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Chair’s Message

Happy Holidays to all:

As the year 2005 draws to a close I am pleased to see that the 2005 Deming Conference and the 2005 Section’s Annual Conference were so well received. It would appear that these conferences are the lifeblood of the sections events. This years events were exceptional and if you missed them, you missed some great programs.

In keeping with our objectives, the Deming Conference (December Atlantic City) is already set for 2006. Although the actual program details are not complete the Conference is set for the week of December 4 through December 8, 2006 and is returning to the Tropicana Hotel in Atlantic City. Those of you that attended in 2005 I am sure will agree this is a first class location and one of the most educational Conferences offered anywhere.

Check the Web site for the slate of officers for the 2006 – 2007 year. It’s hard to believe that we are scheduled to hold elections already, but we are.

Please remember, if you are interested in any of our committees we are always open to new executive board members and need your support.

We are already working on the 2006 58th Annual Metropolitan (OTT) Section Conference and are planned on returning to the Rutgers Campus in Newark New Jersey, if all goes as anticipated. We are looking for volunteers to work on mailing lists, publicity, registration, and arrangements. If you would like to work on the committee please let me know. You can reach me at Chair@Metro-asq.org. Anyone wishing to present or exhibit at the 2006 Annual Metropolitan Section should also let me know.

As I stated in my previous messages, it is a privileged to serve as chair of the Metro section. Without your support or input we may not be addressing your concerns or needs as members. So feel free to contact any board member, or me, we need your input.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to ALL

Joe Borden P.E.; CQA
Chair 2005-2006

Certification Results 2005

Certification is a valuable way to further your career in quality, by affirming your commitment to quality and obtaining recognition for your knowledge.  Through certification, members enhance their knowledge, their career and their self-esteem by advancing themselves within their organization and realizing their salary goals.  Get the recognition you deserve for what you know and can contribute!

You can learn more about the various certification programs offered by ASQ at the website http://www.asq.org/certification/.   Registration is convenient and simple online. Exams can be taken at any of multiple locations for your further convenience.  If you are interested in learning more about preparation for these exams, contact Russ Ferretti via email at ferretti@mnr.org or by phone at 212-672-1222.

Congratulations:

Congratulations are in order to the latest Metropolitan Section members who have passed certification exams, as follows:

CQA: Certified Quality Auditor

December 2004
Ruddie D. MacDonald
Roxanne I. Lewis
Manojkumar Oza
David Lloyd Fuller

June 2005
Glenda Ann Coulter
Irene Wei Sun
Sabine D. Joseph
Kelly D. Jones
Thefania M. Lynardakis
James Thomas Mackenzie

CQE: Certified Quality Engineer

December 2004
Man King Fong
June 2005
James Robert Richardson Jr.
Martin R. Riehm

CQIA: Certified Quality Improvement Associate

December 2004
Padmanabaiah Srirama
Denesha J. Kelly
Thomas J. Pritchard
Andrew A. Wilson
Yon Ha Kim
Steve Ramirez

CQM: Certified Quality Manager

March 2005
George E. Dimopoulos

CSSBB: Certified Six Sigma Black Belt

October 2004
Tony Pattanayak
Richard K. Meyer
Rushabh J. Shah
Matthias Groh
March 2005
Donia M. Piersaint
Martin Vonderheiden

CSQE: Certified Software Quality Engineer

June 2005
Bennett Weber

Incoming Chair Message

Hi to all the current and past members, and those who are visiting our site:

The new fiscal year of 2005-2006 for ASQ has begun and as the new Chair I am honored to serve the ASQ NY/NJ Metropolitan Section. Our Section has many volunteers on our Executive Committee willing to devote their time and expertise supporting our Section’s growth and continued service to you our Section Members. I thank them all:

The objectives of this Section have not changed and remain a conduit for advancement of the theory and practice of Quality, and the allied arts and sciences, and the maintenance of high professional standing among our members and the community.

I am a Senior Member of ASQ and have been an active member in the NY/NJ Metropolitan Section since I moved to New York six years ago. I was one of the founding members of the ASQ Design and Construction Division and served as a regional chair for a number of years with that division.

I am happy to report that our Section has over 700 members; I am sad to say that I have meet only small percentage of our members. Your executive board truly works diligently to advance the goals of ASQ and the section, and we look forward to this year with hope of meeting you at our events.

Our two biggest programs each year are the Deming Conference (December Atlantic City) and the Annual Section Conference normally refereed to as either the September Conference or the Qtt Conference (September 16, 2005 Rutgers University, Newark Campus). We look forward to providing a very informative and interesting program each year at these events.  If you have ideas for programs and/or speakers for future programs or meetings, please contact me. As with any volunteer organization we are always looking for new members to step up and support the sections activities. To be involved is simple just call any of the executive board members and volunteer.

Did you know volunteers earn re-certification credits? If you have taken any of the ASQ certification exams, to maintain your certification after three years you may take the test again or attend our section meetings and conferences and obtain re-certification credits so you don’t have to do the retest.

If you are reading this, you have found our Web page. The executive meetings and general section meeting schedules are posted. Why not attend? It’s easy to register right on line and most of our meetings are free of any charge to members who register in advance. If there is a fee, it will be posted.

If you are new to the section or have never had the time to attend a Section Meeting or Executive Committee meeting chances are you don’t know what happens. You can find information pertaining to upcoming meetings, tours, educational courses, job openings, and other information of interest right here on our website.

Thank you all for your continued support and lets make this another banner year for ASQ NY/NJ Metro.

Sincerely,
Joe Borden P.E.; CQA

ASQ Certification Results

Congratulations the following members who recently passed their certification examination:

Glenda Ann Coulter – Certified Quality Auditor
Irene Wei Sun – Certified Quality Auditor
Sabine D. Joseph – Certified Quality Auditor
Kelly D. Jones – Certified Quality Auditor
Thefania M. Lynardakis – Certified Quality Auditor
James Thomas Mackenzie – Certified Quality Auditor
Bennett Weber – Certified Software Quality Engineer

Certification News

Congratulations are in order to the latest NY/NJ Metropolitan Section members who have recently passed certification exams, as follows:

Certified Quality Improvement Associate

  • Miguel A. Garcia
  • Melissa A. Russo

Certified Quality Engineer

  • Wayne Benjamin
  • Fang Liang
  • Ashish Patel
  • Maninderdeep Singh
  • Wu, Li Hsin

Certified Software Quality Engineer

  • Patricia Ensworth
  • Marilyn Ginsberg-Finner
  • Harry C. Van Horne

Certified Quality Auditor

  • Langi Bangkang
  • Kate Frances Hatton
  • Asiya Imam
  • Fares Emile Lahoud
  • Jeniffer Maureen McDowell-Oxford
  • Manohar Ravela
  • Wai Lun Seid
  • Siddharth Shankar
  • Audre Jean Van Story
  • Marvin C. Wilson

Senior Member

  • Dakshina (Dak) K. Murthy

You can learn more about the various certification programs offered by ASQ at the website http://www.asq.org/cert/types/index.html.   Registration is convenient and simple online. Exams can be taken at any of multiple locations for your further convenience.  If you are interested in learning more about preparation for these exams, contact Ed Warner via email at Certification@metro-asq.org .

Last updated from ASQ lists through June 2004

Congratulation to these newly certified section members


Certified Quality Improvement Associate

Padmanabaiah Srirama
Denesha J. Kelly
Thomas J. Pritchard
Andrew A. Wilson
Yon Ha Kim
Steve Ramirez

Certified Quality Engineer

Man King Fong

Certified Quality Auditor

Ruddie D. McDonald
Roxanne I. Lewis
Manojkumar Oza
David Lloyd Fuller

Six Sigma Black Belt

Groh, Matthias
Meyer, Richard K.
Pattanayak, Tony R.

Certified Quality Manager

Ahmad, Zeerik
Shankar, Siddharth

Senior Member

Andrade Claudio Filho
Peter T. Kerins
Parul Hasni Patel
Deven Beke
Ivan F. Herrera
Eric S. Kastango
Srinivas Pendyala
Jeffrey A. Roy

Sustaining Member

Pershing LLC

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