October 20, 2016 Dinner Meeting


 ASQ Refresher - 5S - A Relook at the Process and Tools

Presented by Ken Tolbert

Come learn about these great lean tools 5S and visual factory management. Ken will show us how to organize a work space for efficiency and effectiveness by identifying and storing the items used, maintaining the area and items, and sustaining the new order.

Ken Tolbert has a BA Mathematics degree from the University of Massachusetts and a BS Mechanical Engineering and an MS Engineering Management degree from Northeastern.  In his final year at the University of Massachusetts he taught Mathematics. Upon graduation he went into teaching secondary education in Canton MA. There he coached Football, Cheerleading and the Canton Math team.  After 5 years, he moved into engineering, working for Stone & Webster, Northrop Grumman, Texas Instruments, Invensys, Honeywell, Waters, Tyco, Interplex Engineered Products and now Onset Computer Corporation.

During his career, he has worked in the capacities of Design Engineer, Logistics Engineer, Logistics Manager, Reliability Engineer, New Product Development Engineer, Supplier Quality Engineer, Supplier Quality Manager, Green Belt, Black Belt and Operational Excellence leader. While at Waters, he trained and coached Green Belts through their projects as well as driving Black Belt Projects. Out of work he coaches youth soccer, football and baseball.

At Onset he is titled Quality Engineer and has been instrumental in helping management to drive NPI culture into Design Engineering and initiating a Supplier Quality Management process, using his Black Belt experience. In addition, he is leading lean projects. As a Safety Committee member he has led improvement in Safety and provided training in GHS HAZCOM 2012 and the new SDS format.

In a previous life he was in the Navy for six years. He is also a Senior Member of ASQ and has been a member since

Location:  Riviera Restaurant  - 580 N. Broadway E. Providence, RI 02914  (click here for a map)

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5:15 pm - Registration and Networking  
6:00 pm - Dinner 
7:00 pm - Program



Prices: $30 members and guests,  $15 unemployed members



ASQ Recertification: Dinner meeting earns 0.3 RU

If unable to attend after making reservations, please cancel by sending us an email; Credits will be issued for cancellations received at least 72 hours before the start time of the event.  Feel free to contact us by email with any other questions.