ASQ Philadelphia Leadership Team

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Section Officers

Chair ˗ Tom Petrocella

Tom Petrocella

Tom is a passionate quality professional. He is an ASQ Certified Quality Engineer. He has served the ASQ Philadelphia section as Program Chair, Vice Chair, and Chair-Elect. A manufacturing professional starting out as a machinist and CNC Programmer was exposed to quality throughout his career and discovered a passion for the quality profession where he would assist in quality until moving into quality full time. Allowing him to indulge his curiosity into metrology, statistics, document control, and technical writing along with many other aspects of quality. One item on his five year plan is to join the various technical committees that define the standards the world works to, to help understand, define, and shape the principals driving the various standards. As a member of ASQ his interactions with other quality professionals has helped him create a robust personal body of knowledge from which to draw from.

Chair Elect – Jeanette M. Pascuzzi-Heacock

Jeanette is passionate about enabling people to be empowered
in transforming their health for a life fully realized. Because the joy of a life well-lived, is in “learning how to dance in the rain”.

She is the catalyst to activating high-performing, teams to create the possible in responsible human health innovation leveraging, the human element within global strategic operating processes and systems. Our Teams create transformational change for shareholders, care-givers, and patients. With over 30 years of industry, managed markets and health system provider experience, she draws out the unique combination of skills, experiences, perspectives, from all that is to be human, and leverage structured-agile, proven process methodologies and systems to deliver exceptional results that grow people and the companies they serve.

A senior member of ASQ since 2004, she holds ASQ certifications as a Six Sigma Black Belt, and Certified Quality Auditor. She also holds a Lean Six Sigma Master credential from Villanova University, Certified Change Practitioner credential from Prosci®, GE CAP, Dale Carnegie and Affirmational Inquiry-Case Western University Weatherhead School of Management. Drexel University awarded an MBA in Marketing University of the Sciences in Philadelphia cum laude BS Pharmacy PA and NJ State Boards of Pharmacy Registrations. She is the process of completing her PMP credential.

Landmark – Curriculum for Living and Communications Graduate. Jeanette has contributed to ASQ as a Speaker, Education committee member, exam proctor and her company received two Large Company of the Year Recognitions for her contributions to the ASQ. Jeanette contributes her time shaping and influencing the pharmaceutical industry having served on the board of PBIRG as VP Business Committees. She volunteers with the Life Science PA and Bio NJ Associations to further the advancement of Life Sciences in the Greater Philadelphia Region. She mentors and directs committees and programs for Healthcare Businesswoman’s Network.

Jeanette can be contacted can be emailed by clicking the link on her name or called at (484) 686-4256.

Past Chair and Audit Chair ˗ Alex McCambridge

Alex McCambridge

Alex is a dedicated and professional Quality Systems Manager with M&C Specialties, an Illinois Tool Works Company. He is an ASQ Certified Quality Engineer and a Certified Quality Auditor.  He managed and maintained an ISO 9001:2008 quality management system. He has experience in developing new procedures and providing training for quality critical tasks. He has knowledge of Lean/Six Sigma tools to improve manufacturing process and customer satisfaction. He demonstrates fundamental understanding of extrusion, and both the injection and blow molding process. Alex managed and cataloged approximately 3,000 active standards and 430 different customers supplied testing compounds. Alex has B.S. in Materials Science and Engineering with the addition of a 10-year color career encompassing research and development and quality control.

Secretary – Jillian Tarves

Jillian is a dedicated Quality Assurance Auditor at eResearch Technology in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. As a senior member of ASQ since 2016, she is an ASQ Certified Quality Process Analyst and Lean Bronze professional, and currently in the process of obtaining ASQ’s Quality Auditor certification. She manages and maintains an ISO 9001:2015 and ISO 13485:2012 quality management systems, with extensive experience managing ISO 9001:2008 as well as ISO 17025:2005 management systems. Jillian holds a B.A. in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology from Boston University. Jillian can be emailed by clicking the link on her name or called at (215) 282-5926.

MAPBDG Chair˗ Ray Lotfi

Ray Lofti

Ray is currently a consultant for Teleflex (Arrow International) in Limerick, Pennsylvania. He serves as the Chair for ASQ’s Section 0505 Mid-Atlantic Pharmaceutical/Biomedical Discussion Group and has been a past chair of the Section. He has been a Manager of Manufacturing Engineering Assembly and Packaging at Orthovita and Senior Principal Product Development Engineer at CertainTeed Corporation. He holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from University of Wisconsin and a M.S. in Engineering Management from the Milwaukee School of Engineering. Ray can be emailed by clicking the link on his name or called at (610) 308 8495.

Treasurer ˗ Stewart Roseman

Stewart Roseman is an ASQ-certified Six Sigma Black Belt and Manager of Quality/Organizational Excellence, with a BA from UCLA and MBA from Loyola Marymount, and certifications in finance and accounting (CPA, CMA & CGMA). He’s led Kaizen and Value Stream Design events with 10-50 participants that usual led to him launching and managing several process improvement projects. H teaches students how to create and manage customer-focused projects that deliver significant reductions in lead time, cycle time and/or resources, with hard savings and soft benefits. He volunteers time as ASQ Philadelphia section’s Treasurer.

Special Interest Groups Leaders

K-12 Education and KAPE (now MAAPE) Liaison Chair ˗ Dave Gondak

Dave is the Director of Educational Services at Strategic Source, Inc. He has also served as Chief Executive Officer of Pennsylvania’s largest teachers’ union and led the strategic organizational and management development of the Pennsylvania State Education Association (PSEA). He currently serves as the Treasurer and a member of the Board of Directors for the Keystone Alliance for Performance Excellence (KAPE) – Pennsylvania’s Baldrige Quality improvement organization – and as K-12 Education Chair for the Philadelphia Section 0505 of the American Society for Quality. Dave has a B.S. in Education from the Pennsylvania State University. and a M. Ed. in Secondary Education. He taught chemistry and science at Central Bucks High School West. He also received his Principal’s Certification from Lehigh University. Dave recently received a Special Service award from the Section Leadership. Dave can be emailed by clicking the link on his name or called at (215) 345-7355.

Committee Chairpersons

Program Chair ˗ Chris Connors

Chris Connors

Dr. Chris Connors is an ASQ certified Six-Sigma Black Belt. He has a Ph.D. in Industrial/Organizational Psychology. His skills include Lean Six Sigma, Executive Coaching, Design of Experiments, Design for Six Sigma, Root Cause Analysis, Kepner-Tregoe Problem Solving, Lean Manufacturing, Kaizen, Corporate Metrics and Dashboards, Balanced Scorecards, Executive Coaching, Survey Instrument Design and Analysis, Statistical Analysis, Instructional Design, Leadership Development, and Organizational Assessments.  Chris can be emailed by clicking the link on his name or called at (610) 864-8637.

Certification Chair – William T. Watson

Bill is the Lead Proctor for ASQ Certification Examinations. He has been employed with the Defense Contracts Management Agency (DCMA), under the Department of Defense for the past 39 years, serving as a Quality Assurance Representative (QAR) for the Nuclear, Mechanical, Material and Chemical commodity areas, and as a member of the Navy Special Emphasis Operation (NSEO) during the past 11 years. His duties with DOD primarily involve providing Contract Oversight of Defense Contractor facilities located in the Bucks County, PA area. His duties include Auditing Defense Contractors’ Products, Processes and Quality Systems to both Military Quality System requirements and ISO 9000 Quality System requirements. He has taught Statistical Process Control (SPC) with DCMA, instructing members of DOD as well as Defense Contractors and Military Personnel in the use of Statistical Methods and Statistical Process Control. In addition, Bill occasionally works as a Staff Specialist with DCMA NSEO providing guidance to other QARs for Chemical and Material matters.

Bill is a graduate of LaSalle University with a BA in Biology. He currently maintains ASQ Certifications in four Quality areas – Quality Technology, Quality Auditing, Quality Engineering, and in Quality Management.

Bill has been a member of ASQ for twenty 25 years, and has been active with the Philadelphia section of ASQ for the past twenty 23 years. He has served as a member of the Philadelphia section’s Education Committee for over 10 years and has also served as a “back up” Instructor for the Quality Auditor Refresher Course and the Statistical Methods Course. Bill has served as a proctor of ASQ Certification Examinations for ASQ for over 23 years and has been a member of the ASQ Philadelphia Leadership Committee, serving as the Certification Chair for more than two years.

Recertification Chair – John Bielski

    Please mail your Recertification packages to 6 Walters Road, Glen Mills PA 19342. You can call me at 484-680-6369 or use the link to send me e-mail. I prefer that you don’t use Certified mail – it takes longer.

John has been in the Philly section for over 22 years and is a Senior member. John earned a B.S. from Drexel and an MBA from Widener. He holds ASQ six certifications: CSSBB, CQE, CQA, CBA, CMQ/OE and CQIA. He’s an ISO-9001 Lead Auditor and an IATF-16949 auditor for S.R.I. Quality Registrars. He founded “Lean Quality Consulting LLC” where he offers training and gap assessment for the ISO standards and MDSAP. John previously held quality leadership positions with ITW, Rohm and Haas, M&C Specialties, R.E.Carroll, Penn Machine, Sentry Paint Tech and Scott Paper. He had also worked for Olin Corp, Penn Central and the US Post Office. He’s taken companies through registration to ISO-9001, 9002, 13485, ISO/TS-16949, along with certification to 21 CFR 210/211 and 820.

Membership Database Chair ˗ Sam Couchara

Sam CoucharaSam has been a member since 1983. He is currently a Senior Member and has previously served as Membership Chair, Treasurer and Symposium Chair. He is currently a Quality Assurance Manager for the Advanced Informatics Group of Information International Associates, Inc., Oak Ridge, TN.  Sam can be emailed by clicking the link on his name or called at (215) 887-1449.

Education Chair ˗ Tom Reed

Tom Reed is the Director of Quality and Operator Qualifications Platforms at Henkels & McCoy (Blue Bell, PA). He holds a CMQ/OE and MBA & MS from The University of Michigan. He is known by his passion for making improvements with critical thinking; i.e., Toyota Kata and enterprising A3-Reports, and in leveraging the company strategic planning processes. His enjoys his Project Management PMI PMBoK world with ISO9001:2015 quality standard of compliance at minimum in mind and Lean Six Sigma in his back pocket. Prior to working for Henkels & McCoy he attended the University of Michigan and Lehigh University. He was employed for fifteen years in automotive electronics manufacturing and supply with Ford Motor and Visteon Corporation.

Golf Outing/Awards Chair – Kathy Maronski

Kathy is a ASQ Certified Six Sigma Black Belt, Manager of Quality/ Organizational Excellence and Level One Lean. She holds an MBA and a B.S. in Industrial Engineering and Operations Research. As a senior member of ASQ Kathy has served as the Section Chair, Education Chair and Awards Chair. Kathy has been a Quality Manager at the USSC Group Inc., and at Johnson Matthey Inc. While at Polaroid, Kathy’s most recent position was as a Variability Reduction Process (vrp) Program Manager who developed and ran a large scale worldwide enterprise improvement customized variability reduction program for camera and film manufacturing and new product development, as a precursor to Six Sigma.  She was selected to lead key initiative for $3B+ global fir.. Kathy can be emailed by clicking the link on her name or called at (484) 883-0672.

Marketing/Publicity ChairHOW ABOUT YOU?

Webmaster, Newsletter and Job Posting – Alison Sudhalter

Alison is a senior member who has Alison Sudhalterbeen a member of ASQ since 2009 and holds her ASQ certification as a Software Quality Engineer (CSQE) and Quality Auditor (CQA). She was a past secretary for the section from 2010 – 2014. She has a B.S. in Special Education and a M.Ed. in Computer Science. Alison has over 13 years as a technical writer developing user documentation and online help for the OEM and software industry and over 15 years as a Documentation Specialist, Quality Assurance Analyst, Software Validation Engineer and IT Compliance Analyst. She works primarily in the pharmaceutical/biotechnology industry providing IT quality assurance and compliance consulting. She specializes in pharmaceutical quality assurance policy and procedural writing, computer systems validation and change management for IT applications and infrastructure. She received the ASQ Section 0505 Outstanding Service Award for 2009 – 2010 and the National Member Leader Excellence Award for 2011 -2012.

Financial Auditor – Carl Vogel

Carl is a Senior Member of ASQ and has been a volunteer on the Philadelphia Section Leadership Team since 1996.  He has served on the Program Committee and became the first Publicity Chairman.  He was nominated as Vice Chair, Chair Elect and finishing as Section Chair in 2014.  Since then, he has served as Nominating Chairman, Audit Chairman and VOC Chairman.  He has received several honors from the Section, including the Irvin F. Hoffer Statistical Award. Carl is the Quality Systems Engineer at Johnson Matthey Noble Metals, NA in West Chester PA. He is a technically proficient quality and industrial engineering professional; 80% of his experience has been with biomedical metal components, ISO 13485 pharmaceutical software, cGMP pharmaceutical printing, and lab and process validation. He has transferred these quality principles to commodity-based industries including precious metal, printing and glass.

ASQ Region 5 Contacts

ASQ Region 5 Director – James F. Kittredge

James can be emailed by clicking the link on his name or called at (215) 915-1908.

ASQ Region 5 Community Development Representative – Robert Cross

Robert can be emailed by clicking the link on his name or called at (800) 248-1946 ext. 7423

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