Temecula Valley Section 0713

September 2018 Monthly Dinner Meeting

Topic: “Packaging and Quality”

Who: Jan Gates

When: Thursday, September 20th,, 2018 at 6:00 PM

Where: Temecula Library Community Room B
30600 Pauba Road,
Temecula, CA 92592

Dinner Cost: $20.00 for members
$25.00 for non-members

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Presentation Title: “Packaging and Quality”

“Packaging and Quality” touches many different areas and departments in a company. This presentation discusses various areas with a highlights on packaging and quality effects.

A focus into distribution testing with packaging and quality requirements will be made. The presentation emphasis is on medical device packaging but the information can be applicable to other industries.

A partnership with the Quality group is always necessary for good packaging development and testing.

Presentation Title: Jan Gates

Jan Gates has 30+ experience in package engineering for foods, pharmaceuticals, detergent, and medical devices with a BS in Food Science and MS in Packaging from Michigan State University.  Her work includes individual contributions and leading teams for packaging material and systems design and development.  The packaging design and development have been completed to meet regulatory, product protection, and customer use requirements; also, included are production optimization, validation, and minimal packaging for sustainability.  She has previously worked for Bristol Myers Squib, Conagra, Lever Brothers, Dade Behring, and Abbott Vascular.  She currently works as an independent consultant in her company, PackWise Consulting, and with Adept Packaging as their VP of Client Solutions and Principal Packaging Engineer.

Jan works with ASTM D10 and F02 committees for rigid/flexible packaging and environmental package testing.  She is also working as a US representative on various ISO TC 122 committees for packaging tests, vocabulary, labeling, and product shipment. She was a task group lead with AMMI on a US guidance document for compliance with ISO 11607-1/-2 (packaging for terminally sterilized medical devices); the guidance document converted to ISO/TS 16775.  She is on the IoPP (Institute of Packaging Professionals) HealthPack Advisory board and the Southern California IoPP Co-president.


Join us for a wonderful presentation of “Packaging and Quality” on September 20th, 2018 at 6:00pm!!!

This eye-opening and invaluable discussion will give even seasoned auditors a new perspective, and will help improve the audit experience not only for clients, but also dramatically reduce problems with Certification Body internal review committees and Accreditation Bodies.
As a clinic participant, you will:
The “angle of perception” used by auditors, and how to expand it using the “missing senses” to soak up evidence like a sponge.
Learn how auditees hide nonconformities in plain view, based on predicted auditor behavior.
Never again have your audit findings challenged because of weak evidence.
Speaker Bio: Christopher Paris is a former Chemical Process Engineer, and has worked with ISO 9001 systems since 1988.  In 1999, he founded Oxebridge Quality Resources, an ISO 9001 and AS9100 consulting firm whose clients include SpaceX, Lufthansa, L3 Communications, and
200 small and medium sized organizations. He was a member of the US TAG to TC 176,
and is an international speaker on the subject of quality and ISO 9001, primarily advocating
for the point of view of standards users.  Click Here for more on Christopher Paris bio.