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April General Meeting  

The Golden Bull Restaurant
7 Dalamar Street
Gaithersburg, Maryland  20877

Map to The Golden Bull Restaurant

Apr 16, 2009    6:00 pm - 9:15 pm

"Forty Years of Quality"

Mr. Geoffrey Withnell

Thursday, April 16, 2009

at the
The Golden Bull Restaurant
#7 Dalamar Street,
Gaithersburg, MD 20877

6:00 - 7:00 pm: Registration and Networking
7:00 - 8:00 pm: Dinner
8:00 - 8:15 pm: General Announcements
8:15 - 9:15 pm: Program

The cost is $10.00 for members and students or $20.00 for non-members.

Please register through our website using the button above or by contacting Mrs. Michele Withnell at (301) 461-2469 or .  Please note:  Meal preferences cannot be guaranteed if one is not registered by Tuesday, March 17, 6:00pm.

Important Notice: ASQ Section 509 is responsible for the meals for all "No shows" at The Golden Bull Restaurant.  Please help us control our losses by notifying our Arrangements Chair, Mrs. Michele Withnell at to cancel your dinner prior to the event.  Thank you for your cooperation!

Program Summary: Where has the Quality Profession been, where are we now, and where are we going?  Get answers from Four decades of experience.

Speaker Biography:  Geoffrey Withnell

Geoff Withnell is currently as Process Improvement Coach for Dynamics Research Corporation, working in a Department of Defense assignment.  He started in the Quality profession forty years ago in March 1969 as a document control and configuration management clerk in USMC aviation.  Along the way, he has been an inspector, quality auditor, quality supervisor, quality engineer, quality manager, master black belt, consultant, and at one company, held the position of "our quality guy."  Mr. Withnell has worked in the defense, aerospace, biomedical, manufacturing and service industries, and has served on the boards of five ASQ sections.  He is the moderator for the ASQ Quality Management Division discussion board, serves on the Society�s Membership Committee, and is Publicity Chair for Section 509.  He is a Senior Member of ASQ an holds certifications from ASQ as Quality Engineer; Quality Auditor; Six Sigma Black Belt; Manager, Quality/Organizational Excellence and Software Quality Engineer.  He has delivered papers to the American Association of Blood Banks, and the Israel Quality Society on Quality Management.  His next project is to take and pass the Pharmaceutical Good Manufacturing Practices Practitioner certification exam, and has a contract with Indiana Quality Council to write the primer for this new exam, (assuming he passes!).

For more information and directions to the restaurant, see the April General Meeting Announcement.