ASQ Section 1212 Newsletter, May 2016

 Our next meeting is May 19, 2016

The May meeting is at Arboretum, Buffalo Grove

Members and non-members are always welcomed.

Pre-Meeting Presentation  5:30 – 6:00 pm 

Dinner, Networking, and Main Meeting: 6:00-7:00 pm 

Main Presentation Only: 7:00 – 8:00 pm

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There is no charge for people who wish to listen to the speakers and forego dinner.

Although walk-ins are welcome, we strongly urge you to pre-register.

Door prizes of wine, books and other great gifts are given out every month.

April Raffle Prize winners were:

lan Glasby

Janet Gust

Geroge Chemers


Our meeting venue changes from time to time, so be sure to check

the Meeting Announcements each month.

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May 19, 2016: The Value of Recertification and On-site Recertification Reviews

If you are interested in Re-certification, be sure to attend the May meeting at Dover Straits in Mundelein.

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5:30 – 6:00 PM Sandra Stroli and James Schlichting will explain the benefits of certification and why re-certification is important.

We’ll break for networking and dinner from 6:00 – 7:00 PM.

 7:00 – 8:00 Merle Goddard and Don Gatza will explain the recertification process. They look forward assisting you with your customized package for submission. Bring your packages to be reviewed!   Recertification only takes a minimum of time to
do ‘on the spot’.

Plan to join us to gain knowledge on how to develop a personal process improvement for your recertification efforts. All of these people have decades of experience.

Sandra Stroli  offers 30 years of experience working with corporate organizations in quality and regulatory compliance.    Sandra has raised the voice of quality in her community, ASQ and all those who understand that quality is critically important and benefit from her dedicated involvement. She is a regional councilor for the FDC division, membership chair for the local ASQ section 1212 and work with ASQ Learning Offering teaching the CQA auditing class.

Sandra has held various managerial, supervisory, project management and individual contributor positions with Abbott, Kellogg Company and Zimmer Biomet.

• BS in Food Science from the University of Wisconsin
MS in Clinical Nutrition from the University of Wisconsin,

• MBA in International Business from Franklin University

• Graduate Certificate in Regulatory and Compliance.

• Reviewer for the Certified Quality Auditor and The Certified Pharmaceutical GMP”handbooks , written 2 technical articles, and a co-author for the technical standard “Best Practices for Biomedical Research in Drug Development.

Sandy also holds several certifications including:ASQ CMQOE, CQA, CBA, CHA, Exemplar Global (RABQSA-LA) and Certified Trainer for the CQA refresher course.

Sandy has worked with several of ASQ Division in promoting Quality as a regional councilor for Region 12 for the Quality Management Division -QMD, Audit Division-AD, Health Care Division HCD and Food, Drug and Cosmetic Divisions (FD&C).

Sandy is also a member of the Technical Program Committee (TPC) for the World Conference in St. Louis. She will work with several of the  key speakers of the conference reviewing and assisting them with their presentation material for the conference.

James Schlichting has 37 years of engineering and management experience.

• 12 years at IBM in a semiconductor pilot plant as a manufacturing and development engineer.

• 8 years at Valspar in resin and coatings plants as a process development and validation manager.

• 16 years at Abbott in engineering, product and quality assurance for diagnostic devices

• BS Chemistry, U of Minnesota

• MS Chemical Engineering, U of Wisconsin

• MBA Northern Illinois University (NIU)

• MS Management Information Systems NIU

• Licensed Professional Engineer in Illinois.

• Through ASQ Mr. Schlichting is a CSSBB, CQE, CRE, CSQE, CQA, CQM/OE, CPGP

• Published through ASQ “The Executive Guide to Understanding and Implementing Lean Six Sigma”, 6 IBM technical disclosures, 4 technical articles, and a chapter of the ASQ’s Certified Quality Manager Handbook.

James is actively involved in technical organizations:

• The American Society for Quality’s (ASQ); past chair NE Illinois section 1212, senior member

• Chapter Representative for Lake County chapter of the Illinois Society of Professional Engineers (ISPE, NSPE)

• Board Member of the Illinois State Board of Professional Engineers




Invitation from ASQ Chicago Section

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Wednesday, May 11th, 2016

Doors Open at 5:30 PM

Registration & Check-in: 5:30 PM

Networking: 6:00 – 6:15 PM

Pre-Dinner Session: 6:15 – 7:00 PM

Dinner Starts 7:00 PM
Post Dinner Session: ~ 8.00p

Adjourn: ~ 9.00pm


Pescatore Palace, 3400 N. River Road, Franklin Park, Illinois 60631


Synopsis: This presentation will provide an overview of FDA’s Office of Global Regulatory Operations and Policy (GO) and FDA’s interaction with industry through inspections. It will describe how GO operations impact you as a consumer and provide some helpful references for when and how FDA interacts with the industries it regulates.

Presenter: Karen Masley-Joseph is a Case Review Expert in the Office of Regulatory Affairs (ORA) at the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). In this role, Karen leads enterprise-wide improvements of FDA compliance processes and provides consults to the Department of Justice on enforcement actions of medical devices, pharmaceuticals and dietary supplements. In her 14 years at FDA, Karen has held many positions including the Director of the ORA Quality Management System Staff (QMSS), Regional Quality System Manager, Medical Device Investigator, and Compliance Officer. As QMSS Director, Karen managed successful audits with international regulatory partners, led the development of the first QMSS outcomes based strategic plan, and successfully led a team to achieve ISO 17025 laboratory accreditation within 6 months. In other roles, Karen contributed to joint FDA/industry initiatives to advance the quality of medical devices and has conducted numerous FDA inspections of domestic and foreign medical device manufacturers. Karen is an ASQ Certified Biomedical Auditor (CBA) and Certified Manager of Quality/Organizational Excellence (CMQ/OE). Karen earned an MBA from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management and holds a BS in Chemical Engineering, also from Northwestern.

Post Dinner Synopsis:

Topic: Developing Talent – Developing Quality Competencies of First and Early Career Individuals.

Speaker – Daryl Bechdolt

Daryl Bechdolt will provide an overview of Schneider Electric’s Continuous Improvement Development program branded “El CID”. The targeted three-year program offers early career and college graduates a chance to develop quality and continuous improvement competencies and learn from experienced continuous improvement belts. Daryl will review the structured process which provides the participants a roadmap and toolkit to advance their careers while adding value to Schneider Electric.


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Thoughts from the Chair

It is now the “Merry Merry Month of May,” and I look forward to the weather improving. May is traditionally, in ASQ a month when people get ready for certifications in June, or prepare their Recertification Journals.
In even bigger news, this month marks the World Quality Conference on Improvement (WQCI), ASQ’s annual conference, from May 16 through 18. We are fortunate this year to have the conference in nearby Milwaukee. Many of you have yet to experience this grand affair, and it is close enough to take a peek. Did you know that you can networking in the conference Exhibit Hall for free? Follow the instructions on the link if you’re interested.

I look forward to seeing you soon!Regina

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Save the Date for ASQ Section 1304 St. Louis Conference

November 3, 2016

ASQ St. Louis Section 1304 Conference
November 3,  2016

Kick off World Quality Month by participating in our one-day Conference
Quality – Today to Tomorrow

Hosted at:
Millennium Student Center
University of Missouri – St. Louis
1 University Blvd.
St. Louis Missouri, MO 63121

Questions: or Mark Lynch 636.541.3196
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Announcing ASQ Human Development & Leadership Webinar

Quality Leadership… The Legacy of a Lifetime! Each of us will leave a legacy…In our work and with our families. The only question is…will it be the one that we want? The new ISO 2001:2015 Standard addresses Quality Leadership both directly and indirectly. We will explore these changes and what they mean to us and how we can use these to …

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Standard Study Group

We changed the ISO Support Group to Standards Study Group. The new name brings new direction, allowing us to expand our areas of study. Dave Taylor decided to retire from leading the group. Many, many thanks for his years of time and devotion to the group. The new leader of the group will be Donna Nash.   Donna Nash Left …

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