Quality experts

Quality expertise from PQ Systems

Derek BensonDerek Benson

Derek Benson is Application Support Manager for PQ Systems. He holds a bachelor’s degree in business from Ashford University. In his role as a member of the PQ Systems training team, he provides both on-site and remote assistance to customers around the globe. He brings a background of technical experience to his support role, and leads seminar and webinar training for new and practiced software customers. Recent consultancy clients include Amsted Rail, Timet, Grote Industries, and Continental Structural Plastics.

Barb ClearyBarb Cleary

Barbara A. Cleary, Ph.D., is Vice President PR & Publications for PQ Systems. She is an author of four books on quality published by ASQ Quality Press, Milwaukee: Orchestrating Learning with Quality (with David Langford), Tools and Techniques to Inspire Classroom Learning, Thinking Tools for Kids, and Claire Anne and the Talking Hat as well as two history books. She has authored articles in professional journals, including English Journal, Quality Digest, Quality, and Quality Progress, and has given presentations at the ASQ Quality Congress, the National Governors’ Conference on Education, Calidad en la Educacion conference (Mexico), the Alberta Quality Conference, the Ohio Association of Independent Schools, and others.

Steve DaumSteve Daum

M. Stephen Daum is Director of Software Engineering for PQ Systems. Prior to assuming responsibility for development, Steve was the lead programmer on PQ’s statistical software products—a position he took in 1985. Steve has more than 20 years of experience with control charts and control charting software and has shared that experience through presentations, training, and educational sessions for organizations throughout the U.S., England, and South Africa.

Eric GasperEric Gasper

Eric Gasper brings a rich background of technical and business analysis, web development, consulting, and team leadership to his role as Product Development Specialist for PQ Systems. Experience in laboratory and office environments has given him a unique perspective on a variety of technical problems as well as insight into customers’ unique challenges. Eric holds a bachelor’s degree in management information systems from the University of Dayton, where he garnered experience with the university’s famed Research Institute prior to entering the work force as a business analyst and development specialist in pharmaceuticals for a major consulting company.

In his role at PQ Systems, he has led regularly-scheduled technical seminars, offered a gage R&R workshop at the 2013 and 2014 Inspection Division Conference sponsored by the American Society for Quality (ASQ), and presented a session on "Better Gage Management" at the 2013 Quality EXPO. Recent consultancy clients include Harley Davidson, Alcoa Howmet, DANA Corporation, Crown Cork & Seal, Eaton, Carpenter Technology, Spraying Systems, and Whirlpool.

Matt SavageMatt Savage

Matt Savage is Vice President of Product Development for PQ Systems. A former managing director for PQ Systems Europe, he is an experienced consultant to organizations that want to utilize the power of data analysis to improve processes and enhance profitability. He has worked extensively with technical advisory teams and has provided on-site consulting and training in statistical process control and SQCpack applications for a variety of organizations representing manufacturing, health care, and service organizations in this country and abroad.

A graduate of the University of Cincinnati, Savage earned a master's degree from Wright State University. Recent consultancy clients include Goodrich, Subaru, DuPont, TRW, Quaker Chemical, Thyssen Krupp Steel, and Henry County Hospital.