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COURSES STARTING MONDAY
ASQ CCT, DAY 1
1 FULL DAY COURSE:
Monday, November 15th
Presenters: Milton Krivokuca, DBA, CMQ/OE
Laboratory and calibration personnel who are preparing for the ASQ Certified Calibration Technician (CCT) exam or want to further develop their professional development.
This review course is designed to assist in preparing each learner for the CCT exam. These examinations are offered through the American Society for Quality (ASQ). Completion of these review will offer an intensive and broad review on all of the CCT body of knowledge categories, and greatly increase the probability of success in obtaining the CCT certification.
The ASQ exam will be administered at the Measurement Science Conference the day following this refresher class. Applications for the exam must be submitted by the student to ASQ four weeks prior to the exam date.
- — General Metrology
- — Measurement Systems
- — Calibration Systems
- — Measurement Uncertainty and Applied Math
- — Quality Systems and Standards
Class attendees will be provided a hard copy of the Quality Council of Indiana CCT Primer. There are optional materials available: Quality Dictionary, Solutions Text and Exam CD. If you would like to purchase materials consistent with the material being presented in the review course, they are available through Quality Council of Indiana. In order to have the highest likelihood of success on your exam, we encourage CCT candidates attending this class to obtain their study materials as soon as possible in order to have plenty of time to study prior to the class date.
A calculator with trig functions will be needed for in class exercises. Keep in mind that ASQ exam administrators will not allow smart phones during the exam.
Milton Krivokuca is Chair Emeritus of the Master of Science Quality Assurance program at California State University Dominguez Hills, Carson, CA. and past president of MSC. He has also taught master’s classes in critical thinking and quality theories at California State University Fullerton, Illinois State University, University of California Riverside, Al Yamamah University Riyadh, and University of Redlands.
Additionally, he has presented papers in Europe, Middle East, Africa and Asia, as well as countless locations throughout the United States and Canada. He is past chair of ASQ, Quality Management Division, an ASQ Fellow, ASQ Los Angeles Section 700 Simon Collier Award recipient and 2020 ASQ Sect 701 Orange Empire Quality Guru of the Year. Dr. Krivokuca’s advanced degrees include an MA, MBA, and a DBA. His professional certifications include: CMQ/OE, CQA, CQT, CQPA, CCT, CQE, CSSGB, and CSSBB. Currently,
Dr. Krivokuca is president of Milton Krivokuca and Associates based in Wilmington, NC, USA and a QCTS Instructor with QC Training, Minneapolis, MN
COURSES STARTING TUESDAY
T02 – BACK TO BASICS METROLOGY 101
1 FULL DAY COURSE:
Tuesday, November 16th
Presenters: Tim Mason, NSWC Corona Measurement Science Program Manager
This course will be presented on Tuesday November 16th, 2021 in conjunction with the 2021 MSC Training Symposium, to be held at the Disneyland Hotel.
Hosted by Tim Mason, this full day tutorial utilizes diverse industry subject matter experts to present topics that directly relate to laboratory and measurement disciplines. This tutorial is presented with an informal attitude but serious in its mission to educate and network with industry professionals.
Who should attend?
Not just metrology or measurement personnel should attend this tutorial. Anyone needing to enhance their skill sets including personnel new to measurement processes, managers new or old to the industry, administrative personnel skilled in other metrology or measurement areas looking to gain knowledge in other disciplines and laboratory personnel who may not have a background in measurement.
We look forward to seeing you at the 2021 MSC Training Symposium.
T03 – HOW TO RUN AN EFFECTIVE CALIBRATION LABORATORY IN A REGULATED ENVIRONMENT
1 FULL DAY COURSE:
Tuesday, November 16th
Presenters: Walter E. Nowocin, cPEM
Walter Nowocin is the Life Sciences Product Manager for IndySoft Corporation. In this role, Walter works closely with development, marketing, and sales to ensure that IndySoft is optimized to support calibration quality systems in regulated industries while being compliant with FDA, GMP, and ISO requirements. Walter has over 35 years of calibration experience with Medtronic PLC, the world’s largest medical device manufacturer, as a Calibration Department Manager and with the United States Marine Corps as a Precision Measurement Equipment Laboratory (PMEL) Master Sergeant.
Walter is the Chair of the NCSLI Healthcare Metrology Committee and serves on the NCSLI Twin Cities Steering Committee. Walter has a Masters in Engineering Management degree from St. Cloud State University, St. Cloud, Minnesota and is an Adjunct Professor for the SCSU Executive Masters in Engineering Management degree program. Walter is a Certified Professional Engineering Manager and a Fellow of the American Society of Engineering Management.
T04 – LEVEL 1 PNEUMATIC PRESSURE
1 FULL DAY COURSE:
Tuesday, November 16th
Presenters: Ryan Egbert and Michael L. Schwartz
Fundamentals of Basic Pneumatic Pressure Metrology, with an intro to pressure automation. The course will cover analog, digital, and transducer gauge calibration. As-well-as, basic theory, common measurement errors, and uncertainty contributors, Students completing this course will earn a Level 1 Pressure Calibration Badge as part of the Certified Metrology Technician Program.
Ryan Egbert is the founder and president of Sine Calibration School. He started his 20 year career in metrology in the United States Marine Corps serving as a calibration technician as well as progressing on to manage three Marine calibration laboratories. Ryan had the opportunity to attend advanced physical dimensional school and also end his military career teaching calibration to new sailors and Marines as an instructor at the GCAMS school in Biloxi, MS. As an instructor he was a testing officer and also won the Instructor of the Quarter award for all of the Naval Aviation Technical Training commands. He retired from active duty in 2014 from the school house.
After transitioning to the civilian sector of calibration and metrology Ryan spent many years as a calibration lab technical manager and trainer for field service technicians new to the field. The experience witnessing the lack of training prevalent in the industry inspired Ryan to start Sine Calibration School and bring a common knowledge base to the technicians in the field. This also led to the second company, Sine Certified, which is focused on the testing and certification of metrology professionals.
Ryan is currently active in the metrology community, contributing regularly to Cal Lab Magazine, hosting an industry related podcast, and participating in the NCSLI educators committee meetings.
Michael L. Schwartz completed training at Lowry AFB in 1989 and was honorably discharged after 11 years of serving in the US Army. He graduated from the University of Maryland with a degree in Business Management and a minor in Computer Science. After leaving the military, he spent the first five years as Intercal’s the lead developer writing automation calibration software before starting his own company. Since 2003, as the principle owner of Cal Lab Solutions, he worked to developed the world’s largest library of MET/CAL® procedures as well as designed and developed a whole new metrology software platform, Metrology.NET®.
T05 – HANDS-ON DIMENSIONAL CALIBRATION COURSE
1 FULL DAY COURSE:
Tuesday, November 16th
Presenters: Amosh Kumar
This hands-on tutorial covers calibration of dimensional measuring instruments (Outside Micrometers, Calipers, Dial and Test Indicators, Digital Indicators, Height Gages, etc.) used every day. The tutorial begins with introduction to commonly used calibration terminology & principles, units of measurement, related national and international standards, metrological traceability, TAR (Test Accuracy Ratio), and TUR (Test Uncertianty Ratio). Students will get familiarized in selecting appropriate calibration methods and test points, selection of reference standards, good calibration practices, data collection, and reporting of results.
The tutorial is a combination of 20% slideshow presentation and 80% hands-on calibration activity. The class size is kept to 6 or 8 students to provide individual attention & involvement, and to minimize disruption. After a series of demonstrations, the class will split into two groups focusing on the hands-on activity and will perform actual calibrations. The tutorial learning objective is geared towards students acquire necessary proficiency to independently perform calibrations, reinforce present skill level and apply learned improvements to daily activities.
Amosh Kumar has over 30 years of experience in the field of metrology.
For 25 years, Amosh Kumar worked for Mitutoyo America Corporation. He was the Corporate Quality Manager for 8 years responsible for managing and maintaining ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation for the primary standards laboratory and field service department. For 17 years worked as Quality and Laboratory Manager overseeing primary standards laboratory at Mitutoyo America Corporation.
Amosh Kumar is well versed in the development and implementation of calibration methods, quality and technical procedures, quality system documentation, uncertainty analysis and staff training for the calibration operations. He was an instructor for Mitutoyo Institute of Metrology teaching Hands-On Calibration course in dimensional metrology.
Amosh Kumar is active in NCSLI since 2000 and has taught dimensional metrology tutorials for over 10 years. He is an active member of ASME B89 Standards Committee. He is past chair of ASME B89 Division 1 – Length and B89.1.9 (Gage Blocks) standard. He also serves on the Project team for B89.1.13-2013 (Micrometers), B89.1.14 (Calipers), B89.1.21 (Bore Gages) and B89.1.17 (Thread Wires) standards. At present, he’s an ISO/IEC 17025 lead assessor for ANSI National Accreditation Board (ANAB).
COURSES STARTING WEDNESDAY
T10 – IDENTIFICATION AND HANDLING OF RISKS, OPPORTUNITIES, AND IMPROVEMENTS IN A LABORATORY
1 AM HALF DAY COURSE:
Wednesday, November 17th AM
Presenters: Dr. George Anastasopoulos, Prasanth S Ramakrishnan, Helga Alexander
ISO/IEC 17025:2017 requires laboratories to employ a risk-based approach to identify and mitigate risks to laboratory activities, as well as to identify and implement opportunities for continuous improvement. Both serve to increase confidence in the performance of a testing or calibration laboratory and in providing adequate technical information.
The following factors impact the competence of a testing/calibration laboratory and add risks to varying extent in the laboratory operations:
- Impartiality, avoiding conflicts of interest
- Competence of the staff performing the testing/calibration activity(ies)
- Capability, maintenance and calibration of the equipment being used
- Regulation and monitoring of required environmental conditions
- Proper implementation of testing methods and calibration procedures
- Estimation of measurement uncertainty
- Effectiveness of the management system – Implementation of policies and procedures
- Data control and test/calibration report generation processes
This tutorial will provide the attendee with:
- Methodology for identification, monitoring and mitigating the risks
- Identification of opportunities for improvement
Dr. George is the Vice President of Global Development & Compliance, for the US based International Accreditation Service (IAS). He has also been Chairman of the International Personnel Certification Association IPC and member of the Bonn-Germany based, Accreditation Panel of the United Nations Kyoto Protocol system UNFCCC/CDM.
He is a Mechanical Engineer with an MSc and a PhD in Applied Mechanics from Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois. He is also member of ISO/TC176 and ISO/CASCO technical committees who developed the new ISO 9001:2015 and new ISO/IEC 17025:2017. He is actively participating in all IAF and ILAC meetings.
Dr. George Anastasopoulos is awarded with the EOQ Presidential Georges Borel Award for international achievements being at the edge of the development, use and diffusion of quality at international level through his professional activities and behaviors, personally contributing to the development of the European Quality movement through his accomplishments with a global impact in the field of quality.
Dr. Anastasopoulos presented many papers in technical and financial conferences, magazines and newspapers and is the author of many articles and books. He also presented many lectures as keynote speaker in topics such as Conformity Assessment, Management Systems, Business Process Reengineering, Telecoms-FTTH-IT, Quality Assurance and Process Auditing. He participated in numerous consulting and research projects sponsored by government and industry in USA, European Union and many other countries worldwide.
Mr. Prasanth S Ramakrishnan is the Principal Accreditation Officer and Program Manager for International Accreditation Service (IAS). He is a Mechanical Engineer with Masters in Mechanical and Industrial Engineering from Texas Tech University. He is active member of technical organizations such as American Society of Quality (ASQ) and member of the Asia Pacific Accreditation Cooperation (APLAC) proficiency testing committee.
He has conducted numerous assessments and training sessions on conformity assessment standards for many testing and calibration laboratories to ISO/IEC 17025. He also conducted many assessments for inspection agencies to ISO/IEC 17020. His expertise is mainly focused on mechanical and geotechnical sectors. He has participated and presented in technical discussions, accreditation criteria meeting hearings, miscellaneous conferences and trade shows.
Helga Alexander is the Calibration Program Manager for International Accreditation Service (IAS). She is responsible for assessments, maintenance, renewals and other activities related to calibration laboratories pursuing IAS accreditation to ISO/IEC 17025. She is also responsible for providing training for the new ISO/IEC 17025:2017 version of the standard, measurement uncertainty and for the successful transitioning of all accredited IAS laboratories to the new standard.
In previous roles, Ms. Alexander served as Quality Systems Manager for Southern Research in Birmingham, Alabama, and Metrology Manager for Keithley Instruments in Cleveland, Ohio, where she implemented the ISO/IEC 17025 standard in the primary standards laboratory.
Ms. Alexander received a BS in physics from the University of Alabama in Huntsville, and an MS in Physics from Cleveland State University.
T15 – REPORTING THE MEASUREMENT RESULTS. AN ANALYSIS OF COMPLIANCE DECISION AND ASSESSMENT TO ISO/IEC 17025:2017
1 PM HALF DAY COURSE:
Wednesday, November 17th PM
Presenters: Emil Hazarian, Wilmington Instrument Company
The final output of a measurement process is materialized as a report containing a quantification of the measured parameter. It may also contain a decision if the measured quantity complies with pre-determined requirements, or tolerances. Another words if the measured quantity is in or out of tolerances limits. A step by step analysis of requirements determination, assessment direction, and possible types of calibration reports, having always in mind the customer satisfaction. Practical examples will be followed for better understanding.
Professor California State University at Dominguez Hills (CSUDH), Quality assurance, MSMechanical Engineer, MS, Metrology, BS, Measurement Science Conference (MSC), QA Manager Wilmington Instrument Co., Inc., MS/BS Quality Assurance Programs,
Emil Hazarian has over fifty years’ experience in Metrology, Quality Assurance, Standardization, Engineering, and Manufacturing upper management, in national and regional metrology organizations, national primary laboratories and leading manufacturing companies. He possesses domestic and international experience in laboratory accreditation, conformance with ISO 9001, ISO 17025 standards, inception of quality assurance concepts including TQM, Lean manufacturing and Six Sigma for mature industry. He was tasked by the US Department of Commerce as Advisor in Quality Management, Standardization and Metrology for Europe, Romania.
Mr. Hazarian provided consultancy and assessed compliance with ISO 17025 for several government and private defense laboratories as well as other commercial laboratories, domestic and international.
As a consultant, he has acted as an advisor and lecturer for various professional metrology groups. He has also worked as a consultant with the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), Southern California Edison and other large companies.
Mr. Hazarian dynamic contribution to his field of expertise and numerous years of involvement in varying professional conferences has led him to be elected the President of the 2011 Measurement Science Conference (MSC). He was also concurrently the Chairman of the Glossary Committee for the National Conference of Standard Laboratories International (NCSLI). Recently, he was invited as a speaker at various international metrology events, including the South Yorkshire International Weighing Conference, U.K., and IMEKO-RMO, the 1st International Symposium, in Croatia.
Mr. Hazarian is currently the Quality Assurance Manager for Wilmington Instrument Co.
Until recently Mr. Hazarian fulfilled his assignment at NSWC, US Navy in Corona, California, as the Metrology Engineering Laboratory Manager.
Before he managed the Los Angeles County Weights & Measures Laboratory for 19 years. Previously, he worked for the National Institute of Metrology, Bucharest, Romania, with R&D responsibilities including laser measurement for great lengths, helium interferometry, performing fundamental comparison with the national primary standard meter X bar no. 6C, as well as many other projects. Other experience in Romania includes design engineering for the National Institute for Thermal Engines and as quality assurance assistant manager for the construction of a nuclear power plant. He was also member of the Governmental Commission for Measuring Instruments Import Approval.
Mr. Hazarian’ teaching experience began at the Metrology College in Romania. In 1997, he began teaching at California State University Dominguez Hills in the MS/BS Quality Assurance program. Professor E. Hazarian is offering classes in metrology, statistics, reliability, engineering and related topics, for domestic and foreign students.
He authored and contributed to several metrology books including:
- “The Metrology Handbook”, ASQ Press, 2004 (2011), co-author.
- “Elements of Measurement Techniques”, 2000
- “Mechanical Variables Measurement”, CRC Press, 2000, co-author.
- “Handbook of Measuring Instrumentation and Sensors”, CRC Press, 1999, co-author.
- “Mass Measurement Techniques”, NIST/OWM contract, 1995.
He also is the author of more than 50 technical articles, lectures and tutorial workshops on metrology-accreditation-standardization-quality related topics delivered at the metrology conferences, including MSC, NCSLI, IMEKO, NSWC Corona Division, California, US Navy
Mr. Hazarian received his formal training in electro-energetic engineering at the Polytechnic Institute of Bucharest, Romania. He graduated from Metrology College (BS Metrology, 1967) and Polytechnic Institute (M.S. Diplomat in Mechanical Engineering, 1975), in Bucharest, Romania, and from California State University Dominguez Hills (MS Quality Assurance 1992).
Languages: English, Romanian, French, and Russian.
Emil Hazarian is also a Certified Lead ISO 9001 and Lean Six Sigma Assessor, as well as a Lead Quality and Technical Assessor for ISO 17025 accreditation bodies.
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