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Stephen is a Senior Member of ASQ, Past Metropolitan Section Chair and is a certified Manager of Quality and Organizational Excellence (CMQ/OE).

Major Differences between ISO 9001 and ISM Code

By Charles Nixon
The ISM Code is the International Management Code for the Safe Operation of Ships and for Pollution Prevention. It provides an international standard that all maritime companies must adhere to for the safe management and operation of their ships.

The International Maritime Organization (IMO) mandates the application of the ISM Code to all vessels and is mandatory for vessels of 500 gross tonnages and upward including mobile offshore drilling units. Continue reading Major Differences between ISO 9001 and ISM Code

New Section Officers for 2009-2010

Section Officers

2009-2010

 

Position

Member Name

Telephone

Chair

Andy Frohn

(212) 614-3357

Chair Elect 

Russell A. Ferretti

(212) 672-1222

Secretary 

Austin Lin (203) 770-8276

Treasurer 

Dakshina Murthy

(201) 955-5783

Vice Chair 

Sandor Juhasz (212) 465-5647
Past Chair

Joseph Paperman

(973) 493-8444

 

Committee Chair

 

Position

Member Name

Telephone

Arrangements Chair

Satish Laroia

(732) 549-7539

Auditing Chair

Edward Warner

(908) 473-6988

Education Chair

Russell A. Ferretti

(212) 672-1222

Examining Chair

William Martin

(718) 631-2375

Historian

Satish Laroia

(732) 549-7539

Internet Liaison

William Latzko

(201) 868-5338

Koality Kid

William Werner

(973) 627-2450

Membership Chair

Jorge A. Rosas

(908) 903-3157

Newsletter Editor

William Latzko

(201) 868-5338

Nominating Chair

Satish Laroia

(732) 549-7539

Ott Award

Russell A. Ferretti

(212) 672-1222

Recertification Chair

William Martin

(718) 631-2375

SMP Chair

Susan Watson

(718) 558 3881

Voice of Customer Chair

William Latzko

(201) 868-5338

Stanley A. Marash, Ph.D., P.E.

Photo:  Stan Marash
Stan Marash
We were sad to learn that Stanley A. Marash died. Stan was a big supporter of the NY/NJ Metropolitan Section, a former Chair of the Section and recipient of our Ellis R. Ott Award as well as other ASQ medals. For those not familiar with Stan, one can get a very good description at the Quality Digest site:

http://www.qualitydigest.com/inside/quality-insider-news/stan-marash-stat-matrix-founder-dies.html.

Section Officer Nominations for 2010-2011

The Nominating Committee of Satish Larioa, Chair, Andy Frohn, and Russ Ferretti nominated the following to serve on the NY/NJ Metropolitan Leadership Board for the year 2010-2011:

Position

Nominee

Organization

 Chairman

 Andrew W. Frohn

 STV Inc.

 Chair-Elect

 Sandor Juhasz

 Parsons Brinckerhoff

 Vice-Chair

 Russell A. Ferretti

 MTA Metro North RR

 Vice Chair

 Dakshina Murthy

 NJ Transit

 Secretary

 Austin Lin

 Procter & Gamble

 Treasurer

 Jorge Rosas

 Chubb Group of Insurance Co 

The following is an extract from our ByLaws regarding Nominations and Elections:

6.         ELECTION OF OFFICERS

6.1       The Section Chair, with the approval of the Leadership Committee, shall appoint the members of the Section Nominating Committee.  The Nominating Committee shall nominate, at a minimum, one eligible candidate for each elected position.  In addition, a call for nominations from the general Section membership shall be made at least 30 days in advance of the presentation of nominees.  Nominations from the general Section membership shall require the submission of a nomination petition, signed by at least 10 Members, and submitted to the Section Secretary prior to the date published.

6.2       If there is not more than one nominee for an elected position, the nominee shall be declared elected by acclamation at the next regular meeting of this Section.  Any contested positions shall be resolved through an election.  Such election shall be conducted in the manner deemed appropriate by the Leadership Committee (i.e., by regular mail, electronic mail, by ballot at a Section Meeting, etc.).  The nominee with a plurality of the votes of the Members shall be declared elected.  Elections must be held no later than a date that is certain to meet the requirements specified in the Society Policies.

Send additional nominations to be received by 5 February 2010 to

Mr. Austin S. Lin
Duracell Global Headquarters
Project Engineer
Berkshire Corporate Park
14 Research Dr
Bethel, CT 06801-1040
lin.as.1@pg.com

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

Photo: Andy Frohn
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

First Annual Walter Young Scholarship is Awarded to Supriya Mishra

The NY/NJ Metropolitan Section is extremely proud to announce a winner for its first Walter Young Scholarship Award. Miss Supriya Mishra, of Ossining High School has been selected as the 2007 for an award of $4,000. This year’s award ceremony was held at the spectacular Rainbow Room after a wonderful tour of NBC studios.

Photo: Supriya Mishra receives scholarship award
Supriya Mishra receives the 1st annual Walter Young Scholarship

The pictures shows left to right Suoriya Misgra, Andy Frohn (Scholarship Chair), satish Laroia (Awards Chair) and Walter Young.

The competition for this year’s award was tough but Mishra stood out, with an almost perfect GPA, extensive community involvement and impressive contributions in the field of medical research. She also participates in the High School Track Team, Marching Band and Tutoring Program. She has somehow also discovered an eighth day of the week to fit all those accomplishments in.

We wish her luck in all her future endeavors and also to next year’s competitors for the award. Go to the Scholarship application link for requirement information and program details.

Chair’s Message Fall 2006

Happy Holidays to all:

photo: Dak Murthy
Dak Murthy

If you missed our annual September 58th Ott conference this year at Rutgers Newark, you missed an exciting meeting with great topics and great speakers. I also got a chance to meet and greet many of you.

We also held our October general meeting recently Bud gave a great presentation on "Force Field Analysis".

I look forward meeting all of you for our November 14th General meeting.  Dr. William Latzko will give his presentation on “Control Charts: What They Are”. He is a great speaker and recognized for his presentations throughout the industry.  I look forward meeting all of you.

In keeping with our objectives, the Deming Conference (December Atlantic City) is already set for 2007. The program details are complete. We set the Conference for the week of December 4 through December 8, 2006, 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 in the world. This conference is the lifeblood of this section.

Check our Web site (http://www.metro-asq.org/) for more details.

We are already working on the 2007 Annual Metropolitan (59th OTT) Section Conference.  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 2007 Annual Metropolitan Section should also let me know.

Remember you are also welcome to attend an executive board meeting, check the schedule and register by contacting:

Mr. William I. Martin
Registrar
Customized Management Systems, Ltd.
18-65 211 St Suite 2F
Bayside, NY 11360-1814
By Phone/Fax:
(718) 631-2375

We have submitted our business plan for the 2006/2007-year. We have set many goals and we will strive to achieve with your support. I have the privilege 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.

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving

Dak Murthy P.E.; CQE; C.Q.M.
Chair 2006 – 2007

Past Chair’s Message

Hello Fellow members:

Photo: Joe Borden
Joe Borden

The time has come to pass the torch, so to speak, to the new Chair. Check the Web site for the slate of officers for the 2006 – 2007 year.

The 2005 – 2006 ASQ calendar year is over. I look back and wonder where the time went; we held one of our most successful Deming Conferences ever this year. We also had some success on the local level, but it never ceases to amaze me as to why the regular section meetings are so poorly attended.

At the executive board level we continue to excel, attendance is great and the board meetings are always a challenge. Our latest Section Award brings us the Silver Level. I hope that next years Chair can announce that we achieved the Gold level.

The new slate of officers is ready to take over and our planning sessions for events for the next year are almost complete. I hope as you get to read this; the 2006 – 2007 events calendar will be up and running.

The 2006 Deming Conference (December Atlantic City) is set. The Conference will be held the week of December 4 through December 8, 2006 at the Tropicana Hotel in Atlantic City.

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

The 58th Annual Metropolitan (OTT) Section Conference and returned to the Rutgers Campus in Newark New Jersey for the 2006 conference. We are looking for volunteers to work on mailing lists, publicity, registration, and arrangements for the 2007 Conference. If you would like to work on the committee please let us know. You can reach us at Chair@Metro-asq.org. Anyone wishing to present or exhibit at the 2007 Annual Metropolitan Section should also let us know.

Remember you are also welcome to attend an executive board meeting, check the schedule and register with:

Mr. William I. Martin
Registrar
Customized Management Systems, Ltd.
18-65 211 St Suite 2F
Bayside, NY 11360-1814
By Phone/Fax:
(718) 631-2375

It has been a privilege to serve as Chair of the Metro section.

Joe Borden P.E.; CQA
Metro Section Chair 2005 – 2006