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February 20, 2018 – Dinner Meeting Information


We will initially spend about 20 minutes on the history of Calibration as well as a brief explanation of its benefits, and why it is required. We will then get into more specifics of Calibration:

* Changes and Increased Requirements within the Quality Industry
* Accreditation Specifics that you should be looking for in a Calibration Provider
* The importance of Traceability
* Definition of terms used in Calibration and what to look for in a Calibration Certificate
* What you should be providing your Calibration Provider
* What your Calibration Provider should be Providing you
* Examples of Equipment Specific Calibration Requirements

In Addition:
A Q&A Station that will be manned by ATI Metrologists will be set up in the room for more “specific” customer questions on Measurement & Calibration “after the presentation”.
If you would like to see how easy and effortless Gage Control can actually be, a demonstration of ATI’s A-Trax Gage Management Portal will also be set up in the room. An A-Trax account is set up for free for every customer. It completely controls your Gage Program (from Gage Due Notifications and Auto-Generated Packing Lists for Gages Due, to reports for Out of Tolerance Findings) making your job a lot easier.

Speaker: Kenneth Losacco

Ken Losacco has been the President of Assurance Technologies, Inc. for over 20 years. ATI is a manufacturer, distributor and calibration / repair provider to the Quality Industry in the Chicago area. ATI’s specialty is in developing Quality solutions to Quality problems.

Prior to owning ATI, Kenn worked as a Project Engineer and an Engineering Manager for over 20 years in the Tooling, Nuclear, Electronics and Automotive Industries. He spent most of his career working in Engineering with Quality Assurance developing methods to design, manufacture and inspect manufactured products, faster and with the greatest repeatability & accuracy.

When:  Tuesday, February 20th, 2018

5:45 p.m.: Pre-meeting session (setting up the ATI Metrologists Q&A Station, early networking)

6:00 p.m.: Registration and networking

6:30 p.m.: Dinner

7:30 p.m.: Presentation begins


Chef Klaus’ Bier Stube (Next to Walt’s Food)

20827 LaGrange Road

Frankfort, IL  60423

(815) 469-0940

Cost: $25.00

– Option 1: Weiner Schnitzel: Pork Tenderloin dipped in egg batter, flaked with special breading, and pan fried in butter. Served with garlic mashed potatoes and red cabbage.

– Option 2: Chicken Schnitzel: Boneless Tender Chicken Breast dipped in egg butter, breaded, and pan fried in butter. Served with garlic mashed potatoes and red cabbage.

– Option 3: Broiled Canadian Walleye Pike: Served with rice pilaf, red cabbage, and finished with a lemon butter sauce.

– Vegetarian Option (if requested): Fettucine Primavera.

All entrees include: chicken noodle soup, bread and butter, and apple strudel (dessert). For vegetarian option, you can request for a salad instead of a soup.

* Beverages (included): Non-alcoholic beverages



Please register by end of business day on Monday, February 19th, 2018 at


Hope to see you there!!



February 2018 ASQ Signal Newsletter Now Available


Free Webinars – February 13, 2018

Below are links for two free webinars on February 13, 2018. Please note the times on each of the webinars.

Culture is Everything by ASQ Blue Ridge Section 1108

Measurement System Analysis by ASQ Inspection Division

November 2017 to January 2018 Signals are available online

The November 2017, December, 2017,and January 2018 Signals are now available online.  Please click here for an online copy of each newsletter.   An Adobe Reader is required to open up the Newsletters and can be downloaded for free at

November 14, 2017 Dinner Meeting Information

RU Points = 0.3

Applying Histograms and Run Charts in Supply Chain Management

Speaker: Kevin R. Kensinger

Kevin is the Principal Consultant for the StoneCross Group, LLC and has over 25 years of experience in Operational Improvement Consulting and industry, giving him a particularly valuable perspective of business solutions.  He has advised Fortune 200 clients, and yet has been on the front lines implementing business solutions as a senior manager within industry.  He holds a bachelor’s degree in Industrial Management/Computer Science/Accounting from Purdue University and master’s degree in Computer Information Systems from Boston University, along with numerous professional designations, including ASQ Certified Six Sigma Black Belt, CQE, CQA, and Certified Public Accountant (CPA). Has led 400+ continuous improvement teams in a wide range of industries and applied Lean Manufacturing/Six Sigma principles to drive dramatic improvements in on-time performance, customer satisfaction, and cost reduction. 

Kevin has held positions with several consulting firms during his career, to include Coopers & Lybrand, KPMG, Grant Thornton, and BKD.  He was a founding partner in EMG Consulting, which focused on Supply Chain Management, particularly Demand Planning.  In industry, Kevin has held director level positions in Operations, Quality Management, Business Transformation, and Systems Analysis.

Other Certification/Associations

  • Certified in Production and Inventory Control, American Production and Inventory Control Society (APICS)
  • US Army, Lt. Colonel, Retired

When:  Tuesday, November 14, 2017

5:50 p.m.: Pre-meeting session (setting up, early networking)

6:00 p.m.: Registration and networking

6:30 p.m.: Dinner

7:30 p.m.: Presentation begins



1550 US Hwy 41

Schererville, IN 46375

(219) 864-0077

Cost: $25.00


– A choice of Chicken Tortilla Soup or House Salad with Ranch or Blue Cheese, or Balsamic Vinaigrette

Main Entrée (Choose One):

Option 1: Grilled Korean chicken, with gochujang (a Korean hot chili paste) sauce, served with charred pineapple brown rice, garlic green beans, and pineapple relish

Option 2: 4 oz. Petite Center-Cut Filet Mignon, served with honest gold mashed potatoes and grilled asparagus

Option 3: Grilled Atlantic Salmon basted with lemon-dill butter and served with honest gold mashed potatoes and grilled asparagus

Vegetarian Option: Fettuccine Alfredo in a rich, buttery cream sauce with fontina, provolone and grated romano.

Dessert (Choose One):

– Chocolate Rhubarb Crème Brulee or Vanilla Ice Cream

*   Beverages (included): Diet/Non-Diet Soda, Coffee, Hot Tea, Iced Tea

** Cash Bar

Please register by end of business day on Monday, November 13, 2017 at

 Hope to see you there!!