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Meeting Notice

April Dinner Meeting

Thursday, April 24, 2014

RSVP before noon on Monday, April 21st


Main Presentation -

Gage Triage Analysis For MSA Studies
Separating the Vital Few from the Trivial Many 

Dr. Victor Kane, Kennesaw State University

During this presentation Dr. Kane will discuss his recent article in the February issue of Six Sigma Forum Magazine.   A gage triage analysis approach would be beneficial in multiple applications, such as a Six Sigma project involving many gages, seeking involvement of team members in the evaluation of their gages, manufacturing gage surveillance programs, and troubleshooting complex, unfamiliar supplier processes.   Using the ANOVA approach may not be practical in the initial evaluation phase.  A shorter range based approach is called gage triage analysis (GTA), which will be discussed.

Dr. Kane is an Associate Professor of Statistics at Kennesaw State University.  He teaches graduate and undergraduate statistics and specializes in Six Sigma, Quality Control and Design of Experiments.  After graduating from Emory, Dr. Kane received a Ph.D. in statistics from Florida State University and an M.B.A. in management from the University of Tennessee.

Dr. Kane comes to Atlanta from a 20-year career with Ford Motor Company.  He served in many management positions the last being plant manager of a 3 million sq. ft. transmission manufacturing facility with 2500 employees.  While at Ford, Dr. Kane championed many quality improvement efforts including a Dimensional Control Planning process and system-wide Error Proofing methods.  Dr. Kane has served as an examiner for both the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award and the Georgia Oglethorpe Award.

Dr. Kane has 3 published articles in ASQs Six Sigma Forum journal.  The most recent article is in February of this year and that is the topic of tonight’s discussion.


Mini Presentation – The ASQ Audit Division

Bruce W. Knutson ASQ-CMQ/OE, CQA, CSQE, CQIA

Learn about the ASQ Audit Division.  What is the Audit Division and what can it mean to you as a quality professional.

Bruce works in Quality Engineering Strategic Missile & Defense Systems, Boeing Defense, Space & Security and has over 35 years in quality including:

Heavy Equipment design, test and manufacturing Certified ASW Welding Inspector Aerospace electro-optical and mechanical flight systems / fire control and targeting (fixed wing and rotor) Nuclear and environmental control systems Nuclear facilities decommissioning and reclamation Aerospace launch facilities (Space Shuttle) construction, operations and management Manned flight systems quality and mission assurance for SPACEHAB/Shuttle program QMS internal/external auditing

Bruce earned his BSBA from Tennessee Wesleyan College, is the Education Chair of Section 1503, is an Audit Councilor of the ASQ Audit Division Region 15b, and is the Audit Chair for the ASQ Audit Division.  Bruce is also an Adjunct Instructor, Calhoun Community College, Huntsville Campus, an instructor for CQA, CMQ/OE and CQIA courses supporting ASQ Exams.

Hilton Suites Hotel6120 Peachtree-Dunwoody Road, Atlanta, GA 30328

5:30 P.M. Social Period & Registration / Cash Bar

6:30 P.M. Dinner Begins

7:30 P.M. Speaker / Program Begins

$30 Member, $35 Non-Member and member with late reservation, $40 Non-Member late reservation. On-line PayPal payment REQUIRED.

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