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WELCOME TO THE MINNESOTA SECTION COMMUNITY!
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.

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SECTION LEADERSHIP TEAM 2022
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: TBD 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
Nominations: Meena Chettiar Biomedical Consortium: Tim Peterson
   

MONTHLY MEETINGS
Our monthly meetings have gone virtual during 2022. We will continue virtual meetings for the time being due to the pandemic.

 
EXAM PREP
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.
 
THANK YOU 2021 MINNESOTA QUALITY CONFERENCE SPONSORS!
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News

Please join me in celebrating our January member spotlight, Abdul Kaissi! Abdul has been very active in our section and has participated in the annual conference planning committee for the past three years! Thank you, Abdul, for your valuable volunteer work and we're fortunate to have you in our section! Highest academic degree? Ph.D. in Mechanical ... more
Posted by Carl McBurney on Minnesota Section Jan 18, 2022 7:30 AM CST
Two Day Workshop February 9th and 10th, 2022 Biomedical manufacturers and their suppliers rely on an effective quality management system to ensure they produce safe and effective products, and comply with numerous regulatory requirements. Despite the critical importance of the quality management system, many of those working for these types of ... more
Posted by Theo Black on Minnesota Section Jan 5, 2022 4:54 PM CST
Presentation This presentation will discuss the key features involved in setting up / building your Quality Management System (QMS) so you are ready for FDA and other supplier/ISO certification related audits. Manufacturers of FDA regulated products such as medical devices, nutraceuticals, food and pharmaceutical products need to understand ... more
Posted by Theo Black on Minnesota Section Jan 5, 2022 10:33 AM CST

Upcoming Events

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Date & Time
02/09/2022 8:00am CST
Address
St. Cloud State University - Plymouth
9750 Rockford Road
Plymouth, MN 55442
United States

Recent Discussions

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Judy Castriotta
Country/Region: US State: MN City: Eden Prairie Job ID: 36763 Category: Manufacturing & Operations Make it ...
Judy Castriotta Sep '21
Karen Maskell
But seriously. Members have been telling us for years that they want more community from ASQ. Now we have this ...
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I'm an independent consultant who works primarily from home these days. I've been a member of ASQ ...
Theo Black Theo Black Oct '19
Hello Friends and Colleagues,

My name is Theo Black. I am an ASQ Six Sigma Certified Black Belt, and a UnitedHealth ...
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I'm Jackie Sax. I have been an ASQ member since 2002 and an ASQ Certified Quality Auditor since 2009. I ...
Hey all!  I'm fairly new to Quality (just over a year), and have only been in ASQ since January 2019. I am currently ...
Lisa Lopez Lisa Lopez Nov '19
I have been an ASQ member for about 25 years. I have worked for the federal government for two decades and previously ...
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My name is Christopher Bahr, and I took the plunge on joining the ASQ just a few months ago.  I am a ...
Hi Christopher. A lot has changed since April! Just wondering where you landed and if you found a mentor?
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I am beginning my formal journey into quality, although I have been interested and informally ...
Karen Maskell
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Karen Maskell Feb '21
Girish Kumar Gopalakrishnan
It's been a while since I checked in with our community. During these tough times, the best way to been in touch with ...
In light of how our social dynamic has shifted over the last month, I think there is a great opportunity to be ...
    Thank you for your feedback, Hannah. 

    One of my favorites from the Monthly bundles was a presentation by Mike ...
    Aaron Wrixton
    Principal Duties and Responsibilities: Performs complete layout inspection by measuring dimensions, such as ...
    Aaron Wrixton Dec '19
    JoAnn Christensen
    SAB is seeking a seeking a highly motivated Manager to join its Research and Development team to coordinate and ...
    Michael Mercer
    I have run a small quality consulting business since retiring from 3M in 2008.  I helped a small manufacturer ...
    Michael Mercer Oct '19
    Thanks for introducing yourself, Mike!  I'd be interested in hearing about your ISO9001:2015 upgrade ...
    Ryan Fleser
    Support Operations Environmental/Sustainability efforts by: Analyzing monthly utility/energy data, ...
    Ryan Fleser Dec '21
    Karen Maskell
    ASQ Minnesota announces its premiere event: the Minnesota Quality Conference. Research has shown that ...
    Karen Maskell Oct '19
    Keynote Speaker Announced for Minnesota Quality Conference

    MNASQ is pleased to announce the keynote speaker for ...
    This year’s conference is comprised of three tracks – Technical Skills, Risk Management Skills, and Project Soft ...

    Hannah Boyer
    Job Title: Quality Engineer BIOLYPH is growing! We are seeking an experienced, team-oriented and responsive ...
    Hannah Boyer Mar '21

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    Founded in 1948, ASQ Minnesota Section has grown to be one of the largest sections within the ASQ community. With almost 1400 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.

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    Location:
    Minneapolis, MN 55415, United States
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