Anthony J. DeMarinis

Tony is currently an independent consultant with over 25 years of experience with Quality Systems, GMP Compliance, Sterilization, Auditing and Biocompatibility. Previously, he has worked at Tunstall Americas, Sealed Air, Davol/CR Bard, Scott Laboratories and the National Cancer Institute, and he has BS degrees in Biology & Microbiology and a MS in Quality Management. Tony is a Fellow with the American Society for Quality and is a Certified BioMedical Auditor, Certified Quality Manager, Certified Six-Sigma Black Belt and Certified Pharmaceutical GMP Professional. He also teaches the refresher courses for these programs through the local ASQ sections, including using quality management techniques, value-added auditing, cost of quality, failure investigation and root cause analysis to improve processes and products. 


James W. (Jim) Fatkin
Jim comes to our RIASQ Instructor ranks after a long career in Aerospace Manufacturing, Quality Management, and Auditing.  His educational background includes completion of Machinist Apprenticeship; Business ManagementAccounting; and Engineering programs. He was employed by Koppers Co. Inc. in Baltimore, Md. for 20 years in various management positions for their Aerospace Components Division. He was employed by Eaton Aerospace in Warwick, RI.for 25 years as Senior Quality Engineer/Supplier Quality Manager. For the past 3 years he ranhis own business (AirAudits LLC), performing independent quality system audits to ISO9001 and AS9100. His certifications include:  RAB-QSA (# 83373), ASQ-CQA (# 31573), and Air Academy 6 Sigma Green Belt. He has been an active member of the Rhode Island ASQ since 1993, currently serves on the Executive Board as the Exam Chair, and is a member of the Financial Audit Committee.

Rick Fay 

Rick holds a BS in Civil Engineering from Manhattan College and is currently employed as Quality Engineer by Interplex Etch Logic in Attleboro, Ma. Rick has over 25 years experience in Manufacturing Supervision, Quality Engineering and Management and is a Certified Quality Engineer. During a six-year tour in the United States Air Force, he spent 3 years as an Academic Instructor. Rick has taught the CQE Refresher Course twice per year for over 20 years.


Tom Gray 

Tom has extensive experience in both Quality and Operations Management, having worked 15 years supporting the automotive, aerospace, and healthcare industries. He has assisted numerous organizations gain compliance and/or certification to various quality management systems, including ISO 9001, TS-16949, AS9100 and ISO 13485. He has developed and implemented successful Lean Manufacturing programs for manufacturing and service organizations, including the implementation of manufacturing cells, cross-training of self-directed work teams, and deployment of KanBan pull systems. Tom is an excellent facilitator, project manager, and designer of learning/training events. He has served on several local and national committees promoting the development of quality systems and best practices. In March 2002 he founded the Productivity Improvement Network, Inc., an organization dedicated to helping companies gain continual improvement through training and consulting services.


Jocelyn Hanlon
Jocelyn is a professional quality engineer with 2 undergraduate degrees; a BA in Anthropology from Beloit College and a BS in Electrical Engineering from Northeastern University. She also holds a masters degree in Manufacturing Engineering from Boston University. Jocelyn has 20+ years of quality engineering and internal auditor experience from assignments at Polaroid, Fujifilm, and Electrochem Solutions Jocelyn is a trained Six Sigma Black Belt and ISO9001:2008 auditor, where she has extensive experience. She is currently employed by Electrochem Solutions as a production quality engineer and coordinates the internal audit program for the entire company.


Robert Imbruglio

Bob completed a 29 year career at General Dynamics Electric Boat in 2012, where his last ten years was spent as the Chief of Continuous Improvement, which combined an employee based improvement program, Lean workplace, and Six Sigma program into one award winning entity. He then spent one year working for NOVACES, LLC, as a Senior Consultant and Senior Program Manager, in his role as Executive Master Black Belt for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. In 2013, he accepted a position as a Lean Manager for Pentair Ltd, a multi-national corporation with strong Lean Six Sigma practices in every part of the company. He is part of the Global Lean system, and is based here in Warwick, RI.  He holds a BS in Industrial Technology, and received his Black Belt through Breakthrough Management Group. He is a Senior Member of ASQ, is on the National Judging panel for the International Team Excellence Award competition, and has been the RISAQ instructor for Lean Six Sigma since 2004. 


Thomas K. Karn 

Tom is an ASQ CQE & CCT and has over twenty years of experience in the quality field. He holds a BS in Business Administration with a Management focus from Colorado Technical University, a Technical Certificate in Industrial Drafting Technology from IVY Tech State College of Lafayette, Indiana and is a graduate of Phillip Crosby Associates Quality College. He has also attended numerous classes on quality, statistics, and management topics at WPI, Bryant College, and Purdue University. Tom has extensive previous experience in quality management in a variety of manufacturing environments. Throughout his career, Tom has been involved in delivering quality education to students for ASQ, Roger Williams College, Bryant College, internal company programs, and to various companies as an independent consultant. Tom has been an active member of the RIASQ since 1985 serving as Chairman in 1989 - 1990.


Ken Tolbert
Ken has a BA Mathematics degree from the University of Massachusetts and BS Mechanical Engineering and MS Engineering Management degree from Northeastern. He started teaching Mathematics at the University of Massachusetts for one year and upon graduation went into teaching Middle school and High school in Canton MA. There he coached Football, Cheerleading and the Canton Math team. After 5 years, he moved into engineering, working for Stone & Webster Engineering, Northrop Grumman, Texas Instruments, Invensys, Honeywell, Waters, Tyco, and now Interplex Engineered Products (IEP). During this period, before moving to IEP, he worked in the capacity 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. At IEP he started as a Quality Engineer and has since moved into New Product Integration (NPI). He has been with IEP for little over 2 years and in that time has conducted 5S, and lean projects, as well as trained personnel in APQP, developing the NPI process and leading PPAP activity for automotive customers.

Mike Vidal
Mike is currently the Engineering Manager at CMT Materials in Attleboro, MA and has held various positions in Engineering and Quality throughout his 24 year career. In that time, he has worked in both high and low volume manufacturing environments and has established New Product Development systems, Quality processes and Lean Initiatives to accelerate company growth. He is holder of seven US patents, a registered Professional Engineer in MA and RI and an ASQ Certified Quality Engineer and Six Sigma Green Belt. He holds a bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute and a master's degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Rhode Island and is Six Sigma Black Belt trained by Air Academy Associates.