General Meeting: November 2018 - Running Reliably: The World Through the Lens of a Globetrotting Reliability Engineer
Traveling and working outside the US provides incredible opportunities to observe how other countries and cultures achieve reliability. Because reliability requires both people and objects to function well for a certain time under specific conditions, it means quite different things in different places! Politics, geography, culture, climate, and society norms all influence how reliability is defined, perceived and achieved. In a presentation that is equal parts travelogue and technology review, learn more about the fascinating ways reliability is achieved around the world and how you can apply some of these lessons in your own organization. Case studies include examples of reliability management in the US, Mexico, Ethiopia, South Africa, New Zealand and India with technologies ranging from automobiles, to appliances to tracking devices.
Cheryl Tulkoff ASQ CMQ/QE, ASQ CRE
Director of Corporate Quality and Continuous improvement National Instruments
Cheryl Tulkoff has over 20 years of experience in electronics manufacturing focusing on reliability and failure analysis. She is passionate about applying her unique background to accelerate product design and development while saving time, optimizing resources, and improving customer satisfaction.
Throughout her career, Cheryl has had extensive experience training others. She is a published author and a senior member of both ASQ and IEEE. She is an ASQ Certified Reliability Engineer and Certified Manager of Quality and Organizational Excellence.
Cheryl earned a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering degree from Georgia Tech and a Master of Science in Technology Commercialization (MSTC) program at the University of Texas at Austin.
In her free time, Cheryl loves to run! She’s had the good fortune to run everything from 5k’s to 100 milers including the Boston Marathon, the Tahoe Triple (three marathons in 3 days) and the nonstop Rocky Raccoon 100 miler. She also enjoys travel and has visited 46 US states and over 20 countries around the world. Cheryl combines these two passions in what she calls “running tourism” which lets her quickly get her bearings and see the sights in new places.