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Messages from the Sectioon Chair

2015 Message from the Chair

Photo: Sandor Juhasz
Sandor Juhasz – NY/NY Metropolitan Section Chair
Dear ASQ Member,

Hello and welcome to the NY/NJ Metropolitan Section of the American Society for Quality (ASQ). I
encourage you explore our site see what makes up our organization.

In my second year as Section Chair, I plan on continuing to build upon the strong foundation set by our
past chairs in providing our members with educational programs, engaging section events and opportunities to network with other quality professionals. Our approach is simple and straightforward.

“Provide an atmosphere for learning and a platform to expand the principles that make up ASQ.”

So I invite you to visit us during one of our upcoming EVENTS. This is a great opportunity to meet your fellow members; learn a little more about our section and get a taste of the programs we offer throughout the year.

In addition, if you would like to work on some exciting projects and become involved within the section, I invite you to contact anyone of the Committee Chairs to get started. Please visit this page for their contact information.

Please feel free to contact me via e-mail if you have any questions.

See you at the next meeting……

Regards,

Sandor G. Juhasz, Chair
NY/NJ Metropolitan Section

Effective Communications Presentation was a big sucesss

Sandor G. Juhasz – Chair Quote “Russ’s style helped to engage the audience in the presentation. It was well received by all.

Image: Presenter Russ Ferretti
Presenter Russ Ferretti – provided an audience / speaker discussion format, which allowed for an open dialog among all members.
Image: Section meeting group
The General Section Meeting / Presentation was attended by 15 Section 300 Members.

Message from the Chair

Dear ASQ Member,photo: Sandor Juhasz

Hello and welcome to the NY/NJ Metropolitan Section of the American Society for Quality (ASQ). I encourage you explore our site see what makes up our organization.

As the newly elected Chair of this section, I look forward to building on the strong foundation set by our past chairs in providing our members with educational programs, engaging section events and opportunities to network with other quality professionals. Our approach is to provide an atmosphere for learning and a platform to expand the principles that make up ASQ.

So I invite you to visit us during one of our upcoming General Section Meetings. This is a great opportunity to meet your fellow members; learn a little more about our section and get a taste of the programs we offer throughout the year.

Please feel free to contact me via e-mail if you have any questions.

See you at the next meeting……

Regards,

Sandor G. Juhasz, Chair
NY/NJ Metropolitan Section

Austin Lin awarded the 2013 Feigenbaum Medal

Photo: Austin Lin
Austin Lin
Congratulations to the current NY/NJ Metropolitan Section Chair. ASQ has announced Austin as ASQ’s 2013 Feigenbaum Medal recipient!

In part the citation reads:

“For the interdisciplinary collaborative application of quality methods, both within and beyond the quality profession’s traditional scope, with an emphasis on career development and nurturing the growth of professions’ future leaders.”

Austin will join the growing list of past medal recipients.

The presentation of the medal will take place on Sunday afternoon, May 5th prior to ASQ’s annual business meeting which will take place as part of ASQ’s World Conference on Quality and Improvement to be held at the Indianapolis Convention Center in Indianapolis IN May 6 – 8, 2013.

“The Feigenbaum Medal is presented to the individual who is 35 years of age or younger, who has displayed outstanding characteristics of leadership, professionalism, and potential in the field of quality and also whose work has been or, will become of distinct benefit to mankind.”

Austin S. Lin – Incoming Chair Message 2011-12

Austin Lin“The enemy of great is good.” – Jim Collins

With over 100,000 members in over 129 countries, the American Society for Quality remains the premier global organization for the profession, promoting quality as a rigorous, multi-functional culture of conducting business and fostering customer-driven growth. Improving from good to great is in the profession’s DNA and it is this heritage that the Metropolitan Section’s members strive to hone and enhance.

The NY/NJ Metropolitan Section’s founding members in the 1940s included the seminal thought leaders of the profession with names such as William Edwards Deming, Joseph Juran, Mason Wescott, Harold Dodge, and Walter Shewhart. As the elected Chair of the New York/ New Jersey Metropolitan Section, I am thrilled to be part of this great organization and participate in its storied tradition.

Along with the Metropolitan Executive Leadership Team and associated Committee Chairs, we benefit greatly from having the shoulders of such giants to stand upon, but tradition alone hardly equates with current and future progress. Rather, it will take the collaboration throughout our own talented membership internal to Metropolitan as well as through other organizations external to ASQ in order to diligently maintain a stance of stable, productive growth. We are continually seeking members who are passionate in contributing their personal expertise to the section and ultimately, to the entirety of the quality profession while furthering the section’s legacy into the decades to come.
Continue reading Austin S. Lin – Incoming Chair Message 2011-12

Chairman for 2009-2010, Andy Frohn’s Incoming Message

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Andy Frohn
Well, after reading there really is not much more that can be said. I too feel privileged and honored to be serving as Chair of this section of ASQ. Our section is fortunate to have such an incredible line up of quality professionals on the board. Some of them have been around since the beginning of ASQ and are well known in the industry as leaders in their field. Since I was Chair last, back in 2002-3, there have been many changes both within the section and in the economy in general. As we all know the economy has hit many people within our region very hard. Our section feels it is our obligation to do what we can for our membership and our community during these difficult times.

Our scholarship has taken off and is providing a substantial benefit to those that are fortunate enough to win the award. We plan to focus our efforts on training and certification courses in order to provide our members with a more competitive edge out there in today’s job market. As Chair, I would like to enhance our website as well, with more links to job postings and career-oriented events throughout the area.

I look forward to this upcoming year, we have an exciting program and as always I encourage you to check our schedule of events on our website often. I can say from years of first hand experience that participation on the Executive Board has been rewarding both personally and professionally. Where else can you come have a great FREE dinner and watch the exciting drama that goes on at our board meetings? We are a spirited group with a great sense of humor, but also a sense of great purpose and responsibility.

If you would like any information about us or have any suggestions on how we can serve you better please do not hesitate to contact me directly.

I look forward to serving you,

Andrew Frohn, Chair
917-692-5458
chair@metro-asq.org

Chairman for 2008-2009, Joe Paperman’s Farewell Message

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Joe Paperman
It is truly amazing to me that almost two years have passed since my installation as Chairman.  I am thankful to the New York/New Jersey Metropolitan Section’s membership for having entrusted me with the opportunity to serve our section. It has been a rewarding experience over the years serving first as Treasurer and then as the Vice Chairman.  Very soon I will be a Past Chair of the section.

I was very fortunate during the past two years. I received sound advice from many Past Chairman.  In many cases they gave suggestions and a consensus of opinions to help guide me in areas that had previously been foreign to me. I was privileged to have the opportunity to work with an Executive Committee that gave limitlessly of themselves.  In some cases the committee chairs took on an added role of responsibility such as the Education Chair taking on the responsibility of coordinating and arranging the Monthly Membership Meeting Programs.   In fact our Membership Chair even ran a meeting that packed the house for a presentation on Managing the China Supply Chain.  The Treasurer, Dak Murthy, ran full day courses on  statistics, and basic auditing, But the success of the Leadership of this section… Chair, Vice Chair, Treasurer, and Secretary would never have been possible without the entire NY/NJ Metropolitan membership’s commitment to our success.

I would need pages to even begin listing all of those who contributed their time to make all that was accomplished possible.  I just want to assure each and every one of my sincere gratitude for either volunteering or attending our meetings, functions, and programs to have this section been so successful.

I need to summarize some of the many programs that have made this section so very exciting and unique:

  • Scholarships: (1) Walter Young Scholarship and (2) Ellis R. Ott Scholarship
  • Golf outing for our section members
  • Ellis Ott conference
  • Deming Conference on Applied Statistics
  • New York Transit Museum Guided Tour for members and their families and friends
  • Spouse Night out at the South Sea Port – Wine Tasting and Dinner
  • Basic Statistics – in coordination with NJ Transit
  • Lean and Six Sigma
  • Spouse Night out at the Budwiser Plant – Wine, Beer and Dinner
  • Managing the China Supply Chain
  • Basic Auditing and Corrective Action Follow-up
  • Six Sigma Class at NJ Transit
  • Sustainable Lean and Green Engineering Principles, Methods and Tools by Paul Ranky

On the horizon is the Metropolitan Section’s sponsorship of an ASQ Student Section at NJIT.

Let’s all try to continue our involvement and attendance at the various functions and programs planned for next year.  Please see our web site for complete information on forthcoming scholarships, meetings, conferences and events. 

I would like to personally acknowledge and thank the following for the exceptional service the following have rendered to the section:  

Chairman’s award:  Russ Ferreti, Chairman of Education/Membership Meeting Programs
Chairman’s award:  Sue Watson, Vice Chair, SMP and Scholarship
Committee
Exceptional Service Award:  Bill Martin, Registrar

Total Quality Award:

  • Joe Paperman, Chairman
  • Andy Frohn, Secretary
  • Sue Watson, Vice Chair
  • Dak Murthy, Treasurer

It has been a great honor to have the following recognized and presented the Membership Leaders Excellence Awards for their outstanding commitment to ASQ and their communities:

  • Andy Frohn
  • Bill Martin
  • Dr. Bill Latzko
  • Dak Murthy
  • Ed Warner
  • Joe Borden
  • Russ Ferretti
  • Satish Laroia
  • Sue Watson

And thanks to the ASQ for including me, Joe Paperman

As I now move to the position of Past Chairman, I do so with enthusiasm and optimism.  We have a new slate of officers and committee chairs to lead us into another exciting couple
of years. 

Please consider calling and being an involved member with the new officer’s:

  • Chairman Andy Frohn
  • Chair Elect Russ Ferretti
  • Vice Chair Sandor Juhasz
  • Secretary Austin Lin
  • Treasurer Dak Murthy

Naturally, I hope that no one is offended if they have not been personally mentioned.  It is quite difficult to recall all the folks that have put forth their time.  I also could not have done this without the support of my wife.  Mimi has been very supportive with the commitment of time that was necessary.

I want to wish everyone a wonderful summer and I am looking forward to seeing many of you throughout the year at the Membership Meetings for networking and education via our programs next year that begins with the August meeting.

Joe Paperman
Chair, NY/NJ Metropolitan Section ASQ

Chair’s Message – Fall 2007

photo: Joe Paperman
Joe Paperman
On behalf of the officers and executive committee, I am delighted to welcome you to our active, vibrant community. I encourage you to explore all that we have to offer and see what makes the NY/NJ Metropolitan Section so special.

Please continue to visit our web site for future activities and to see the past activities our members, friends, and family have enjoyed.

I hope your experience with the NY/NJ Metropolitan Section will be challenging, enjoyable, and rewarding.

Again, welcome,

Joe Paperman
Chair,
NY/NJ Metropolitan Section ASQ

:chair@metro-asq.org