American Society for Quality

Mansfield Section 0811



Merry greetings to you all,

It?s beginning to look a lot like Christmas.

Well, I guess this is the ?official? December Mansfield ASQ e-newsletter.
It?s a little behind schedule. Hopefully most of your Christmas planning is ahead of schedule. At this point, a White Christmas looks like a definite possibility.

I did get one new local Quality position that is listed below in section 7. If you have a 2011 calendar, already, then it?s not too early to start looking ahead to our January 13th meeting. That will be the next technical meeting. Take a look below and consider coming out to the December social get-together. Please call or email Caryn by this Thursday?s reservation deadline.

Best regards and enjoy the holidays. May it be a time with family and a time of Peace!

Joe Hildebrand
Mansfield ASQ Internet Liaison & Placement Chair


Last Update: December 5, 2010 changes to 1,2, & 7 since November 10, 2010)

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

1.) December Social Dinner / Play : -->> Friday December 17th Start @ 6:00pm Mansfield Knights of Columbus. Then a play opportunity at the Mansfield Playhouse.
2.) Greetings from the Chair, Kenny Paugh
3.) 2010-2011 Meeting Schedule
4.) ASQ Certification/Re-certification Info
5.) Educational Opportunities Local *** 2010-11 ***
6.) Educational Opportunities at Neighboring Sections
7.) Employment Opportunities
8.) NOPA meeting info
9.) Mansfield Section 811 '10-'11 Board Members


1.) Friday, December 17th

Social Night for our Mansfield ASQ ! ( guests are very welcome )

Our December meeting is a ?COMBO? :

Dinner at the Knights of Columbus in Mansfield (Park Ave. West ) and then an optional
Play ( A Christmas Story ) at the Mansfield Playhouse. ($12/person- group rate)
(95 E 3rd St Mansfield, OH 44902-1323 )

Menu :

Choice of Smoked Pork Chop or Chicken Breast
and Mashed Potatoes, Vegetable, Salad, Coffee or Water. All for only $7.00!.

6:00pm Dinner. .

Cost : $7.00 ( a cash bar is also available for those interested )

Directions : Mansfield, OH On Park Avenue West just west of Trimble Road, on north side of the street, across from Arby?s.

Please call or email Caryn Simmons by Thursday night, December 9th for reservations. Phone at 740-360-2449 email :


2.) Greetings from the Chair :

Hello again fellow Quality Associates. Hopefully everyone had a Happy Thanksgiving and is now putting up their Christmas trees and filling out those cards to be sent! Also don't forget to finish getting those last Christmas presents as I'm not choosy as to what you all get me for Christmas! LOL The upcoming Christmas dinner at the Knights of Columbus Hall surely will again be one of Ingrid's finest whether you choose the smoked pork chop or the chicken breast with all the trimmings you can't go wrong. The play sounds enjoyable also so don't forget to sign up to attend after the delicious meal prior to the deadline of December 9th, 2010. I'm sorry to inform everyone that I'll not be attending as there is an airplane reservation waiting for me to Ft. Meyers but I know you all will have a festive evening none the less! I look forward to the upcoming new year as we all will have fine food and fellowship for the ASQ meetings to be held this year! Well here's a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year's wish to everyone in the Quality arena and may God bless you all everyone and hopefully everyone gets what they want from Santa, but only if you've been really, really good!

May God Bless,

Kenny Paugh

Chairperson, Section 0811 ASQ
Quality Engineer, Stoneridge Inc., Hi-Stat Division
345 South Mill Street
Lexington, OHio 44904
Phone: 419-884-4139
Fax: 419-884-4281


3.) 2010-2011 ....Meeting Schedule .........

..September 9th - @ Mansfield Knights of Columbus ?
.. ..October 14th - Jeff Massoni Developing a Qlty Mgt Sys. @ Mansfield Knights of Columbus
....November 11th - Homer Bloodhart (Voice-of the- Customer) @ Mansfield Knights of Columbus
...December 17th ? Networking/Spouse's Night / Christmas Party ? Knights of Cols. & Mansfield Playhouse
. ....January 13th ? Innovision Automated, Ltd. Presentation at Hi-Stat
....February 10th ?Plant Tour of Rable Machine
... ....March 10th - Minitab presentation @ Mansfield Knights of Columbus
..... ..April 14th ?Food related topic @ Madison H.S. Culinary Arts.
....... May 12th - Ohio Air National Guard Tour @ Lahm Airport in Mansfield:

June 9 - Board Meeting

Please call or email Caryn Simmons by Tuesday, November 9th for reservations. Phone at 419.845.3751 x265 .. or cell = 740-360-2449


4.) ASQ Certification Types & Dates :


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

Application Deadline/Exam Date :

Oct 15, '10 / Dec. 4, '10 $50 Late registration up to Oct. 20
Apr 15, '11 / June 4, '11 $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 14, '11 / Mar. 5, '11 $50 Late registration up to Jan. 19
Aug. 6, ?10 / Oct. 2, ?10 $50 Late registration up to Aug. 18



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-Chief 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

If you are made aware of any North Central Ohio Quality openings, please forward those to me so that we can share those opportunities with other fellow Mansfield members.

a.) Upper Sandusky, Ohio Quality Engineer posted 12/5/10
info taken from Upper Sandusky Daily Chief Union 12/1/10
Bridgestone APM Company ? automotive anti-vibration products facility.
Responsible for planning & performing quality activities including PPAP, FMEA,
Gage R&R, Cpk charting, APQP, 8D Problem Solving, etc. Will help develop and
Implement quality standards.
Send resume, Sal. Req?t, & letter of interest to : Bridgestone APM Company,
Human Resources/TP, PO Box 1505, 1800 Industrial Drive, Findlay , Ohio 45839
Or FAX to : (419) 427-2885

I do not normally post quality jobs far from Ohio. But since I don?t have any other local listings, I am posting an abbreviated version of six California quality job opportunities with Alcon Labs. Maybe some of our local members might be interested in relocating in California.

b.) Alcon Labs, Inc. - Irvine, CA (posted 11/1/10)
Please send resumes to Steve Phan -

Sr. Quality Engineer - I, II : This Senior Quality Engineer will provide technical quality engineering experience in the following areas: Process/Product/Software Validation, Reliability, Continuous Process Improvement, Inspection/Metrology, Fixtures, Gages, Root Cause Analysis, Statistical Analysis, Supplier Quality Management, Project Management, Sterilization, Hazard and Safety Analysis

Principal Engineer I ? Mechanical : -Contribute to Surgical Glaucoma Center of Excellence and support the team in defining and developing new surgical instrumentation. Responsible for hands-on mechanical and electrical systems integration, 3-D modeling, developing Test Plans/Protocols/Report for product testing/V&V, biocompatibility and various methods of sterilization and consumable packaging. Will be expected to demonstrate technical leadership in support of product-specific global clinical trials in a fast-paced environment. There will be a high level of interface with key ophthalmic leaders in the Surgical Glaucoma community to identify and review new and emerging technologies and applications.

Principal Engineer I This opportunity is located in Irvine, California where ophthalmic surgical instruments are designed and manufactured. Research & Development is looking for a principal level engineer to join this surgical scientist team.

Sr. Engineer II This opportunity is located in Irvine, California where ophthalmic surgical instruments are designed and manufactured. Research & Development is looking for a senior level engineer to join this surgical scientist team.

Lead quality assurance activities in the production of medical devices to ensure compliance with company policies and regulatory requirements. Provide technical support to Quality and the entire organization to assure medical devices are designed and manufactured with high quality and reliability, within all regulatory requirements and meet or exceed customer expectations. Validate new and existing products and processes to comply with company policies and regulatory compliance. Direct and support product development and pre-production quality assurance activities. Direct and support product development projects and resolve quality and manufacturing issues. Direct and support internal and external audits and investigations regarding medical devices. Maintain Device History Records per GMP requirements and company policies. Serve as technical liaison for Quality Management for product assembly and test issues as well as Design Reviews. Direct and support FMEA, FTA and other hazards analysis activities. Develop and implement Standard Operating Procedure. Maintain microbiological control of materials and fluids.

Sr. Test Development Engineer JOB SUMMARY:
Responsibilities include:
- Developing custom test equipment for manufacturing test of medical systems.
- Writing fixture and software specifications and validation protocols.
- Designing or selecting hardware and integrating software to automate test processes.
- Working closely with R&D, Quality and Manufacturing Engineers.
- Conducting troubleshooting, problem isolation, and root cause analyses
- Participation in design for test reviews.

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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.) 2010-2011 BOARD POSITIONS......NAME......PHONE #......EMAIL

Section Chair........ Kenny Paugh (w) 419-884-4139

Vice Chair........

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

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

Program Chairs...... Caryn Simmons (w)419-845-3751 cell = 740-360-2449

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

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

Membership Chair ... Susan Snyder

Re-Certification & Examining Chair/Chief Proctor...Randy,
Home Phone: 419-747-9665,
Cell Phone: 419-612-8107 (NEW NUMBER)

Audit Chair - Ellie Felton

Voice of the Customer - ..Homer Bloodhart.... (419) 933-4513