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
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
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.
Chair, NY/NJ Metropolitan Section ASQ