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MPIA Training Event: The Quality Journey

  • Hilton Garden Inn 2023 Commerce Way Bozeman, MT 59715 USA (map)

Taking a technical product from R&D into production is challenging and involves certain common problems-seemingly unreasonable customers, unreliable suppliers, internal knowledge, disorganized information systems, production glitches, and much more. These problems have known solutions-powerful processes and tools that you can quickly start to deploy to reduce crisis management, stress, and lost profits.

This class was created by local photonics industry experts to introduce quality concepts and practices in a framework that is easily understood by engineers and management - stripped of jargon and put in plain terms. Sign up today and get control of your business!

You will learn about the practices and processes your organization can adopt in order to grow into a mature manufacturer of high-tech high-quality products. The seminar is especially suited for middle and senior managers who have responsibility for the performance of functional units or the organization as a whole.

We will cover all the following processes:
     - Design
     - New Product Introduction
     - Engineering Change Control
     - Manufacturing Flow
     - Document Management
     - Equipment Management
     - Discrepant Material
     - Service Return
     - Supplier Management
     - Training 
     - Problem Solving
     - System Monitoring

Then conclude with The System: How to put it all together
Ben Klein, Quality Manager, FLIR Systems Inc.
Daniel Juliano, Director, MSU Technology Transfer Office
John Malachowski, Manufacturing Manager, FLIR Systems Inc.
Mary Johnson, CEO, Wavelength Electronics
Steve Birrell, CEO, Quantum Composers
Kim Rollefson, Quality Manager, Quantel/Lumibird
Conlin Ritter, Quality Manager, Quantel/Lumibird
Robert Martin, Quality Manager, Quantel/Lumibird
Kurt Borge, Quality Consultant, Quality Time Montana
Dave Allard, Sr Manufacturing Process Engineer, MMEC

Workshop is open to everyone. Members of Montana Photonics Industry Alliance will receive discounted pricing:

MPIA Members: $145
Non MPIA Members: $175

Lunch is included.

Learn more about the Montana Photonics Industry Alliance and membership at

Refunds and Cancellations
Cancellations before the workshop begins will be assessed a processing fee of $25.00. There will be no refunds after the workshop begins.


Earlier Event: February 6
Montana Reception at Photonics West 2019
Later Event: April 18
MPIA Spring Networking Social