American Society for Quality

Mansfield Section 0811



Well a warm dry Quality hello to you all,
March Madness!!! I think the madness is that we are getting February snow and April showers by the boat loads in March. But I still love being in north central Ohio. Go Bucks!

The March meeting is THIS Thursday and we?ll be back at the Knights of Columbus. (Yes, I know, I am very very late this month in getting the newsletter out. My apologies once more. )

Great Speaker and great meal is on schedule, though. This month, Don Thokey, Regional Sales Manager with Cincinnati Precision Instruments will be speaking to us on new measurement equipment that is now available and on CPI?s services. Modern productive measurement and inspection is a lot more than using your father?s old micrometer or calipers. Come see what?s new in the world of measurement and inspection. Help bring your company into the 21st century! (think wireless!) And, as before, the food and fellowship should be a winner since we will again be meeting at the Knights of Columbus on Park Avenue West ( across from Arby?s).
It?s almost Spring. So come on out this Thursday and give Caryn a call or email by Tuesday to let us know you are coming. ( & tell her Chicken or Swiss Steak )

Please note that there has been a schedule change for the May meeting. May 12th will now be a tour of Jones Potato Chip factory in Mansfield!!!(mark your calendar)

Thanks to the two or more volunteers to proctor today?s ASQ Certification Exam in Mansfield! I know Randy really appreciates it.

If you are changing email addresses or know of one of our members who has recently changed email addresses, please let me know so I can update our email directory. Thank you.

Stay warm / Stay dry / Let the Madness Begin(continue)!!!.

Joe Hildebrand
Mansfield ASQ Internet Liaison & Placement Chair


Last Update: March 5, 2011 changes to 1,& 3 since February 2, 2011

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

1.) March Dinner Meeting : -->> Thursday, March 10th at 6:00pm @ Mansfield Knights of Columbus.
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.) Thursday, March 10th

Speaker : Don Thokey, Regional Sales Manager with Cincinnati Precision Instruments

Our March meeting is back at the Knights of Columbus on Park Avenue West, across from Arby?s

Menu :
Chicken or Swiss Steak ( please tell Caryn your preference when calling or emailing her )

6:00pm Dinner. .

Cost : $15.00 ( 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.

Brief Bio for Don Thokey, Regional Sales Manager with Cincinnati Precision Instruments
Don Thokey, Regional Sales Manager with Cincinnati Precision Instruments.

Don will be presenting Cincinnati Precision Instrument calibration and repair services, but will also present a new line of hand gauges (Insize), and a wireless way of sending data to a PC for data collection.

This is the bio for INSIZE

INSIZE was founded in 1995 in Suzhou, China by Wo Lin, a manufacturing engineer. The INSIZE brand of quality, reasonably priced precision measuring instruments has grown worldwide to over 49 countries. The brand is now recognized worldwide and is enthusiastically accepted by companies in many different industries. INSIZE USA, launched in May of 2009 is proud to present this complete line of over 5000 products to the market here in the US. Cincinnati Precision Instruments, as the premier distributor of INSIZE in Western Ohio, is eminently qualified to sell and support these great quality products to their customers.

Please call or email Caryn Simmons by Tuesday , March 8th for reservations. Phone at 740-360-2449 email :


2.) Greetings from the Chair :

Kenny?s been so busy keeping those other Hi-Stat Quality folks in line that he hasn?t been able to put the Message From The Chair together. No doubt he will put in twice the commentary for the April newsletter.

If Kenny weren?t so busy, I?m sure his message would include the note we received from the Regional (formerly Richland) Manufacturing Coalition?s Bob Stimpert :

Congratulations. ASQ Section 0811 has been approved as an Associate Member of the RMC
By the RMC Executive Committee.
We look forward to working with ASQ and perhaps offering various Quality workshops together.
Please advise me of your meeting schedule. I would like to attend one of your meetings and welcome
your members to the RMC.

Thanks for deciding to join the RMC.

For more information on the RMC, their website is at so take a look.

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 ? 6:00pm Don Thokey of Cinci Precision Instruments @ Mansfield Knights of Columbus
..... ..April 14th ?Food related topic @ Madison H.S. Culinary Arts.
....... May 12th - Jones Potato Chip Plant Tour in Mansfield:

June 9 - Board Meeting

Please call or email Caryn Simmons by Tuesday, February 8th 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.) Medina, Ohio Quality Engineer posted 2/6/11

The link below is to our company web site. Selecting the menu options to career,
and available positions will show a Sr. Quality Eng position.

Wellman Products Group, 920 Lake Road, Medina, OH 44256

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b.) Ohio Quality Manager posted 2/1/11

Feel free to learn more about us by visiting our website,

Current Responsibilities:

? Develop, implement and maintain a Six Sigma Program. Personnel development
including setting goals and establishing and implementing metrics with goal of reducing
process variation, improving product quality and reducing costs.

? Assist green/blackbelt training program and mentor green/blackbelts in the process
of selection through completion of Six Sigma Projects.

? Direct and manage ISO 9001-2008 quality system activities including conformance
to procedures and policies outlined in the Corporate Quality Manual.

? Direct and manage Operating System in accordance with Quality Management System.

? Drive effectiveness and compliance for internal and process systems audits.

? Use and knowledge of PPAP, FMEA, Control Plans, Gage R&R, CMM,
Quality Measurement Tools & statistical capability indexes.

? Direct and manage Supplier quality activities

******* ******* ******* ****** ******* ******* ******* ****** ******* ******* *******

c.) North-West Indiana Sr. Quality Engineer posted 1/10/11
This opportunity is to work for a major automotive supplier. Approx compensation: 80-90k.
The successful candidate will improve existing processes via new/improved equipment and
gauging. Use of various classic and contemporary quality techniques to support continuous
improvement projects to improve product and process quality.

Ciresi & Ciresi is a premier search firm specializing in sourcing professional talent for
Fortune 1000 companies. Feel free to learn more about us and the position by visiting
our website,

For more quality related Local Opportunities -
A good website to find local Quality jobs is
Another good website to find local Quality jobs is
Another website to find local Quality jobs is
Another website to find quality jobs is

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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