02-06-2018 6:00 pm 6:00 pm -8:30 pm

Everything you need to know about Batteries

Speakers from Philips Respironics

Date: Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Start Time: 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM

6:00-6:30 – Registration and Social

6:30-7:00 – Dinner

7:00-8:30 – Presentation

Cost: $25 Dinner
$10 Program only
$10 Webinar Program
Location: Sigmas Conference Center : 1717 Babcock Blvd. Pittsburgh, PA 15209
Register is required: Call ESWP, 412-261-4300 (hours 7:00am - 4:00pm)
Sign up by Friday, February 2, 11:00am for Dinner only
Registration REQUIRED
Re-Certification Units (RU): Certificate for 0.3 RU's will be provided to ASQ Members attending the dinner/webinar program


Batteries have become an integral part of our daily life. They are used in phones, smoke detectors, wearable trackers, cars etc. The “smart” batteries of today have more features and safety mechanisms than ever before.  Selecting the right battery chemistry with appropriate parameters, ensuring it can be used safely with your device and testing batteries sufficiently before launching a new product is key. This presentation will give an overview of types of batteries, what is a smart battery, communication schemes for smart batteries, battery capacity, shelf life, charge time, usage time, reliability, tips to extend battery life etc. ISO standards applicable to batteries will also be discussed.




Presenter: Vaishali Hegde

 Co-Presenters: Joe Lombardo & Deepa Natarajamani

Biography – Vaishali Hegde

 Vaishali Hegde is the Head of Design Quality Engineering at Philips Respironics. She has 25 years of engineering and management experience in reliability consulting, design and process engineering, risk management, and compliance testing, in the defense, aerospace, and medical device industries. She has a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from West Virginia University. She has published several articles on reliability, contributed a chapter on "Reliability in the Medical Device Industry" to the Handbook of Performability Engineering (Springer), and presented several papers at the Reliability and Maintainability Symposium (RAMS) and ASQ International Conference on Quality Standards. She is a senior member of ASQ and an ASQ Certified Reliability Engineer.


Biography – Joe Lombardo


Joe Lombardo is a Reliability Engineer in the Reliability & Compliance group at Philips Respironics. He has 8 years of engineering experience in design engineering, new product development, reliability, V&V and process engineering in medical device industry. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in BioEngineering from University of Pittsburgh with concentrations in Mechanical Engineering and Chemistry.


Biography – Deepa Natarajamani


Deepa Natarajamani is a Reliability Engineer in the Reliability & Compliance group at Philips Respironics. She has 5 years of engineering experience in clinical science, design engineering, new product development, reliability and compliance testing in medical device industry. She received her Masters of Science degree in Biomedical Engineering from University of Akron. She is an ASQ Certified Reliability Engineer


06-01-2018 8:00 am 8:00 am -5:00 am
The Regional Learning Alliance Center
The Regional Learning Alliance Center
850 Cranberry Woods Dr, Cranberry Twp, PA 16066, USA

 Bridges to Quality


                 June 1, 2018

The Pittsburgh Section of the American Society for Quality is proud to announce its 2018 Conference on Bridges to Quality!

 When:     Friday, June 1, 2018

                Registration: 7:30 AM-8:00AM

                Conference:  8:00 AM-5:00 PM


Where:    The Regional Learning Alliance Center

                850 Cranberry Woods Drive

                Cranberry Township PA 16066


Cost:  $129.00 

Early Bird sign up ends 5/4/18 - $99.00

Registration ends: May 18, 2018 or 200 attendees.  Register today!  

Register online or Call ESWP, 412-261-4300 (hours 7:30am - 4:30pm)

The conference will showcase industry leaders discussing the practical use of quality tools in their organizations.  They will provide real life examples utilizing the tools via avenues such as six sigma projects, ISO implementation, root cause analysis, case studies, documentation, tactics and success stories. Each session will also include one group activity to reiterate the discussions and learning.


Cost and Registration

 A day’s worth of professional development is only $99 (when registering by March 30) or $129 (registering after). The fee covers all sessions, continental breakfast, lunch, and refreshments. Quality professionals can’t afford not to attend!


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