ASQ 509 April General Membership Meeting 2016

Thursday, 21 April 2016 6:00 PM - 9:15 PM EST

4948-4940 Fairmont Avenue, Bethesda, MD, 20814, United States

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Thursday, 21 April 2016 6:00 PM - 9:15 PM EST

Positano Ristorante Italiano, 4948-4940 Fairmont Avenue, Bethesda, MD, 20814, United States.

ASQ Section 509

Washington, DC and Maryland Metro


"What does the new ISO 9001:2015 standard mean for me?"


A panel moderated by Katie Warlick of BSI, and include representation from:

Robinson Aviation, British Standards Institute, and Integration Technologies Group, Inc.


Thursday, April 21, 2016 at the Positano Ristorante Italiano, 4948-4940 Fairmont Avenue, Bethesda, Maryland 20814
Registration & Networking:  6:00 p.m.
Dinner: 7:00 p.m
General Announcements and Introductions:  7:45 p.m.
Introductions and Opportunities to Connect if you are looking for a job, have an open position, etc.

Program:  8:00 p.m.
Adjourn 9:15 p.m.

The cost is $30 for members and students or $40 for non-members.

Registration: Please register on this page or by contacting Programs Chair Katie Warlick (  

IMPORTANT NOTE FOR ATTENDEES: Please contact Katie Warlick at to submit topics or specific questions that you would like the panel to discuss.

Panel Overview: 

The release of the ISO 9001:2015 standard in October 2015, required that organizations reflect on how quality aligned with their way of conducting business. The new changes, including the emphasis on aligning quality with strategic goals and risk based thinking, have required companies, auditors, and consultants to modify their approach to Quality Management to adhere to these new requirements. The panel was put together to provide insight into various viewpoints so that attendees are able to fully understand the implementation process. The discussion will include perspective from both small and large organizations transitioning to the ISO 9001:2015 standard as well as external audit representation; topics will come from personal experiences with the changes including opportunities and challenges experienced during the transition. All attendees will have the opportunity to participate in Q&A. We ask you to submit questions and topics of interest beforehand so that we can all learn together about what the changes mean for an organization and individuals responsible for preparing for certification. 

Rick Nelson, Management Representative, Robinson Aviation

Mr. Nelson has 46 years of experience in aviation; primarily in supervisory and management positions across multiple functions including quality assurance, airport/airfield security, training, curriculum development and instruction, program management, aircraft maintenance, and component repair. Mr. Nelson is the Director of Aviation Security and has served as Robinson Aviation’s ISO Management Representative since 2007, when the organization initially obtained certification. He is responsible for the administration of the Safety and Quality Management System (SQMS) and ensures it fully complies with the requirements of the ISO 9001:2008 standard. Mr. Nelson is a certified internal auditor and has completed both the MITRE Safety Risk Management and the Southern California Safety Institute’s “Safety Management System Essentials 2007” courses. He developed a General Aviation Security class that he taught at Ohio University’s Lifelong Learning Center.  Additionally, he has conducted Airport Security Assessments at 28 general aviation airports.


Brenda Twine, Client Manager - British Standards Institute (BSI)

Ms. Brenda Twine has a robust financial background as well as overseas experience in textile manufacturing and sales/marketing. While working at BSI for the last twelve years, Brenda has conducted Quality Management System audits for both service and manufacturing. Ms. Twine also has significant experience in environmental and aerospace auditing. Brenda is currently a Lead auditor for ISO 9001:2008, ISO 9001:2015, AS9100 Aerospace AA and ISO 14001. Brenda has conducted over 1,200 audits for BSI in the following sectors: manufacturing, business services, credit cards, credit counseling, government contracting, security, information technology services, research, translation, storage and warehousing, road transport, light electronics, aerospace, environmental, and agricultural.


Heather Reis, Vice President - QS&P,Integration Technologies Group, Inc.

Ms. Heather Reis has an accomplished background in relationship management, process improvement frameworks, operations, and professional and auditing services. Since working at ITG, Heather’s responsibilities include managing a team of senior consultants and providing subject matter expertise for over 150 projects related to quality, development, services, and information security frameworks for implementing process improvement initiatives. Additionally, Heather is responsible for overseeing ITG’s internal best practices program.

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