Date: August 24,2017
Chair Bill Forthofer’s Open Letter to the Quality Professionals of the ASQ Hartford Section 0103
Dear Members of the ASQ Hartford Section,
ASQ is our Global Community of people like you passionate about Quality, who use the Quality tools, their ideas and expertise to make the world work better. “The Mission” has been the most important guide throughout my 40 years in the Aerospace Industry. It keeps me on track, reminding me who we are and what we do for the Customers we serve in all segments of our life both public and private.
With that said, I begin with our Mission Statement: To contribute to a better world by promoting the advancement and application of quality Concepts and technologies to all segments of membership and organizations of our region – individuals, business, government, non-profits, and civic in support of organizational excellence and personal well-being.
\The ASQ Hartford Section Team has been working hard to provide our members (approx. 325 members) with value added events and workshops that benefit both the individuals and the businesses they serve. The following Matrix outlines those Events and Courses that have been locked with outstanding subject matter experts beginning in September through January of 2018.
Member Meetings Speaker Date RU
Cyber Security Carlos Branco 14-Sep-17 0.3
Risk Management Rich Larkin 12-Oct-17 0.3
Quality Tools Anna Morast 9-Nov-17 0.3
PPAP Pete Teti 11-Jan-18 0.3
Courses Instructor Length of Course Date RU
AS9100 Rev D Tim Lepore 8 Hrs. 9/21/2017 0.8
Risk Assessment Steve Luko 8 Hrs. 10/24/2017 0.8
Quality Tools Tom Berstene 8 Hrs. November, 2017 0.8
PFMEA Pete Teti 8 Hrs. December, 2017 0.8
Communication Enhancements: Website, Postcards, Facebook, Email Direct, Network
We ENCOURAGE You to participate and share these activities to both Members and Nonmembers of the Chapter. We are also looking for Volunteers to make our Chapter grow and serve the membership.
ASQ Hartford Chair
Quality improvement in any organization requires the vision, effort and persistence of those individuals who are part of that organization. As Quality professionals, we all know that recognition for those efforts can go a long way towards improving the morale and motivation. In recognition of that fact, the Hartford Section sponsors an annual Quality Recognition Award, the Joe Trowbridge Award. The purpose of the award is recognize those individuals or teams who have made significant improvements in quality and productivity in their workplace over the past year. To be eligible, nominees need not be members of the Hartford Section ASQ or even be part of the Quality organization. Past award winners have included Inspectors, Engineers, Technicians, Managers, and teams.
This year, award winners will be recognized at the June membership dinner meeting. Winners and their significant others attend as guests of the Hartford Section. At the meeting, they will be presented with a plaque and coupons for upcoming ASQ dinner meetings. The coupons will allow them to attend three dinner meetings as guests of the Hartford Section.
The Awards Committee reserves the right to give out more than one award in a given year.
ASQ Hartford will no longer be processing recertifications. This process is not being offered via the global body of ASQ. If it is time for you to recertify, please visit https://asq.org/cert/recertify. For assistance, please contact a customer care representative at 800-248-1946.
Hartford Section 103 of the American Society for Quality was first organized under the name of the Hartford Society for Measurement on December 15, 1942 in the auditorium of the Hartford Electric Light Company in Hartford, Connecticut.
G.L.Manke, Pres. (Veeder Root, Inc)
S.J.Zelle, V.P. & Secretary (The Whitney Chain Co.)
A.McDougall, Treasurer (Pratt & Whitney Aircraft)
R. T. Palmer (R. T. Palmer Company)
W. H. Gourlie (P&W Division, Niles-Bement-Pond)
S. G. Johnson (Johnson Gage Company)
R.K. Hellman (Great American Ind. Ct Telephone & Electric Div)
J. J. Ferri (American Bosch Corporation)
The purpose of the fledgling society was the improvement and advancement of measuring and control devices used in manufacturing and engineering practices.
On May 12, 1970 the American Society for Quality Control chartered the Hartford Society for Measurement as an official section of the Society.
In 1988, Governor William O'Neill designated October as Quality Month in Connecticut in recognition of the valuable contributions of the Society to the growth and development of the state's economy.
In 1993, the Hartford Section affiliated with the Connecticut Quality Council to further their common goals of promoting the development of all facets of quality.
From that small beginning membership in the Hartford Section has grown steadily to an average of 175 during the 1950's and 1960's, to 700 by the turn of the century.
Today, the Hartford Section is a thriving organization, continuing to meet the needs of its membership in times of rapid change in business relationships, in technology, and in the marketplace.
|1942-1943||Gus L. Manke||Veeder-Root, Inc.|
|1943-1944||Stephen J. Zelle||Whitney Chain Company|
|1944-1945||Stanley G. Johnson||Johnson Gage Company|
|1945-1946||Stanley G. Johnson||Johnson Gage Company|
|1946-1947||William H. Gourlie||P&W Division Niles-Bement-Pond|
|1947-1948||Archie McDougall||Pratt & Whitney Aircraft|
|1948-1949||Arnold B. Collins||Pratt & Whitney Aircraft|
|1949-1950||Dorian Shainin||Hamilton Standard Division|
|1950-1951||Arthur B. Shea||Pratt & Whitney Aircraft|
|1951-1952||Chester A. Hoffmann||Capewell Manufacturing Company|
|1952-1953||George H. Selig||P&W Division Niles-Bement-Pond|
|1953-1954||Robert E. Connor||Pratt & Whitney Aircraft|
|1954-1955||Charles V. Kropp||U.S.A.F. Inspector, Air Material Command|
|1955-1956||Chester A. Govang||Capewell Manufacturing Company|
|1956-1957||Albert E. Aubin||Royal Typewriter Company|
|1957-1958||Ernest B. Bozenhard||Pratt & Whitney, Inc. West Hartford|
|1958-1959||Frank J. Hauman||Royal McBee Corporation|
|1959-1960||Herbert E. France, Jr.||Pratt & Whitney Aircraft|
|1960-1961||Kenneth Martin, Jr.||Holo Krome Screw Corporation|
|1961-1962||Eugene W. Ellis, Jr.||Pratt & Whitney Aircraft|
|1962-1963||Lawrence J. Sespaniak||Pratt & Whitney Aircraft|
|1963-1964||Robert H. Phelps||Royal McBee Corporation|
|1964-1965||Anthony B. Manzi||Skinner Precision|
|1965-1966||L. Blair Alexander||Fafnir Bearing Company|
|1966-1967||Carl H. Josephson||Ensign-Bickford|
|1967-1968||H. Harlow Richardson||Royal Typewriter Company|
|1968-1969||Howard I. Parsons||Fafnir Bearing Company|
|1969-1970||Alan Lowenthal||Kaman Aerospace Corporation|
|1970-1971||Bruce Mackay||Pratt & Whitney Aircraft|
|1971-1972||Anthony S. Kasmierski||Colt's Firearms|
|1972-1973||Edward M. Stiles||Chandler Evans Control Systems|
|1973-1974||H. Newton Ale||Chandler Evans Control Systems|
|1974-1975||Robert Roseberry||Pratt & Whitney Aircraft|
|1975-1976||Bertrand Morency, Jr.||Projects, Inc.|
|1977-1978||David Miska||Pratt & Whitney Aircraft|
|1978-1979||Andre Dulam||Smith & Wesson|
|1979-1980||Paul Vik||Adams Aircraft|
|1980-1981||Marum Bishop||Combustion Engineering|
|1981-1982||Robert Kemp||Pratt & Whitney Aircraft|
|1982-1983||Francis Danko||Eastern Tool & Die|
|1983-1984||Francis Danko||Eastern Tool & Die|
|1985-1986||Frederick Polidori||Pratt & Whitney Aircraft|
|1986-1987||Frederick Polidori||Pratt & Whitney Aircraft|
|1987-1988||Richard C. Lindstrom||Pratt & Whitney Aircraft|
|1988-1989||Brian Jones||Combustion Engineering|
|1989-1990||Brian Jones||Combustion Engineering|
|1990-1991||Mariano Hutchison||Pratt & Whitney Aircraft|
|1991-1992||Marty O'Neill||International Fuel Cells|
|1992-1993||Bruce Vagts||Hamilton Standard|
|1993-1994||Charles LeVasseur||Pratt & Whitney Aircraft|
|1994-1995||Charles LeVasseur||Pratt & Whitney Aircraft|
|1995-1996||Frank Seibert||Continental Machine Tool Co. Inc.|
|1996-1997||Frank Seibert||Continental Machine Tool Co. Inc.|
|1997-1998||Dennis Gareau||Dynamic Gunver Technology|
|1998-1999||Dennis Gareau||Dynamic Gunver Technology|
|1999-2000||Dave Hall||JDS Uniphase|
|2000-2001||Dave Hall||JDS Uniphase|
|2001-2002||Ida Gall||Pratt & Whitney Aircraft|
|2002-2003||Ida Gall||Pratt & Whitney Aircraft|
|2003-2004||Roy Duff||Vision Technical Molding, LLC|
|2004-2005||Roy Duff||Vision Technical Molding, LLC|
|2005-2006||Thomas Gallagher||Hamilton Sunstrand Corporation|
|2006-2007||Thomas Gallagher||Hamilton Sunstrand Corporation|
|2010-2011||Robert Dembkoski||Winslow Automatic Inc|
|2011-2012||Thomas Berstene||Workforce Planning Associates|
ASQ Hartford Spring Semester
CENTRAL CONNECTICUT STATE UNIVERSITY
INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY AND BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT
185 Main Street
New Britain, CT 06051
From I-84 (Hartford – West)
Exit 39A to Route 9 South. Take Exit 27 – Chestnut Street (left exit). At the end of the exit take a right onto Chestnut Street and proceed to the third light. Take a right onto Main Street. ITBD is a red brick building located on the right just past ‘Subway’.
From the South (Routes 9, 91 or 15)
Go north on route 9 to Exit 26 – Downtown New Britain. Go straight at the end of the exit take a left at the following traffic light (CVS is on the corner) onto Chestnut Street. Take your second right onto Main Street. ITBD is a red brick building located on the right just past ‘Subway’.
Parking is available in the Municipal Parking Garage in back of the ITBD building (access is on Chestnut Street). There is limited, short-term parking in the ITBD parking garage.
Our popular referesher courses provide a solid framework for understanding and applying quality tools and methodologies. Our courses are designed for preperation to take national ASQ certification exams. Topics range from basic to advanced skills in statistical methods, quality costs, auditing, inspection and many additional skill sets. Classes are held at the Central Connecticut State University in New Britain and will begin in September, 2015.
All classes are held at ITBD in downtown New Britain CT (185 Main Street, New Britain CT). Class times and subjects are as listed is this announcement.
1. CERTIFIED QUALITY AUDITOR REFRESHER COURSE
This 10-week course covers the fundamentals of quality auditing, including auditor conduct, communication skills, audit planning, preparation, performance, reporting, follow-up, auditing tools and techniques, case studies, and an some essential technical components.
Who should attend: Professionals seeking to gain a good understanding of Quality Auditing; professionals preparing for the nation quality certification exam CQA; and Quality professionals looking for professional development in this field.
COST and Logistics:
ASQ member cost: $600.00
Non-member cost: $650.00
When: Wednesdays, starting 9/9/2015, 6-9 PM
To register, please CLICK HERE
Instructors: TOM BERSTENE and TIMOTHY J. LEPORE
Note 1: Recertification units awarded: 3 RU’s
Note 2: Price includes all texts; does NOT include registration for ASQ National exam.
2. CERTIFIED SIX SIGMA GREEN BELT REFRESHER (CSSGB)
This 12-week course covers is equivalent to the essential topics for the CSSGB certification by ASQ. Topics include basic statistical methods, quality costs, auditing, inspection, test, and calibration, sampling methods, B/P reading and corrective action.
Who should attend: Anyone who plans to take the next ASQ CSSGB exam; professionals who desire a good general grounding in the principles of “6-sigma”; others who work in the quality improvement genera and want to improve their skills in “6-sigma”.
ASQ /member, $675
Non-member cost, $725
Course Schedule - When: Mondays, starting. 9/14/2015, 6-9 PM
To register, please CLICK HERE
Instructors: Dave Biron and Stephen Luko
Note 1: Recertification units awarded: 3.6 RU’s
Note 2: Price includes all texts; does NOT include registration for ASQ National exam.
For further details or questions please contact individuals at the addresses below.
Stephen N. Luko
United Technologies Aerospace Systems
Windsor Locks CT