ASQ Silicon Valley Section 0613

ASQ Silicon Valley Section connects quality professionals in the Bay Area!

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ASQ Silicon Valley Section

Monthly Dinner Forum August 21, 2019,

Implementing Effective Corrective and Preventive Actions (CAPA)

Siamak Michael Sarhadi is a Quality Manager for two divisions of KLA. He has over 30 years of experience in the high tech industry in process development, control and yield management.  He has a Bachelor of Engineering, Metallurgical Engineering Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, Iran; Master of Engineering, Materials Engineering, San Jose State University; Master of Business Administration (MBA), Santa Clara University; Certified Engineer by State of California (EIT); ASQ-Certified Six Sigma Black Belt; ASQ-Certified Manager of Quality/Organizational Excellence; ASQ-Certified Quality Engineer.

He has been a member of ASQ since 2008 and contributed to the section as part of the leadership team since 2017

Praveen is Director of Quality at Stephen Gould Corporation, where he is responsible for managing the quality process throughout the organization. Stephen Gould provides globally product and packaging sourcing solutions.

Praveen is the Fellow of ASQ, 1996, and Quality Magazine’s Quality Professional of the Year, 2016. Praveen has worked at Motorola, AT&T Bell Labs, and Prysm. He received his MSEE degree from IIT Chicago, BSEE from IIT Roorkee, India, and Six Sigma Black Belt certification from ASQ.

Praveen teaches Management of Innovation at San Jose State University.




Praveen Gupta | ASQ Fellow        

From the Section Chair    

Happy New Year 2019!

Welcome to ASQ Silicon Valley! With over 1000 members, who are working across industries in Silicon Valley and making an impact, we welcome new members from emerging industries including Autonomous Vehicles, Cloud Computing, Internet Security, Artificial Intelligence or Machine Learning. We host monthly meetings, mini-conferences, industry focus groups, and special activities. Members from this section have contributed to the quality improvement in semiconductors, manufacturing, medical device, software development, and automotive industries.  This sometimes has taken the form of providing with expertise in ISO 901/13485/14001 like quality or environmental standards for automotive, medical devices, telecommunication, aerospace or other industries, or contributing in daily work at over 200 other companies like Abbott, Amazon, Apple, Cisco, Genentech, Genomic, Google, Intel, Tesla or Xilinx.

We are planning an annual quality conference in Silicon Valley and many other quality related activities. I encourage you to get involved & make the quality impact together.

Praveen Gupta
ASQ Fellow


ASQ Silicon Valley Education Program 

Recertification and Education Program Chair – Michele Harms!

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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