QLN Metrics Workgroup Members: Lewie Casey, Niedre M. Heckman, and Glenn Yeik.
Lewie Casey is a Senior member of the American Society for Quality, having joined in August 2008, as well as a Regional Coordinator for the Food, Drug and Cosmetic Division of ASQ, which keeps him involved in collaborations with the Southern California Institute of Food Technologists Chapter (SCIFTs) of IFT. Lewie is a Certified Quality Improvement Associate (CQIA) and serves as a member leader for San Gabriel Valley Section 702, while also a member of the Biomedical Division of ASQ. Professionally, Lewie is a Talent Manager for the MEIRxRs in the FDA Regulated industries and has been with his company since 2005. He has been developing and growing the careers of Quality and Regulatory professionals for over 10 years.
Niedre M. Heckman
Niedre Heckman is an engaged and committed Regulatory and Quality professional with nearly two decades of hands on expertise. She utilizes extensive experience in FDA-regulated pharmaceutical and medical device environments, coupled with years leading global cross-functional teams internally and with partnering companies and CMOs, to deliver results. Neidre is a diplomatic and level headed leader who recognizes and leverages individual strengths of team members to inspire top performance. Additionally, Ms Heckman is trusted and depended on as a leader, problem solver, mentor, and team player.
Glenn Yeik serves as Chairman, President & CEO of Trimedyne, a manufacturer of minimally-invasive surgical laser systems for urology, spine, and other medical specialties. He has been at Trimedyne for over 20 years in various roles in Engineering, Operations, Quality, Regulatory, and Management. He also currently holds management positions with two other start-ups within the medical device industry. Glenn is passionate about improving health through lifestyle, nutrition, and minimally-invasive interventions.