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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
|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
||Chair Elect – 2020
Secretary – 2019
Special Projects – 2017/2018
Certified Manager of Quality/Organizational Excellence
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
(Voice of the
Member since 1989CQE since 2000
CQA since 2009
Over 35 years as a Quality Professional
|Past Chair||Chuck Marsman|
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 ... moreon 01/29/2020 06:35 PM
Items from September 2018 dinner meeting
Documents from September 2018 Section meeting
Date Created: 04/22/2020 11:59 AM
Links to Other Quality Related Sites
- Springfield Area Council for Excellence (no site)
- NEQC - Northeast Quality Council
ASQ Related Links
- ASQ National
- ASQ Six Sigma Forum Web - a multi-faceted, web-based membership that focuses on Six Sigma ...
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Section 0109 Newsletters
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Documents from April 2019 Dinner Meeting
These are documents associated with the April 2019 Dinner Meeting "The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly"
Date Created: 04/21/2020 04:44 PM
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