Mar. Meeting

Thursday, March 16, 2017 Program Meeting


 Effective Experimentation Presentation

Speaker: David Stevens, KPTWARE Consultant

Feature Presentation

 Hands-On Use of Effective Experimentation

Speaker: David Stevens, KPTWARE Consultant


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

Deadline for Reservations or Cancellations is Tuesday (Noon), March 14, 2017.  If you at the list minute you can’t attend, PLEASE CANCEL your reservation so there will not be a meal charge which will have to be paid by the Section.

Meeting Information or cancellations, contact Nadine McMackin at 423-229-6393 or

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5:30 – 6:15    Registration Opens
5:30 – 6:15    Tutorial – Dave Stevens
6:15 – 6:45   Dinner – Catered by Food City
6:45 – 7:45   Feature Presentation – Dave Stevens

 Dinner – Catered by Food City
Chicken Tenders, Toss Salad, Pasta Salad, Baked Beans, Desserts & Drinks

Meal Cost is $12.00

Tutorial and Feature Presentation Abstract:

Effective Experimentation

Are you a one factor at a time experimenter?  If so, this presentation will introduce you to statistically designed experiments which vary the multiple factors at different levels in each experimental trial.  By doing a statistically designed experiment, not only are the primary effects of each manipulated factor understood, but also if there are any interactions between the factors on the measured responses.

The presentation will conclude with the audience participating in doing a hands-on three factor experiment which will demonstrate the presented concepts.  Twelve experiments will be done and the results analyzed in EXCEL and Minitab.  Participants should plan on attending both the tutorial and the after dinner hands-on group exercise which will be fun and informative.

Speaker Biography:

DStevens Mr. David Stevens retired in January 2010 from the Eastman Chemical Company, Kingsport, TN as a Principal Statistician.  He has been an Industrial Statistician for the past thirty-three years and has been employed by Thomas J. Lipton, PepsiCo, R.J. Reynolds Tobacco and Hoechst Celanese.  Throughout his career, Mr. Stevens has applied statistical techniques to assist in solving business problems in the areas of Manufacturing, R&D and Quality Assurance.  Upon retiring, he started a Statistical Consulting Company, KPTWARE, and has had a variety of clients from the food industry, health care, munitions and bedding foundation.  Mr. David Stevens has a B.S., Food Technology, 1972 – Cornell University and a M.A., Math/Stat., 1983 – Montclair State University.

Mr. David Stevens has been a member of the American Statistical Association and the American Society for Quality.  With respect to the American Society for Quality, he has held various positions on the local Section Boards and is currently the Newsletter Chair and Webmaster for the ASQ 1106 North East Tennessee Section.