American Society for Quality, Philadelphia Section 0505

Serving the Delaware Valley for more than six decades

 

FORMER CHAIR MARY LUTZ PASSES

Mary C. Lutz was President of McLu Associates which she founded in 1992 specializing in Quality Management. She was a Fellow member, former Chair of the Philadelphia Section where she started the section’s ISO Baseline Audit program. Mary assisted many major corporate organizations and small businesses initiate and implement quality improvement processes. She obtained a Master’s Degree in Mathematics from Temple University. She held ASQ CQA, CSQE, CQ Manager Certifications and a RAB certified QMS lead auditor certificate. Mary enjoyed tutoring kids in need of improving their math skills. In addition she was quite a bridge player.

SAVE THE DATE

Annual Women in Quality Program coming in April 22, 2015 our speakers:

Sherry Good - Senior Computer System Validation Consultant at Azzur Inc.
Topic: Making a path in the world of Computer System Validation and the Pharma Industry

Colleen Graziano - Director of North American Business Operations at SAP
Topic: Driving Impact from Within

Danielle Gaines - Quality Engineer for Stryker, Orthobiologics
Topic: Building a Career in the Quality Profession

2015 LEADERSHIP POSITIONS
ELECTION RESULTS

Click here review the section policy on Nominations for chair, chair-elect, treasurer and secretary.

Congratulations and thank you for your volunteerism:
Mark Klutchka - Chair
Carl Vogel - Past Chair
Clark Fuss - Chair Elect
Dave Gondak - Treasurer
Chris Connors - Secretary


A LOOK AHEAD - UPCOMING EVENTS

April 22, 2015 – Annual  Women in Quality

May 2015 – Annual  Golf Outing

June 2015 – Annual  Awards Dinner


Philadelphia Section 0505 Has a YouTube Channel!

Check out the latest videos on Philadelphia ASQ Section 0505 Channel

A Big Thank You from John E. Kampmeyer, PE, Regional Coordinator of Future City Competition 2014. Philadelphia Section 0505 is an annual Sponsor. Click here to read all about the competition that supports middle school students creative problem solving skills.

 

One of Our Most Popular Programs of the Year

April Program

Seventh Annual Women in Quality

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

at

Hilton Garden Inn

530 Pennsylvania Ave, Fort Washington, PA

Cost $40.00 includes Dinner and Refreshments

Register here by April 21, 2015

ASQ Philadelphia is proud to host three top women professionals in the field of quality. They will share with you their experiences working as a woman in the field of quality. We are excited to once again provide you with three excellent speakers.

Schedule Segment Description
   
5:30 – 6:00 PM Registration and Networking
   
6:00 – 6:30 PM Joanne Vitali, Career and Leadership Coach specializing in “Geek Girls” will be giving an Early Bird presentation.
   
6:30 – 7:00 PM Dinner and Section Announcements
  Dinner Options: Chicken, Salmon and Pasta (Vegetarian)
   
7:00 – 8:30 PM Presentations
   
8:30 – 9:00 PM Q & A, Wrap Up and Evaluations
   
Making a path in the world of Computer System Validation/Pharma Sherry Good - Senior Computer System Validation Consultant at Azzur Group
Sherry has held her current position as Senior Computer System Validation Consultant at Azzur Group for over two years. She has over nine years of Regulatory experience in the pharmaceutical/biotechnology/software/CRO industries ranging from bench scientist, instrument validation specialist, project manager to computer system validation. She has held positions at Reed Technology & Information Services, Percepticore, Merck, NovaScreen Biosciences, and GreatBatch Hittman. Sherry has been a member of ASQ for three years. She holds degrees in Molecular Biology (BS), Biotechnology/Bioinformatics (MS), Business Administration and Management (MBA), and a certification in Biotechnology Management all from the University of Maryland. She is currently working on another degree in Software Development and Security.
   
Driving Impact from Within Colleen Graziano - Director of North American Business Operations at SAP
Colleen joined SAP as part of the Visiprise acquisition, and is a 10 year veteran of the combined companies. She has a diverse SAP background, having held a variety of positions in Development Scrum Management, Project & Program Management, and Consulting. As an SAP Top Talent, Colleen is currently responsible for Business Operations support of two Cloud business units. Colleen graduated from GMI Engineering and Management Inst. (now Kettering University) in Flint, MI with a BS in Industrial Engineering and a Minor in Operations Management. She started her career at a General Motors factory, moved on to Pre-sales for DELMIA, and back to the manufacturing floor at Lockheed Martin prior to joining Visiprise / SAP. She brings an extensive background in Lean, Six Sigma, Design Thinking and Change Management to SAP from her previous tenure.
   
Building a Career in the Quality Profession Danielle Gaines - Quality Engineer for Stryker, Orthobiologics
Danielle recently joined Styker’s Orthobiologics division as a Quality Engineer in January 2015. Prior to that, she advanced through positions of increasing responsibility at Johnson Matthey over the last seven years. She was a Process Chemist for 4 years, then a Quality Assurance Specialist for two years and then finally a Product Quality Engineer for one year. Danielle has been an ASQ member for three years.  She holds skills in Process Simulation, Chemistry, Design of Experiment, Validation and Good Manufacturing Practicess.  Danielle attended Virginia State University and Temple University.  She graduated with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Chemistry from Temple University.


NEW EDUCATION COURSES

A NEW LISTING OF EDUCATION OFFERINGS FOR  2015

Click here for a list of courses

RECAP of 2014 - Read All About it in this newsletter

New Cancellation Policy for all courses - in order to receive a full refund you must cancel in writing to the Education Chair Bob Wittendorf no later than 6 days before the date of the first scheduled class.            

 


Students looking for paid internships. Does your company provide paid internships? Contact ASQ Philadelphia Section 0505 member Clark Fuss (son2nba@comcast.net) for more information.

GET INVOLVED! COME JOIN US AT
THE LEADERSHIP TEAM MEETING

We meet every second Wednesday of the month 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM (NO MEETING IN AUGUST)get involved, networking opportunity, many have experienced success by attending leadership team meetings and volunteering leading to new employment opportunities, really, come join us for dinner and a meeting, click here for location information.

 

 

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