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Tuesday, June 9, 2020 will be our first Online Technical Meeting Presentation.  The topic will be:  ASQ Online - What's in it for Me!  

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Due to the COVID-19 pandemic our technical dinner meetings have been suspended.  We will be looking in to hosting an on-line presentation in place of our June Meeting.  Watch for dates and times.

When We Resume our Dinner Meetings, Remember:  We Can Now Accept Credit Cards

a4d7d6f484d21929b41f4470d4bffaa7-huge-chStarting this year ASQ has teamed up with Clover to provide sections with a tool that allows us to accept credit cards at our dinner meetings. Clover is a Point of Sale device (similar to Square) that will allow us to accept all major credit card (contactless [including Apple Pay®, Samsung Pay®, and Google Pay®], chip, swipe). We will be able to email receipts if you need them for reimbursement or tax purposes. Voice of the Customer surveys has indicated this is a high want for our membership and we are pleased to offer this service. Since this will be our first time using, we ask for your patience as we are still learning the system. Not interested in using a credit card, we will accept cash or check.

ABOUT US...

Welcome to the community website for Section 0109, Western Massachusetts. The Western Massachusetts Section of the American Society for Quality (ASQ) is a group of business professionals dedicated to the advancement of quality. Our Geographic Region covers the Connecticut River Valley from the border of Vermont in the north to the Connecticut border to the south.  Our members hold a variety of positions, from inspectors to corporate heads, and represent all aspects of area business including manufacturing, service, government, and academia.

For over 50 years the Western Massachusetts Section has provided Greater Springfield area business with a higher awareness of the need for Quality. Our goal is to promote and improve quality practices within the community. To accomplish this, we provide the opportunity to exchange ideas with colleagues and offer quality related educational courses and material designed to address the concerns of our members.

Membership Benefits

The Western Mass Section of ASQ is dedicated to advancing the quality profession for all its members and their companies. Section involvement will enable you to join other professionals in our community to further the aims of the profession by participating in activities and services sponsored by the Section and the Society.

Section Management

Participation in any capacity on the Section's Executive Board opens new vistas to any willing and resourceful member. The friendly environment of peers offers an opportunity without equal. Whether honing personal leadership skills, improving management competence, or seeking to develop confidence dealing with people, one rarely finds a more accommodating laboratory. See one of the section officers for the Executive Board meeting date and location.

Section Meetings

Periodic section meetings are held quarterly on Tuesdays. The meetings are usually held on the third Tuesday in March, June, and September, and the second Tuesday in December. A typical evening's program consists of a social/networking period starting at 5:30pm, the main program at 6:00 and dinner at around 7:00. This web site has current meeting information.

Section Newsletter

The section publishes a periodic newsletter. It provides news of general interest to members and information on Section activities. A copy is sent to each Section member.


Officer Profiles
 
Position Name Profile
Chair Kurt Moore Member Since - 2002
CQE Since - 2003
Chemical engineer with over 25 years of experience in quality management system development and deployment for a global chemical manufacturing company.
E:  KMoore@sections.asq.org  P:  413-313-2964
Chair Elect Brian Mailhot
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Chair Elect – 2020
Secretary – 2019
Special Projects – 2017/2018
Certified Manager of Quality/Organizational Excellence
Senior Member
Years member - 27
Professional in the Quality field, specializing in Quality Systems, Quality Standards, and Continuous Improvement.
E: Brianbtown@msn.com, P: 413-687-1340
Secretary Lorraine Galica  
Treasurer/
Current VOC

(Voice of the
Customer)
 
Mike Szteliga
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Member since 1989
CQE since 2000
CQA since 2009
Over 35 years as a Quality Professional
Past Chair Chuck Marsman

 

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    Starting this year ASQ has teamed up with Clover to provide sections with a tool that allows us to accept credit cards at our dinner meetings. Clover is a Point of Sale device (similar to Square) that will allow us to accept all major credit card (contactless [including Apple Pay®, Samsung Pay®, and Google Pay®], chip, swipe). We will be able to email ... more

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The Western Massachusetts Section of the American Society for Quality (ASQ) is a group of business professionals dedicated to the advancement of quality.
Current Officers
Chair / Program - Kurt Moore
Chair Elect - Brian Mailhot
Secretary - Lorraine Galica
Treasurer / Current VOC (Voice of the Customer) - Mike Szteliga
Nominations - Lorraine Galica
Immediate Past Chair - Chuck Marsman 
Arrangements - TBD
Newsletter - Gay McDyer
Database - Gary Grubbs
Publicity / Examining - Kurt Moore   
SAC (Section Affairs Council) Representative, - John Conner
NEQC Representative - Steve Berian
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Location:
Springfield , MA 01103, United States
Members:
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