May 16,2024 ASQLEX webcast-How SkyWater Transformed Quality from Cost to Profit Center

When:  May 16, 2024 from 12:00 PM to 01:00 PM (ET)
Associated with  Lexington Section

Our next ASQLEX 0911 member monthly meeting is a recorded webcast meeting that begins at 12PM EST on Thursday, May 16th.   

If you plan to attend, please email reservation to Mark McDonald ( by noon Tuesday, May 14th.

.For the May meeting we have invited other ASQ sections in our East South Central Region.

ASQ on demand webcast presentation:

How SkyWater Transformed Quality from a Cost Center

to a Profit Center!

Presenters – Tom Perkins (SkyWater) and Jennifer Bianchini (ETQ) -See short Bios below

ASQ Host- Pablo Baez

Section hosts- Steve Ross and John Simson, ASQ Lexington, KY -

Presentation agenda-

As a quality professional, we help our organizations achieve quality in what we deliver. But too often, quality is viewed only as a reporting and policing function, costing money but not adding to the bottom line and ensuring real business value. 

Check out this webinar led by Tom Perkins, Quality Manager of SkyWater Technologies, as he shares the success he has had by aligning the company’s quality objectives with their business goals.   He will discuss how the quality can bring return on investment (ROI) to the organization.

Tom will also cover:

  • The benefits of measuring ROI for quality investments
  • What value metrics are most important when calculating ROI
  • How to communicate that value to business leaders in your organization 

The Zoom virtual Meeting link for this recorded webcast meeting is

and it also will be sent out to those who register with Mark McDonald. 

Note: A 0.5 RU* will be given for section meetings that you attend. However, you must use the email registration so that the Section has an attendance record. Please mute your computer microphone during the presentation. * ASQE and ASQ corporate agreed to allow us to use 0.5 RU for section meetings and events during 2024 transition period for all changes. 

Meeting Agenda:

11:50 -12:00 pm Log in and Section welcome, webinar and speaker intro

12:00 – 1:00 pm Presentation and then Q&A with members.

About the speakers and sponsor


Tom Perkins, Operational Excellence Program Manager, SkyWater Technology 
Tom Perkins has 20+ of expertise in quality management systems and Lean Six Sigma. He's worked in all aspects of manufacturing, including Aerospace, Medical Device, and Automotive. As Skywater's OpEx Program Manager, he's responsible for setting up the manufacturing fab and implementing a Lean culture. He's a part of the ASQ Orlando Leadership committee and holds many certifications, most notably as a LSS Master Black Belt and CMQ/OE.


Jennifer Bianchini, Sr. Product Marketing Manager, ETQ
Jennifer Bianchini is a Senior Product Marketing Manager at ETQ. She has 10+ years of leadership in marketing, including product marketing, demand generation, and product management. She's led go-to-market strategies for SaaS solutions in sectors such as Software Development, DevSecOps, and FinTech. She earned an MBA in Marketing, and is eager to assist organizations in achieving a competitive edge through Quality Management.



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John Simson