MCG Experience

At Mesa Consulting Group, Inc. we bring over 50 years of experience in the quality field to our clients and students.

Dr. Michael G. Todhunter

Mike’s career has included university and corporate research, internal consulting, line management and quality management in paper and converting industries.  Since the mid 1980’s he worked in the quality field for a major US paper company.   His first accomplishment was successfully leading the implementation of a quality process in a research organization.  He was also instrumental in the development of a “Managing Process Improvement” workshop – a course focused on full process improvement.  This course was unique in that it was developed by a line organization rather than a staff group or consultant.  While working as an internal corporate consultant, Mike helped develop and revise several statistical courses and taught numerous statistics and process improvement workshops.  He later had responsibilities as the division quality manager for a six plant converting business.  In that capacity, he led a culture change to a documented quality system.  This included the ISO registration of a lab and ASQ certification of the facility quality managers reporting to Mike.

For the last several years, Mike has been working as a consultant helping clients become successful through their ISO-9001, ISO/TS-16949 and ISO-17025 registration, SPC implementation, and process improvements.  He has conducted over 400 workshops in statistics, Six Sigma, meeting management, team management, facilitator skills, process management, and ISO-9001.

Mike has a B.S. in Forest Management, an M.S. in Forest Genetics and a Ph.D. in Forest Genetics with an emphasis on Statistics.  Mike is a registered Quality Management Systems Assessor with the Registrar Accreditation Board (RAB). Additionally, he is an ASQ Certified Quality Engineer, Certified Quality Manager and Certified Quality Auditor.

Dr. Robbin G. Todhunter

Robbin’s career with in the paper industry included facility management, technical services and engineering, new business and product development, and internal company consulting.  In the early 1980’s she developed and implemented an innovative measurement integrity program, as well as provide technical support for the initial phases of the company’s quality management system.  As a corporate statistical consultant, she was instrumental in developing several statistics and quality improvement courses and workshops.  Robbin helped pioneer the use of training-for-impact and train-the-trainer methods in the company.  Later, as an internal quality consultant, she facilitated leadership teams through significant culture changes.  She spent several years as the facility manager of a paper converting plant and led the successful implementation of a profitable high performance work system.  Additionally, the facility achieved ISO certification under her leadership.  She has led an organization within R&D responsible for conducting the business and market research required for innovative product development.

Robbin’s entertaining and captivating training style adds a comfortable dimension to the workshops especially for students new to statistics and quality improvement.  Robbin has conducted over 200 classes and workshops in Six Sigma, statistics, quality management, meeting management, facilitator skills, team management, non-traditional work systems, and customer focused new product development.

Robbin holds a B.S. in Chemistry, an M.B.A., a M.S. and Ph.D. in Psychology with an emphasis on Research and Evaluation.  Additionally, she is an ASQ Certified Quality Engineer.