March Chapter Event

March 12, 2019
5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
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Farrell Hall - School of Business - Wake Forest University
1834 Wake Forest Road, Building 60, Farrell Hall
Winston-Salem, NC 27109

We will be hosting a moderated panel discussion with thought leaders representing local chapters of the PMI, ASQ (American Society for Quality, ISM (Institute for Supply Management), and APICS (American Production and Inventory Control Society) at the Wake Forest University Business School.

Directions to the Reynolda Campus:

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Parking Suggestions: You may park in lots W1, W2, or P.  Farrell Hall is the building marked with a red cross. We look forward to seeing you there!

PMI Talent Triangle skill areas: Leadership

APICS Panelist, David Clark

David Clark is an engineering manager and 6σ MBB with 40 years’ experience in manufacturing.  His background includes experience in control engineering, operations, and continuous improvement.  David has taught as an adjunct for HPU and GTCC, and as an instructor for Triad APICS certification courses.

David is certified as a Master Black Belt and Lean Leader through TE Connectivity and holds industry certifications from APICS (CPIM-F, CSCP-F), PMI (PMP), and ASQ (CSQE, CSSBB, CQE, CMQ/OE, CQA).  David’s education includes an MS-ITM from UNCG, an MBA from Elon, a BS-CIS from HPU, and an AAS from GTCC.

ASQ Panelist, Gene Smith

Gene Smith is Director of Operations at NC State University's Industry Expertise Solutions (IES). Gene's expertise in lean healthcare programs helps healthcare organizations improve their businesses through the understanding and implementation of lean principles based on the Toyota Production System (TPS) and Six Sigma methodologies. Gene is a faculty member of Population Health Improvement Partners in Raleigh, teaching lean for their Quality Improvement 101 courses. Gene has worked for several Fortune 500 companies, including Burlington Industries, Inc., Collins & Aikman, Inc., and Crown Equipment Corporation. Gene's experiences include plant industrial engineering manager, division staff engineer, division profit improvement coordinator, division project manager, corporate staff lean coordinator, Black Belt, corporate IE training manager and corporate project manager. Gene is also a trained Six Sigma process improvement specialist. He is a certified Black Belt, trained Master Black Belt, and teaches Red Belt and Green Belt courses. Gene has worked as a process improvement specialist in business and industry for 29 years. He is a graduate of NC State with a B.S. in Industrial Engineering and B.S. in Textile Science.

ISM Panelist, Ken Waldron

Ken is a strategic, solutions-oriented thought leader in operational excellence with 20+ years of progressive supply chain experience across a variety of industry verticals, combined with a demonstrated track record of top performance in a variety of high-energy roles as a catalyst to embrace scalable, sustainable change. Vital facets which have contributed to Ken’s leadership success: people, process, technology, and performance. His current Lean Six Sigma Black Belt role aligns nicely with Ken’s passions to teach, coach, and execute, collaborating with Transplace colleagues and clients in the conception, development and implementation of Quick Win, Kaizen, and DMAIC process improvement / labor redeployment initiatives, resulting in significant value-add savings.

PMI Panelist, Deon Louw

When you mix 1 part adventurer with 2 parts experimenter, and you add some ‘doubt the default’, you get someone who’s seldom satisfied with the status quo. Deon has been on a personal and professional journey of consistent curiosity, always a lot of questions. Why do we do this? Is there a better/cheaper/faster way? What started as a career in IT programming over 20 years ago in Cape Town, South Africa, has since evolved into the pursuit for agility in how organizations build software solutions. As a certified Lean Six Sigma Green Belt, Scrum Product Owner, Scrum Master and Agile Coach, the pursuit to ask questions and seek answers remains as strong as ever. Deon is the current Director of Agile Delivery at Lincoln Financial Group and is based in Greensboro, NC.


***Note There are no refunds for Chapter Meetings


$30.00 Walk-In (Not Registered or Paid Online)

$15.00 Student Price (Full Time Student only). Student ID required at time of Check in.

$20.00 Members (Pay Online)