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The 2013 Ott Conference is in the planning stage…

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NY/NJ Metropolitan Section
Ellis R. Ott Conference

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The 2013 Ott Conference is in the planning stage. Please check back soon for details.

The 2012 Coference
"Learn it Today, Use it Monday"
was a great success

About the 2012 Workshop

The Ellis R. Ott Workshops in 2012 feature hands-on seminars, this year focusing. data mining, modeling leadership organizational structures, and applying lean methods to institutional quality systems.

The workshop-based model emphasizes skills under the theme of "Learn it Today, Use it Monday" – tools that attendees will receive personalized, capped-class size instructor led tools that can be immediately re-applied upon returning to the office following the conference. As such, the conference provides attendees the opportunity to obtain an immediate return on the time invested. This year’s workshop outputs feature take-home, out of the box quality control methods using Excel macros, creating a "two page quality manual", or a tailored leadership model depending on the attendee’s area of interest.

To preserve the quality of the face to face instruction, class sizes are kept small and seats will be limited.

The 2012 conference featured three all-day workshops:

  • QI Macros and Data Mining — Jay Arthur
  • Leading Organizations to Excellence — Thomas Pyzdek
  • Creating a Leaner Quality Management System — Mike Micklewright

About the Ellis R. Ott Conference

The Ott conference, now in its sixth decade was founded by Ellis R. Ott, Rutgers professor and early proponent of statistical quality control methodologies in American industry. Originally initiated in the late 1940S as the All Day Quality Conference on Statistical Control and Statistics in Industry at Rutgers University, the NY/NJ Metropolitan Section is proud to continue the tradition of fostering practical quality skills in the ever evolving contemporary quality profession.

Registration fees are

On or before 20 May 2012

ASQ Member………………………$149.95
General/Non-ASQ Member……$174.95

After 20 May 2012

ASQ Member………………………$174.95
General/Non-ASQ Member……$199.95
Student Rate………………………..$ 34.95

To Register

go to http://ott2012.eventbrite.com/
or Email asqsection0300@gmail.com for more details.

 

Nominations for 2012-2013 Section Officers

Nominations for the 2012-2013 period

The Nominating Committee nominated the following to serve on the NY/NJ Metropolitan Leadership Board for the year 2012-2013:

Position

Nominee

Note

 Chairman

 Austin S. Lin

 as second term

 Chair-Elect

 Sandor Juhasz

 as second term

 Vice-Chair

  Jorge Rosas

 

 Secretary

 Mike Tedaldi

 as second term

 Treasurer

 Samir Joshi

     

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

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 Society Policies.

Send additional nominations to be received by 6 February 2012 to

Mr. Dakshina K. Murthy
Nominating Committee Chair

282 Province Line Rd
Wrightstown, NJ 08562-2207
dmurthy@njtransit.com

The 2011 Winners of the Walter Young Scholarship

Photo: Winners of the 2011 Walter Young Scholarships
Winners of the 2011 Walter Young Scholarships

from left to right
Andy Frohn, NY/NJ Metropolitan Section ASQ Chair
Joseph Muccin, ASQ-Metro Section Awardee
Julianna Garreffa, Deming Conference Awardee
Elizabeth Higgins, ASQ-Metro Section Awardee
Susan Watson, Scholarship Committee Chair

Walter Young Scholarship

The NY/NJ Metropolitan Section manages the Walter Young Scholarship to encourage and support the application of quality concepts and methodology in all professional fields through a college scholarship award program.

Winners of 2010 Walter Young Scholarships

Photo: 2010 Walter Young Scholarship Winners
2010 Walter Young Scholarship Winners

From right to left:

Susan Watson, Scholarship Committee Chair
Tracy L McClair, Section Recipient,
Anthony Y Wang, Deming Conference Recipient,
Andy Frohn, NY/NJ Metropolitan Section ASQ Chair

Walter Young Scholarship

The NY/NJ Metropolitan Section manages the Walter Young Scholarship to encourage and support the application of quality concepts and methodology in all professional fields through a college scholarship award program.

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

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

2009—2010 Section Officer Nominations

The Nominating Committee nominated the following for the 2009-2010 Executive Board of the NY/NJ Metropolitan Section (0300) of the American Society for Quality. All of them have agreed to serve on the board for year 2009-2010.

Canidate Office

Andrew W. Frohn

Chair

Russell A. Ferretti

Chair-Elect

Sandor Juhasz

Vice Chair

Austin Lin

Secretary

Dak K. Murthy

Treasurer

The Bylaws of the Section provides the following:

6.0 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.

Members may make additional nominations by 4 February 2009 by submitting the properly executed petition to the Section Secretary, Mr. Andrew W. Frohn,(E-mail: nomination@metro-asq.org, Telephone: 212-614-3357).