ASQ Presents! October 2021

Event Date: 10/14/2021    |    Event Time: 5:15 PM

Event Location: 

The Bluff Banquet Center

2035 28th Street SE, Grand Rapids



5:15pm: Doors Open/Registration

5:30pm: Networking

5:45pm: Tutorial

6:00pm: Dinner

7:15pm: Main Topic Presentation

8:15pm: Closing Remarks


AIAG/VDA FMEA Update: Better or Just Different?

Presenter: Mark Rusco

Failure Mode and Effect Analysis (FMEA) traces its roots back to the 1950’s as aerospace companies simultaneously added jet engines and newly-invented electronics to airplanes.  “What could go wrong with that?” is the overwhelming Failure Mode to identify. 

The application of this technique has continued to evolve over the decades and the automotive industry especially has used it to evaluate and minimize risk.  The latest change came when the Automotive Industry Action Group (AIAG) and Verband der Automobilindustrie (VDA) partnered to update and produce an FMEA manual standardized for use in the U.S.A and in Europe.  This update was issued in June 2019.

This presentation will outline the changes and help form an opinion as to the value of the update.  Different Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM’s) have issued varying deadlines for applying this new standard, so check with your customer for their requirement.



Speaker Biography


Mark Rusco is a tenured Associate Professor at Ferris State University where he teaches courses in the Manufacturing Engineering Technology program.  Mark holds a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Michigan State University and a Masters of Business Administration from Central Michigan University.  He has 15 years of manufacturing experience as a Manufacturing Engineer, in Supplier Quality, and as the Quality Assurance Manager at a tier one supplier to the automotive industry.  He has background in powder metal technology, production grinding, metal stamping, production welding, and small assembly.  To stay current with manufacturing trends, Mark consults with various area companies regarding SPC, Measurement System Analysis, GD&T, Designed Experiments, and other quality-related training.






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Please contact Ken Phillips at 6169512927 or [email protected] for more information.