ASM Akron Meeting Notice
Annual Thermal Spray Night
Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Meeting Sponsor: ASB Industries, Inc.
ISO 9001

Topic:What is ISO 9001:2015 and what is Risk Management
Speaker:Mike Gospodinsky
Owner, Quality Innovations, QSM LLC
Northeast Ohio and Tampa Bay Florida

Discussion of the release of the draft standard ISO 9001:2015 and explanation of the changes, and how they will effect registered companies. He will also talk about risk management, the emerging buzz- word in the quality industry.

Mike Gospodinsky is the owner of Quality Innovations, QSM LLC, he is based out of Northeast Ohio and Tampa Bay Florida. Mike began his career as a product development engineer for a tier one automotive supplier. He then moved into quality as a quality engineer, quality manager, corporate quality manager, purchasing manager, and now as a quality system and improvement consultant.

He has worked with hundreds of companies to achieve certification and improvements. Mike has been certified in the following areas; master six sigma black belt, quality engineering, project management, ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and TS 16949 Lead assessor. Mike currently works with companies to improve systems and achieve certification to the ISO 9001, AS 9100, TS 16949, ISO 14001, OHSAS 18001, and ISO 17025.

Reservations requested by: Monday, March 16, 2015 by 3:00 p.m.
Contact for Reservations: Technical Chair, Deborah Curtis, ASB Industries, Inc.

Walk- ins are welcome. Reservations not cancelled 2 days prior to meeting will be invoiced as we must pay for meals reserved.

Location:New Era Cafe, 10 Massillon Rd. Akron, OH 44312 330-784-0087
Time: Networking: 5:30 / Dinner: 6:30 p.m. / Presentation: 7:30
Cost:$20.00 members & spouses / $22.00 guests / $15.00 retirees / $5.00 Students
Buffet: Chicken Paprikas. Stuffed Pork Chops, Potatoes, Vegetables, Salad, Rolls, Coffee or Soda, Dessert.
Vegetarians: Request "vegetarian" with your reservation so that we can order your meal.

Saturday, March 21, 2015, Western Reserve District 5 Science Day
University of Akron Student Union. Each year the ASM Akron Chapter awards scholarships to three students that have presentations in the Materials Category. Consider sponsoring this worthy event. Contact Wayne Niehoff, Babcock & Wilcox, Euclid,

Nominations for 2015-2016 Officers will be taken at the March meeting
Elections held at the April 15, 2015, meeting.
Contact Dave Houser: 330-414-7687

ASM Akron Teachers Camp July 20-24, 2015.
High school general science, chemistry, physics, math and technology teachers; middle school science teachers: Attend a one-week professional development course this summer – at no cost to you!
Contact Dr.Bob Shemenski, FASM, Akron Chapter Education Chair: 330-705-2563.

Coming Attraction:
ASM Akron will soon be identified by a new logo as issued by ASM International.
Same great association … with a new image

Next Meeting: April 15, 2015 at the New Era Restaurant
Student Night and Member Recognition Night
Students receiving ASM Akron awards for entries in the Western Reserve Science Day and Member Anniversary Recognition.

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ASM Akron Annual Sponsors are now listed Here

In Appreciation We Thank our Sponsors