Green Belt Certification Presenter

Dale K. Mize, CQE, CQA
President, Advanced Quality Engineering, Inc.

Dale K. Mize, president of Advanced Quality Engineering, Inc. has 22 years of experience consulting and training and 21 years of technical and managerial experience comprised of 4 years in customer service, 7 years in product engineering, and 10 years in manufacturing as a quality engineer, quality manager, and corporate director of quality assurance.  The majority of his career was spent with the General Electric Lighting Business Group, where he designed products, developed manufacturing processes and designed quality systems for high technology lighting products. During the five years he spent with Wagner Spray Tech Corp., he designed and implemented a comprehensive quality system based upon Total Quality Management principles.

He began implementing SPC in glass forming operations at General Electric in 1976 and has since implemented SPC into a multitude of processes, both manufacturing and service.  Since 1988, he has consulted and taught for more than one hundred organizations and has trained more than 10,000 persons in various quality management topics. For 18 years, he was adjunct faculty at The Center for Business Excellence, University of St. Thomas, where he was also the Chair, Six Sigma Programs. He now holds a similar role at Normandale Community College and provides seminars regularly through the MNSCU, the South Dakota Technical Institutes and the Iowa Technical Colleges.  Since 2008 he has been providing Six Sigma training in Croatia and Slovakia. He is a senior member of the American Society for Quality, a Certified Quality Engineer and Certified Quality Auditor. He has presented papers and workshops on SPC at the Minnesota Quality Conference, at the Second International Applied Statistics in Industry Conference in Wichita, Kansas and the 1995, 1996, 1999, 2000 and 2001 TQM/ISO Symposia sponsored by South Dakota State University. He is co-author of the SPC training workbook, An Ounce of Prevention. He holds an AAS in Electronic Engineering Technology and a BS in Quality Management from the University of Minnesota.