Publishers of Coatings & Fabrication and
former publishers of Quality Australia Journal
Editors of Progressing Business
 

Mario S. Pennisi

'The Man From Up Over'

mariopen@worldconferencesystems.com

Who Am I?

I am a closet Personal Coach because my business is to reduce stress, improve motivation and increase the amount of fun employees have in their lives by taking the responsibility of organising events off their shoulders in a professional and effective manner. I am also a Consultant and trainer in Management Systems, Quality Systems and Surface Coatings.

Professional Conference/Events Organiser: No conference/workshop/seminar or awards event too small or too large. Society secretariat also. Since 1972 I have organised conferences, workshops, trade exhibits, award evenings, trade launches for from 12 to 960 pax.

Incentives Programmes: Motivate your personnel to higher achievements and a better bottom line.

Consultant and Training (with CertIV in Training and Assessment): Management Systems and Quality Systems to ISO 9001:2000
Surface Coatings including abrasive blasting, anodising, electroplating, galvanizing, painting and powder coating.

BACKGROUND AND OTHER ACTIVITIES

Professional Awards:

  • Fellow Institute of Metal Finishing (London) 1978
  • Fellow Australian Organisation for Quality 2002
  • Senior Member American Society for Quality 1996
  • Honorary Life Member Australasian Institute for Metal Finishing 1981
  • Standards Australia Outstanding Service - Community, Materials and IT Standards Award 2005
  • M J Ahern Award-2007

Editor:

Former-Editor:

  • Powder Coater Painter-Fabricator
  • QUALITY Australia-The Business Improvement Journal

Trainer:
Materials science; fabrication; coatings technology - preparation, application, testing, trouble shooting; management; quality; Management.

Research:

  • Electroplating of zinc - effect of cyanide content and effect of heavy metal impurities on coating properties
  • Rinsing in metal finishing operations
  • Motivation and
  • Time management.

Consultant in Coatings Technology:
Application, Testing and Trouble Shooting including electroplating (zinc, tin, copper, nickel, decorative and hard chromium), anodising, powder coating, painting.

Management Consultant:
Management systems, risk reduction, quality systems to ISO 9001.

Author:
Authored 39 papers and articles in Quality Management and Systems, Metal Finishing, Corrosion, and Motivation and 16 books on Metal Finishing, Quality, Foundry and Materials Sciences topics. (to end of 2012).

Speaker:
Presented at 33 Conferences in Australia, Great Britain, New Zealand and The United States of America. (to end of 2012)

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Personal:

Name : Mario S Pennisi
Date of Birth : 24.10.1937
Qualifications ARMIT(met), ARMIT(mgmt)
Honours: FIMF(Lon), FAOQ, M J Ahern Medal, FQMS, SMASQ, Hon Life Member AIMF
(Note: IMF - Institute of Metal Finishing, AOQ - Australian Organisaton for Quality, ASQ - American Society for Quality, AIMF - Australasian Institute of Metal Finishing)

Experience Full Time Work :

1956-1958: Defence Standards Laboratories - Electrodeposition Group
Technical Assistant responsible for:
* Chemical analysis of electroplating solutions and assistance with electroplating experiments

1959-1960: Myttons Ltd
Assistant Metallurgist responsible for:
* Metal finishing operations.

1961: Private Overseas Trip.

1962-1964: Myttons Ltd
Assistant Metallurgist responsible for:
* Metal finishing operations
* Non-ferrous foundry.

1964-1966: Myttons Ltd
Metallurgist responsible for:
* Non-ferrous foundry.
* Rolling mill and heat treatment facilities.
* Cutlery stamping and forming operations.
* Metal finishing operations.
* Forming and deep drawing of ferrous and non-ferrous metals.
* Fabrication of ferrous and non-ferrous metals including welding.

1966-1969: Aviation Electroplating Industries/Avin:
* Feb 66-Jan 67 Production Manager-Industrial Coatings Division.
* Jan-Jun 1967 Marketing.
* Jun-Dec 1967 Acting Technical Manager with technical responsibility for four (4) production facilities.
* Jan-Oct 1968 Assistant to the Managing Director.
* Oct 68-Jun 69 Production Manager-Hard Chrome Division.

1969-1997: Department of Mining and Metallurgical Engineering, The University of Queensland.
Laboratory Manager, responsible for:
* 10 floors of laboratories,
* an open cut and underground mine,
* finances - $6.5M (budgeting and accounting) in 1997,
* laboratory modifications
* Occupational Health and Safety
* Radiation Safety
* Quality Management Systems

1987 to present: World Conference Systems
General Manager, responsible for:
* Contract Event Management
* Quality Management Systems Consultant
* Editor/Publisher of magazines
* Management of AOQ-QLD Secretariat 2002-present

1973 to present: Penlia & Co
General Manager, responsible for:
* Quality Management Systems Consultant

1997: Retired from Full Time employment (first attempt)

2001 to 2009
* Honorary Manager of Australian Organisation for Quality-Queensland Inc

2002 to present
* Auditor/Consultant/Trainer for Australian Organisation for Quality (AOQ-QLD®) in Quality Management Systems

2007: Retired from Full Time employment (2nd attempt).

2009 to present
* CEO for AOQ-QLD®
* CEO for Progressing Buisiness Institute Limited

2011 to present
* Member of Global Certification Pty Ltd Advisory Board

2012 to present
* CEO for Business Training and Support Institute

Other Activities:

  • 1971: Developed, prepared and presented course The Technology of Commercial Metal Finishing.
  • 1972: Developed and installed the first General Staff nine-day fortnight working hours system at The University of Queensland.
    • Developed and prepared the first dissection of the Departments Accounts.
  • 1973: Developed, prepared and presented revised course The Technology of Commercial Metal Finishing .
  • 1976 to present: Part time consultant in failure analysis, surface coatings, quality systems, management systems.
  • 1982: Member of Promotions Committee for General and Technical Staff.
  • 1983: Represented the General Staff on the University Senate.
    • Member of DVC's Committee inquiring into Attendance Forms.
    • Member of Promotions Committee for General and Technical Staff.
    • Member of PVC's Committee inquiring into General Staff - Department of Microbiology.
    • 1984-6: Chairman of Sibling User Group ie, of Departments using the Sibling System of Departmental Accounting.
  • 1989/90/1: Developed and delivered Laboratory Costing , 1989, 1990, 1991.
  • 1991: Developed and delivered Quality in the University, 1991.
  • 1992: Developed and delivered Use of Visuals in Presentations .
  • 1992: Co-writer module resources BCTMO1 and BCTMO2.
  • 1994: Co-developer and resource writer of EPC700-Powder Coating Technology.
  • 1994 to demise of SBDC in 1996: Accredited consultant Small Business Development Corporation-Queensland, Australia .
  • 1996 to 2004: Editor Powder Coater Painter - a technical newspaper directed at powder coaters, suppliers and fabricators.
  • 1996-9: Visiting lecturer in Coatings Technology, Queensland University of Technology.
  • 1998: Visiting lecturer in Coatings Technology, The University of Queensland.
  • 2000 to 2007: Editor Publisher Quality Australia -The Business Improvement Journal
  • 2002 to present: Editor Publisher Coatings & Fabrication.
  • 2004 to 2007: Visiting Lecturer in Quality - MBA program, The University of Queensland.
  • 2005 Judge for Griffith Innovation Challenge (Griffith University)
  • 2007 to present: Editor Publisher Progressing Busienss eZine
  • 2007 Judge for Griffith Innovaton Challenge (Griffith University).
  • 2011 Judge for Griffith Innovation Challenge (Griffith University).
  • 2012 Judge for Griffith Innovation Challenge (Griffith University)

Professional Society Activities:

  • American Electroplaters' Society:
    • Committee member 1959-1963.
    • Programme Chairman 1964- 1966.
    • 2nd Vice President 1967.
    • 1st Vice President 1968.
  • Australasian Institute of Metal Finishing:
    • Foundation President Melbourne Branch 1969.
    • Foundation President Brisbane Branch 1970.
    • President Brisbane Branch 1970-2, 1976-1992.
    • National President 1972, 1976, 1982, 1989.
    • Secretary Brisbane Branch 1973-1975.
    • Elected Honorary Life Member 1981.
    • Member of National Council 1969-1992.
    • Chairman of Organising Committee for Annual Conferences:
      • Metal Finishing! Why?, 1972.
      • Metal Finishing! How?, 1976.
      • Profit by Design, 1982.
      • Coatings in the Age of Technology EXPO'88.
      • Step Into the 90's, 1989.
      • Where in the 90's, 1990.
      • Start to Finish, 1991.
    • Course Development Back to Basics 1985.
    • Course Presentation Back to Basics :
      • Melbourne , April 1986.
      • Brisbane , April 1986.
      • Christchurch , May 1986.
      • Auckland , May 1986.
      • Sydney , November 1986.
    • Course Development and Presentation Quality Control The Use of AS 1821-3, October 1987
    • Seminar Development The Technology of Powder 1991.
  • Australian Organisation for Quality Control (now Australian Organisation for Quality):
    • Joined Queensland Division 1972
    • Member AOQ-QLD Council 1972-1987, 2001-2008, 2015-2017
    • National President 2004/05
    • National Chairman 2005/06
    • Chairman Queensland Division 1976-1982, 2002-2008
    • Secretary Queensland Division 1973-1976
    • Member of National Council 1976-1982, 1983, 2002 to 2006
    • Chairman of Steering Committee Qualcon 86-Towards 2000 Conference 1984-5.
    • Course Development and Presentation:
      • Good Laboratory Practice May 1985.
      • Laboratory Methods and Costing July 1985.
      • Good Laboratory Practice July 1986.
      • People and Quality November 1986.
      • Good Laboratory Practice July 1987.
    • Convenor Pan Pacific Qualcon 98
    • Convenor Qualcon 2001
    • General Manager AOQ-QLD 2002-2007
    • Championed the restructure of the AOQ in Queensland and Nationally in 2002
    • Chair Gold Award Committee-2004 to 2008 and 2010 to 2012
    • Elected Fellow AOQ December, 2002
    • Led AOQ-QLD to ISO9001 Certification on 26 September, 2003, re-certified in 2007 and 2010
    • Championed the development of the Aerospace Division 2005
    • Development of and Coordinator of Peak Industry Advisory Council-2005 to 2008.
    • Convenor Qualcon 2005
    • Championed the development of the Six Sigma Division 2006.
    • Championed the development of the Regulated Research Development and Manufacturing Division 2007.
    • Championed the development of the Aged Care Division 2007
    • Convenor SixSigma2006, SixSigma2007, SixSigma2008, SixSigma2009, SixSigma2010
    • Championed the development of Auditor Register.
    • Championed development Six Sigma Competencies by Six Sigma Division 2007
    • Championed and co-ordinated the developement of Auditor Competenceies, 2007.
    • Convenor PBCon2008
    • Convenor RRDM2008
    • Chairman of Australian Organisation for Quality-Queensland Inc 2002 to 2008
    • Presented with M J Ahern Medal 2007
    • Championed the development of Energy Conservation Training courses 2008
    • Championed the development of the Energy Conservation Division and Energy Conservation Auditor Register 2008
    • Championed the development of the Register of Six Sigma Professionals and Systems Auditor Professionals 2008
    • CEO May 2009 to June 2017
  • Progressing Business Institute Limited
    • Set-up the Progressing Business Institute Limited 16 June, 2008
    • Chairman of Progressing Business Institute Limited 2008 to present
    • Appointed CEO May 2009
    • Led PBI to ISO9001 Certification, 11 February, 2011
    • Conducted Gold Award for Business Excellence 2011-2017
    • Lean Six Sigma Blck belt Register 2012-
    • Fellow Quality Management Society 2017-
    • Member Lean Six Sigma Institute 2017-
  • Business Training and Support Institute
    • Formed February 2012
    • CEO February 2012-2017
  • Standards Australia Committees:
    • Member of:
      • CH03/10-Continuity Testing of Coated Conductive Substrates, 1986 to present.
      • CH07/05-Vitreaous Enamel Finishes, 2002 to 2008
      • MT09-Metal Finishing, 1968 to 2008.
      • MT09/02-Design of Items, 1984 to 2008.
      • MT09/03-Methods of Test, 1984 to 2008.
      • MT09/04-Precious Metal Coatings, 1984-1991
      • MT09/05-Preparation 1984 to 2008
      • MT09/06-Precoated Materials 2005 to 2008
      • MT09/08-Zinc and Cadmium Coatings (includes Galvanized coatings) 1962 to 2008
      • MT09/10-Anodic Oxidation Coatings, 1980 to 2008.
      • MT09/11-Powder Coatings, 1990 to 2008.
      • MT09/13 Hard Chrome, 1997.
      • MT14/03/01-Dissimilar Metals in Contact, 1984 to 2008.
      • MT14/05-Corrosion Mapping, 2003 to 2008
      • QR008-Quality Systems, 2005 to 2008
    • Chairman of Committee:
      • CH07-Vitreous Enamel Finishes, 2002 to 2008
      • MT09/3-Methods of Test, 1999 to2008
      • MT09/5-Surface Preparation, 2001 to 2008
      • MT09/6-Hard Chromium Plating, 1996 to 2000 disbanded and amalgamated with MT09/7
      • MT09/7-Decorative Chromium Coatings, 2001 to 2008
      • MT09/8-Zinc and Cadmium Coatings, 2001 to 2002
      • MT09/10-Anodic Oxidation Coatings, 1988 to 2008
      • MT09/11-Powder Coatings, 1991, 1992 to 2008
    • Member of Management and Business Standards Sector Board - 2005 to 2008
    • Awarded Standards Australia's Outstanding Service - Community, Materials and IT Standards Award in 2005
  • Design Council of Australia
    • Technical Assessor - Materials 1982-1985.
  • National Association for Testing Authorities:
    • Representative-Chemical Laboratory, Department Mining and Metallurgical Engineering, 1988-1991.
    • Representative for Mechanical Testing - Department Mining and Metallurgical Engineering - 1991 to 1996.
    • Assessor for Mechanical Testing - 1985 to present
    • Assessor Environmental Testing of Coatings - 1985 to present
  • American Society for Quality Control (Now American Society for Quality)
    • Senior Member (1996 to present)
    • Council Member-Management Division 1993 to 1997. Coordinated co-hosting of Qualcon 98
    • Council Member and Web Master-Human Development and Leadership Division 2002 to 2007. Coordinated co-hosting Qualcon 2005
  • Powder Coaters Association-Inc
    • Executive Director - 1992-May 1997
    • Conference Convenor:
      • PAINT 'N' POWDER - Solutions to Everyday Problems 94
      • PAINT 'N' POWDER - Solutions to Everyday Problems 95
      • PAINT 'N' POWDER - Solutions to Everyday Problems 96
      • PAINT 'N' POWDER - Solutions to Everyday Problems 97
  • Queensland Manufacturing Organisations Group-Inc
    • Executive Director - 1992-1994.
  • Surface Finishing Skills Centre
    • Inaugural Company Secretary 1993 to 1996
    • Inaugural Chairman-Management Committee, 1993 to 1996
    • Inaugural Chairman-Training Committee, 1994 to 1996
    • Inaugural Chairman-Special Projects Committee, 1993 to 1996
  • Materials Kindred Societies:
    • * Member 1994 (on formation) to 1996
    • * Member of funding sub-committee 1995
    • * Member Metals Congress Committee 1995.
  • BNI - Business Network International - Member April 2001 to March 2008
    • Visitor Host QEII Chapter-2002
    • Secretary/Treasurer QEII Chapter-2002-3
      Secretary/Treasurer QEII Chapter-2003-4
    • Secretary/Treasurer QEII Chapter-2004-5
    • President QEII Chapter-2006
    • President QEII Chapter-2008

Awards

  • Aluminium Anodisers Award - Best published paper, AIMF, 1985 (Joint awardee).
    • Algie S H and Pennisi M S, Service Performance of Anodized Aluminium in Exterior Architectural Applications , Metals Australasia, Jan-Feb 1984
  • American Society for Quality-Outstanding Service Quality Management Division International Region 25 Councillor 1993-1999.
  • Standards Australia Award 2005-Outstanding Service Community, Materials and IT Standards.
  • Australian Organisation for Quality-Queensland Inc M J Ahern Medal, 2007

Non - Professional Organisations:

  • 1975: Chairman of the Board, The University of Queensland Talsa Credit Union Limited (now Universities Credit Union) .
  • 1977-1983 and 1986-87: President Clairvaux Parents and Friends Association.
  • 1974-6 and 1984-5: Honorary Secretary Clairvaux Parents and Friends Association.
  • Rotarian 2002 to 2011
  • 2003/4 Secretary Rotary Club of Brisbane
  • 2008/11 Public Relations Director, The Rotary Club of Brisbane
  • 2010 Chairman, Heart of Business Dinner, Rotary Club of Brisbane

Conferences Attended (Papers Delivered *):

  • 1965: Australasian Institute of Metals Annual Conference - (AIM) NSW .
  • 1967: Communications Course (W D Scott & Co) - VIC.
    • Marketing Course (AIM) - VIC.
  • 1969: Annual Conference of the Australasian Institute of Metal Finishing (AIMF)-VIC.
  • 1970: Annual Conference of AIMF -SA.
  • 1971: Annual Conference of AIMF -NSW.
    • Radio-Isotope Course for Graduates (AINSE) - NSW.
    • * Symposium, Corrosion, Erosion and Lubrication , (IEAust) - QLD.
  • 1972:* Annual Conference of AIMF - QLD.
  • 1973: Annual Conference of AIMF -NZ.
  • 1974: Annual Conference of AIMF -VIC.
    • Symposium Corrosion Science and Education (IEAust) - QLD.
    • * Annual Conference of AIM - NZ.
  • 1975: Annual Conference of AIMF -SA.
    • Course Report Writing (AIM) - QLD.
    • Laboratory Managers Seminar (U of Q) - QLD.
    • * 6th International Conference on Metallic Corrosion (ACA) - NSW.
    • Course Interpersonal Relationships (U of Q) - QLD.
  • 1976: * Annual Conference of AIMF -QLD.
    • Course Instruction Communication (U of Q) - QLD.
  • 1977: Annual Conference of AIMF -NSW.
    • Course Supervisory Skills (U of Q) - QLD.
    • * Australian Conference on Manufacturing Engineering (IEAust) - SA.
  • 1978: Bi-Annual Conference of The Australian Organisation for Quality Control (AOQC)-NSW.
  • 1979: * Annual Conference of AIMF -VIC.
    • * Seminar Protective Coatings (AIMF) - QLD.
  • 1980: Bi-Annual Conference of AOQC -SA.
    • * International Conference on Manufacturing Engineering (IEAust) - VIC.
  • 1981: Annual Conference of AIMF -SA.
    • Course Oil-well Drilling Simulation (U of Q) - QLD.
  • 1982: * Annual Conference of AIMF - QLD.
  • 1982: Bi-Annual Conference of AOQC - VIC.
  • 1983: Annual Conference of AIMF - NSW.
    • Lab-Man Conference WAGGA - NSW.
  • 1984: Bi-Annual Conference of AOQC - TAS.
  • 1985: * Annual Conference of AIMF - NZ.
    • Course Selection Interviewing (U of Q) - QLD.
    • * Course Good Laboratory Practice (AOQC) - QLD.
    • * Course Laboratory Methods and Costing (AOQC) - QLD.
  • 1986: Course Administrative Practices-A Series (U of Q) - QLD.
    • Course Quality Improvement (AOQC) - QLD.
    • * Annual Conference of NZOQA - NZ.
    • * Bi-Annual Conference of AOQC - QLD.
    • * Asia Pacific Interfinish - TAS.
    • * Course Good Laboratory Practice (AOQC) - QLD.
    • * Course People and Quality (AOQC) - QLD.
    • * Course Back to Basics (AIMF) - VIC.
    • * Course Back to Basics (AIMF) - QLD.
    • * Course Back to Basics (AIMF) - Auckland NZ.
    • * Course Back to Basics (AIMF) - Christchurch NZ.
    • * Course Back to Basics (AIMF) - NSW.
    • * Corrosion and Cures - QLD.
    • * Asia Pacific Interfinish 86 - TAS.
  • 1987: Course Administrative Practices-A Series (U of Q) - QLD.
    • * Course Good Laboratory Practice (AOQC) - QLD.
    • * Annual Conference of Institute of Metal Finishing (IMF) - Bournemouth , Great Britain .
    • * Annual Conference of American Society for Quality Control (ASQC) - Minneapolis , USA .
    • * Annual Conference of Australian Quality Circles Association (AQCA) - VIC .
    • * Annual Conference of Australasian Institute of Metal Finishing (AIMF) - SA.
  • 1988: Annual Conference of the American Society of Quality Control (ASQC) - Dallas Texas .
    • * Annual Conference of Australasian Institute of Metal Finishing (AIMF) - QLD
  • 1990: Annual Conference of the American Society of Quality Control (ASQC) - San Francisco.
  • 1990 Annual Conference of Australian Foundry Institute (AFI) - QLD.
  • 1991 Annual Conference of Australasian Institute of Metal Finishing/Australian Diecasting Association , Sydney.
  • 1992: Annual Conference of the American Society of Quality Control (ASQC) - Management Division, Irvine .
  • 1992: Annual Conference Powder Coaters Association , Gold Coast
  • 1993: Annual Conference of the American Society of Quality Control (ASQC) - Management Division, Tampa .
  • 1993: Conference of Queensland Manufacturing Organisations Group , Gold Coast
  • 1993: * Annual Conference Powder Coaters Association , Brisbane
  • 1993: Conference of APICS/QMOG , Brisbane
  • 1994: Annual Conference of the American Society of Quality Control (ASQC) , Las Vegas .
  • 1996: * Annual Quality Congress 1988: Annual Conference of the American Society of Quality Control (ASQC) - Chicago.
  • 1998: Qualcon 98, Brisbane Queensland
  • 1999: Annual Quality Congress, American Socity for Quality
  • 2000: Qualcon 2000, Sydney, New South Wales
  • 2001: Qualcon 2001, Brisbane, Queensland
  • 2002: NZOQ Conference, Nelson, New Zealand
  • 2003: Qualcon 2003, Melbourne, Victoria
  • 2004: *NZOQ Conference, Auckland, New Zealand
  • 2004: *Qualcon 2004, Adelaide, South Australia
  • 2005: Qualcon 2005, Surfers Paradise, Australia
  • 2006: Qualcon 2006, Sydney, Australia
  • 2008: * IQPC Lean & Six Sigma for Services & Transactions, Sydney, Australia
  • 2008: * NZOQ Quality Conference 2008-Learn-Share-Grow, Queenstown, New Zealand.
  • 2009: * QMD Conference, Irvine, California, USA
  • 2009: * CPA Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
  • 2009: * CPA-Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
  • 2010: * Lean Six Sigma2010, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
  • 2011; * Business Improvemt in Energy and Utilities, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
  • 2012: * Business Improvemt in Energy and Utilities 2012, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
  • 2012: * What is Required to keep an organisation working effectively?, Griffith University Innovation Challenge, 3 April, 2012, Gold Coast Campus.

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Books:

  • Pennisi M S, The Technology of Commercial Metal Finishing , Department of Mining and Metallurgical Engineering; October 1971; 2 vols.
  • Pennisi M S, Metal Finishing! Why? Proceedings 4th Annual Convention , Australasian Institute of Metal Finishing; Surfers Paradise ; 2nd-6th October, 1972.
  • Pennisi M S, The Technology of Commercial Metal Finishing , Department of Mining and Metallurgical Engineering, University of Queensland ; Sept. 1973, 3 Vols.
  • Pennisi M S, Metal Finishing! How? Proceedings, Annual Conference, Australasian Institute of Metal Finishing, Surfers Paradise , 3rd-7th October, 1976.
  • Pennisi M S, Profit by Design , Proceedings of 14th Annual Conference of Australasian Institute of Metal Finishing, Greenmount, 17th - 22nd October, 1982.
  • Pennisi M S, COATINGS in the age of TECHNOLOGY- EXPO'88 , Conference of the Australasian Institute of Metal Finishing, Broadbeach, 31st May - 3rd June, 1988.
  • Atrens A, Pennisi M S and Schweinsberg D P, Editors, Transactions Step Into the 90's , Joint Conference of Australasian Corrosion Association Inc, Australasian Institute of Metal Finishing, Institute of Metals and Materials Australasia Ltd, Broadbeach, 27th-31st August, 1989.
  • Lakeland K D, Pennisi M S, Price D and Toth J, Transactions Where in the '90s , Annual Conference of Australian Foundry Institute, Broadbeach, 21st - 24th October, 1990.
  • Pennisi M S, Editor, Member's Guide - Recommended Minimum Procedures for the Preparation of Metal Surfaces for Powder Coating, Australasian Institute of Metal Finishing-Powder Coating Division, 1st January, 1991.
  • Pennisi M S, Editor, Transactions Start to Finish , Joint Annual Conference of Australasian Institute of Metal Finishing and Australian Diecasting Association, Sydney, 21st - 25th October, 1991.
  • Pennisi, M S, Ed Members Guide Recommended Minimum Procedures for the Preparation of Metal Surfaces for Powder Coating , Australasian Institute of Metal Finishing (Brisbane Branch) - Powder Coaters Association (Division), 1991.
  • Pennisi, M S, Ed Recommended Minimum Procedures for the Preparation of Metal Surfaces for Powder Coating , Powder Coaters Association-Queensland Inc, 1994.
  • Pennisi, M S, Illguth G L, Powder Coaters Applicators Course , Gramma Training Company, 1994. Revised Pennisi M S, 1996.
  • Pennisi, M S, Editor, Pan Pacific Qualcon 98 Proceedings, Australian Organisation for Quality, Brisbane, 1998.
  • Pennisi, M S, Editor, Qualcon 2001 Proceedings, Australian Organisation for Quality, Brisbane, 2001.
  • Pennisi, M S, Editor, Qualcon 2005 Proceedings, Australian Organisation for Quality, Surfers Paradise, 31st October to 3rd November, 2005.

Publications:

  • Pennisi M S, Rinsing in the Plating Shop - Water and Equipment ; Australian Finishing, 2 , (1), Sept 1968, p5.
  • Pennisi M S, Alloy Plating , The Technology of Commercial Electro Deposition, Stroud Editor, RMIT, 1971, Chapter II.
  • Pennisi M S, Corrosion and Erosion Prevention by Surface Coatings , Corrosion, Erosion and Lubrication Symposium, Institution of Engineers, Australia ; Brisbane , July, 1971, Paper No 3.
  • Pennisi M S, Electrodeposited Metals Fight Corrosion on Metals , Metallurgy in Australia . - Proceedings of the 27th Annual Conference, Australian Institute of Metals; Christchurch, New Zealand, 20-24 May, 1974, p 115.
  • Pennisi M S, Corrosion? Electroplate It Out , Metals Australia , 7, (3), April 1975, p 63.
  • Pennisi M S, Finishing with Alloys , Metals Finishing! How? - Proceedings 8th Annual Conference, Australasian Institute of Metal Finishing, Surfers Paradise , (1976).
  • Pennisi M S, Copper Impurities in Zinc Electrodeposits , The Australian Conference on Manufacturing Industry, 17-19th August, 1977, The Institution of Engineers, Australia, Publication 77/7, p 115-160.
  • Pennisi M S, Protection Afforded by Zinc Coatings , Proceedings - Zinc is Your Finish, Australasian Institute of Metal Finishing , Brisbane , Australia , 21st June, 1979, p 1.
  • Pennisi M S, Mechanical Zincs , Proceedings - Zinc is Your Finish, Australasian Institute of Metal Finishing , Brisbane , Australia , 21st June, 1979, p 4.
  • Pennisi M S, The Role of Quality in Industry - Basic Principles , Proceedings - Standards, Technology, Energy, People, Australasian Institute of Metal Finishing, Melbourne, Australia, 8-11 October, 1979; also Metal Finishing, 79 , (2), 1980, p 93.
  • Pennisi M S, Mechanical Zincs, Metals Australasia, April, 1981, p 18-21.
  • Pennisi M S, Corrosion Resistance with Surface Coatings , Proceedings International Conference on Manufacturing Engineering, Institution of Engineers, Australia, Melbourne, Australia, 25-27 August, 1980, p 381.
  • Algie S H and Pennisi M S, Service Performance of Anodized Aluminium in Exterior Architectural Applications , Metals Australasia, Jan-Feb 1984.
  • Pennisi M S, Quality is the only Competitor to Plastics , Focus on Quality - Proceedings of NZ Organisation for Quality Assurance, 1-3 May, 1985.
  • Pennisi M S, Motivation for Quality - How ? Proceedings of NZOQA Annual Conference, Christchurch NZ, May 1986.
  • Pennisi M S, Putting Quality In a Finish , Proceedings Back to Basics, AIMF Brisbane, May 1986, p 1-10.
  • Pennisi M S, Motivation - Australian Manufacturing Industry and the Year 2000 , Qualcon 86 - Towards 2000 - Proceedings of Bi-annual Conference, Australian Organisation for Quality Control, Broadbeach, Qld, 26-29 August 1986.
  • Pennisi M S, Motivation for Quality - The Metal Finisher , Proceedings, Asia Pacific Interfinish '86, Surface Finishing - Today and Tomorrow, Hobart , Tas, 26th - 30th October, 1986.
  • Pennisi M S, The Control of Quality in Metal Finishing Operations , Proceedings, Annual Technical Conference, The Institute of Metal Finishing, Bournemouth, 28th April - 2nd May, 1987, p 99.
  • Pennisi M S, Motivation - The Road to Quality , Transactions, 41st Annual Quality Congress, American Society for Quality Control, Minneapolis, 4th - 6th May, 1987, p 33.
  • Pennisi M S, People Quality and Performance , The Australian Experience , Conference of Australian Quality Circles Association, Melbourne 8-9th July, 1987 p 125.
  • Pennisi M S, Quality Management and Human Resources, Short Course, Continuing Education Unit, The University of Queensland, 16th September, pp40, 1987.
  • Pennisi, M S, Galvanizing-The Management of Quality, Galvanizing Seminar /Workshop for Plant Operators, August, 1987, 11pp, Galvanizers Association of Australia , 1987
  • Pennisi M S, The Diecaster, the Metal Finisher and Quality Performance, Proceedings Casting & Finishing, Joint Conference of the Australasian Institute of Metal Finishing and Australian Die Casting Association, Adelaide, 22nd-26th October, 1987.
  • Pennisi M S and G Hollis, Mechanical Plating , Coatings in the Age of Technology-Expo'88, Conference of the Australasian Institute of Metal Finishing, Broadbeach, 31st May to 3rd June, 1988, p 1-6.
  • Pennisi M S, Managed Trouble Shooting , Coatings in the Age of Technology-Expo'88, Conference of the Australasian Institute of Metal Finishing, Broadbeach, 31st May to 3rd June, 1988, p 31-8.
  • Pennisi M S, Numerous short articles on Surface Finishing, Powder Coating, Electroplating, Quality published in Metal Casting and Finishing, Metal Working, Powder Coater Painter and Coatings & Fabrication. 1994 to present
  • Pennisi M S, Quality in Australia-Towards 2000 , Transactions, ASQC 50 th Annual Congress, American Society for Quality Control, Chicago, May 13-15, 1996, p 729.
  • Pennisi M S, AOQ Partnering With Industry, NZOQ Conference, June 2004, Auckland.
  • Pennisi M S, ISO Supports Partnerships Between Commercial and Not For Profit Organisations, Qualcon 2004, 17-20 October, 2004, Adelaide.
  • Pennisi M S and Hilton R, Standardising Six Sigma Competencies Across Australia, IQPC Lean & Six Sigma for Services & Transactions, 26-27 February, 2008, Sydney
  • Pennisi M S, Standardised Six Sigma Competencies, NZOQ Quality Conference 2009-Learn-Share-Grow, 22-24 October, 2008, Queenstown, New Zealand.
  • Pennisi M S, The Development and Use of Six Sigma Competencies, 21st Quality Management Division Conference, ASQ, 4-6 March 2009, Irvine, CA, USA
  • Pennisi M S, A Quality Organisation, Rotary Club of Brisbane, 31st AAUgust, 2009, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.
  • Hilton R and Pennisi M S, Lean Six Sigma -An "Improving" Business Strategy, CPA Congress-Brisbane, 6 October, 2009, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.
  • Hilton R and Pennisi M S, Lean Six Sigma -An "Improving" Business Strategy, CPA Congress-Adelaide, 12 November, 2009, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia.
  • Pennisi M S, Lean Six Sigma Certification & The Professional Register, LeanSixSigma2010 Conference, 27-28 April, 2010,Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.
  • Pennisi MS and Hilton R, Lean Six Sigma-A Strategy for "Improving" Business, Australian Organisation for Quality-Queensland, 4 November, 2010, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
  • Pennisi, M S, Standardising a Minimum Set of Competencies for Black Belt and Master Black Belt Training, Business Improvemt in Energy and Utilities, 6-7 December, 2010, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
  • Pennisi M S, From Certification to Registration as a Registered Lean Six Sigma Professional, Business Improvement in Energy and Utilies 2012, Business Improvement in Energy and Utilities 2012, 16-17 October, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
  • Pennisi M S, The Gold Award for Busienss Excellence 2013, Progressing Business eZine, March 2013.

Consultancies:

  • Written some 1,300 reports for the Departmental Testing Service - Department of Mining, Minerals and Materials Engineering.
  • Consultant to various organisations on corrosion, metal finishing, Quality Management Systems, Strategic Management and Business Plans (about 600 reports written to end 2006) through Penlia & Co.
  • The largest of these was a consultancy and various reports for SSI Group of Companies in Australia for a building situated in West End, Brisbane.

Technical Newspaper Editor/Publisher:

  • Powder Coater Painter, since its inception in 1996 to 2000. This was a quarterly newspaper directed at powder coaters and fabricators in Australia and New Zealand. Readership about 12,000.
  • Coatings and Fabrication, since its inception in 2002. This is a quarterly newspaper directed at metal finishers and fabricators in Australia and New Zealand . Readership about 12,000.
  • Quality Australia - The Business Improvement Journal , the official Journal of the Australian Organisation for Quality Inc, from 2000 to 2007. Readership about 12,000.
  • Progressing Business eZine, the official publication of the Australian Organisation for Quality - Queensland Inc from 2007 to present. Readership about 10,000.

Traineeships:

  • Principal Trainer to 61 Engineering Traineeships trainees in the Surface Finishing Sector in 1996 and 1997. Further trainees were trained in 2001-2004.
  • 2004, 2006: School based traineeship trainer in Event Management/Conference Management/PCO.
 
 
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