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 (Tracy.RheaFox@MaplehurstBakeries.com) if you plan to attend this meeting.
Date: 3/8/2018, 6:00 PM
Presenter: David Mrozinski
Topic: APQP Requirements
The APQP materials focus on New Model launch activities and expectations of the supply base as they are coached through the APQP processes - ensuring a successful launch of new parts, processes, and vehicles. Included in the presentation are survey results from suppliers asked, “Which APQP elements do you struggle with the most”.
Dave’s professional career spans over 34 years of experience in the engineering field within the automotive industry.
· 24 years of experience in leadership and management
· Teaching, developing, and leading cross-functional teams
· Ability to establish and maintain strong, long-term relationships with customers and suppliers
Dave started his career in Chicago working for Michelin Tire Company, but was immediately transferred to Motor City as a Liaison Product Engineer working with the OE community on their new model tire programs and interfacing with the customer and Michelin design teams in Greenville, SC.
From Michelin Dave moved back to Chicago to take on an opportunity in the Ride Control arena with Arvin (remember Gabriel). Within a year, he was asked to lead an engineering team in the Nashville area where they had a manufacturing facility. That position led to a transition from aftermarket engineering back into the OE side of the business as the APQP Program Manager (with Arvin’s’ OE customers) which included both Saturn and Nissan. Dave moved to the top of the automotive food chain to take on a position with Saturn’s New Model launch team.
Then, 11 years ago, Dave moved to Nissan, in Smyrna, and now manages a New Model Launch team working on the all-new, next generation, Nissan Altima. As most of you know, while this industry is very big and far-reaching, it can also be very small. Dave works today with many of the same people he previously worked with along the way in his career. He hopes to continue to do so in the days ahead forging new relationships with competent, conscientious, automotive professionals. Lastly, I have been a CQE since 2003 and am currently serving as Section 1118 Awards Chair.
Next Main Presentation
Date: 3/8/2018, 7:00 PM
Presenter: Sam Gaylord