Date: OCTOBER 12th, 2017
Spitzer Conference Center, Lorain Community College
Price: $5.00 to ASQ Members!! ($10.00 for non-member guests)
Time: Dinner served at 6:00 PM, presentations/discussion commence at 6:30 PM
Please RSVP to this event as soon as possible.
Contact Membership Chair, Ken Kotlarek, Jr., at or 330-558-3368.

Using Quality to Drive Down Operating Costs
 (and likely increase revenue)

John discusses various quality techniques and how they can be used to reduce costs and perhaps increase revenue.  He looks at these issues from the view of the quality professional and from top management, so it will be easy for the attendees to relate, and maybe have some fun in the process.

John Sedlak
Sedlak Consulting (J&S Sedlak, LLC)

John R. Sedlak is Owner of Sedlak Consulting (J&S Sedlak, LLC) located in North Canton, OH.  Mr. Sedlak's professional, engineering and quality control/quality assurance career spans more than 45 years.  Prior to launching Sedlak Consulting, he was Vice President, COO of Smithers Quality Assessment, Inc., located in Akron, OH.  He has also held engineering, supervisory and management positions in various industries, including plastics, chemicals, electronics, home appliances, steel manufacture and fabrication, and gas and diesel engines.

Mr. Sedlak has significant quality, environmental, aerospace, health and safety experience in a broad range of industries, having worked for such corporations as Union Carbide, Republic Steel, The Hoover Company, Hercules Engines and Steere Enterprises.  He is an SQA certified QMS, EMS and OHS lead auditor.  He has executed audits for all of the following standards: ISO 9001, ISO 14001, AS9100, ISO/TS 16949, ISO 13485 and OHSAS 18001.  He has consulted for a major organization, helping them achieve accreditation to ISO 17025.

In 2011, Mr. Sedlak was officially recognized as a Fellow by the American Society for Quality. In the past, he has served as a member of the International Association of Accredited Registrars (IAAR), the International Automotive Certification Bodies Association (IACBA) and the Atwood Yacht Club.  He holds a B.S. degree in industrial management from the University of Akron and is an ASQ certified quality engineer. Also, he has conducted numerous seminars and training classes on quality and environmental topics