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ASQ

Date:  April 8,2019

Message from the Chair Bill Forthofer  

 

 

I would like to take this opportunity to again thank you, our membership, for your continued support of our ASQ Hartford Section in 2019.

We have been very successful in scheduling the CQE/CQT, CMQ/OE courses that started in February/finish in May.  We have a total of 25 students enrolled!!! Classes are held at the Central Connecticut State University Institute of Technology and Business Development.

See Table Below:  Note those listed as TBD are still under development.

Please provide feedback to the Education Chair (education@asqhartford.org) if you have an interest in being an Instructor or ideas for Quality Topics to be considered. Visit ASQHartford.org for Registration & more information.

 

ASQ Hartford Events Schedule - Tracker 2019
Membership Monthly Event Date
AESQ Standards 10-Jan
Valentine’s Day Celebration Adams Mill 14-Feb
Cyber Security (CONNSTEP) 14-Mar
REACh and Materials of Concern 11-Apr
Tour: UTC Collins Aero Customer Resp. Ctr 9-May
Zero Defect Plans (ZDP) 13-Jun
Cources/Workshops Date
CQE/CQT Course (Active)  Feb 5, 2019
CMQ/OE Course  (Active) Feb 7, 2019
PPAP Workshop Fall 2019
Lean Six Sigma TBD (Fall)
Capacity Planning TBD (Fall)
Other TBD (Fall)

 

We are very interested in hearing for you on what Guest Speaker Events/Subjects we can deliver in September, October and November of this year. 

We hope to continue to grow our attendance at our monthly meetings; this is a great opportunity to expand your awareness in the Quality field and “Network” with other Quality Professionals. Familiar faces are always welcomed back and I hope those numbers grow as well!! 

 

Sincerely,

Bill Forthofer, Chair Hartford Section 0103

 

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.

 

 


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 June 18th Business Ethics Event.  

 

Congratulations to John Martin the 2018 Trowbridge Award Winner.  

Thank you to Amy Cochis for an informative and exciting presentation on Business Ethics.  

 

 

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ASQ  

Date:  July 5, 2018

 

Message from the Chair Bill Forthofer

 

I would like to take this opportunity to thank you (our membership) for your continued support of ASQ Hartford Section during my first year as your Chair.

Our Programs Committee, chaired by Dennis Gareau, as well as our Education Committee, chaired by Vivian Vidal Otero, continue to be extremely busy over the last few months lining up presenters for our monthly membership meetings as well as launching our Education Courses/Workshops. Our September Membership meeting has been firmed up and we are working on additional meeting topics for October and November of this year. We also welcome our new Publicity Chair Steve Gabbert who has already made a significant upgrade to our website. You can now view previous event presentations.

We have also been successful in offering the CQE, CQT (15 Students) and CQA Courses (5 Students) that started in February/finished in May, that were held at the Connecticut State University Institute of Technology and Business Development. See Table Below: Note those listed as TBD are still under development. Please provide feedback to the Education Chair if you have an interest in being an Instructor or ideas for Quality Topics to be considered.

 

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I hope to see some more new faces at our monthly meetings; this is a great opportunity to expand your awareness in the Quality field and “Network” with other Quality Professionals. Familiar faces are always welcomed back and I hope those numbers grow as well!! 

 

Sincerely,

Bill Forthofer, Chair Hartford Section 0103

 

 

 

 

 

 

2018 T award winner

John Martin the winner of this year’s Joe Trowbridge Award is currently employed as Director of Quality at Kamatics Corporation, a division of Kaman Specialty Bearings. He has been at Kamatics for 40 years. He has spent most that time in Manufacturing and Manufacturing Engineering. Six years ago he was appointed as Director of Quality. He quickly adapted to his new role and was soon driving Quality improvements throughout the organization. He promoted the use of Quality Tools such as Root Cause/Corrective Action, 5-Why, and Fault Tree Analysis across all departments in problem solving situations by educating all teams he participated in on the tools and how to use them.   In the past, RCCA meetings at Kamatics were informal and quick. Now John has posted charts of key terms and tools in his office and every RCCA meeting begins with a short training/re-education on the tools and terms. In addition, he re-designed the corrective action form and incorporated those tools directly into the form.

John became aware of the short- comings of Kamatics Change Management process. To correct that situation, he directed the implementation of a new change management procedure. This procedure is incorporated into Kamatics ERP system where proposed changes are submitted and reviewed by a multi-functional Change Management Board. The board reviews the changes, determines, what actions need to be done, and if acceptable approves them. There is also a follow- up afterwards to ensure that the actions were completed. In addition, John directed the implementation of Human Factors in Production; an improved and expanded FOD program; an expansion of the SPC program; and a new Risk Management process. To improve productivity, John encourages the use of automation. Equator Machines have been installed that enable parts to be 100% inspected while in-process, new CMM Machines have been put in place, and automated inspection devices have also been brought on line as an aid to final inspection. Using his background in Manufacturing, John has been known to spend time in the shop working with Manufacturing analyzing problem jobs and determining root causes for quality issues.

 

John is the type of director that takes a “hands on” approach to his job. He not only “talks the talk” but walks the walk.”