March 21, 11 AM Webinar: Sustainability: From Marketing to Quality For All Life


Unfortunately sustainability is even today still all too often more marketing than substance. In this presentation we will focus on the role that quality can play in changing this for the better.

Starting from the definition of sustainable development as determined by the United Nations we will introduce a practical triple A approach that is suitable as a guideline for all types and sizes of companies. In a sequence of Awareness – Adoption – Achievement companies can gradually expand their sustainability activities and impact. The effect of this approach is visible on both financial, environmental and social sustainability and is linked to a set of appropriate quality tools in each development phase. Continue reading “March 21, 11 AM Webinar: Sustainability: From Marketing to Quality For All Life”


April 10, General Meeting: John Scimone, SVP Chief Security Officer, Dell

Registration/ Cost:

ASQ Members:  Free
Non-members:  $10 per person to cover meeting expenses; first five non-ASQ members to register are free!

Eventbrite - Austin ASQ General Meeting 4-10-19

Date:  April 10, 2019


  • 6:00 – 6:30 PM – Networking Time/ Snacks
  • 6:30 – 6:45 PM – Announcements
  • 6:45 – 7:45 PM – Talk
  • 7:45 – 8:00 PM – Door Prizes


National Instruments

Building C – Room 1s13/14/15

11500 N Mopac Expressway,

Austin TX 78759

RUs to attendee:

0.5 RUs


For questions contact:

Arrangement Chair Chair (RyanCho):  ryan.cho@asqaustin.org

Program Chair: Shoshana Bokelman sbokelman@asqaustin.org


April 25, Young Quality Professional Event: Essential Steps to being a Successful Quality Professional!


Andrew Davison

Austin ASQ Young Quality Professionals Chair

Speaker Bio

  • 20+ years as a Quality Professional
  • Senior ASQ Member
  • Significant experience and knowledge with FDA/ TGA/ MHRA/ ANVISA/ JPAL regulations, ISO standards, MDD, and EU MDR regulations


Pinthouse Pizza – 2800 Hoppe Trail, Round Rock, Tx 78681

Event Date/Time

Thursday, April 25th 2019 / 6pm – 8pm


6:00pm – YQP presentation
6:30pm – Light snacks
7:30pm – Tour of Pinthouse Pizza (Kitchen & Brewery)


  • Registration for 20 attendees available
  • Eventbrite ASQ Austin

  • No charge for this event!



April 26, Austin ASQ Class: Bridging to Quality 4.0 with ISO 9001

Register Now!! Join us in Austin, Texas for a program where experts will share their IS0 9001 revision experiences and insightful lessons learned. This one-day event includes a workshop on ISO9001 delivered by an internationally experienced ISO professional.


Mary McDonald
Mary McDonald has been a member of the US Technical Advisory Group (TAG) for both ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 since 1995 and she is a Senior ASQ Member. She is CEO/CTO of McDonald Consulting Group, a firm specializing in system implementation and improvement. Mary is Plexus certified for ISO9001, IATF 16949, and ISO14001, and she is also a Fellow of the International Microelectronics and Packaging Society.
Michael Brucker
Michael Brucker is a longtime member of ASQ and maintains these certifications: CQM/OA, CQE, and CQA. He is a Senior Manager at Global Foundries (semiconductor wafers) in the Quality Systems group, focusing on Automotive Quality. His professional experience spans 30+ years, including stints at Texas Instruments, Motorola, and Silicon Labs. He earned a BS from Villanova (Go Cats!) in Mechanical Engineering and he is completing an MS in Quality Management from Eastern Michigan.
Anne Holland
Anne Holland combines more than 30 years of biomedical engineering with business acumen as founder and CEO of QA Consulting, Inc. She is an expert in every phase of quality assurance from concept design and R&D through manufacturing/production and post-market surveillance for Class I, II, and III medical devices. Anne’s expertise has been sought by medical device manufacturers, from startups to Fortune 500, to develop and implement compliant solutions that meet their quality and regulatory needs. Anne has conducted over 100 supply chain and internal audits. She facilitates and responds to FDA and ISO 13485 Notified Body audits for manufacturers.
Doug Shifflett
Doug is a quality professional with over four decades of experience — with 35 years in Quality Auditing and Surveillance and multi-year executive management experience. Doug is a certified ISO9001 Quality Auditor, certified in AS9100D Aerospace and in ISO 13485 Quality System Standard for medical devices. He is an ISO 9001 Lead/Assessor and has been instructing ASQ’s Certified Quality Auditor certification preparation course at ACC for over 20 years. Doug is also a Wollan Petroleum Advisory Group API professional.
Date And Time

Fri, April 26, 2019

8:00 AM – 4:30 PM CDT

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National Instruments Corporation

11500 North Mopac Expressway

Building C, Austin, TX 78759

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Program Schedule (8:00 am to 4:30 pm)

7:30 – 8:00: Registrations, continental breakfast
8:00 – 8:05: Welcome
8:05 – 8:15: ISO9001 Overview
8:15 – 9:15: Lessons Learned from Transition Audit
9:15 – 11:15: Enhancing your Quality Auditing Skills Workshop Part I
11:15 – 12:00: Panel of Speakers
12:00 – 1:00: Lunch
1:00 – 2:30: Enhancing your Quality Auditing Skills Workshop Part II
2:30 – 2:45: Break
2:45 – 3:30: Top Major & Top Minor ISO 9001 Nonconformities
3:30 – 4:30: Quality Myths and Misunderstandings

Program Cost

Until April 12th
Members: $99
Non-members: $109

After April 12th
Members: $119
Non-members: $129

The event qualifies for 1.0 RUs or Continuing Education Credits

Continental breakfast, snacks, beverages and lunch will be provided


Please contact Education Chair Norma Antunano normaantu@gmail.com


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May 8, General Meeting: Brewery Tour & Quality Discussion



Rentsch Brewery


2500 NE Inner Loop Georgetown, ,TX 78626

Event Date/Time

Wednesday, May 8, 2019 / 6:30 pm – 8:30pm


6:30pm – Networking / Announcements / Light snacks

7:00pm – Small groups cycle through tour & talk or networking in beer garden and/or tap room

8:00pm – Door prizes



  • No charge for this event!

Eventbrite ASQ Austin


  • Please contact:
    • Arrangements Chair (Acting) ryan.cho@asqaustin.org
    • Program Chair: shoshana.bokelman@asqaustin.org

February 13, General Meeting: A Practitioner’s Overview to Data Mining Models and Methods

A Practitioner’s Overview to Data Mining Models and Methods

Over the past few years the proliferation of applied computational methods has grown considerably, likely due to the decreased cost of data storage, increase in computer power, and evolution of programming languages such as R and Python to solve data-centric problems. For someone new to data science it can be daunting to determine where to start or where to go next. This presentation will provide an overview to data mining, what it is and isn’t, and where it fits into the general category of machine learning. While the focus will be on predictive analytics, unsupervised learning methods will be discussed briefly.

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Quality Engineer – Tech – Austin

About Sysco Labs

Sysco LABS is a technology-focused division within Sysco, dedicated to reimagining foodservice through innovation. An extension of Sysco’s commitment to deliver exceptional products and services to the foodservice industry, Sysco LABS uses customer and market intelligence, data-driven insights and agile technology development to rethink the entire foodservice ecosystem. Continue reading “Quality Engineer – Tech – Austin”

Online Journal: Quality Management (QMJ)


The transition to online access for the Quality Management Journal (QMJ) was complete earlier this year. The Quality Management Journal aims to link the efforts of academic researchers and quality management practitioners by publishing significant research relevant to quality management practice and provide a forum for discussion of such research by academics and practitioners.

The Quality Management Journal is a peer-reviewed publication and is published four times per year.

Full, Senior and Fellow members all have free access to digital subscriptions.  Join today at the ASQ site, upgrade by calling ASQ Customer Care at 800-248-1946, or contact Austin Section 1414 Membership Chair Shoshana Bokelman shoshanab@asq.org for assistance.

Student and Associate: Digital Access to the Quality Management Journal is not included in your membership.


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ASQ Austin – ACC Certified Quality Engineer Exam Preparation Course – Register by 3/13/18

Want to become an ASQ Certified Quality Engineer? This class will prepare you for the exam coming up in June 2018. Review all the material in the primer, test taking tips, and practice answering test questions. People that take the course improve their chances of passing the exam. You must register at ACC to enroll in this class. The course will be taught by Phil Flories, is a long time ASQ Austin member and instructor for the ASQ CQE Exam prep course.

• Cost is $431 plus course materials

• This is a one-semester course from 3/21/18 to 5/30/18 every Monday and Wednesday from 6:00pm to 9:00pm

• The course will be held at ACC, register at ACC

• Sign up for Continuing Education at ACC by March 13, 2018

• For questions please contact Mike Harkins mikehark@swbell.net

Austin Community College (ACC) Highland Business Center (HBC)

5930 Middle Fiskville Road

Austin, Texas  78752

Room 411.0

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