October Professional Development Dinner Meeting


Post-Dinner Keynote Speaker:  David "Mac" McCracken (Main Room I/J/K)

Presentation:  "Quality - Risk - Safety - Costs"

Mac will be speaking about how different industries view and define "Quality" and how "Risk" and "Safety" have become mandated elements of today's "Costs" driven Quality Management Systems. Case histories, horror stories, court room drama, dirty jobs, cost overruns, whistleblowers, Steve Jobs, Jack Welch, anecdotal humor, and stunning Keynote visuals.



Pre-Dinner Tutorial 1 Speaker: Jayesh "Jay" Dave (Main Room I/J/K)

Presentation: Supplier Quality - Process Management

Real time evaluation of Supplier Quality issues for one of the most admired and fortune 500 Oil & Gas Company in Houston(TX).

How to Improve Your Supplier Quality Processes

1> Quality requirements for suppliers

2> Quality Specifications

3> Meaningful validation


Pre-Dinner Tutorial 2 Speaker:  Wanda Sturm, Chair of ASQ Human Development & Leadership Division (Room E/F)

Presentation:  Member Engagement

Human Development & Leadership is focused on Engaging Members.  In this session you will learn about:

  • Our Past
  • Our Present
  • Our Future
  • Why you may want to be involved
  • A short exercise – Gift of Quality






5:00 - 7:00pm Registration

5:30 - 6:30pm Pre-dinner Tutorial Presentation(s)

6:30 - 7:00pm Dinner

7:00 - 7:15pm Announcements

7:15 - 8:30pm Post-Dinner Main Presentation



Entree 1:  BEEF FAJITAS  

Flour Tortillas, Refried Beans, Mexican Rice, Grilled Onions Guacamole, Grated Cheese, Sour Cream , Pico de Gallo, Salsa, Chips


Flour Tortillas, Refried Beans, Mexican Rice, Grilled Onions Guacamole, Grated Cheese, Sour Cream , Pico de Gallo, Salsa, Chips


Cheese Enchiladas Topped with Tomatillo Sauce, Cilantro Rice & Black Beans, Guacamole, Chips & Salsa


DESSERT -  Caramel Filled Churro & Praline 

BEVERAGE - Coffee, Iced-tea, and Bottled Water


As always, our monthly Professional Development Dinner meetings are open to the public and are no charge.  There is no requirement to be an ASQ member to attend, or to purchase a meal.  Online pre-registration closes on Tuesdays at 11:45pm before the event.  If you choose to purchase a meal at the event, the price will be $25 ($5 more) and food choices may be limited.

Speaker Post Dinner Keynote Speaker: David "Mac" McCracken

David "Mac" McCracken, Metals Manufacturing Expert, Expert Witness, ASQ Certified Mechanical Inspector/Quality Inspector, and founder Manufacturing Assurance Consultants, Inc. (MAC) and International Supplier Quality Consultants, Inc. (ISQC) www.SupplierQA.com

Mac's worked for Amtrak, Apple, BP, Chevron, GE, Johnson & Johnson, Mitsubishi, Rolls-Royce, Shell, Trinity Rail, Westinghouse Nuclear, and Zep Solar.

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Organizer Forrest Rattray


Thu, Oct. 20, 2016
5 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
(GMT-0500) US/Central

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Houston, TX 77007
United States