ASQ Section 1506 Jacksonville - Northeast Florida
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Welcome to the home page for the Jacksonville - Northeast Florida Section of the American Society for Quality. We hope you will find our Web site interesting and useful. Here, you may contact the Section Officers and become better acquainted with Section activities.





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Section 1506 is pleased to announce our February meeting.


Date:               Thursday , March 28, 2019


Location:         UNF Adam W. Herbert University Center12000 Alumni Dr,

Jacksonville, FL 32224, USA


Time:               5:30-8:00 pm



Presentation Topic: “Modeling and Simulation: Maintenance Planning”


Presented By: Peter Vergenz.  EMBA, ASQ CRE, CQE, Six Sigma Black Belt




For large populations of vehicles or complex production equipment, it is often difficult to estimate how changes to scheduled maintenance plans will impact future downtime, especially when component failure rates may not be known precisely or the operational environment changes.  The primary objective of this contribution is to illustrate a Modeling and Simulation (M&S) approach which determines the minimum amount of maintenance necessary to keep a given threshold of uptime.  The analysis was performed using discrete-event simulation, maintenance data, and anecdotal information from technicians.  The information was combined within a model containing over 15 variables including labor and process constraints.  The analysis yielded a decision tool that can be utilized to assess several potential maintenance policies, focused on cost minimization while meeting uptime requirements.  



Peter Vergenz has over twelve years of experience leading operational teams and improving maintenance and supply chain processes. After earning his Mechanical Engineering degree from the University of North Florida in 2006, he served six years as an officer in the U.S. Marine Corps. In the Marine Corps, he oversaw maintenance and supply chain operations and led Lean Six Sigma process improvement initiatives. He served at several locations in the U.S., Asia, and deployed in the Middle East.


Since 2013, he has been a reliability engineer at KBRwyle in Jacksonville, FL and continues to serve in the Marine Corps Reserves. At KBRwyle, he helps military clients mitigate risk, increase readiness, and lower costs using tools such as Reliability-Centered Maintenance, Monte Carlo Simulation, and Artificial Intelligence.


He completed his MBA from the University of Florida in 2018 through their Executive MBA Program. His certifications include ASQ Certified Reliability Engineer, Certified Quality Engineer, and Six Sigma Black Belt. When not working, he enjoys a multitude of outdoor activities.



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ASQ 1506 is searching for individuals interested in serving on the ASQ Section 1506 2019 Board.  If you are interested in serving, please contact the section’s Nominating Chair, Henry Burkard at 



ASQ Section 1506  is proud to announce the award of the 2018 Jeffery Irvin Lackey Sholarship to Julian Williams.  Thanks to the generous donations in memory of Mr. Lackey, Julian was awarded an amount of $1,590.  Congratulations.  Check this space for the announcement of the 2019 scholarship application period.  Thanks to all who participated.


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Mission Statement

ASQ Section 1506 is committed to the following:

  • provide opportunities for quality professionals to improve their awareness and understanding of quality improvement tools.
  • be a source of quality information, knowledge and skills for organizations in our local communities.
  • expand the understanding and use of quality improvement tools into all types of organizations, such as health care, education, public service and manufacturing throughout the section's geographic area.
  • be an active, dynamic Section within the National ASQ structure.

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