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Combined Member Meeting with ODU Student Chapter -Design of Experiments – Woody Santy

09/28/2017 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Design of Experiments (DOX or DOE) is a systematic approach to collect and analyze data to maximize the information gained from planned experimentation.  The design for collection of information is more important than the analysis of the data.  Through the use of statistics in the design and analysis phase we are able to vary many factors simultaneously and obtain information laden data.

DOE can be used in a wide variety of investigation studies.  Multiple examples of designed experiments will be presented as a demonstration of what can be learned from a simple experiment.

Presented by Woody Santy. Woody earned a bachelor’s degree in mathematics from UW-Green Bay and a master’s degree in statistics from Iowa State University.  After five and a half years with the Federal government (BOM and DOE), he joined John Deere.  For the first seven years, he worked in the diesel engine group in Waterloo Iowa.  For the next 22+ years, he worked at the Horicon Works where they make the world’s best premium riding lawn mowers. Woody has been involved with Deere’s Six Sigma program since 1997 as a Master Black Belt and was a member of the team that developed the Six Sigma training for Deere.  He retired from Deere in October, 2009.   He is a Senior Member of the American Society for Quality Control and an ASQ certified Black Belt. Woody taught statistics for Marian University for their masters program and at the Milwaukee School of Engineering (a Green Belt class and Design of Experiments).  In 1988, he began a partnership named Industrial Quality Consultants that provides training and consulting in a variety of quality related fields, and now is president of Industrial Quality Consultants LLC. In July of 2016 began teaching the Green Belt class for TMG out of Virginia.

6:00pm Registration and Greeting; 6:30pm Meals served; 7:00pm Presentation.

Additional Activity: Ratify the Slate of Officers for the next calendar year.

Parking is free and on the first floor of the parking garage immediately behind the hotel (gate is button controlled, simply push the button and identify to the attendant what you are attending and they will open the gate).

Fee for this meeting includes a Pasta Bar. To register and pay now for this event, select the “Pay Now” link below.  If you have prepaid or prefer to pay at the door, please RSVP by emailing Tricia Holben (click on her name).


6:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Ellen Diggs


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