American Society for Quality

Mansfield Section 0811



Hello again,

I�m a little late sending this month�s newsletter out. I apologize for the later than usual meeting notice. I was trying to learn whether Toyota�s problems were common cause or special cause. By now, they have probably done a lot of Design Of Experiments and Components Of Variation studies. I wonder if they use Minitab? What a lead in, ay? Our February dinner meeting next Thursday the 11th just happens to be a mini-seminar on Minitab!!! This is a great opportunity to learn about what Minitab can do and how it looks and works. There are a number of nationally and internationally used data analysis software packages. Minitab is one of the more widely used packages. Kenny has another great dinner planned at the Knights of Columbus on Park Avenue West. So come on out and enjoy a fine evening of food, friends, and an educational discussion on Minitab.

Best regards and stay warm,

Joe Hildebrand
Mansfield ASQ Internet Liaison & Placement Chair

p.s. � our monthly meetings are a relatively inexpensive way to earn .3 ru�s toward ASQ recertification

Last Update: February 3, 2010 changes to 1,2, 3 since January 5, 2010)

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Table of Contents : -------------------

1.) February Dinner Meeting : -->> Thursday February 11th @ 6:00pm Knights of Columbus Hall
2.) Greetings from the Chair, Homer Bloodhart
3.) 2009-2010 Meeting Schedule
4.) ASQ Certification/Re-certification Info
5.) Educational Opportunities Local *** 2009-10 ***
6.) Educational Opportunities at Neighboring Sections
7.) Employment Opportunities
8.) NOPA meeting info
9.) Mansfield Section 811 '09-'10 Board Members


1.) Thursday, February 11th

Minitab Data Analysis Software Demonstration

Tamela Serensits & Brad Smith � Minitab Commercial Sales Representatives

The dinner meeting will be held at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 1114 Park Avenue West in Mansfield

6:00pm Dinner. Roast Beef or Bone-in Chicken, Mashed Potatoes, Vegetable, Salad, Dessert, Coffee, & Water.

Cost : $15.00

Directions : just west of Trimble Road, on north side of the street, across the street from Arby�s.

Please call or email Kenny Paugh by noon Tuesday morning, February 9th for reservations. Phone at 419-884-4139 or email Kenny(Robert) at

Brief Bio and Sneak Preview :
Tammy Serensits is a member of the Minitab Commercial Sales Team. She is actively involved in developing new and managing existing Minitab customer relationships. Previously, Tammy worked as a Product Manager for a start-up software company, creating innovative data analysis solutions for DNA researchers and scientists. Tammy earned a BS from Penn State University and is a former US Navy Lieutenant.

Introduction to Minitab, Inc � 15min
A brief overview of Minitab the company - history, vision and current state.

Minitab Tips and Tricks � 60min
An overview of helpful features and functions in Minitab Statistical Software version 15 � import from Excel and ODBC databases, worksheet organization, graph editing capabilities, customization and automation.


2.) Chairman's Corner :

As I have stated before, I trust that each and every one of you had a wonderful holidays with your families. Now that the new year is upon us I hope that it is showing an improvement from what it was in the fourth quarter of 2009.

For the February meeting I have invited the members of the Richland Manufacturing Coalition (RMC) to join us in listening to the Min-Tab presentation. RMC represents approximately 5500 employees in Ashland, Richland, and Crawford counties. They have approximately 50 members at present. The wife of our own Larry Turowski is a member, representing Huyandi-Ideal Electric Co., I believe.

In addition, I've invited the RMC members who wish to attend, to join us at the remaining presentations for this year. I hope that each and everyone of you that attends will make them feel welcome."

Yours in quality,
Homer Blood hart.
Chairperson, Section 0811 American Society of Quality


3.) 2009-2010 ....Meeting Schedule .........

..September 10th - Mansfield Med Central � Plant Tour � Part II � Freddie�s Revenge!!
.. ..October 8th - Marc Kelemen on ASQ World Conference on Quality and Improvement Recap
....November 12th - Homer Bloodhart � Control Plans -
...December 12th � SATURDAY � Spouse's Night / Christmas Party
6:00 Prime Rib Dinner @ Knights of Columbus
8:00 The Homecoming @: Mansfield Playhouse
. ....January 14th � @ Mansfield Knights of Columbus - Jeff Massoni on Problem Solving
....February 11th �@ Mansfield Knights of Columbus - Tamela Serensits & Brad Smith � Minitab Data Analysis Software Demonstration
... ....March 11th - @ -Madison H.S. Culinary Arts. Caryn Simmons on Quality in the Food Industry
..... ..April 8th -@ Mansfld K of C - Hameem Habeeb Quality Cost/Performance & also Election of officers
....... May 6th - @ : Donna Parsons on 5S

Please call or email Kenny Paugh by noon Tuesday morning, February 9th for reservations. Phone at 419-884-4139 or email Kenny(Robert) at


4.) ASQ Certification Types & Dates :


for CQE/ CQA/ CQSE / CQIA / CCT / CQPA / 6 Sigma GreenBelt -

Application Deadline/Exam Date :

Oct 16, '09 / Dec. 5, '09 $50 Late registration up to Oct. 20
Apr 16, '10 / June 5, '10 $50 Late registration up to Oct. 21

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for Six Sigma Black Belt / CQT / CQI / CRE / CQMgr/OrgEx / HACCP / BIOMEDICAL

Application Deadline/Exam Date :

Jan 15, '10 / Mar. 6, '10 $50 Late registration up to Jan. 20
Aug. 6, �10 / Oct. 2, �10 $50 Late registration up to Aug. 18



I will be the proctor for the upcoming ASQ certification exams.

The exams are taken at :

North Central State College
2441 Kenwood Circle
Mansfield, Ohio 44901
Room #128A in Kee Hall

Randy Stroemer
ASQ Mansfield Section 811-Proctor
Home Phone: 419-747-9665
Cell Phone: 419-565-0180

Recertification packages should be sent to :

Randy Stroemer
835 Tanglewood Dr
Mansfield, OH 44906

Note : Payment/check(payable to ASQ) must be included with your package.


9.) 2009-2010 BOARD POSITIONS......NAME......PHONE #......EMAIL

Section Chair........ Homer Bloodhart.... (419) 933-4513

Vice Chair........ Hameem Habeeb ..(419) 884-4188

Secretary....... Larry Turowski (419-342-1402 )

Treasurer.........Tom Weirich .....(419) 884-1219 x4203

Program Chairs...... Kenny Paugh (w) 419-884-4139
Caryn Simmons (w)419-845-3751

Plcmnt Chair/Internet .Liaison....Joe Hildebrand .....(740)383-7191

Education Chair..... Donna Parsons....(419)521-9547

Membership Chair ... Susan Snyder

Re-Certification & Examining Chair...Randy,
Home Phone: 419-747-9665,
Cell Phone: 419-565-0180

Audit Chair - Ellie Felton