Presenters and Course Instructors
John Vandenbemden is a Master Six Sigma Black Belt with more than 30 years of experience in its application, including over 35 years in management systems. He has extensive experience in auditing and consulting in management systems requirements in the automotive, aerospace, heavy equipment, metals, service, medical devices, and healthcare industries. He is also an experienced instructor and consultant in the applications of quality, environmental, and OSHAS management system requirements as well as the application and instruction of various techniques, which include DoE, reliability, TPM, statistical analysis, Six Sigma, risk management, project management, APQP, PDCA, PDSA, root cause, 5S, lean enterprise, and TRIZ. Vandenbemden has held positions as a quality engineer, quality manager, vice president of quality, and trainer, providing training and ensuring compliance to TS 16949 automotive, AS 9100, ISO 13485, ISO 14001, and ISO 9001 requirements. He provides quality, environmental, health and safety training, and consultation to various clients as owner of Q-Met-Tech. Vandenbemden is a voting member of TAG 69, ANSI Z1, and TC 176 Subcommittees as well as chair of Tag 69 SC5 Acceptance Sampling. He is an Exemplar Global Certified EMS Associate Auditor and QMS Principle Auditor. He provides auditing services to SRI Registrars. Vandenbemden has a bachelor of science degree in mathematics from Indiana State University along with a master’s degree in mathematics from Purdue University.
Gregory Gay is skilled in the use of precision measuring tools and layout inspection. He has worked with the application of inspection and geometric dimensioning and tolerancing (GD&T) principles for more than 20 years. Gay is an ASQ Fellow and is an ASQ Certified Quality Engineer (CQE), Quality Auditor (CQA), Quality Technician (CQT), and Quality Inspector (CQI). He has also been recognized as a Journeyman Mechanic in the Trade of Layout Inspection. Gay has instructed quality-related classes for five community colleges, various companies and ASQ. Gay is currently a part time instructor at Western Michigan University where he instructs a Metrology Lab course.
JD Marhevko is currently the SVP of Quality, Lean and EHS for Accuride Corporation. Four Accuride sites have won the prestigious Manufacturing Excellence Award (in 2014-2016). She has been involved in Operations and Lean/Six Sigma efforts for almost 30 years across a variety of industries. Jd is an ASQ Fellow. In 2016, Jd was awarded both the Shainin Medal and honored as one of the top 100 Women in Manufacturing by Washington DC’s Manufacturing Institute. With ASQ she also holds the CMQ/OE, CQE, CSSBB and is a ASQ Certified Trainer for a variety of Quality Tools. She is an MBB and senior Baldrige Assessor in the state of Michigan. Jd is a Past-Chair of the ASQ Quality Management Division (QMD), a 21,000 member organization and supports several ASQ divisions in a variety of capacities. Jd is a Howard Jones awardee, the QMD’s highest honor. She holds a BSE from Oakland University in MI and an MSA from Central Michigan University.
Dilip A. Shah
Dilip A. Shah has over 40 years of industry experience in metrology, electronics, instrumentation, measurement and computer applications of statistics in the Quality Assurance areas. He is currently a Principal of E = mc3 Solutions, a consulting practice that provides training and consulting solutions in ISO/IEC 17025, ISO 9001, Measurement Uncertainty and computer applications. Dilip is an ASQ Fellow and certified is an ASQ Certified Quality Auditor, Certified Quality Engineer and Certified Calibration Technician. Dilip is the former Chair of ASQ Section 810 Akron-Canton Section and ASQ’s Measurement Quality Division. Dilip is the co-author of The Metrology Handbook (1st and 2nd editions) published by the ASQ Quality Press and has contributed to the 2010 re-write of the CCT Primer by the Quality Council of Indiana. Dilip participated in the initial development of ASQ’s Certified Calibration Technician exam. Dilip participates actively in the measurement related issues through National Conference of Standards Laboratories International (NCSLI) and the west coast based Measurement Science Conference (MSC) where he presents sessions, papers and workshops. Dilip is the recipient of NCSLI’s 2011 Education & Training Award, MSC's 2010 Andrew J. Woodington Award, ASQ-MQD’s Highest Award, the 2005 Max J. Unis Award and co-recipient of MSC’s 2003 Algie Lance Award for the Best Paper (Gage R. & R. versus ANOVA). Dilip has served as a Member of the A2LA Board of Directors (2006-2014). Dilip is a Chief Technical Officer for Workplace Training Inc. and Sapphire Proficiency Testing which provides many measurement-related training and proficiency testing options to the industry. Dilip is a frequent contributor to the ASQ Quality Progress Magazine’s Measure for Measure column and ASQ Expert Answers Blog Contributor.
Jim Spichiger is a certified Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt with over twenty years’ experience as an ASQ course instructor and over thirty years’ experience in the quality profession as a manager, coach, engineer, black belt, and auditor. He has a degree in Mechanical Engineering from Villanova University, is a licensed Professional Quality Engineer, and holds eight ASQ Certifications. He has led numerous Six Sigma projects and lean initiatives, has mentored Six Sigma Green Belts, and has worked in the following industries: financial services, telecommunications, manufacturing & assembly, machining, nuclear, defense, and construction.
Spichiger is an ASQ Fellow, a two time Malcolm Baldrige examiner, and a former member of both ASQ Board of Directors and the Executive Committee of Quality New Jersey. Hs is currently the Chair of the ASQ Inspection Division and he is actively involved with the ASQ Columbus Section. In addition to teaching ASQ certification refresher courses, Jim has presented at numerous meetings, webinars and conferences on a variety of quality related topics.