ASQ Section 0511 April 2015 Meeting Announcement

Wednesday, 8 April 2015

updated Fiona's Irish Pub, Kingstowne Center

updated 5810 Kingstown Center, Kingstowne, VA 22315

updated Directions to Fiona's Irish Pub in Kingstowne Center

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Drive for Quality in China

Gary Coleman, Common Sense Solutions, Vienna

Short Narrative/Description:

Gary is a licensed Lead Appraiser for the Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI), and recently performed four appraisals in China. He'll relate some of his experiences, and observations on performing appraisals in foreign countries, and China specifically.

Speaker Background:

Gary Coleman received his BS in Computer Engineering from Case Western Reserve University, and his Masters degree in Systems Engineering from University of Virginia. His earliest jobs involved the improvement of factory automation systems, and statistical quality control systems for factories. He has been leading process improvement efforts, based on ISO-9001 and CMMI standards, for over 20 years. Recently, Gary became associated with consulting firms that support quality and process efforts in companies across China.


Dinner Location:

Fiona's Irish Pub is built on the rich Irish Spirit that makes a gathering place feel like home. It's authenticity is accentuated by the fresh, original dishes from the proprietor's hometown - Dublin, Ireland.


Cost for dinner is $30.00 per person if reservations are made by the deadline (the Friday before the meeting), $35 if otherwise. There is no charge to attend for the presentation only. To register with or without dinner please use our on line reservation form which can be used up to the Sunday before the meeting. If you wish to make a reservation after the Sunday before the meeting or your plans change, please contact, and let us know.


5:30pm - 6:30pm Monthly Board Meeting
6:30pm - 7:00pm Registration & Networking
7:00pm - 8:00pm Dinner
8:00pm - 9:00pm Section Business & Presentation

Meetings are open to all ASQ members as well as to the public.

Next Meeting:

Wednesday, 13 May 2015 - Olive Garden, Tyson's Corner

Call for Speakers!!!

Would you or someone you know like to speak at a future ASQ meeting? We're always looking for volunteers. Be creative! Exercise your public presentation skills! Earn recertification credits! Get a free dinner! Please contact