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October 2008, Volume 58, Issue 7
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 2008-2009
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 ASQ News Advertising Rates 

Next event

Night of the registrars
There exist other important standards!   

Date:     Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Time:     6:00 PM
Place:     Hilton Hotel, Dorval (PET) Airport
From QMI, George Azedo:
Supply Chain Management

From TUV , Dirk Schroeter:
Pressure Equipment Directive (PED 97/23/EC)

From BSI, Diane Pryde:
Risk Management

From SGS, Louis Stock:
Global Food Safety

Cost:   ASQ Members $40

Non-members $50
Includes supper and Parking!

We all know some standards like the popular ones i.e. ISO 9001, AS 9000, HACCP, ISO16949, etc. Other less popular ones exist and are very important to some sectors of the manufacturing industry. This is the topic chosen for the next event.

For a PDF version of this event please click here. It is handy for putting up on your bulletin board.

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

Ad / Publicité


George Azedo is the Operations Manager - Eastern Canada for QMI – SAI Global and has been a certified QMS Lead Auditor since 1991, including automotive certification to TS16949. In his career he has worked in a calibration laboratory, performed product and quality assurance verifications and tests at company facilities and laboratories to various standards, worked as a quality manager at an electronics and software company and as an auditor and manager for a registrar.

Dirk Schroeter  is currently Product Manager of TÜV SÜD America Inc.,
where he is responsible for the West Region of the Industry Service Division. Services of the Industry Service Division include Notified Body Services for the Pressure Equipment Directive (PED), Transportable Pressure Equipment Directive and Simple Pressure Vessel Directive. Regarding the PED Mr. Schroeter is Tester/Inspector, Certifier and Lead Auditor for all pressure equipment covered by the PED and for all conformity assessment procedures, which can be applied.

Diane Pryde  is the President of BSI Management Systems Canada Inc,
a full service registrar operating nationally across Canada. Prior to joining BSI, Mrs. Pryde was a Managing Partner of the Sonic Group, a management consulting firm specializing in ISO 9001 and 14001 management systems. Mrs. Pryde has also held executive positions with two other global registrars and has been active in the Management Systems industry since its introduction and uptake in Canada in the early nineties.

Louis Stock  from SGS (sorry, no resume 

The Editor's Corner

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

Quality Month

In the United States, October is the National Quality Month. In Quebec also quality is honoured this month. Indeed, on October 24, we will know the laureates of les Grands Prix québécois de la qualité managed jointly by the Ministère du Développement économique, de l’innovation et de l’Exportation and by the Mouvement québécois de la qualité. These awards underline and recognize the efforts made by the private companies and the public organizations in their search for excellence.

This great deployment event in Quebec is certainly very useful for the common objective which all Quality related communities and organisations have: To increase awareness, interest, and involvement in Quality. Your ASQ Montreal Section also promises you a very interesting event in October: The Night of the Registrars. This evening will certainly be a great time for you to learn and network.

A lot is going on in politics this month. I would like to ask you an open question. How do you think our governments are doing regarding quality in their organisations and in promoting quality in industry?

Give me your feedback by e-mail

A Word from your Section Chair

Photo Mitchell DaudierBy Gordon Ayotte, Section Chair

Our first event of the season covered How to Speak in Public by Stephen Jones which was a great learning event. Participants learned techniques for answering difficult questions, for audience management and to make sure they get there message across.

My Quality tools heading: The second in the 7 Basic Quality tools - Check Sheets: systematically records data so patterns can be detected, builds a clearer picture of the facts, forces agreement on the problem definition. Come and discuss how to use Check Sheets to mistake proof your operation.

Learn about courses offered, certification and recertification process, come and join us for our next event or contact us.

We are always interested in your comments and feedback on 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 Mitchell Daudier, 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.




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

Guy Dumaine, Abhinav Kaushik, Sylvie Martella, Walter Muller, Lola Olczak, Jordi Quintin,
Anne-Sophie Tetreault and Hong Ping Zhao

Sustaining Members

ASQ Montreal Section thanks our
Sustaining Members:

Bombardier Aerospace

Promaintech Novaxa


ASQ News

Subject Matter Experts Needed for Product Development: ASQ is seeking experts to write practice questions for the Certified Calibration Technician (CCT) Body of Knowledge. These questions will be used to develop an online product to give ASQ members and customers the opportunity to take practice tests similar to the certification exam. Subject matter experts must be certified and have not written for an actual ASQ exam within the past two years to maintain the integrity of our certification exams. If you are interested in participating, please contact Jessica Miller for details.

ASQ Montreal Section Education Program 2008-2009

By David Tozer, Ph.D., ASQ CQE and SSBB, Education 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 :

2008-11-05, 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 indicated 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

You still have time to sign up for the December 6, 2008, exams. October 10, 2008, is the last date to apply for the CQA, CQE, CQIA, CSQE, CQPA, CSSGB, or CCT exams to avoid the late application fee deadline. Apply now!

Please visit for exam 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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