Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T) Overview – Friday, August 10th

Improve your communication with designers, customers and suppliers by understanding the language of Geometric Dimensions and Tolerances. In this one day course you will review the fundamental concepts of GD&T that allow you to communicate simply and precisely what a fabricated part should look like and how to measure and inspect it.


Who should attend this class:

Engineering Students
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Sunset Dinner Cruise on Ladybird Lake – Saturday, July 28th (Boarding 7:00 PM)


Ever watched the sunset over Austin from the Water? Ever seen the bats come out from the Congress Avenue Bridge? Check these off your bucket list when you join us for a sunset dinner cruise on Ladybird Lake aboard America’s largest electric paddlewheel excursion boat. Members may bring one guest. Want to toast the sunset? BYOB.

Dinner: Fajitas

Date: Saturday, July 28, 2018


Please register at Eventbrite
[Advance ticket purchase is required!]

Must be an ASQ member to register.

Maximum number of tickets is 2 per member.

Purchase early!  The first 30 tickets are discounted to $25/ticket; after first 30,  $30/ticket.


7:00 Board the Lone Star

7:30 Departure

8:28 Sunset

9:30 PM Disembark


  • The Hyatt Hotel: Located at 208 Barton Springs Road. Lone Star dock is located 100 yards to the west of the Hyatt Hotel.
  • City Hall: Located at 201 W. 2nd Street. If you park at City Hall, you will need to cross the lake on the South 1st Street Bridge. Our dock is located at the bottom of the stairs on the South Shore.
  • Long Center for Performing Arts: Located at 701 W. Riverside Drive. Lone Star dock is a short walk across Riverside Drive and through Vic Mathias Shores.
  • On street parking is limited.
  • Handicap access is available at the boat dock.


All sales in advance via Eventbrite, no sales at the door, no refunds after July 20.

Bring your camera and/or cell phone!

The event will take place rain or shine.

The lower section of the boat is enclosed and air conditioned.

This is a non-smoking event.

ASQ is not offering alcoholic beverages, attendees are welcome to bring their own alcoholic drinks.

No glass containers, no glass beer bottles.

You do not need a Paypal account to register, you may use a credit card by selecting this option during registration.

You may visit for additional information about Lone Star Riverboat.

For questions contact Jim Johnstone ( or

Shoshana Bokelman (

Austin IoT Group and ASQ Austin Section Joint Event: Video Analytics Solutions Presentation & Demonstration – June 26th


Attend to learn how video is used today, including an overview of video analytics, privacy and video retention and future trends in video centric environment. Also covered an IoT hands-on demonstration on how a simple motion sensor and camera can be converted to an intelligent IoT device with image and video capabilities.

Chuck Reeves is a Subject Matter Expert (SME) for Smart Spaces and Video Intelligence Division of Hitachi Vantara, based in Santa Clara, CA. With a corporate background of strategic sales and business development, Chuck also has extensive experience as a former law enforcement official in the Dallas Fort Worth area. His in-depth understanding of Smart Cities technologies, video intelligence and analytics is supported by 18 years in the industry with companies such as Tiburon (Tritech), Intergraph and more recently, Motorola Solutions.  As a former law enforcement official, Chuck served in virtually every division of the Police Department, which included Field Operations, Criminal Investigations, Special Investigations (Vice, Narcotics and Juvenile Crimes) as well as Captain of the Support Services Division, which included Emergency Communications and Technology. Chuck is a graduate of the Bill Blackwood Law Enforcement Management Institute of Texas, as well as the Southwestern Legal Foundation School of Police Supervision. Chuck resides in Richardson, TX, where he enjoys weekend travel and family time with his three grandchildren.

Adil Dalal: Director Solution Architecture, Hitachi Global Social Innovation Business

Adil Dalal is a Director, Solution Architecture for Hitachi, Global SIB. He is also the incoming President and co-CEO, Austin IoT. He is certified in ioT and in IoT Digital Business Transformation. Adil’s passion is to use IoT, Machine Learning and Artificial intelligence to improve the quality of human life while making organizations more profitable. Adil was the CEO of Pinnacle Process Solutions, Intl®, LLC, past-Chair of ASQ’s Human Development & Leadership division and also the CEO & founder of Patriots4OurHeroes (P4OH), a non-profit organization serving veterans and the families faced with PTSD. Adil has pioneered several key advances in lean and in project leadership, and is the recipient of the 2015 ASQ Crosby Medal, 2014 Shingo Research and Publication award and 2013 Axiom Business book award for his first publication “The 12 Pillars of Project Excellence: A Lean Approach to Improving Project Results.” Adil has also authored “A Legacy Driven Life” and co-authored ASQ’s “Lean Handbook” and ‘Changing Your World”.


Please register at Eventbrite.


Action Corp

12365 Riata Trace Pkwy B,

Austin, TX 78727

Date & Time

Date: 06/26/18

Start Time: 7:00 PM

End Time: 9:00 PM

Program Agenda:

7:00 pm – 7:15 pm: Sign-in and Networking Hitachi Global Social Innovation Business will sponsor refreshments.

7:15 pm – 8:00 pm: A Video Centric Society (Chuck Reeves) This talk will begin with an introduction and background of the speaker, and will cover how video is used today, including an overview of video analytics, privacy and video retention.  Also covered will be future trends in video-centric environment. Chuck’s presentation will be followed by a question and answer session.

8:00 pm – 8:15 pm: A Demonstration of an IoT Camera and Motion Sensor Application (Adil Dalal)
Adil Dalal will provide a hands-on demonstration of how a simple motion sensor and camera can
be converted to an intelligent IoT device with image and video capabilities.

8:15 pm – 8:30 pm: Announcement of an IoT Workshop Series (David Brixius and Darren Swan)
David and Darren will announce the launch of an IoT workshop series Austin IoT will be offering,
beginning in July of 2018.

8:30 pm – 9:00 pm: Induction of New Board of Directors (Austin IoT)


No charge/No RU’s


Austin IoT (Adil Dalal):

ASQ Austin Section Program Chair (Surendra Patel):

ASQ Austin Section Secretary (Melanie Berry):

The Current State of Organizational Excellence, Free Webinar – Monday, June 25th

Dawn Ringrose


Where is your company when it comes to Organizational Excellence?

“Organizations” are groups of people with defined leadership that work to accomplish a common goal. “Excellence” is the continuous delivery of a superior product or service that not only meets, but exceeds expectations for one or more of these: utility, timeliness, value, or efficiency.

Organizational characteristics which lead to excellence have been defined (the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award criteria) but until recently, have been used by only a few organizations. In 2015, a simpler self-assessment survey was developed by the ASQ Quality Management Division. A variety of organizations that vary by size, geography, and industry have now completed this survey and the results have been aggregated and analyzed. Join us to learn about the latest results are and what they tell us about our organizations relative to organizational excellence.


Dawn Ringrose is an ASQ member and organizational excellence consultant. She has worked across the public, private, and non-profit sectors with small, medium, and large organizations.

Recognized by her peers with the Fellow Certified Management Consultant designation and the Quality & Excellence Builder Award (Quality Council of Alberta), Dawn is currently the representative for Canada on the Global Benchmarking Network (GBN) and the Organizational Excellence Technical Committee (OETC).

Dawn authored the Organizational Excellence Framework (OEF) and an accompanying turnkey toolkit   that   are currently being used   in over 50 countries and the automated tool is being used to conduct the ‘first global assessment on the state of organizational excellence’ (2015).

Date & Time

June 25, 11:00 AM to Noon Central


Please RSVP at Eventbrite

Link to join:
Password:   558-262-817 #
Call-in number:  1.404.400.8750 or

, 1-202-602-1295 or 813-769-0500


0.1 RU’s

RU certificates will be emailed to participants

May Event ASQ Austin-Getting Started with Big Data – A Lean Six Sigma Practitioner’s Guide -5/9/18

Kristine Bradley, Principal with Firefly Consulting, Austin

Come learn about the newest trends in data analytics

Big data is everywhere, and it’s not just for analytical leaders like Google, Amazon, and Facebook, anymore. From science to sports, from manufacturing to healthcare, companies in all industries are joining the big data revolution. CNN recently stated that “the amount of data captured globally is estimated to reach 40 zettabytes by 2020.” That’s 1 trillion gigabytes!

As Lean Six Sigma practitioners, how does this impact us? What tools today, do we already commonly use that allow us to understand large data sets? Are there newer, less commonly used tools that we can use to take advantage of these new opportunities?

In this presentation, we will provide an introduction to big data, and also introduce some tools that you and your team can use to drive results and take your process improvement and design projects to the next level.


Kristine Bradley is a Principal with Firefly Consulting and an accomplished authority in deploying process improvement initiatives and delivering innovation tools to clients around the world.  As a proven leader of organizational transformation, she places great emphasis on the development of client capability.  She recently co-authored Innovating Lean Six Sigma, published by McGraw Hill in 2016. She has worked extensively in organizational assessments, project management, Six Sigma, Lean, Design for Lean Six Sigma, Business Process Management, simulation and statistical modelling.   She is a certified Master Black Belt in both Lean Six Sigma and Design for Lean Six Sigma, and has trained or coached thousands of business leaders and practitioners in these methodologies over the last 25 years.  She holds an MBA from Duke University – Fuqua School of Business and earned the distinction of Fuqua Scholar. Additionally, she holds an MSc in mechanical engineering and a BS in industrial engineering from Texas A&M University.



Visitor Welcome Center

12455 Research Park Loop

Austin, TX 78727

Mapquest Map

Directions to Flex Austin front lobby

Directions Notes

Located at the corner of Oak Knoll and 183/Research.  The meeting is in the Welcome Center (Visitor Lobby).   .  The campus is quite large, with multiple entrances, so please use map.



Start Time: 6:00 PM

End Time: 8:00 PM


Wednesday / May 9th

  • 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




0.5 RU’s

Registration Cost $10.00


Arrangements Chair Ryan Cho:

Program Chair Surendra Patel:

Power Point Presentation

ASQ Meeting – Bradley – Getting Started with Big Data – Rev B

April Event- Plant Tour of Dynamic Manufacturing Solutions- 4/11/18

Dynamic Manufacturing Solutions

Company Profile

Dynamic Manufacturing Solutions is a full service manufacturing and engineering organization specializing in the assembly and testing of mechanical and electromechanical assemblies. DMS offers its customers a complete range of manufactured solutions from build to print outsourcing to turn key design and product realization. Centered on the “Solutions for X” philosophy, DMS produces solutions that are anything but “one size fits all. DMS takes pride in being an American made manufacture with the highest ISO certifications in quality management. DMS supports many industries, along with the Biomedical, Pharmaceutical, Semiconductor and Microelectronics Industries.


Life Sciences Process Equipment, Microelectronics Gas and Chemical Delivery, Industrial System Integration, Mechanical & Electromechanical Assembly, Contract Manufacturing, High Purity Weld Assemblies, World class expertise in welding solutions, Electrical and Mechanical assemblies, Customer partnership staffing solutions, Manufacturing innovation Dynamic Manufacturing Solutions, LLC

Certification/ Accreditation

ISO 9001, ISO 14001, ISO 13485, ESD 20:20 Electrostatic Discharge, ANAB Accredited (ANSI-ASQ), UL


Dynamic Manufacturing Solutions, LLC.

600 Center Ridge, Ste. 100

Austin, TX 78753


Date: 04/11/18

Start Time: 3:00 PM

End Time: 5:00 PM


Wednesday / April 11th

  • 3:00 – 3:30 PM – Announcement/ Networking Time and Light Snacks
  • 3:30 – 5:00 PM – Plant tour


Free with Eventbrite registration

RU’s To Attendee




Registration is limited to 50 people

No canvas or open-toed shoes please

No cell phones permitted


For questions contact our Arrangement Chair (Ryan Cho):,

Treasurer (David Estes):

Spring 2019 Certification Classes

Increase your Quality  knowledge and prepare for certification exams by taking ACC Continuing Education Classes !

2019 Spring Schedule

Course Registration Instructor Day Online? Time 2019 Dates Test Window
Certified Quality Auditor (CQA) (ACC course QCTC-1041) ACC Course Link (CQA) Doug Shifflett Sat. N 8:30AM – 12:30PM Feb 2 – Apr 27
Certified Six Sigma Green Belt (CSSGB) (ACC course QCTC-1005) ACC Course Link (CSSGB) Brian Mitchell Y Online Jan 22 – May 19
Certified Manager of Quality   / Organizational Excellence (CMQ/OE) (ACC course BMGT-2031) ACC Course Link (CMQ/OE) Phil Flories T, Th N 6:00PM – 9:00PM Feb 25 – April 29
Certified Quality Engineer (CQE) (ACC course QCTC-1043) ACC Course Link (CQE) Phil Flories & Mike Harkins  M, W N 6:00PM – 9:00PM Mar 12 – May 23


Please register as soon as possible by clicking on “ACC Course Link” under Registration above.

Scheduled courses that do not have the minimum number required at least a week in advance will be considered for cancellation due to low enrollment.

ACC Overview Brochure

March Austin ASQ 1414 Event – Counterfeit Electronic Components – The Threat and Risk Mitigation Methods- 03/21/18

Counterfeit Electronic Components

The Threat and Mitigation Methods
Jason Jowers

Learn about the threat counterfeit electronic components pose and processes members of the supply chain can use to mitigate the risk.  Counterfeit electronic components present a serious threat to the electronic manufacturing industry. This presentation will describe:

  • The volume and prevalence of counterfeit components
  • Factors that contribute to the counterfeiting
  • Counterfeiting techniques
  • Effects of counterfeit components
  • Techniques to avoid purchasing counterfeit components
  • Inspection techniques to detect counterfeit components

Speaker:   Jason Jowers – Global Vice President of Quality and Operations, Velocity Electronics Corp.

Jason oversees the development of Velocity’s electronic component inspection program and has spent his career at Velocity working to combat counterfeit electronic components.

In addition to overseeing Velocity’s quality and operations since 2001, Jason has served on the IDEA board of trustees since 2009 and as its president since 2017, as a VP of the Texas ESD Association since 2002, and on SAE’s G-19D AS6081A development committee since 2014. He has given presentations about counterfeit avoidance and detection at numerous conferences around the world and had a paper on the topic published by SMTA. Jason holds an MBA from the University of Texas at Austin’s McCombs School of Business.


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

5930 Middle Fiskville Road

Austin, TX 78752

Room 411.0

Date: 03/21/18

Start Time: 6:00 PM

End Time: 8:00 PM


Wednesday / March 21st

  • 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

Registration: Eventbrite

Registration Cost: $10

RU’s to Attendee: 0.3 RUs

For questions:

Please contact:

Arrangement Chair (Ryan Cho):,

Program Chair (Surendra Patel):

February Meeting – What’s New at ASQ and the Benefits of your Membership – 02/14/18

Belinda Chavez, ASQ Region 14A Deputy Regional Director

Operations Manager for KBRwyle Technical Solutions, LLC


Belinda will provide a brief update on the changes that have occurred at ASQ Headquarters in 2017 and will discuss some ASQ initiatives that may affect the way Sections operate. She will also discuss some of the benefits of being an ASQ member and member leader

Speaker Bio

Belinda Chavez is an Operations Manager for KBRwyle Technical Solutions, LLC, in support of the NASA Safety Center Audits and Assessment Office. She has over 25 years of Safety and Quality experience. Belinda is a graduate of Louisiana Technical University with a Master of Business Administration and Southern Illinois University-Carbondale, with a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Technology.

Belinda currently serves in a number of ASQ member leader positions: Region 14A Deputy Regional Director; multiple section positions in several sections (Nominating Committee Chair, Audit Committee Chair, VOC Chair), Education Division Past Chair; and Aviation, Space & Defense Division VOC Chair, and co-chair of the ASQ Performance Awards and Recognition (PAR) program. She previously served on the ASQ Board of Directors (2007-2012), was Section Affairs Council Chair (2010-2012), Region 14/14A Director (2007-2012), Region 14A Deputy Regional Director(2013-2015, 2017), Education Division Chair (2015-2016), Education Division Chair-
Elect (2013-2014), Aviation, Space and Defense Division VOC Chair (2013-2017), Section 1422 VOC Chair (2014-2017), and Section 1418 Nominating Committee Chair (2011-14).

Belinda is an ASQ Fellow and ASQ Certified Manager of Quality/Organizational Excellence, ASQ Certified Six Sigma Black Belt, an IPCM Certified Manager, and George Group Certified Lean Six Sigma Black Belt. She has received numerous company and NASA awards including a United Space Alliance Safety Quest Award, a NASA Space Flight Awareness Award, the NASA Astronaut Silver Snoopy Award, and multiple NASA Group Achievement Awards.

Date/Time: 2/14/18 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM


Wednesday / Feb 14 th
 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

RUs to Attendee: 0.3 RUs

Cost: $10/attendee; please RSVP at Eventbrite


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

5930 Middle Fiskville Road

Austin, Texas  78752

Room 411.0

ACC HBC – Map & Directions

Registration closes at 11pm, Tuesday February 14, 2018.  Registration is limited to 40 people.

For questions contact our Arrangement Chair (David Estes):,
Program Chair (Surendra Patel):