Plant Tour of Philips Respironics
Speaker: Vaishali Hegde, Sr. Manager of Design Quality Assurance
Date: Thursday, October 8, 2015
Time: 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Dinner: Vocelli’s pizza. Delivery
Register: Website only, Sign up by Wednesday, October 8, 2015
Location: Philips Respironics
312 Alvin Dr. New Kensington PA 15068
Re-Certification Units (RU): Certificate for 0.3 RU's will be provided to ASQ Members attending the dinner program
Philips Respironics, which was founded in western Pennsylvania in 1976, grew to a billion plus dollar business, and in 2008 was acquired by Royal Philips Electronics of the Netherlands.
The dinner program will include a presentation on the Quality Program at Philips and a tour of the 165,000-square-foot, two-level manufacturing facility, built on 34 acres in Westmoreland Business & Research Park in Upper Burrell, Pa. This state of the art manufacturing facility is devoted to high-volume production of sleep therapy devices used in treating obstructive sleep apnea, a condition characterized by a cessation of breathing during sleep, which impacts about 18 million Americans. It houses manufacturing, engineering, quality control, testing and automation involved in the production of sleep therapy devices.
This facility houses an accelerated testing facility for HASS AND HASA.