ASQ Silicon Valley Section 0613

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 January 18,

“Implementing ISO 9001:2015 with a Lean Flavor

Speaker: Mr. Hormoz Mogarei
Hormoz Mogarei has been in management for more than 27 years, with 20 years of those, directly in “Lean” environment.

In addition to many Lean Manufacturing courses, Hormoz has also authored and presented quite a few Management workshops such as: “Project Management, Effective Communication skills, Time Management, Strategic Planning, (Hoshin Kanri), Quality Improvement initiatives, Scientific Problem-solving, Effective Leadership / Followership and Team Building”.

Mr. Mogarei was first trained on Lean Manufacturing Techniques by Toyota Supplier Support Center (TSSC) in Kentucky as well as in Nagoya & in Toyota-City, in Japan. He was able to initiate, implement and lead various Kaizen projects in the areas of improving Quality, Cost, Lead-time, Team Member Development, Customer-Satisfaction and Space utilization at a Toyota supplier and subsidiary. His claim to fame is to have achieved Zero-defects for 13-consecutive months, while at Toyota, producing a vehicle every 53-seconds with over 250,000 parts per day. Hormoz taught Quality Management courses at Silicon Valley Technical Institute (SVTI), in San Jose, CA. In 2015, Hormoz lectured at the United Nations in N.Y. on Kaizen and Lean.

Many companies and major universities have hosted Mr. Mogarei as their trusted consultant in Lean Training and Implementation. His clients list includes Boeing in Oregon, Applied Materials in Texas, Union Bank of California, Powis, Manex, Intel, Apple, HM Clause, Spectrum Lithograph, SiTune, Stanford Hospitals & Clinics, Zazzle, UCSF and Altera in California. He has lectured at Stanford, Cal-Poly in San Luis Obispo. Hormoz is an international lecturer in countries such as Armenia, Brazil, China, Canada, Germany and Japan, to name a few.

Mr. Mogarei is a Visiting Professor at UC Berkeley, DeVry & Keller universities, teaching Lean Management, Leadership & Lean Manufacturing/Production courses.

He is currently the President & CEO of Get Kaizened, Inc., a Lean Training & Consulting firm in Northern California. Hormoz Mogarei holds a Mechanical Engineering degree and a Masters degree in Business Administration, (MBA).


ASQ Silicon Valley Education Program 

Welcome to our new Education Program Chair – Suzanne Geiss!


Susie Geiss studied Mechanical Engineering at the Technical University of Munich, Germany. After receiving her Master’s, Susie moved to the US and worked for over 10 years at Jennings Technology in South San Jose. There she started as a Manufacturing Engineering and moved into Quality after about 5 years. As the QA Manager she led a team of Product Line Engineers. She currently works as a Quality Engineer for Fox Racing Shox in Scotts Valley, CA. She also holds a ASQ CSSBB certification. In her spare time Susie enjoys spending time with her family and friends, preferably outdoors. Welcome Susie!

Education 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.


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