Our mission is to foster personal and professional relationships, connections and sense of belonging and to equip our community with the skills, competencies and knowledge that create Excellence Through Quality.


Chair: Harry Spinks Chair-elect: Helen Swanson
Past Chair: John Flipse Director: Wayne Ellison 
Director: Theo Black Director: Jim Nelson
PR/Marketing: Laura Esanbock Membership: Carl McBurney
Secretary:  Judy Castriotta Treasurer: Mark Swanson
Conference: Michelle Jirak Technology: Atef Azer
Outreach: OPEN Southern Outreach: Jodi Miller
Social Media: Megan Stegge VOC: Karen Maskell
Programs: Edward Andrews Programs:  Matt Elisiario
Education : Norman Witteborg Biomedical Consortium: Karen Peifer
Scholarships: Meena Chettiar Biomedical Consortium: Tim Peterson
Nominations: John Flipse MFESTS Liaison: Theo Black

Our monthly meetings have gone virtual during 2022. We will continue virtual meetings for the time being to ensure accessibility to the greater MN audience.

MNASQ hosts a variety of workshops and certification prep classes throughout the year. Keep an eye on Upcoming Events.
Questions? Send email to info@mnasq.org.


The Gayle W. McElrath scholarship honors the memory of MNASQ member Gayle McElrath who was a living testimony to the principles and practices of the quality profession. His life and accomplishments testify to his commitment. These include Professor and founder of the Industrial Engineering Department, University of Minnesota (1953); founding ... more
Posted by Laura Esanbock on Minnesota Section Feb 17, 2023 3:06 PM CST
We hope to see you at one or all of these events!! February - Understanding Medical Device Quality Systems - This class will be particularly beneficial for those who typically only get to work within a small part of their company’s quality management system. But those who have been in the industry for a long time in many roles, may also be surprised by what ... more
Posted by Laura Esanbock on Minnesota Section Jan 24, 2023 12:43 PM CST
Posted by Laura Esanbock on Minnesota Section Oct 14, 2022 10:10 AM CDT

Upcoming Events

Date & Time
03/23/2023 6:00pm CDT
9750 Rockford Rd
Plymouth, MN 55429-301
United States
Date & Time
04/20/2023 6:00pm CDT
9750 Rockford Road
Plymouth, MN 55429
United States
Date & Time
05/02/2023 6:00pm CDT
9750 Rockford Road
Plymouth , Minnesota
United States Minor Outlying Islands

Recent Discussions

Karen Maskell
This is the closing note for the Minnesota Quality Conference. Section Chair Theo Black talks about Servant ...
Karen Maskell Nov '20
Wow- that is a powerful question, Karen!  One of the things I love about my ASQ membership is that there are ...
Karen Maskell
The ASQ Division is hosting a webinar on April 23rd @ 6pm CDT. See attached flyer for details. Topic: Innovation ...
Karen Maskell Mar '20
Ryan Fleser
I have been involved in the Quality profession starting at Texas Instruments in the 1980s to my current position as ...
Ryan Fleser Oct '19
Welcome, Ryan!  Did you work for Texas Instruments in Minnesota?  Or are you a transplant (like me!)?

Andrew Collins
Hello, Is there any talk of members putting together site visits in the near future? I am very curious to see ...
Andrew Collins Jun '22
Girish Kumar Gopalakrishnan
Greetings everyone, I'm new to this community so I was wondering how do I begin interacting with the group. I was ...
This topic is getting even more interesting as I get to know more. This week,t in fact this entire  month, there are ...
I was able to take the Manufacturing Quiz today, scored a 4/10. Not proud of my score☹, but I learned more about ...
Ryan Fleser
Support Operations Environmental/Sustainability efforts by: Analyzing monthly utility/energy data, ...
Ryan Fleser Dec '21
Hannah Boyer
Last week at the annual Minnesota Quality Conference, there was a community thread which asked attendees what ...
Hannah Boyer Nov '20
Jim Nelson Jim Nelson Nov '20
Great conference and content!
More Quality 4.0 and some innovation content would be great.
Jim, that is great feedback!  Thank you for sharing!
I would love to see an in-depth seminar on the basics of ISO 14971:2019 for engineers that are new to the medical ...
Mark Swanson
Please help us continue to plan for the MN ASQ Quality Conference (November 4-5), Please follow or  copy and paste ...
Mark Swanson Apr '20
Karen Maskell
Are you going to be joining us at the Minnesota Quality Conference?  I'm curious which presentations you are most ...
Karen Maskell Nov '19
John Lenss
We are still working the specific job description. I am a CSQE but I don't have time, so we are standing up a new group. ...
John Lenss Aug '22

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Community Information

Founded in 1948, ASQ Minnesota Section has grown to be one of the largest sections within the ASQ community. With nearly 1300 members, approximately 80% of our members live or work within the Greater Twin Cities area. We provide a wide variety of opportunities for individuals seeking to connect with like-minded professionals and increase their ability to make our world work better.

You can also find us on LinkedIn and Facebook.

Minneapolis, MN 55415, United States