2019-02 Section Member Meeting

February 05, 2019
6:00 PM to 8:30 PM
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Two Brothers Roundhouse
205 N Broadway
Aurora, IL 60505

We offer our unemployed members an opportunity to continue their education and to network with their peers. Please review the conditions for receiving a complimentary meal below.

Pre-dinner Meeting:

Corrective Actions - A Process Approach
Kenneth Place
Owner, Quality Business Management Systems

This presentation takes a targeted look at how Corrective Actions can be formally treated as a business process to make certain corrective actions are completed both efficiently and effectively. Who owns the Corrective Action Process? Is it being measured? Are inputs and outputs made clear to those involved in the process?


Post-dinner Meeting:

Observations from the field relating to Corrective Actions 
Kenneth Place
Owner, Quality Business Management Systems

This presentation will look at examples of common problems companies experience with Corrective Action programs and how you can avoid them at your company. Understand a simple way to utilize the structure of your system to fix problem deep in the organization so they do not persist. 

Speaker Biography

Originally from New Jersey, Ken has lived in the Fox Valley since 1991. Ken received has a BA in Economics from Blackburn College and an MBA from Aurora University in 1991 and 2001 respectively.

Ken is the owner of Quality Business Management Systems which specializes in helping companies establish quality management systems and achieve process improvement. Ken has over twenty-five years of quality related experience including 15 years with a Tier1 Automotive supplier.

In addition to consulting and training Ken is an active contractor with SRI Quality System Registrar performing ISO 9001: 2015 and ISO 14001: 2015 3rd party audits.

Ken has the following ASQ Certifications: CQE, CQA, CSSBB. He is a Lead Auditor with Exemplar Global and a PMP.

Ken recently volunteered as the Chair of the Process Improvement Committee with ASQ Fox Valley Section 1208, and as an Illinois Manufacturing Excellence (ILPEx) Examiner, applying the Baldrige Criteria with Illinois companies.

He and Mary Jo, his wife of 21 years, have two children attending Oswego East High School. Ken enjoys audiobooks and is an avid Golfer.


05:30 - 06:00 Registration / Networking
06:00 - 06:30 First Presentation
06:30 - 07:30 Dinner
07:45 - 08:30 Second Presentation

Dinner Menu

  • Greek salad with romaine lettuce, cucumber, feta cheese, red onion, country olives & Red wine vinaigrette 
  • Macadamia crusted chicken breast with ginger soy cream  
  • Dinner Rolls & Butter
  • Vegetarian Option: lasagna with vegitables
  • Desert: Chocolate mousse with fresh whipped cream
  • Beverages
    • Two Brothers Artisan Coffee & Tea
    • Cash bar

Please indicate vegetarian option or any other needs in the Special Instructions and Comments section of your reservation.


Cash bar

Note: Registration closes three days before the meeting in order to give the venue enough time to order food and the section volunteers enough time to prepare meeting credentials. If you do not see the Register Now button, registration has been closed for the meeting. Walk-ins are welcome, though we cannot guarantee a meal.

Please note that we cannot yet accept credit card payment at the door. Please pay in advance during registration. Walk-ins will need to pay by cash, check, meeting card, new member letter, or by special arrangement.

There is no charge for attending the meeting only. The section is able to provide a complimentary meal for a limited number of unemployed members. To take advantage of this program, you must:
1. Pre-register. This benefit is not available at the door.
2. Be actively seeking employment.
3. Be a paid member of the ASQ Fox Valley Section 1208.
4. Submit your resume to the ASQ web site, http://www.asq.org.

Friends and colleagues are always welcome!

Special Discount: When you buy a 5-tickets pass, you pay only $100.00, a 20% discount off the regular price. You can bring your friends and colleagues at the discount rate or use them one at a time for meetings throughout the year. Either way you win. The pass will be good for two years from the date of purchase.


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