We often go to training classes and learn the steps to a new tool or process and get to do an example problem where everything is perfect. In this presentation we will talk about the application of a fairly complicated tool, Design of Experiments, being applied in a manufacturing plant. We will focus on the “how” and the “pitfalls” involved in translating a classroom exercise into an improvement for the customer. We will review the tests done on the production floor and the data collection, then look at how analyzing that information led to the “next steps” and eventually to an engineering specification used by the assemblers of the product.
Chris has over 30 years of Quality and Engineering experience working from small businesses to large corporations. His emphasis over the last decade has been on training and mentoring others to excel in their opportunities and share knowledge to enhance the quality of people and processes in Industry.
Chris currently serves as the Chair of ASQ Section 0900 Cincinnati Section. He is the Director of Quality & Manufacturing at LMG Holdings, leading multi-site manufacturing of electronic and electro-chemical devices as well as implementing ISO9001-2015 company-wide. His most recent roles included: VP of Quality & Engineering at Selas Heat Technology - leading a Global company in the US, Japan and Europe through ISO9001:2008 certification and transitioning them to ISO9001:2015; & Compliance Manager at Ethicon Endo-Surgery (a Johnson & Johnson Co. in Cincinnati) where he managed internal and external audits associated with ISO13485.