Statistics and Reliability Meeting: September 13

Statistics and Reliability Meeting: September 13

Please forward this invitation to your friends and colleagues.

The ASQ Silicon Valley Statistics and Reliability Discussion Group cordially invites you to attend an outstanding FREE presentation. Welcome IEEE and ASA members.

TOPIC:  INNOVATION: What is it and how does it affect quality in our changing world.

SPEAKERS:  Mr. Chuck Mignosa

Chair and Moderator: Dr. John Flaig
Assistant Chair: Dr. Don Mintz
Corporate Sponsor: Applied Materials
Sponsor: Dr. Charles Chen from Applied Materials



The speed of change today is so fast and extensive that it is impossible
to keep up with it.

The introduction of Artificial Intelligence (AI) into many, if not all of
our products, is presenting new challenges that the traditional tools of
Quality are inadequately equipped to handle.

This presentation reviews how quality has evolved over the years and what
new challenges exist today. You will learn of the successes and failures
of today’s innovative products and we will examine Einstein’s Statement
“We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we
created them”.


Mr. Mignosa has over 40 years of diversified experience in high technology, aerospace, telecommunications, food processing and biomedical device industries. He has been an RAB/QSA Certified Lead Auditor Trainer (Certificate No. LA576).

He has 25 years of experience in IBM holding patents in solid lubricants. He was the Project Manager in charge of implementing quality systems. He is a certified course developer and has developed many customized courses; some examples are Total Quality Management, Continuous Flow Manufacturing, Customer Driven Quality, Statistical Design and Analysis of Experiments, Team Building, Six Sigma, and Communication Skills. He also was involved with IBM’s Six Sigma projects which were designed after Motorola’s program.

He has delivered courses in Management Development, Team Building, Organizational Excellence, Conflict Resolution, the Stephen Covey 7 Habits of Highly Effective People and Principle Centered Leadership, along with many other topics.

After leaving IBM he worked as an independent consultant. He has consulted for and done training with such companies as IBM, SanDisk, Owens Corning, Heinz USA, Siemens Automotive, General Mills, Connors Peripherals, HP, ADAC Labs, and many more. He has been an adjunct instructor with the University of Notre Dame, Nova University and the University of Nevada Las Vegas.

He spent 3 years as the Director of Quality for Cholestech Corporation where he brought them into FDA compliance and registered to ISO9001, and ISO 13485.

He spent 2 years as VP of Quality at P-COM, a telecommunications equipment development company where he reduced out of box failures from 30% to less than 1%.

Mr. Mignosa is President and CEO of Business Systems Architects, L.L.C.  His teams specialize in the design and implementation of business and quality management systems, organizational excellence, continuous improvement Lean/Six Sigma, and strategic planning.  His partners include H. James Harrington of the Harrington Institute and Jerry Mairani of the Institute of Performance Improvement.

In addition to a B.S. in Chemistry from San Jose State University, Mr. Mignosa has completed graduate work in Statistics at Stanford, a Masters in Systems Engineering at Systems Research Institute in New York and Management training with IBM. He is a senior member of ASQ, and is a certified Master Black Belt Trainer.

Please send an RSVP to at least two days prior to the meeting if you plan to attend.

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