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  1. 1. Volume 10 Issue 1 February 2008 Newsletter of the West Penn Chapter The West Penn Chapter of the SMTA is proud to presentSix Sigma/Lean ManufacturingFeaturing Tracy Alim & Mark Sewell of Catalyst Connection When:Where:Friday, March 14 Holiday Inn MonroevilleSign in at 9:30 am 2750 Mosside Boulevard Monroeville, PA 15146 Agenda:10:00-12:00Introduction to Six Sigma $30 members/$40 non-members12:00-1:30 Lunch & Networking1:30-3:00Lean Manufacturing3:00-3:30Q & A and Wrap UpNote: Bring your project/process issue! We encourage open discus-www.smta.org sion on any specific issues youwww.westpennsmta.org may have that can be addressed from a six sigma/lean perspective. Mission: The SMTA membership is a network of professionals who build skills, share practical experience, and develop solutions in electronic assembly technologies and related business operations. 1
  2. 2. West Penn News Speaker Information Tracy AlimTracy Alim has more than 25 years of manufacturing experience in the automotive,light metals, glass, chemical and electronics industries. He has held progressive po-sitions in manufacturing management, maintenance management and engineeringmanagement in Fortune 500 companies. Mr. Alims expertise is in manufacturing op-erations and overall equipment effectiveness (OEE). His methods include leanmanufacturing and Six Sigma, with emphasis on kaizen events, team developmentand manufacturing metrics. As vice president of consulting for medium enterprises,he leads a team of consultants who provide business growth, continuous improve-ment, information technology, productivity improvement and quality improvementservices to manufacturers with 150 employees or more. Mr. Alim holds both M.S.and B.S. degrees in mechanical engineering from Tuskegee University, and he is acertified six sigma black and a certified lean sigma black belt.Mark SewellMark Sewell has more than 25 years experience as an engineer, manager and con-sultant in the areas of operations management, manufacturing engineering and qual-ity assurance. His experience has focused on the applications of lean manufacturingand continuous improvement methods in the semiconductor, electronics, medicaland automotive industries. Prior to joining Catalyst Connection, Mr. Sewell held posi-tions as operations manager and director of quality and manufacturing engineering,and also provided consulting services through a private practice. Since joining Cata-lyst Connection in 2003, Mr. Sewell has assisted dozens of local manufacturers inreducing lead times, increasing capacity and eliminating waste from both productionand administrative processes. He moved from his original position of lean manufac-turing consultant to managing director of productivity improvement services in2004. Named to the position of vice president of consulting for growth enterprises in2007, he now leads a team of consultants and business development professionalswho provide specialized assistance to manufacturers with fewer than 150 employ-ees. Mr. Sewell holds a B.S. in industrial engineering from the Pennsylvania StateUniversity and an M.A. in applied statistics from the University of Pittsburgh. For more information about Catalyst Connection please visit www.catalystconnection.orgMission: The SMTA membership is a network of professionals who build skills, share practical experience, and develop solutions in electronic assembly technologies and related business operations.2
  3. 3. West Penn News West Penn ChapterA Special Thank You to2008 OfficersWest Penn ChapterCorporate Marilyn Lawrence ConformanceMembers For Your Support PresidentTechnologies 412.373.8969 Accuspec Electronic Services mclawrence@conformtech.com Bob Borgia Chance TurnerMillennia Vice-President Technology Pennatronics Corporation 724-274-7741David Spehar, Jr. tuner.c@1tmg.comPinnacle Electronics, LLC Ivan IvanovPennatronics John Motts Treasurer 724-938-1800 iivanov@pennatronics.comThe Millennia Group Michael D'Ambrosio Eric BowmanAligned SecretarySolutionsWinTronics, Inc. 724-776-8600Theodore Daigneault eric@alignedsolutionsinc.comMatric, Ltd.Al Zerbe Advertising Rates for You can visit the West Penn New Advertisements Chapter page at www.smta.org and link to the 1/4 page - $60 per issue, $325 six issues Corporate 1/8 page - $40 per issue, $225 six issuesMembers sites, as well asContact ERIC BOWMAN at become aPhone: 724-285-4859Corporate Member online. eric@alignedsolutionsinc.comSMTA West Penn Chapter4290 Old William Penn HighwayMonroeville, PA 15146 Mission: The SMTA membership is a network of professionals who build skills, share practical experience,and develop solutions in electronic assembly technologies and related business operations. 6

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