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.
In 2003, ASQ established an award to recognize the development of statistical methods for solving quality problems in products or services. The award was named for Dorian Shainin, a leading authority on product quality and reliability. During a professional career that spanned nearly six decades, Shainin developed more than 20 statistical techniques for solving problems, controlling processes, and developing highly reliable products.