American Society for Quality
April 2013 Membership Meeting
***Note New Location***
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
About the Preclinic:
Principle: And other insightful theorems.
Peter Principle just pure cynicism or does it provide a basis for organizational
management? Learn what Laurence Peter really had in mind when he declared:
“Employees tend to rise to their level of incompetence“, how to ‘manage
upward’ and mitigate the threat of impending organizational doom.
About the Program:
The Principles of Tom Peters:
Are they still relevant today?
Tom Peters published In
Search of Excellence in 1982 to prove how crucial people are to business success
and to turn 'soft' factors into hard ones, when previously the only ‘hard’
factors were considered to be the 'numbers'. Are these ‘principles’ still
relevant today? How do Peters’ eight Common Themes differ from Deming’s
Fourteen Points? Learn more and join in the discussion!
About our Speaker:
Paul Baker is certified by the American
Society for Quality (ASQ) as a Quality Engineer (CQE) and Six Sigma Black Belt (CSSBB).
He is currently a New Product Introduction (NPI) Manager at Technicolor, Inc. in
Indianapolis, IN. Paul has worked for Technicolor and its predecessor companies
for more than thirty years in a variety of areas, including: process
development, engineering management, manufacturing engineering, operations
quality and product quality assurance. Paul holds a B.S. degree in biochemistry
from Albright College in Reading, PA and an M.S. degree in chemical engineering
from Lehigh University, Bethlehem, PA.