Dr. John Flaig - Principal Consultant and Managing Director, Ph.D. (Engineering and Technology Management), M.A. (Mathematics), B.S. (Mathematics and Economics), Fellow of the American Society for Quality; Certified Six Sigma Black Belt; Certified Quality Auditor; University Mathematics Professor; ASQ Instructor; 30 years of hands on experience; more than twenty published papers; four training manuals; and a frequent conference speaker. He is the chair of the ASQ Statistics and Reliability Discussion Group, formerly a member of the Editorial Board of Quality Engineering, and Associate Editor of Quality Technology and Quantitative Management.

AREAS OF EXPERTISE: Statistical Process Control (SPC), Process Capability Analysis (PCA), Design of Experiments (DOE), Failure Mode and Effects Analysis (FMEA), Measurement System Analysis (MSA), Systematic Problem Solving (SPS), Supplier Quality Management (SQM), Six Sigma, and Training. Location: California, USA.

Dr. Phil Adams - Associate Consultant and Asia Pacific Representative, Ph.D. (Chemistry), Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry, University Professor, and 30 years of hands on experience.

AREAS OF EXPERTISE: Plastics Technology, Quality Management, Pharmaceuticals, Market Research, Chemical Processes, Source Inspection, and Training. Location: Singapore.

Dr. Larry George. - Associate Consultant, M.S. and Ph.D. Industrial Engineering (UC Berkeley); B.S. and M.B.A. (UCLA); Fellow of the American Society for Quality; Certified Reliability Engineer (CRE); American Statistical Association; INFORMS Publications Committee, Author, Reviewer, Speaker; ASQ Instructor; 30 years of hands on experience and numerous published papers.

AREAS OF EXPERTISE: Reliability, Analysis and Optimization, Statistics, Problem-Solving, Computer-based training, and custom software.

Mr. Pat McMahon. - Associate Consultant, M.B.A. Management Technology (Stanford), B.S. (Notre Dame). Board of Directors, International Society for Performance Improvement, Silicon Valley Chapter; Panel of Judges, International Asia Pacific Quality Award; Member, Board of Examiners and Feedback Writer, Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award; SJ/SV Leadership Council; SJSU Professional Development Advisory Board. Over 35 years of experience in guiding organizations in implementing comprehensive performance improvement strategies in customer-focused empowered-team to ISO-compliant in multicultural environments. Expertise spans a broad range of high-technology, medical device, manufacturing, and service industries in the U.S. and internationally.

AREAS OF EXPERTISE: Certified ISO 9000 Internal Auditor, ISO 9001 Certification Preparation and Audit Procedures Analysis and Testing; Analyses and Visualization of Data; Process Measurement; Documentation; SPC; Problem Solving and Root Cause Analysis; Supplier Quality Improvement; Strategic Quality Planning; Business Process Improvement; Certified Performance Technologist, Six Sigma Black Belt.

Mr. Barry Wier. - Associate Consultant, B.S. Chemical Engineering (Pratt). He has over 35 years experience in operations, strategic supply management, and quality systems. Guided high tech companies through new product introduction and outsource manufacture of their products. Certified Instructor for Semiconductor Equipment and Materials International, Standardized Supplier Quality Assessment (SSQA), Lead Validation Workshop, and SEMI Committee for Semicon West Supply Chain Conference. Prior to consulting: Vice President Operations in two medium size disk drive component companies. In these senior level positions directed operations functions including production, engineering, quality, maintenance, materials and EH&S.

AREAS OF EXPERTISE: Quality Systems, Strategic Supply Management, Lean Manufacturing, ISO 9001-2000 Implementing SSQA - Training and Assessment, Process Improvement, Project Management, Chemical Specialist.

Dr. Don Mintz. - Associate Consultant, Ph.D. Chemistry (Cal Tech), B.S. (Yale). Member, American Society for Quality; Head Proctor for CRE and CQE Certification Exams, ASQ Silicon Valley Section; Member, Silicon Valley Statistics Discussion Group. Over 20 years of extensive quality and reliability experience in the semiconductor capital equipment industry. Expert at uncovering latent design defects and laboratory evaluation of new equipment designs. Reliability improvement of a range of Electro-mechanical Assemblies. Wet Chemical Cleaning, PVD Deposition Technology, and Modeling/Simulation. 15 Patent Disclosures in Magnetron Sputtering, Particulate Reduction and Soft Etch.

AREAS OF EXPERTISE: Reliability Planning Testing, Weilbull Analysis, Vendor Subassembly Reliability, Extracting Performance Metrics from Quality / Reliability Reporting Databases.

Dr. Karl Mathia. - Associate Consultant, Ph.D. Electrical Engineering (Portland State) and M.S. (Technical University of Munich). He has over fifteen years of experience in research and development, systems engineering, automation, robotics, and product management in semiconductor capital equipment and cleanroom robotics. He is an expert in the characterization of automation and robotic products, and established multi-disciplinary engineering groups in these areas; chaired and presented at technical conferences and teaches classes in controls, semiconductor automation, and engineering processes. Two Patent Disclosures in Water Carrier Adapter and Method for Use and Sensor Fusion Apparatus and Method and numerous published papers in the area of automation, controls and intelligent systems.

AREAS OF EXPERISE: Semiconductor tool automation, Cleanroom robotics, Equipment Front-End-Modules (EFEMs), associated SEMI standards, Systems engineering methodology and technology integration. Business processes: New Product Introduction (NPI), Design for Manufacturability (DFM). Control engineering, Product characterization.

Mr. Barry Lowe. - Associate Consultant. Senior Member ASQ, Certified Quality Engineer. 25 years of experience in Quality Engineering and Management. Experience includes work with Automotive, Computer, Telecommunications companies. Six Sigma Champion and ISO 9000 Lead Auditor Expertise.

AREAS OF EXPERTISE: Group Problem Solving, Statistical Process Control, Process Capability Analysis, ISO 9000: 2000, Supplier Certification / Dock to Stock Methodology FMEA and DOE.

Dr. Ghulam Mustafa. - Associate Consultant, Ph.D. (Applied Mechanics & Mathematics), Member ASME, taught Graduate and Undergraduate courses in Systems Dynamics and Control, Vibrations, Applied Mathematics, managed reliability and systems characterization groups and new product development in semiconductor capital equipment and automation industry.

AREAS OF EXPERTISE: Robust Product Development, Design for Reliability Tools, Methods and Testing.  Test Facility Development, Design of Experiments, Nonlinear Systems Modeling, Analysis and Control.  Numerical Methods.

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