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Mike Silverman PDF Print E-mail

I first met Mike when he had started a HALT test chamber at a Silicon Valley-based Hobbs Engineering facility.  His energy and vision led him to start his own company Ops A La Carte to consult with reliability teams world-wide and provide training services in reliability engineering. He was a pioneer in web-casting a variety of reliability-related courses.  Mike’s company was a sponsor for 3 recent-past section quality conferences and Mike gave presentations at those conferences.  His loss is a loss to the section, to the Bay Area, and to the reliability engineering profession worldwide.     Don Mintz, Section Chair

Michael A. Silverman

Aug. 29, 1964 - Sept. 13, 2014

Saratoga, CA

Mike, age 50, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by family on September 13th after a valiant 14 month battle with cancer. His positive outlook on life was an inspiration to the end. 
Mike owned and operated Ops A La Carte LLC, providing training, testing and reliability engineering consulting services to companies around the world. He and his family have resided in Saratoga, CA since 1986. Mike is survived by his loving wife of 25 years, Kim; their children, Shaelyn (18) and Shawn (16); his parents Bernard and Sheila Silverman; and his siblings, Gary, Debi and Dan. Mike will be sorely missed by all who had the pleasure of knowing him before his premature passing.

Funeral services will be held on Monday, September 22 at 10 a.m. at Skylawn Memorial Park, Hwy 92 and Skyline Blvd., San Mateo, CA.

photos from 2014 section picnic PDF Print E-mail

Sunday, August 24 was our annual section potluck picnic, an opportunity to sample a variety of ethic foods,

enjoy the food and company,

play BINGO,

and meet some of the section leadership

...   Don Mintz, section chair

Reduce your recertification fees PDF Print E-mail

You can reduce the fees for recertifying with ASQ by one simple step: just renew your membership immediately after you receive a first notice from ASQ.  They are so grateful for your prompt action that they will send you a coupon code when you renew for $69 off the fee.  Other reward options, if you aren't certified, are $100 off an ASQ training, $100 off registration fees for the next World Conference on Quality and Improvement, $30 off ASQ e-Learning, or 25% off one ASQ Quality Press book.  All discounts are good for the 12 months after you receive the coupon code.  This makes keeping your eyes open for that envelope from ASQ headquarters a little more meaningful.
Yours in quality,
Don Mintz, Section Chair, ASQ Silicon Valley Section

Dinner Meeting Presentation PDF Print E-mail

Previous Dinner Meeting Presentations-
To view these presentations, click under "Member Services" on the left, then "Documents for Members," then "Dinner Meeting Presentations"


Forthcoming Dinner Meetings-2014 PDF Print E-mail


October Topic (Speaker/Moderator): IT Standards & Impact on Healthcare-Part 1 (Geetha Rao/Bill Kurani)

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