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ASQ Silicon Valley Section is celebrating over 50 years of partnering in quality!  – since 1965

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ASQ Silicon Valley Section

Monthly Dinner Forum April 20,

“Rapid Ramp: Transitioning From Prototype to Scale

Speaker: Mr. Michael Keer

MikekeerMichael Keer, Founder and CEO, Product Realization Group, has over 25 years of High Technology business leadership experience bringing new products to market.  Product Realization Group is a consortium of Silicon Valley companies that takes hardware products from idea to scale.  One source for prototype design and build, cost-reducing insights, and scalable manufacturing.
Prior to PRG, Michael held Engineering and Management positions at both OEM and CM’s, where he participated directly in over 50 new product introductions.

Michael received a B.S. in Industrial Engineering and Masters in Manufacturing Engineering from Northwestern University in Evanston, IL.  He has lectured at Stanford., Northwestern, U. of Santa Clara, UCSF, BioMed Device, SME, and American Society of Quality (ASQ).   Currently mentors at Stanford University’s StartX, Lemnos Labs, and Berkeley Foundry.
Has been married to his wife Cindy for 25 years and raised two girls in Silicon Valley.    Enjoys networking and connecting with people, music, good food and drinks, meditation, and yoga.

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Section leaders at the January 20 Dinner Forum

ASQ Silicon Valley Education Program – Call for Candidates for Education Chair 

Program Description

The ASQ Silicon Valley (ASQ SV) Education Program, was initiated in 1997 to support the education and training needs of those interested in quality.  The curriculum provides training in areas covering ASQ certification preparation, ISO Standards, Regulatory requirements, statistical topics and many related areas of quality. The Program is managed and administrated by the Education Committee under the direction of the Education Chair. It includes several methods of classes: classical face to face, web-based/online, and courses customized for specific organizations.

Education Chair Responsibility Summary

The Education Chair is a volunteer and a member of the ASQ SV Leadership Committee (LC) and leads the Education Committee, which has executive authority over the training program within the guidelines set by Education Program Guide.

Specific responsibilities include:

  • Chairing the monthly Education Committee meetings
  • Providing the Annual report on the Education Program and on the Instructor ratings
  • Managing the Course Coordinator and Education Program
  • Participation on the ASQ SV LC

Interested candidates may apply with a resume detailing their qualifications to the ASQ SV Chair at

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