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Former NY/NJ Section Chair Dak Murthy has passed away

Photo Dak MurthyWith profound regret, we, Crishna Murthy, wife of Dak Murthy, and Mihir Murthy, son of Dak Murthy, announce the passing of Dak Murthy this morning. Dak valiantly fought for more than 6 years with progressive muscle atrophy, but succumbed to its wrath in the end. Undoubtedly, the disease has proved that it is far bigger, mightier than any one of us could conquer. Dak experienced massive respiratory distress and could not recover from it.

Dak leaves behind his wife, Crishna Murthy, an attorney, and his only child, Mihir Murthy, an engineer, three brothers, three sisters, and nieces, nephews,cousins, and vast number of friends and colleagues.

Dak just reached 65 on January 5th. He was born in Chennai (Madras) and lived his first 30 years in Chennai. He graduated as an engineer from Anna University in Chennai, India and worked nearly 10 years before migrating to USA.

Dak completed his Masters from NJIT and obtained professional engineering license. He also obtained a number of ASQ certifications and held regular teaching sessions to promote quality. He has been working for NJ Transit for 32 years, and for the last 11 years, as Director of Quality. He volunteered hundreds of hours to American Society of Quality, both locally and as a Team judge.

Before passing away, Dak expressed and wanted to convey his deep sense of gratitude to all of you for helping, especially during the last brutal six years of his life.

The viewing will be held at Franklin Memorial Park between 9am-11am.

In lieu of flowers, please donate your tax deductible donation to:
Joan Dancy & PALS (People with ALS) Foundation
Riverview Medical Center
One Riverview Plaza
PO Box 8157
Red Bank, NJ 07701
Ksperring@joandancyandpals.org Joandancyandpals.org

Annual NY/NJ Metropolitan Section Awards Dinner

The NY/NJ Metropolitan Section will be hosting it’s annual Holiday/Awards Dinner to recognize and thank those individuals who have worked so hard to plan and implement the Section’s events over the past year. This year’s event will be held from 6 PM to 9 PM at the Marriott in Jersey City.

Location: 540 Washington Blvd, Jersey City, NJ 07310 (Map It)

Cost: $35 per ticket

Eventbrite - Annual NY/NJ Metropolitan Section Awards Dinner

Join us for our Annual State of the Section Review

Please join us for our September 2016 Section meeting where Samir Joshi (Section Chair) & Sandor Juhasz (Treasurer) will be discussing the current state of the section along with a recap of the recent World Conference on Quality and Improvement (WCQI) conference.

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Section Meeting: State of the Section and WCQI Summary

Please join us for our September 2016 Section meeting where Samir Joshi (Section Chair) & Sandor Juhasz (Treasurer) will be discussing:

  • This Section meeting will focus on the current and future state of our committees, SIGs, leadership, and finance. We will be looking for volunteers and leaders for many vacant roles on our committees. If you are looking for interesting work to support your section this is the place to come to find these opportunities. Participating as a committee volunteer or leader greatly enhances your resume. We hope to see you there.
  • Summary of activities from the World Conference on Quality and Improvement (WCQI).


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Nominations for Section Executive Board for 2016

Dear member,

Sorry I am late. On the basis of the recommendation of the Present Executive Board I am presenting the following members for your approval:

Chair: Samir Joshi
Secretary: David Sherman
Treasurer: Sandor G. Juhasz
Vice-Chair & LEAN SIG: Vince Miller
Vice-Chair & Healthcare SIG: Priya Gopinath

Please send me your vote ASAP or purpose another name before November 09, 2015, I will announce the results on Tuesday, November 10th Section Meeting.
Please feel free to contact me for any questions regarding the section candidates. Thanks!


Satish Laroia
satishlaroia@aol.com, 919-387-8556
Nomination Chair
ASQ New York/New Jersey Metropolitan Section

Click here to download the PDF version of this announcement.

2015 ASQ Metropolitan Legacy Award Presented to Dak Murthy

Photo Dak MurthyThe NY/NJ Metropolitan Section is pleased to announce the 2015 ASQ Metropolitan Legacy Award has been presented to Mr. Dak Murthy. Dak is a long time section member, past Section Chair and currently is serving as both a Volunteer-at-Large and as the Section’s Nomination Committee Chair. The the award was presented to Dak on Sunday, June 21st 2015.

ASQ Metropolitan Legacy Award is the highest ranking & most prestigious award for ASQ Metropolitan Section & is awarded annually.

2015 Message from the Chair

Photo: Sandor Juhasz
Sandor Juhasz – NY/NY Metropolitan Section Chair
Dear ASQ Member,

Hello and welcome to the NY/NJ Metropolitan Section of the American Society for Quality (ASQ). I
encourage you explore our site see what makes up our organization.

In my second year as Section Chair, I plan on continuing to build upon the strong foundation set by our
past chairs in providing our members with educational programs, engaging section events and opportunities to network with other quality professionals. Our approach is simple and straightforward.

“Provide an atmosphere for learning and a platform to expand the principles that make up ASQ.”

So I invite you to visit us during one of our upcoming EVENTS. This is a great opportunity to meet your fellow members; learn a little more about our section and get a taste of the programs we offer throughout the year.

In addition, if you would like to work on some exciting projects and become involved within the section, I invite you to contact anyone of the Committee Chairs to get started. Please visit this page for their contact information.

Please feel free to contact me via e-mail if you have any questions.

See you at the next meeting……


Sandor G. Juhasz, Chair
NY/NJ Metropolitan Section