American Society for Quality

Mansfield Section 0811



Hello again,

I�m a little late again sending this month�s newsletter out. I apologize for the later than usual meeting notice. Well as you probably remember, our February Minitab meeting was canceled due to weather. We are trying to reschedule them for later in 2010. But for now, we need to focus on March Madness. That means melting snow, college basketball, and an excellent Mansfield ASQ dinner meeting. The worst of winter is behind us. So come on out and join your fellow quality colleagues for a fine evening of food, friends, and a quality discussion on �.. yes�. FOOD. We�ve booked the Mansfield Madison Culinary program to serve us in their own restaurant named The Ramble Inn. Our past two year�s meetings at the Ramble Inn proved to be excellent all around. So give Kenny a call or email and reserve your seat for a dining experience and fine discussion led by our very own Caryn Simmons (see Caryn�s bio below) Reservations are due next week by Tuesday night. So don�t delay. ( and you�ll have to pick which meat you want )

Also for the March meeting, we will have another book Give-Away for two lucky attendees.

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: March 3, 2010 changes to 1,2, 3 & 7 since February 3, 2010)

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

1.) March Dinner Meeting : -->> Thursday March 11th @ 6:00pm Mansfield Madison High School
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, March 11th


Our March Meeting theme is a subject near and dear to us all : FOOD

The dinner meeting will be at the Ramble Inn inside of Mansfield Madison High School

Swiss Steak or Chicken Breast and dressing ( Choose one when making reservation w/ Kenny )
Rustic mashed potatoes
Vegetable medley
Spinach salad
Beverage (iced tea, coffee, decaf, hot tea)
Rolls and butter

6:00pm Dinner. .

Cost : $15.00

Directions : Merge onto Ashland Rd/US-42 N via the ramp to Ashland 0.7 mi
Turn right at N McElroy Rd 0.3 mi
Take the 1st left onto Evergreen Ave W 0.2 mi
Take the 1st right onto Burgraff Dr 0.3 mi
Continue onto Esley Ln, Destination will be on the left 138 ft

600 Esley Ln
Mansfield, OH 44905

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

Brief Bio and Sneak Preview :
Caryn Simmons is a Quality Manager with General Mills in Caledonia, Ohio.
Caryn has a Masters degree in Food Science and Nutrition from Florida State University. She is an ASQ certified quality engineer. Caryn has worked at several General Mills facilities including: Yoplait yogurt, Green Giant vegetables, food service cereal packaging, IQF frozen rice & pasta, frozen dough, and dry baking mix. Caryn is currently the assistant programs chair for the Mansfield ASQ Board.

General Mills
General Mills is the world�s sixth- largest food company. They market in more than 100 countries and hold the No. 1 or No. 2 position in virtually every category in which they compete. General Mills market global brands such as Green Giant vegetables, Old El Paso Mexican food and Haagen-Daz ice cream. The company�s U.S. portfolio includes Yoplait yogurt, Big G cereals, Totinos pizzas, Nature Valley, Pillsbury dough products, and many more.

Bonus Meeting : This month we will have another book give-away to two lucky attendees.
The give-away books are :
Work Overload! Redesigning Jobs to Minimize Stress and Burnout

The Customer and Supplier Innovation Team Guidebook


2.) Chairman's Corner :

Our local Mansfield ASQ section, as do all sections, runs on the backs of its volunteers. Without the volunteers, this Society couldn't exist. Come the April meeting, we must elect officers again. I have reached my term limit and so has our treasurer, Tom. Our auditor, Ellie, would like to enjoy herself a little and would like to step down, as well.

Therefore, there are at least three positions that our Mansfield members should consider replacing in the coming elections for the 2010-2011 season. Hameem is the chair for the nomination committee.

I have received word from ASQ headquarters that they have changed the date for reporting the election of officers and the appointment of three chair's. It is now May 15, vice May 30th for officers and June 30th for appointees. The three elected officers consist of the section chairperson, secretary, and treasurer. The three appointees, which will be due May 15th this year, are the Nomination Chair, Membership Chair, and Auditing Chair.

Region 8 leadership has also notified me that they would like a Voice of the Customer (VOC) Chair reported at the same time. I have been acting as the VOC chair for the past couple of years.

Please consider filling one of these positions for the next year. These positions are worth 1.5 ru�s per year. So for those of you with ASQ ( or other ) certifications, you should keep that in mind.

Hope to see you at the March meeting at Mansfield Madison High School on the 11th. It should be a good one. Don�t miss out.

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.


5.) Educational Opportunities in the Mansfield Section :

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In the Mansfield are - OSU-Mansfield -

In the Marion area - OSU-Marion contact is Frank Gibson, 740-360-9663, or, website=

Marion Campus Course :


6.) Educational Opportunities @ Neighboring Sections :

S P E C I A L : Ohio ASQ Conferences & Workshops, Seminars, etc. �near Mansfield �.

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Akron Canton Section :

Other courses available contact Dick Mautz ,

Cleveland Section :

Other courses available contact Mark Netzel,

Columbus Section :

Other courses available contact Mustafa Shrain,

Akron-Canton :

Cleveland :

Columbus :

If the 3 neighboring area websites above do not show up as links on your computer, then please copy and paste that line into your web browser web address box at the top of the page.

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Below, please find training opportunities in the COLUMBUS section of ASQ ( including refresher courses) :

For more information and online registration, please click on the link below:

Dr. Mustafa S. Shraim
ASQ Columbus Section #801 Education Chair
PO Box 218132
Columbus OH 43221

PO Box 218132
Columbus, Ohio 43221 USA
Voice (614) 208-0815
Fax (614) 573-7238
Principal Consultant
Shraim Quality & Productivity Solutions

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For Canton-Akron ASQ course info, contact Joe Decker at 330-730-7857
or email
or FAX Joe Decker 330-644-3034

Course fees are $150 and up. RU's are .7 and up.


7.) Employment Opportunities * : See below

a.) Senior Quality Technician posted 3/3/10
Company: Aerotek

Location: Columbus, Ohio
Category: Quality
Rate: $32,000.00 to $37,000.00 per Year
Job Type: Direct Placement

Senior Quality Technician Job Description:
One of our clients in the Columbus area is looking for a senior quality technician to come in and help with their internal/ supplier audits. They also will be taking care of internal quality documents and quality systems. The company is primarily a supplier to the Japanese and American automotive market as well as other markets. The company is an ISO and TS-16949 environment.

The job qualifications are as follows:
- Significant ISO9000/ ISO14000/ TS16949 auditing experience
- Experience auditing in an manufacturing environment
- Experience working with and knowledge of PPAPs, FMEAs, Control Plans, etc.
- Prefer experience from automotive
- Some kind of formal training such as QAI, AIAG, etc.
- High school diploma

The position is a first shift, Monday through Friday, opportunity.
Required Skills:
 ISO9000
 ISO14000
 TS16949
Jonathan Farroni, CIR
Account Recruiting Manager II
425 Metro Place Suite #250
Dublin, OH 43017
614.932.1315 work | 614.886.4752 cell
614.932.1340 fax |

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b.) Instrumentation Tech�n. Mansfield, OH posted 1/8/10

A temporary opening through Kelly Engineering for someone who can help with calibration & instrumentation issues. Gage and instrument calibration technician, AIAG/ISO Experience a plus, Two-year electronics engineering degree preferred. Able to work with and without prints is a requirement

Details as follows :

An ISO 9001 company manufacturing electrical components for the aerospace industry in the Mansfield area has an immediate opening for an Instrumentation, Technician responsible for the maintenance and calibration of a wide range of electronic and mechanical gauges and instruments.

Job Responsibilities:
� Calibrate, maintain and repair a broad spectrum of instrumentation, gauges and measurement equipment
� Maintenance and repair of manufacturing assembly tools, fixtures and reference gauges

A two year Technical Degree in Quality, Metrology, Electronics or Electrical Engineering and proven skills in a manufacturing environment preferred. Six Sigma statistical training and ISO quality systems knowledge is a plus.

Tyco Electronics - Global Aerospace, Defense & Marine - Hartman Electrical Manufacturing

If interested, contact Placement Chair ( Joe Hildebrand- Section Placement Chair for contact information )

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For more quality related Local Opportunities -
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*NOTE : Employment Opportunities shown are NOT endorsed by ASQ national or the Mansfield section.


8.) NOPA stands for the Northcentral Ohio Personnel Association. It has about 135 members
from Ashland / Richland and surrounding counties. NOPA is an affiliate chapter of the Society for Human Resource Management.

They meet at the Westbrook Country Club and begin at 11:30 am and end around 1:00 pm. The cost is $10 for NOPA members and $12 for guests.
For more information, contact Scott Freehafer, Ohio Employer Council, 419-589-0266


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