ASQ Columbus Section August Dinner Meeting

When:  Aug 8, 2023 from 05:30 PM to 07:30 PM (ET)
Associated with  Columbus Section

August 8, 2023


Arrival / Networking: 5:30 PM to 6:00 PM

Dinner: 6:00 PM to 6:30 PM

Presentations : 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM


Crowne Plaza North, Buckeye Room

6500 Doubletree Avenue

Columbus, OH

United States


Presentation Title: Empowering Employees Through Continuous Improvement

Summary of presentation: If you were given the power and resources required to change your organization or role for the better, how many ideas would you have ready to bring to the table? It is safe to say that most of us are holding on to hundreds of ideas, we just don't know what to do with them.

As we work to become better, more innovative organizations it is our job as change leaders to provide employees with easy and accessible way to bring these ideas forward and put them in to action. When employees have an easy and accessible way to voice their ideas, we can capitalize on opportunities for innovation, realize efficiency gains, and most importantly give a voice to the employees who see the processes in action each day. In this presentation, the Process Excellence Group from Hikma Pharmaceuticals will discuss the importance of sharp-end stakeholders in continuous improvement and three ways in which they educate, enable, and empower employees at their site to generate positive change.

Attendees will walk away from this presentation with a better understanding of what factors make for a successful continuous improvement initiative as well as tools to promote and manage idea generation for their organization.

Speaker Bio

Allison Spicer and Andrew Leman are Continuous Improvement Specialists at Hikma Pharmaceuticals in Columbus, OH. In this role they are responsible for identifying and implementing transformational opportunities aligned with company strategy; this includes direct execution and project management of efficiency initiatives, educating employees on Lean Six Sigma principles, and driving grassroots participation in continuous improvement activities.

Allison Spicer

A lifelong Buckeye, Allison attended The Ohio State University where she earned a B.S. in Industrial and Systems Engineering with a minor in Communications and distinction in Global Engineering. Leveraging
her passion for public service and STEM education she also serves as Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Champion for her facility; in this position she has lead volunteer groups at the Mid-Ohio Food Bank, organized a corporate community garden (lovingly deemed "Hikma Pharms"), and coordinated the donation of 200+ books to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Columbus.

Andrew Leman

Andrew’s passion for continuous improvement is evident in all aspects of his life. In his free time, Andrew enjoys both landscape and portrait photography as well as hiking and camping with his wife and son.


Crowne Plaza North, Buckeye Room
6500 Doubletree Avenue
Columbus, OH 43081