Daniel E Sniezek Gets Recognized By IEEE As Life Senior Member
Last updated: 10/10/2020
Dan Sniezek has served the American Society for Quality (ASQ) and the business, quality and professional communities in variety ways for over 25 years. He currently serves as Regional Director, Past Vice Chair of NEQC, and Past Section Affairs Council Chair for American Society of Quality and is the recipient of the Binghamton, New York chapter’s coveted Paul A. Robert's Award presented to him in 1996 for his outstanding effort, dedication, and contribution to the Binghamton Section. He currently holds the membership grade of Fellow in ASQ. He also serves as Institute for Electrical and electronic Engineers (IEEE) Reliability Chapter Chair and is a Senior Member. He has achieved status in 2021 as the IEEE’s Life Senior Member recognition. .
Dan held section, region and ASQ Level positions including Binghamton section chair, NEQC Vice Chair, SAC chair and lead and participated in numerous International Quality Conferences. Dan has served NEQC for over 15 years directly and indirectly for NEQC conferences and Council activities.
Mr. Sniezek instructed students in general quality principles in many summer sessions at SUNY Broome. Mr. Sniezek has also presented at SUNY Binghamton “Quality and You.”
For many years, Dan worked tirelessly to promote the Students for Educational and Economic Development (SEED) program sponsored by Georgetown University. These SEED students attended SUNY Broome, previously known as Broome Community College (BCC). During their stay at BCC, they obtained a two year technical degree that prepared them to return to their Central and South American countries where they could apply their new knowledge of quality principles to help their native countries improve their business environment.
As students returned home, they saw the importance of having a continued ASQ presence in their homeland countries. Dan took their need forward and was instrumental in transforming the ASQ from a purely U.S. society into an international organization as the students were allowed to open their own local ASQ sections.
Dan has been a driving force in the Binghamton, New York ASQ section for many years and continues as chairman for the section’s annual Quality Day Conferences. He continues to serve on the ASQ National Board of Directors and has been a Regional Director serving multiple terms over his intense career. Known in many countries of the world for his knowledge of quality analysis techniques and process and product improvement tools; he has lectured, trained, and mentored many quality practitioners and companies in problem solving and product reliability concepts. He is highly versed in statistical process control techniques.
In keeping with his efforts to encourage students and young people to pursue a quality-based career, Dan was recently instrumental in establishing an ASQ student section at SUNY Binghamton University. Prior to that, he worked with college administrators and laid the groundwork in creating a similar chapter at the SUNY Broome.
Mr. Sniezek has 25+ years of experience in the development and maintenance of highly complex and high availability for military and defense systems. He is an internationally sought out technical advisor and speaker on subjects of software quality, computerized reliability, Systems Engineering, Systems Safety, quality systems and process improvements, Mr. Sniezek's career centered on helping companies, governments and people improve through the use of visual thinking, quality management tools and cafe style techniques. He uses his skills as an engineer and artist to convey complex concepts. He began his education at Youngstown State University where he received his degree in Electrical Engineering.
Dan, a former Lockheed Martin engineer resides in Owego, New York with his wife Peggy, was recognized in July 2017 as an Honorary Member during the International Quality Congress PUCP-ASQ in Lima, Peru. He was honored for his contributions to Global Quality and influencing Peru’s quality culture. Some of his contributions include:
- Support for creation of Leadership Management Committee of Lima, Peru in 2011
- Support and participated in three versions of the International Quality Conference PUCP-ASQ in 2011, 2013 and
- Endorsed the formation of student branches ASQ LMC Lima, Peru
- Coordination of company visits of Programma Internacional de Enstudios y Negocios New York - 2017
Dan has written several articles, made speeches and contributed to quality technology in many aspects. He contributes to many world-wide computerized systems standards such as IEC-150B, SP-BO.01, TR-B4.02, DO-17B8 and others.