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Theo W. Black, MBA


Wayzata, MN 55391

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Certified Six Sigma Master Black Belt with over twenty years of statistical quality and process improvement management experience, with expertise in both manufacturing and service environments leading complex cross-organizational quality improvement projects.



Saint Paul, Minn., 2/23/2019 — Minnesota Federation of Engineering, Science, and Technology (MFESTS) and the Minnesota Section of the American Society for Quality (ASQ) recognize Theo Black with the Richard Alberg Distinguished Science and Technology Professional Award.


Milwaukee, Wis., 10/17/2009 — The Certification Board of ASQ is pleased to announce that Theo Warren Black has completed the requirements to be named an ASQ-Certified Six Sigma Black Belt, or ASQ SSBB.

As such, Theo Warren Black has reached a significant level of professional recognition, indicating a proficiency in and a comprehension of Six Sigma principles and practices. Individuals who earn this certification are allowed to use “ASQ SSBB” on their business cards and professional correspondence.

“Earning an ASQ certification is more than a great accomplishment - it’s a formal recognition of professionals that they have demonstrated an understanding of, and a commitment to, quality practices in their field,” said ASQ Chair Cecilia Kimberlin. “This distinction represents an investment in one's future and provides a competitive advantage to those who earn ASQ certifications.”

In order to qualify for the Six Sigma Black Belt (SSBB) examination, an individual must have completed two Six Sigma Black Belt projects with signed affidavits, or one completed project with a signed affidavit and three years of work experience related to the Body of Knowledge. Certified SSBB’s have a thorough understanding of, and will be able to use all aspects of the DMAIC model (define, measure, analyze, improve and control) while working on Six Sigma projects.

Since 1968, when the first ASQ certification examination was administered, more than 190,000 individuals have taken the path to reaching their goal of becoming ASQ-certified in their field or profession, including many of who have attained more than one designation.

RANCHO SANTA MARGARITA, Calif., Sept. 9, 2009 – Theo Black of Wayzata, Minn., has been elected to the Board of Directors of Toastmasters International, the world’s leading organization devoted to teaching skills in communication and leadership. Black was elected to the two-year term at the organization’s 78th annual International Convention, held last month in Mashantucket, Conn.

Black, an information technology project manager, joined Toastmasters 10 years ago to improve his presentation skills. He is now a member of four different Toastmasters clubs and has earned Distinguished Toastmaster status – the highest speaking designation a member can achieve. He has also served in Toastmasters leadership positions, including district governor.

“Toastmasters has been a very supportive environment for refining my speaking skills and trying out new techniques,” says Black, a certified Six Sigma Black Belt. “I am a better trainer and facilitator today as a result of Toastmasters. It has also taught me how to craft and use humor to liven up presentations.”

Married with three adult children, Black is a man of many interests: He is a bridge player and Sudoku buff, as well as a Frisbee enthusiast. He is a member of the American Society for Quality, the Project Management Institute and the Minnesota Frisbee Association.

Wayzata, Minn., 9/1/2007 - District 6 Toastmasters finishes 12th in the world

Theo Black of Wayzata leads district to ranking

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Tuesday April 04, 2017