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Section Meeting: Tour of Boyce Technologies – A Revolutionary Engineering and Manufacturing Facility

Boyce Technologies specializes in designing and manufacturing equipment for the mass transit market including emergency response systems, intercom systems, security alarm systems, radio and wireless networks, and customer information display systems. 

Founded in 2007, the company has grown from one employee, the owner Charles Boyce, to over 100.  In early 2018, the company moved into its present 100,000 square-foot headquarters in Long Island City.  One of their most well-known products is the Help Point Unit, found throughout New York City’s subway system. The kiosks, widely-recognized by their blue light and two-button system, use a digital voice over IP system to provide information, security and safety communications to thousands of commuters and visitors each day.  Recently, BTI has been engaged by the new company Charge to design and manufacture the proprietary docking stations for electric charging, storage and service stations of e-scooters and e-bikes.

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NY/NY METROPOLITAN Section receives Bronze PAR award from ASQ


We are pleased to announce that the NY/NJ Metropolitan Section Committee has received the Bronze award recognition for 2018.

The 2018 section Performance Awards & Recognition (PAR) results were recently announced by the ASQ’s Performance Awards & Recognition (PAR) committee. Where the section was recognized for achieving the bronze award recognition. This level was achieved by meeting the good standing requirements as well as meeting or exceeding the Member Value Metric.

Congratulations to everyone who supports the NY/NJ Metropolitan Section ans especially our volunteer committee members for your achievements. We are proud of your service to ASQ and continue to look forward to what is ahead for the section.

2018 ASQ PAR Awardees (PDF)

Job opening – Master Black belt

Position Description: 
The Master Black Belt (MBB) is responsible to lead the Continuous Improvement Program at Marotta Controls. The individual must have an accredited and/or recognized MBB Certification for Lean Six Sigma. This individual will train a small core of employees as Green Belts/Black Belts to help support the MBB with improvement projects. The MBB will work with various teams to plan and schedule projects to address cost and schedule drivers on programs with the goal of driving Realized Cost and Schedule Savings as part of a formalized Opportunity Management Program. This would include working events throughout the Supply Chain from our Suppliers to our Customers. The MBB must be a self-motivated individual who possesses the ability to analyze, organize, plan and prioritize assignments/tasks to achieve positive results. This position requires effective interaction with a broad spectrum of people to successfully support operations, customer requirements and the corporate strategic vision.

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2019 Scholarship Applications are open

The NY/NJ Metropolitan Section has two scholarships available to current members of ASQ 300 NY/NJ Metropolitan Section and/or their spouse, children, stepchildren, and/or grandchildren.

Also eligible for the Walter Young Scholarship are attendees, speakers or conference Committee members, of the 2018 Deming Conference and/or their spouse, children, stepchildren, and/or grandchildren.

For more information and to obtain an application for either scholarship please review the Walter Young Scholarship Application
or Mr. Dak Murthy Scholarship Applicationpages.

Deadlines for submission are; April 15th, 2019 for the
Walter Young Scholarship and May 31st, 2019 for the Dak Murthy Scholarship.

If you have any questions related to the available scholarships or the application process please direct them to Susan Watson, Scholarship Chair at 718-558-3881 or email: Scholarship@metro-asq.org

Celebration of the life and accomplishments of Dr. William J Latzko, ASQ Fellow and Past SECTION Chair

Photo: Dr. William J Latzko

Dr. William J Latzko

ASQ Members, friends and colleagues of Bill Latkzo are invited to attend a memorial Celebration of the life and accomplishments of Dr. William J Latzko, ASQ Fellow and Past Section Chair.

On Saturday, February 23, 2019, from 2:00 PM to 4:30 pm, the family shall gather to celebrate the life and accomplishments of Dr. William J. Latzko Statistician, Philatelist, Fencer, Olympian, Veteran, Banker, Father, Grandfather and Great-grandfather.

The celebration will take place at the Courtyard by Marriott, 3 Pembroke Place, Edgewater, NJ  07020 (Directions).  You are invited to come for all, any or part of the time. 

Please note: in the event you cannot attend in person stories or other memories to share should be emailed to EstateofWJLatzko@gmail.com

March 2019 Section Meeting: Implications of Automation and Artificial Intelligence for Improving Quality and Productivity

Please join us this month for an high level overview of using Artificial Intelligence in Insurance and Legal Industries lead by Faheem Munshi. Some practical business use cases will be reviewed which has or currently is improving quality/productivity and reducing risks across the organization. Also, top ethical issues in artificial intelligence such as biasness, job and data security will be discussed.

Presented By: Faheem MunshiPhoto: Faheem Munshi

  • Accomplished Manager and Leader with more than 12 years of experience in Process Improvement,
    Operational Excellence, Agile IT Project Management, Process Automation, Quality in Manufacturing & Finance industries.
  • Currently, Assistant Vice President in Process Excellence in AIG driving the strategy for implementing process automation, artificial intelligence solutions for AIG Global Legal Department.
  • Certified Six Sigma Master Black Belt and Black Belt

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