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Montreal Section 0401

April 2009, Volume 59, Issue 4


Our objective: To increase awareness, interest, and involvement in Section activities and
quality-related subjects.


Next event

This season's planned events

ASQ News

Ad / Publicité

Welcome to our new members

Section Education Program 2008-2009

The Editor's Corner

Sustaining Members

Executive Committee Meetings & Officers 

A Word from your Section Chair

Other ASQ event

ASQ Certification & Recertification

Proposed Slate of Officers

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Next event

Section Annual General Assembly + Project management for Quality Professionals

Date:     Wednesday, April 15, 2009    Time:     6:00 PM
Place:     Hilton Hotel, Dorval (PET) AirportS. Gauthier

Speaker: Sylvain Gauthier, 

B.Eng., MBA, PMP, Pro-Train

Cost:   ASQ Members $40

Non-members $50

Part I: Annual General Assembly - The agenda will include: Call to order; Adoption of agenda; Review & approval of previous General Assembly minutes; Section Treasurer’s report; Section Chair’s report (including highlights from other Chairs); Election of new officers; Section Awards & Recognition; Closing.

Part II: A presentation on Project Management to understand the important role that Quality professionals play in ensuring success of projects in their organization and learn:

  • Why of all the 9 body of knowledge from the PMBOK (Project management standard), the most important is the Quality management plan?
  • How to develop a QMP (Quality management plan) that integrates the PMP (project management plan) in order to achieve acceptance from the stakeholders?
  • About the 5 key processes and your role as project manager;
  • What is the most important aspect of project management in today’s environment? 

Includes supper and Parking!

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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 

Sylvain Gauthier, B.Eng., MBA, PMP

Sylvain is a professional specializing in project management in the field of new product and business development. His last project was for the Beijing 2008 Olympic games.

He has a solid background and extensive experience in business planning, cost management and the implementation of project management office for large corporations. For the past 20 years he worked with project teams with telecom service providers, equipment manufacturer, IT, TV broadcasting and e-business in Canada, US, Europe and Asia. Sylvain's professional experience is centered on the practical application of Project Management (PM) and Value Analysis (VA) Value Engineering (VE) principles and concepts for improving products and processes costs.

Over the years, Sylvain has negotiated more than 50 international project contracts with International properties (Formula One world Championship, Disney, NHL, Cirque Du Soleil) TV Networks & stations, Supply chain specialists, telecommunication equipment providers . A lot of them were done in China.

The Editor's Corner

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

Let’s meet for pleasure this summer

I slipped a word about it in my last editor’s corner: ASQ Quebec sections, Montreal 401 and Montréal francophone 404, are organizing together a golf tournament on Friday July 10, 2009. Do not wait, register yourself alone or with one or two colleagues/friends and be twined with other quality professionals or create your own foursome. After the golf itself, join everyone on the deck for a drink in a relaxing and enjoyable environment. Continue the evening with a delicious dinner and agreable discussions aroud the table and be there for the prize giving ceremony!  Note that you can also come for the golf or the dinner only.

Golf registration form (Word)
Golf registration form (PDF)

If your organisation wants to sponsor this wonderful activity, please contact Gordon Ayotte by e-mail or at
514-683-2200 Ext 300. Thanks in advance!

Give me your feedback by e-mail

A Word from your Section Chair

Photo Gordon AyotteBy Gordon Ayotte, ASQ CQE, Section Chair

Our sixth event of the season covered Quality tools by François Pageau who did a wonderful presentation on the capabilities of a process and how to calculate them.

My Quality tools heading: Stratification - the seventh and final tool in the 7 Basic Quality tools; separates the data into meaningful subsets that allows to see differences where it otherwise was not, who has not heard a supplier or an operation manager say that on average it meets the spec, where in fact we have shipment or shifts that are above the spec and some below, come and find out how to organize data to reveal where the issues really lie and not be mislead with the overall picture.

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 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.




20 May 2009

AS 9100

Roger Ritterbeck , QMI-SAI Aerospace Product Manager

10 July 2009

2009 Sections 404 and 401 Golf Tournament / Tournois de golf 2009 des sections 404 et 401

Golf registration form (Word)
Golf registration form (PDF)

Welcome to our new members

Muhammad Fayiaz Ahmed, Dina S. Barsoum, Kim E. George, Marie-Joelle Kabrite,
Elena Serysheva, Caroline Simard and to our new sustaining member S. C. Johnson.

Sustaining Members

ASQ Montreal Section thanks our
Sustaining Members:

Bombardier Aerospace


S. C. Johnson A Family Company

Proposed Slate of Officers for 2009/10 Montreal Section 401 Executive

By Inteaz Alli, Ph.D, ASQ CQA & CHA, Nominating Committee Chair

In accordance with Sections 5.4 and 6.1 of our Operating Agreement, the Montreal Section 401 Nominating Committee comprising of N. Dickinson, R. Dyer, B. Doiron, D. Tozer, and Inteaz Alli (Nominating Committee Chair), proposes the following Slate of Officers for the 2009/10 Montreal Section 401 Executive:

Chair: Gordon Ayotte
Vice-Chair: Chantale Simard
Secretary: Bill Wilson
Treasurer: Eric Stern

To nominate a different slate of officers, volunteer for a role on the various committees of the Section, or obtain further information, please contact Inteaz Alli at inteaz.alli@mcgill.ca. Nominees for Officer positions can be made by petition of at least 10 members.

Certain other Executive positions and committee chairs must also be filled so please indicate your interest. Please note that, to apply for any Section Executive or Leadership position, you must be a member of the Section in good standing.

Submitted: March 2, 2009


Inteaz Alli

Other ASQ events / autre événement de l'ASQ

La section 404 Montréal francophone de l'ASQ présente, le 23 avril 2009 à 18h00, l’Analyse du risque, par Denis Dagenais, Ing..  Pour information visitez www.asq0404.org.

1st Annual Canadian Quality Congress, August 19-21, 2009. University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada. For information visit 

2009 World Conference on Quality and Improvement
May 18-20, 2009, Minneapolis Convention Center, Minneapolis

ASQ News

Unemployment Member Dues Program Available
With the recent economic downturn, it is time to remind ASQ members of the reduced member dues program offered to members who have lost their jobs. Participating members receive a discount on their membership renewal based on consecutive years of membership. Currently, membership dues are $129 for current Full, Senior, and Fellow members. To enroll and to check out other resources available, visit

Recruit and Win a GPS!
This April, headquarters has a special new member offer. Recruit a member, get double the ASQ Bucks, and be entered to win a GPS navigation device. This gives you the opportunity to guide someone to the same great networking opportunities, solutions, access to information, and professional development benefits you get with your ASQ membership-while you get rewarded. Learn more.

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, mailto:davidtozer@qualitiqua.com

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 :

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 www.asqmontreal.qc.ca/Certification/Exmdates.html for exam dates.

Certification Exam Application Deadline Approaching
Deadline: April 17, 2009
Apply for the June 6, 2009, CQA, CQE, CQIA, CSQE, CSSGB, CQPA, CCT, and CPGP exams before April 17, 2009, to avoid a $50 late application fee. Applications will be accepted until April 23 but an additional application fee will be assessed after April 17. Apply now!

Updates to the Recertification Journal
There have been changes to the recertification journal categories, including more opportunities for RU credits, and the categories have been better defined to make recertifying easier. The 18 RU credit amount remains the same. Take a look at the new recertification journal. To order a new journal, call ASQ Customer Care at 1-800-248-1946 and ask for item B0525.

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


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