Next Meeting Summary
We plan to continue to deliver interesting, informative, and useful topics as a service to our membership. In order to do so, your suggestions for topics and/or speakers would be very helpful. Please contact the Programs Chair at Programs@ASQ-MiddleTN.org with your valued input. Keep in mind that your suggestions may not be able to be implemented until the following year since the plan for this year may be completed.
Membership Meetings &Tours
Membership meetings and tours are regularly scheduled for the months of January through May - and - September through December of the following year. The membership meetings are held on the 2nd Thursday evening of each month except for May and December when we usually conduct tours of interesting businesses within the section.
The LOCATION of Membership Meetings is at the Hermitage location of the Golden Corral Restaurant at 315 Old Lebanon Dirt Rd., Hermitage TN, 37076. For a map & directions to the Golden Corral Restaurant, click here.
The membership meetings are divided into two portions: the Clinic and the Main Presentation. Dinner begins at 5:15 pm, the Clinic begins at 6:00 pm, dessert and coffee are at 6:45 pm and the Main presentation begins at 7:00 pm. The cost of the dinner, paid at the door, at the Golden Corral is about $14 for each member with ASQ Section 1118 paying the gratuity.
New members to Section 1118, students, and professors are invited to attend their first meeting as a compliment of our section. For a Complimentary ASQ Meeting gift certificate, click here.
Please contact our Reservations Chair if you plan to attend this meeting. Reservations@ASQ-MiddleTN.org
Date: 10/13/2016, 6:00 pm
Presenter: Paul Kidd
Topic: What it's like to be a TNCPE Examiner
Paul Kidd has over 30 years in various manufacturing roles. His experience includes process improvement, production management and quality management. Throughout his career, he has utilized employee involvement techniques to engage employees at all organizational levels in continuous improvement. This includes teaching teams to use the basic quality tools such as brainstorming, fish bone diagrams, histograms, Pareto charts, scatter charts, checklists, and control charts. He has supervised production areas and quality laboratories and had responsibility for development and implementation of quality management systems as well as health, safety, and environmental management systems. His industrial background is in fiber production, glass production and furniture assembly operations.
In addition, as a consultant Paul has trained a multi-plant lead and zinc smelting operation in the development of an integrated process management system, marketed and installed statistical process control software, and worked with several health care, municipal, private, and non-profit organizations on the utilization of the Baldrige Performance Excellence Criteria as a holistic, organizational continuous improvement process. Currently, Paul consults mostly as a 3rd party contractor through the University of Tennessee Center for Industrial Services providing continuous improvement and quality management services to small and mid-size manufacturing companies.
Paul is an ASQ Certified Quality Engineer, an ASQ Certified Manager of Quality/Organizational Excellence, a Lean Six Sigma Black Belt, and a Master Examiner for the Tennessee Center for Performance Excellence (the state version of the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award). He graduated from Tennessee Technological University with a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering.
Next Main Presentation
Date: 10/13/2016, 7:00 pm
Presenter: Metropolitan Nashville Airport Authority
Topic: Airport Update