 membership meeting at the Moyers Winery and Restaurant just
west of Manchester was a real success. The tour of the Winery was very
enlightening and the food and the view of the Ohio River was great but the most
outstanding aspect of this meeting was the speaker. Mr. Terry Regel; ASQ
Fellow, noted author, lecturer and management consultant on the subject of
quality auditing; traveled all the way from Mt. Juliet, Tennessee to speak to us
on the subject of Assessment Strategies.
I first met Mr. Regel just 8 days earlier at the ASQ Quality Audit Division
(QAD) booth in the Exhibit area of the AQC in Indianapolis. As a member of
the QAD I was aware that Mr. Regel is the Vice Chair-Technology of the Division
and I asked him if he could help us with our need for a QAD representative and
speaker at our May meeting. I explained that our previously committed QAD
Rep. and speaker had just notified of us of her inability to be at the meeting
due to a business schedule conflict. Mr. Regel listened intently to me as
I explained the importance of this meeting to our newly chartered Section and
how we had constructed this meeting to address the Section's interest in Quality
Auditing and to showcase the ASQ Quality Audit Division. After a few
minutes of discussion he stated that he would confer with the Chair of the Audit
Division to see how they might be of help.
The following morning I found both Mr. Regel and the QAD Chair Don Mutziger
at the QAD booth. After some introductions and a few questions Mr.
Mutziger stated that he had discussed the matter with Mr. Regel and is vitally
interested in supporting the Sections and fostering Section support and interest
in the QAD. I showed Mr. Mutziger how we had dedicated a special hypertext
link to the QAD Web Site in our SVS Web Site "Links" page as a result of QAD
representatives Reaver and Rinehart attending our November 1998 meeting at
Canter's Cave. At that point Mr. Mutziger stated that the QAD would
underwrite the cost of bringing Mr. Regel to the SVS May 16 meeting. How's
that for SUPPORT?
Just 7 days later Mr. Terry Regel was the featured speaker at our first
SVSection meeting. Mr. Regel proved why he is an ASQ Fellow and a
successful author and consultant. His presentation was prepared,
professional and polished. Mr. Regel congratulated us on our attainment of
Section Status, addressed the subject of Assessment Strategies very solidly,
talked about Quality Audit Certification and ended with a discussion of the
mission, history, status and benefits of membership in the Quality Audit
Division. Simply another example and demonstration of ASQ support,
commitment, dedication, professionalism and class.
My sincere thanks to Mr. Mutziger, the Quality Audit Division and to Mr.
Terry Regel. A real, class act!
Shortly there will be an additional tribute to the QAD in our SVS Web Site
on our "Links
As the Executive Committee starts planning for our
next fiscal year as a full Section, your input is vitally important.
Please take a few minutes to complete our on-line survey. The survey can
be found on the SVS Web page or can be reached directly at the following
closing this rather long Chair Message for May 2000 let me make just one more
point. Each one of you who signed our Scioto Valley Section Petition has
become a part of the history of the SVS. Each member of our new Section
can take a great deal of satisfaction in what we have achieved. However,
the attainment of Section status is not a destination, it is a JOURNEY!
Now is the time to assess what you can contribute to the momentum that we have
all achieved. We are poised on the brink of a new ASQ fiscal year with
Section members under the capable leadership of Chair-Elect Tim
Matchett. We need your help!! If you can give even 30 minutes a
month to help with the business of the SVS call or e-mail Tim email@example.com
Let us hear from you. Together we can continue the development and add to
the success of SVS.
Be sure to join us for our June 13 membership tour of the Brown
Corporation in Waverly, OH. Read the tour announcement in this newsletter
and plan to attend. I'll see you there!
Bob Rinderman, SVS Chair
Members and guests of the Scioto Valley Section, American Society for
Quality (ASQ), will tour The Brown Corporation's manufacturing facility in
Waverly as its June 2000 membership program meeting. The Brown Corporation
is located at 611 W. 2nd Street in Waverly, just north of the Mill's Pride plant
on the south side of Waverly, Ohio.
Brown Corporation personnel will
conduct two separate tours for ASQ Section personnel, one beginning at 5:00 p.m.
with registration beginning at 4:30 and the second beginning at 6:00 p.m. with
registration beginning at 5:30.
Reservations are required, as the
facility can accommodate only 25 to 30 per tour group. Parking is located
across the street from the main lobby entrance in the employee lot.
tour group should convene at the main lobby to be escorted to the cafeteria for
a brief overview from the Brown Corporation Quality Manager, Mr. Dave
Gross. Mr. Gross has been the Brown QA Manager for over 3 years and is a
member of the Scioto Valley Section of ASQ. The following tour of the
40,000 square foot facility will take approximately 45
minutes.Restrictions: NO CAMERAS. Safety Glasses are
The Brown Corporation is on a 3 full shift operation
and is a non-union environment. Primary customers include Ford, Chrysler
and GM with others being Honda, Kenworth, Textron and Visteon. The primary
products are instrument panels, interior seating tube frame and metal stamping
and forming from coiled steel.
There are 8 primary stamping presses,
operator cells and on-site inspection and testing with SPC data gathering at
point of operation. There are 35 robotic welders, automatic weld cells,
MIG and ultrasonic weld processes with operator inspection and testing on
site. There is also a 2 stage wash process in place for surface rust
inhibition of product.
The QA Lab features CMM and metallurgical testing,
calibration, master samples and real-time SPC data on major lines. Brown
Corporation just completed QS-9000 re-certification.
This month's program
is the tour only. There will be no group dinner. The Section Chair
will conduct a five-minute business meeting before the presentation that
precedes each tour.
Reserve your spot on this tour by mail to ASQ Scioto
Valley Subsection, PO Box 1947, Chillicothe, Ohio 45601; by calling Doug Scott,
Arrangements Chair, at (740) 772-6997 (leave a message if required); or by
sending an E-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
ASQ has announced new options within the Society's set of professional
The Certified Quality Improvement Associate (CQIA) is designed to assess
basic knowledge of quality tools and their uses by individuals who are involved
in quality improvement projects, but do not necessarily come from traditional
quality areas. This new program, aimed at a new audience, responds to the rapid
spread of quality principles and practices throughout organizations. It covers
the basics of quality at a fundamental level, in a way that is not exclusively
addressed in any of the existing certification exams.
Built as a stepping stone for other ASQ certifications (especially certified
quality technician, engineer, and manager), the CQIA supports the dissemination
of quality principles and practices throughout organizations where people have
not traditionally used quality methodologies, but are now being called on to
contribute to quality goals.
The CQIA Body of Knowledge consists of quality basics (terms, concepts,
principles, benefits of quality, and quality philosophies), teams (types, roles
and responsibilities, formation and group dynamics), and continuous improvement
(incremental and break-through improvement, cycles, tools, and customer-supplier
The CQIA pilot is expected to be ready in January 2001. The exam will have
100 questions and take four hours. CQIA will be considered a paraprofessional
exam, so it will not require recertification.
Another new offering by the American Society for Quality is a Certified
Quality Auditor (CQA) add-on certification (CQA-HACCP) based on the food
industry's Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP) guidelines. These
guidelines are used internationally to ensure the safety of the foods we eat
from harvest to consumption. It's the first add-on certification of its kind and
is generating considerable interest in the food quality and food handling
sectors. Exam candidates for the CQA-HACCP must already be CQAs. The first exam
for this add-on certification will be administered in October 2000.
A CQA-biomedical add-on certification also being developed.
In other news, ASQ announced recently that it plans to launch a Black Belt
certification and registration program. Three new services are being considered:
(1) a stand-alone Black Belt certification program; (2) a separate registration
of certified Black Belts for those who want to document the success and quantity
of managed projects, and (3) a route for CQEs to become certified Black Belts,
recognizing the considerable demonstration of knowledge already implicit in
being a CQE. Plans call for ASQ to pilot the new exam in January of 2001.
Additional details will be forthcoming.
What is the function of the Placement Chair?
The Placement Chair serves as a liaison between regional industries and ASQ
Scioto Valley Section members who are seeking employment opportunities in the
quality field. Although the principle focus of the Placement Chair is the
Section Member who is seeking a new position due to loss of employment, the
Chair may also serve the Section Member with interest in a career move to a more
responsible position in the quality field with enhanced opportunity for personal
and professional growth.
Who is the current Placement Chair?
The newly appointed Scioto Valley Section Placement Chair is John Cormier,
Business Development Manager with the United States Enrichment Corporation
(USEC) in Piketon.
John can be reached at:
Phone: (740) 897-2423
Fax: (740) 897-2459
How is information on regional career opportunities disseminated?
As new regional job opportunities in the quality field are identified, these
listings are posted to the ASQ Scioto Valley Section Web Site, and are routinely
published in the monthly Scioto Valley Section Newsletter.
In addition, the Placement Chair has established and maintains a
comprehensive network of contacts with regional recruiters and area staffing
professionals who may be looking for candidates for assignments in the quality
field. Personal contact with the Placement Chair may produce worthwhile leads to
the prospective job seeker.
The Placement Chair also maintains a confidential database containing the
names of interested Scioto Valley Section Members as well as the names of
regional employers who staff positions in the quality field. Interested Scioto
Valley Section members may post to this confidential database at any time, or
may query the regional industry data file to focus their job search. No
information on file in the database will be released without that individual’s
Recruiting for a degreed engineer with a background in quality for a
management level position in a manufacturing company in central Ohio….just East
of Columbus. Position will lead the engineering staff to implement and certify
for QS 9000. Candidate with both manufacturing and automotive background would
be ideal. Knowledge of the following preferred: design and process FMEA’s, Six
Sigma, JIT, TQM, Taguchi method, Control Plans, etc. Company is privately owned,
has a 95% share of market in their industry, and this division, which consists
of two plants, has a projected 40% growth this year. Looking for a candidate
that is an outside the box thinker, team oriented, poised for leadership, and
ready for a challenge. Very, very forward thinking company that recruits only
top-notch talent. Fee paid. Relocation allowance available. Competitive Salary
and benefits based on experience. Please contact in the strictest
Nancy S. Burson
Sunday, June 4, 2000, Pike County News Watchman
The Brown Corporation of Waverly, Inc., a supplier of metal
stampings and welded assemblies for the automotive industry, is seeking
applicants for the following positions:
MANUFACTURING / QUALITY ENGINEER
This position requires a technical professional that can plan
and direct activities concerned with the development, application, and
continuous improvement of quality standards for industrial processes, materials,
products and the ability to develop a close working relationship with
The successful candidate will be a degreed engineer or have 3-5
years of job related experience in this field. Knowledge of GD&T and CMM
operations a plus.
This position requires a strong mechanical aptitude and
analytical ability, proficiency in oral and written communications and
professionalism in both internal and customer relations. The ideal candidate
will have strong computer skills, as well as knowledge of GD&T and CMM
The successful candidate will be expected to assume a leadership
role in a teamwork approach to problem solving and have the desire to pursue CQE
If you have a desire to work for a financially secure
organization focusing on long term employment with an excellent compensation and
benefit package, please send your resume to:
Cover letter or resume must reference the position for which you
are applying and include salary requirements.
Brown Corporation of Waverly
611 W. Second Street
Waverly, Ohio 45690
Saturday, June 3, 2000 Chillicothe Gazette
Washington C.H. based company has an opening for a Q/A
Technician. Background in food industry helpful but not required. Must be
willing to work any shift. Starting pay at $11.44. Apply at: #1 Doane Drive or
send resume to #1 Doane Drive, Washington C.H., Ohio 43160, Attention: Stuart