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September 2008, Volume 58, Issue 5
Our objective: To increase awareness, interest, and involvement in Section activities and
quality-related subjects.
Next Event This Season's Planned Events Section Education Program 2007-2008
Ad / Publicité Welcome to Our New Members Executive Committee Meetings & Officers 
The Editor's Corner Sustaining Members Certification / Recertification
A Word From Your Section Chair Other ASQ event Advertising Rates 

Next event

- How to speak in front of people 
- a Toastmasters presentation    
F. Pageau
Date:     Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Time:     6:00 PM
Place:     Hilton Hotel, Dorval (PET) Airport

Steven P. Jones, Eng.
Project Engineering Manager with Bombardier Military Aviation Training

Cost:   ASQ Members $40

Non-members $50
Includes supper and Parking!

The networking evening will start with Steven P. Jones, senior member and Treasurer of ASQ Section 401 and a Project Engineering Manager with Bombardier Military Aviation Training. Steven will give you an introduction to Toastmasters International - how to speak in front of people. You will learn nine important keys to successful presentations. You will also learn how to find out more about the Toastmaster clubs in your neighbourhood. Steven's short presentation will be followed by a networking evening, where you can reestablish contact with your old friends, introduce yourself to new friends, and exchange your public speaking experiences with each other.

Bring your business cards and be ready to network!

For registrations or information please contact:
Mitchell Daudier at (450) 463-0990 or e-mail at

Steven P. Jones, Eng. – Senior member amd Treasurer of ASQ Section 401 and Project Engineering Manager with Bombardier Military Aviation Training

In his various professional and volunteer roles, Steven is often called upon to facilitate, train, inform, interview, motivate, and entertain. Indeed, for most of us, our opportunities to grow and succeed at work and socially hinge largely upon our ability to impress and influence others.

When Steven was laid off from Lockheed Martin Canada, in 2004, he immediately joined two professional societies with the goal of rebuilding his social network and launching a new career as a self-employed Lean and TQM consultant. One of those societies was the ASQ. The other was Toastmasters International.

If you have ever wished that you could be a more effective and influential speaker, then Steven will suggest you seriously consider joining Toastmasters International.

If you agree, disagree, or just wonder why, then join us at our Networking event on September 17.

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The Editor's Corner

photo Chantale SimardBy Chantale Simard, ASQ CMQ/OE, Newsletter Editor

For the second year of this electronic Newsletter, I have a lot of ideas and projects. But, I can not achieve them alone.

One of them is to encourage the dissemination of knowledge while presenting to the public men and women from our area. I would like to know of any regional quality professionals you would like to hear from and on what quality subject. I will gather this information and try my best to have interviews with those you referred. Of course, if you know someone very interesting and you want to interview him or her yourself, I would be pleased to publish your article. The goal is evidently to share the results with you via our Newsletter, to increase knowledge, to give a public voice to interesting people in our community and to stimulate participation.

May I also remember you that you can send me your French or English articles related on quality if you want to publish them in the ASQ 401 Montreal Section Newsletter.
Give me your feedback by e-mail

A Word from your Section Chair

Photo Mitchell DaudierBy Gordon Ayotte, Section Chair

I would like to welcome our loyal members, new members and their guests to another promising season of networking and learning through our monthly events.

For guests that are thinking of coming to most events I encourage you to join ASQ now and take advantage of the benefits that come from being a member from the beginning of this season.

In addition to the great networking opportunities with industry professionals you will get a chance to discuss amongst many other topics the 7 Basic Quality Tools with people who have actually applied these with success in different applications and how you could apply these tools in your work to get concrete results with little or no previous experience.

As a first take the Cause & Effect or as it is most commonly known the Fishbone Diagram, it gives a graphically display in increasing details of the problem, focuses on the causes, and builds support and consensus for the resulting solutions.

For those considering a career as a Quality Professional not only I encourage you to join as a member but you should also consider taking courses and/or obtaining certification from ASQ in order to get recognition for your expertise and qualifications.

We are always interested in your comments and feedback how your ASQ section can serve you better so please do not hesitate to contact us.

Give me your feedback by e-mail

This season’s planned events

By Raymond E. Dyer, ASQ CMQ/OE & CQA, Program Chair

Date, time, and location will be confirmed as we progress into the year.  Most events are planned for Wednesday evenings and are held at the Dorval (PET) Airport Hilton Hotel.  Watch the newsletter and our web site for further details.




15 October 2008

Night of the registrars: QMI (supply chain), SGS (global food safety), TUV (pressure), BSI (risk management System)

Speakers form QMI, SGS, TUV and BSI to be confirmed.

19 November 2008

Process audits

Denis Pronovost, Gaïa Services Conseil

28 January 2008

Networking Event - Facilitated / animated panel debate on Quality in Small & Medium Enterprises

To be confirmed

18 February 2008

Quality in the Healthcare system

To be confirmed

18 March 2008

Quality tools

François Pageau, P.Stat., Manager, Statistical Services and Chief Statistician of General Dynamics Ordonance and Tactical Systems – Canada

15 April 2008

Are you a fad manager? / General Assembly

To be confirmed

20 May 2008

AS 9100

Roger Ritterbeck , QMI-SAI Aerospace Product Manager

Welcome to our new members

Mayra S. Aguilar, Alipasha Bayat, Said Boukendour, Sylvie Brodeur, Allan Cameron,
Isabelle Caron, Simon Chalifoux, Martin Cloutier, Rob Davidson, Bernard Desautels,
Tarun Dhot, Alain Dulac, Adrian Gagiu, Jean-Michel G. Gebran, Marcel Girard, Alex M. Gonzalez,
Pierre Grenier, Georges E. Groulx, Jean Hafner, Aman Haque, Amir-Mansour Hoshyarsar,
Sami Kahil, Jacques Lavoie, Beichen Li, Richard Mignacca, Mohamad Ali L. Mortada,
Paul Nascimento, Angelina Randisi, John R. Russell, Julie Saucier, Yassine Sdiri,
Mohammed Farooq Shaikh, Marina Spiratos, Stephen A. Tweed and Chantal Van-Stryoonck

Sustaining Members

ASQ Montreal Section thanks our
Sustaining Members:

Bombardier Aerospace

Promaintech Novaxa


Other ASQ event / autre événement de l'ASQ

La Section 404 Montréal Francophone de l'ASQ présente ISO 9001:2008 : changements par rapport à l'édition 2000. Cet actvité est ouverte prioritairement aux membres de la Section 404 puisque le nombre de connexions est limité, mais sera ouverte aux membres de la Section 401 s'il reste des disponibilités (pour vous informer contactez Rosaire Ratelle).
  • Par Pierre F. Caillibot et Denis Pronovost 
  • 30 septembre, de 15h00 à 16h30, par Internet, avec un outil interactif convivial.
  • Coût : 20$
  • Calendrier des activités de la Section 404 et formulaire d'inscription pour cette activité : cliquez ici.

ASQ Montreal Section Education Program 2008-2009

By David Tozer, Ph.D., ASQ CQE and SSBB, Education & Audit Chair

Having ASQ certification gives you an edge in the market and can significantly increase your income.

ASQ Certification often leads to higher paying employment. The money invested in education and certification increases chances of finding employment quickly in the downsizing environment we live in. People who take the section-sponsored refresher courses, and spend at least twice as much time as spent in the classroom on self-study, have an 80%, or better, chance of passing the examination on the first attempt.

ASQ Certification often leads to higher paying employment. The money invested in education and certification increases chances of finding employment quickly in the down sizing environment we live in. People who take the section sponsored refresher courses, and spend at least twice as much time as spent in the classroom on self study, have an 80%, or better, chance of passing the examination on the first attempt.

Certified Quality Engineer Topics include: quality concepts, cost of quality, human resources, team formation and group dynamics, inspection, metrology, sampling, reliability, quality standards, quality audit, statistics, design of experiments, process improvement, liability, and modern management methods for improving quality.

Certified Six Sigma Black Belt Topics include: quality concepts, cost of quality, enterprise wide deployment, business process management, project management, team formation and group dynamics, define, measure, analyze, improve, control, lean enterprise, statistics, design of experiments, and design for six sigma.

Certified Six Sigma Green Belt Topics include: quality concepts, cost of quality, enterprise wide deployment, business process management, project management, team formation and group dynamics, define, measure, analyze, improve, control, and statistics.

Certified Manager of Quality/Organizational Excellence Topics include: quality concepts, quality planning, customer focus, quality standards, project management, cost of quality, team formation and group dynamics, human resources and improvement.

Certified Quality Auditor Topics include: quality concepts, team formation and group dynamics, management responsibility, audit objectives, audit preparation, audit conduct, audit reporting, sampling, and basic statistics.

Certified Quality Inspector Topics include: quality concepts, team formation and group dynamics, geometry, metrology, reading drawings, mechanical processes, statistical process control, inspection, and sampling.

Calendar and Registration Form

Questions? In house courses, etc.: David Tozer:  (514) 694-2830,

Executive Committee Meetings

Section Executive Committee (Leadership Team) Meetings are held at different locations, starting at 6 PM. The next regular meetings are tentatively scheduled for :

2008-10-01, 2008-11-05, 2008-12-03, 2009-02-04, 2009-03-04, 2009-04-01, 2009-05-06 and 2009-06-03

Consult the List of Your Executive for 2008-2009 here

Note that all dates planned are subject to change. Please call ahead to attend by contacting the Section Chair or the Section Secretary.

Note: Available on request for section members only are minutes of section executive meetings (contact the Secretary) and section operating budget information (contact the Treasurer).

ASQ Certification & Recertification

Please visit for exams dates.

For members interested in preparing their journals for recertification, please contact Norman Dickinson, Recertification Chair, at telephone: (514) 334-6102 or e-mail: .
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