INNOVATIVE QUALITY PRODUCTS AND SYSTEMS

Instructors

Robin Dudash, President & Instructor of IQPS, CMQ/OE, CSQE, CRE, CQE, CQA, CCT, ANAB-LA, IATF-LA, MBA
Email Address: info@iqps.net

  • Senior ASQ member since 1994
  • ASQ Education Chair for 15 years
  • Conducts consulting for ISO 9001, TS-16949, ISO 14001, ISO 27001 and ISO 20000 quality system development, training services and internal quality auditing
  • Subcontracted Lead Assessor for SRI (Steel Related Industries Registrar)

Previously involved with the project planning and certification efforts for a multi-site ISO/QS 9000 registration for a Specialty Flat-Rolled Steel company. Her responsibilities included internal audits and supplier quality assurance audits. Prior assignments included Area Technical Manager for process control functions for all strip finishing, which included 23 operating units, processing stainless and electrical coils from hot band to ship. Managing a team of engineers and welding & metallurgical technicians, efforts focused on identification and management of key process variables, continuous improvement projects and resolution of customer complaints.

A design leader at a Major Pittsburgh Engineering company with responsibility for the Q-BOP/Caster Computer Control System at a major Carbon Steel producer. Through her successful project management, she has led several major capital expenditures budgeting in excess of $2 million. Projects were fully automated control systems and contracted to attain 99.9% system reliability. While attending college and after college, she was a Systems Engineer developing optimized computer models for BOF charging and cold mill rolling performance.  

  • Teaches an ISO 9001 Interpretations class and Internal Auditing class at Butler Community Community college
  • For ASQ examination, teaches a Certified Software Quality Engineering Exam Prep Course
  • Other courses conducted: Corrective Action & Problem Solving Class, Internal Auditing Class
  • Acts as an instructor for several SRI, Training Classes
  • Certified by ASQ as a Certified Reliability Engineer, Certified Quality Auditor, Certified Manager of Quality, Certified Quality Engineer, Certified Software Quality Engineer and Certified Calibration Technician
  • TS-16949/IATF Qualified Lead Auditor
  • BS. Degrees in Computer Science & Applied Mathematics and an MS. in Business Administration, concentrating in areas of Finance

Jeff Otte, (Former ASQ Pittsburgh Instructor)
Instructor of Manager of Quality (CMQ)/Org Excellence (OE) Online Exam Prep Course

Jeff Otte has 35 years experience in chemical process and nuclear R&D, analytical and environmental laboratories, safety, and manufacturing in technical, quality engineering, training, technical writing, consulting and management roles. He was most recently employed by US Steel as a Quality Management Specialist and IT Auditor for their Business Services Center (IT) for North America. As a consultant and trainer, Jeff's clients have included companies involved in military application R&D, automotive & basic metals and chemical manufacture, as well as analytical devices.

Mr. Otte has been an instructor for the ASQ Pittsburgh Section for the past 20 years, and has developed and provided training in ISO, Internal Auditing, SPC, OSHA Safety, and other disciplines for the Community College of Allegheny County, New Century Careers, Stericycle, Inc., and Penn State University and various employers. With 25 years experience in the Quality field, Jeff has successfully implemented A2LA (ISO 17025) and ISO 9000 registrations for multiple employers and clients.

Jeff has a self-designed Bachelors degree in Technical Writing/Chemistry from Pitt and a Masters in Adult Education from IUP. He holds Exemplar Global status as a QMS Associate Auditor and ASQ certifications including CMQ/OE, CQE, CQA, and CSSGB. Jeff is a senior member of the ASQ, as well as a Past Chair of the ASQ Pittsburgh Section.

Teresa Whitacre, (Former ASQ Pittsburgh Instructor)
Instructor of Quality Inspector (CQI)/Certified Quality Technician (CQT) Live Webinar Exam Prep Course

Teresa Whitacre has over 15 years experience in the quality profession in a variety of industries, including plastic injection molding, medical device, glass, and chemical/allied products. Mrs. Whitacre, as a Quality Supervisor, has implemented quality programs in accordance with ISO/QS 9000 and FDA Good Manufacturing Practices. Mrs. Whitacre holds an ASQ , CQA, CQE, CMQ/OE, CSSGB and CQT, B.S. in Quality Engineering, and A.A. in Liberal Arts. Mrs. Whitacre has instructed several courses in SPC, Mathematics, Problem Solving, Internal Auditing, and ISO/QS system standards, as well as the ASQ Certified Mechanical Inspector and Certified Quality Technician. Mrs. Whitacre is a Senior member of ASQ, and a principal of Marketech Systems.

Nicholas D. Skovran, (Former ASQ Pittsburgh Instructor)
Instructor of Certified Quality Engineer (CQE) Live Webinar Exam Prep Course

Nicholas D. Skovran is President of Quality Horizons, LLC and is responsible for operations excellence and quality practice. Quality Horizons assists organizations to excel in today's dynamic business environment. This is accomplished through a diversified array of speaking, consulting and seminar activities. Nick holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Management from Purdue University and a Master of Science in Engineering Degree from the University of Dayton. He is a Certified ASQ Certified Quality Engineer (CQE), an ASQ Certified Six Sigma Black Belt (CSSBB), a RABQSA-QMS ISO auditor, a Senior Member of ASQ and a member of the American Statistical Association.

Dick Kish, (Former ASQ Pittsburgh Instructor)
Instructor of Quality Auditor (CQA) Self Study Exam Prep Course

Dick Kish has nearly thirty years experience in the nuclear field. He is a Senior Quality Assurance Engineer with Westinghouse. He is a Lead Auditor within the nuclear power industry and performs both national and international audits.

As a member of ASQ, Mr. Kish holds CQA and RABQSH-LA. He is currently serving as the ISO Auditing Group Chair and is a member of the Education committee for the ASQ Pittsburgh Section. Mr. Kish has lectured at the University of Pittsburgh, on Auditing Fundamentals, and has served as a speaker on ISO Auditing for numerous Pittsburgh organizations such as the Pittsburgh Area ISO Users Group. He is the author of the Study Guide for Certified Quality Auditor course which he has taught for ASQ since 1991.

Mr. Kish has a B.S. in Business Administration from University of Pittsburgh and an MBA from Indiana University of Pennsylvania.

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