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2017 ASQ Philly Awards Ceremony and Program with Special Guest Speaker John Lafferty

February 21 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

The 2017 ASQ Philly Awards Program includes trophies for Member of the Year, Small Company of the Year, Large Company of the Year, Special Member Awards for Service, and the Belding College Scholarship

Systems Thinking into 2018 – Yes, we still need it ! by ASQ Delaware Section past-Chair and current Section Officer presented by special guest John Lafferty

Many of us have our stake into the Quality Era of the 1980, 1990, Millenniums, and the next decade. Something, we forget is that the heart of every Quality Improvement effort starts and ends with “Systems Thinking”. This ASQ presentation will be all about Systems Thinking. The basis of Dr. W. Edwards Deming, Peter Scholtes, Joseph Juran, or even the world expert of Peter Senge – all start with looking at every problem as a “Solution” to improve a service or product. What would life be like without Systems Thinking?
Come hear the importance of this topic from problem identification, to solution development, to controlling the decision. Most importantly, how to maintain the system once it has been changed. Everyone from your Quality Auditor to Quality Manager could learn something from sharpening their skills.

About John
John has a BS from Drexel University, an MS from Cabrini College, a 20 year teacher of teenagers from Pennsylvania Free Enterprise Week, 12 year Children’s Sunday School Teacher, and Certified Lay Minister for the Southeast District Eastern Pennsylvania Methodist Conference. Mr. Lafferty was a past Quality Engineer, Vice President of Quality, and a Senior Executive for companies in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Texas. John has solved major issues in the Refinery and Chemical Industries involving developing a standardized part number system for the industry and standardizing how metals are chemically verified prior to installation at the plant level. He has had experience with major societies such as MSS, NACE, ASTM, ASQ, ASME, SME, and the ASA. He has met and dined with Dr. Deming and has been in various discussions with William Conway. Mr. Lafferty is the President and CEO of CellMyLight, a manufacturer of Solar Power Flashlights which can be used to charge smart phones including tablets and small appliances.
John is a father of two, Matthew (proud DelVal University parent) and Paul (Penn State graduate in Biology), is husband to Jennifer Lafferty. John’s hobbies include golf, salt water fishing, chess, and horseshoe pitching. He has traveled to 40 out of 50 states in the USA, 6 out of the 13 Provinces in Canada, Europe, Mexico, Central America, and Africa. His biggest accomplishments in life has been an ex-rock star, holds the hot dog eating contest at his family reunion, witnessed the birth of a cow, crashed Bernie Parent’s Birthday Party, and caught a 165 lb. Mako Shark and three Yellowfin 100lb. tunas in the Continental Shelf all in the same fishing trip and never got sea sick.


February 21
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Philadelphia Section – American Society for Quality


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