American Society for Quality
January 2005 Membership Meeting
Wednesday, January 19, 2005
About the Program:The main presentation will cover the similarities and the differences in two widely used quality strategies called "Shainin vs. 6-Sigma." The presentation emphasis will be on Shainin as most of our members our familiar with the problem solving tools used in Six Sigma.
About our Speaker: Steve Harmeyer, Quality Engineer from GM Power Train, will be the special speaker for both the pre-clinic and the main presentation. Steve was formerly on the ASQ904 Leadership committee, where he served in several important positions.
Steve is a Manufacturing Engineering professional who specializes in the quality / management discipline. Currently employed with General Motors he has held various positions such as, Quality Manager, Management Representative, Quality Supervisor, Metrology Manager and Supplier Quality Manager.
Steve currently holds the position of Statistical Engineer, working full time on solving technical problems. He uses Dorian Shainin's Red X Strategies, formerly termed Statistical Engineering to solve technical problems. Steve is certified by General Motors University as a Statistical Engineering Journeyman and will be certified as a Master in 2005.
Steve states that his profession is also a hobby that he enjoys very much. He is active in ASQ (American Society for Quality) as Section 904's immediate past Secretary and Job Placement Chair. Steve is Certified by ASQ as a Quality Engineer, Quality Auditor and Mechanical Inspector and will sit for the Six Sigma Black Belt and the Quality Manager's exam in 2005.
Pre-Clinic: In the pre-clinic Steve will present important considerations and proper techniques used for "Gauge Analysis In Problem-Solving."
publications on Shainin: