May Meeting

Thursday, May 17, 2018 ASQ 1106 Meeting

Feature Presentation: Process Approach to Auditing

Speaker: Joe Kirpatrick

Tutorial: Auditing Panel Discussion

Panel: Joe Kirpatrick, Ashok Gala

The Press Room at Food City, 335 Roller Street, Kingsport, TN



5:00                Registration Opens

5:30 – 6:15    Tutorial

6:15 – 6:45    Dinner – Catered by Food City

6:45 – 7:45    Feature Presentation


Menu:  Pasta Dinner (3 sauce types), Garlic Bread and Salad, Cookies/Brownies, Drinks   $12

On-line Registration:  CLICK HERE

Deadline for Reservations or Cancellations is Tuesday (Noon), May 15, 2018

Reservation POC: Nadine McMackin at 423-229-6393,


This Monthly Meeting will be webcast starting at 5:30 pm.  Just go to the URL listed on the homepage at the time of the webcast.  The link will be active when you see “google” in part of the link.  Use the above registration link and indicate no dinner and note you will be part of the webcast.



Panel Discussion on Auditing

The Panel will be Joe Kirpatrick and Ashok Gala and others TBA. 

Feature Presentation:

Process Approach to Auditing

ISO9001 requires organizations to audit your processes.  IATF16949 requires organizations to audit based on the automotive process approach and risk based thinking.  Found out from an IATF / ISO lead auditor what is expected and how quality departments and organizations (ISO and/or IATF) can benefit from doing process approached audits.

Speaker Biography:

Joe Kirkpatrick is currently a quality systems consultant with UT’s Center for Industrial Services and an IATF16949:2016 /  ISO9001 Lead Auditor for several registrars.   Joe is trained in AIAG core tools and IATF16949:2016 requirements

Joe has over 22 years in quality management systems experience as a quality engineer, quality manager and quality director with responsibilities for manufacturing locations in United States, Mexico and China.

Joe holds a Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees from East Tennessee State University studying Engineering Technology.  He has held several board positions with ASQ section 1106.  He currently holds the following ASQ certifications: CQE, CQIA, and CMQ/OE.  Joe is currently ASQ’s Chapter 1106’s Re-Certification Chair and Education Chair.  Joe is a member of ISO/TC 4 on Roller Bearings and a member of ASTM Committee F34 on Rolling Element Bearings

Joe, along with his wife, Shirley, and two children currently reside in Johnson City, Tennessee.  Joe is also a national NISOA collegiate soccer referee.

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