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About Us : Grand Rapids Section 1001

Knowledge – Networking - Opportunities

ASQ1001 in Grand Rapids, Michigan was founded in 1953. It is affiliated with the American Society for Quality (ASQ), an international organization that is helping to create better workplaces and communities, worldwide.

Our local section provides opportunities to increase Knowledge through education and training, workshops and certification. Networking takes place among more than 400 active members through monthly meetings, LinkedIn, and other professional activities. Members benefit from finding employment postings, volunteering for the section and community events, publishing appropriate professional papers and seeking advancement to Senior and Fellow status in ASQ.

ASQ1001 has proudly lead West Michigan companies into the 21st Century and continues to be the “global voice of quality” in West Michigan and beyond.

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Section News Flash

Message from the Chair - January 2018

Happy New Year to all!!!

With the new year comes opportunities for experiencing new and exciting topics and opportunities to engage and grow as a section.

As your new Chair, I am excited to help facilitate our section's events and leadership team to ensure that your participation in our great section is one that brings value to you and allows you to embrace the benefits that our section strives to provide.

January's ASQ Presents kicks off our new year with an intriguing topic being presented by our very own Brian Maas who has been a member of our Grand Rapids section for over 30 years. He's worked in a variety of industries - mostly with a Quality sciences connection. He holds several ASQ certifications and is a proponent of on-going learning through the certification process and note that his passion is "seeing things work as intended"Ā¯ ... the Improvement journey never ends!

Brian will be sharing and discussing the KataĀ¯ methodology that can be used for any improvement project or initiative. His plan is to engage the audience in a short brainstorm session to demonstrate the approach.

Again, I am excited to serve as the Grand Rapids Section 1001 Chair and look forward to seeing you all at our January 11, 2018 ASQ Presents.


Juan D. Loera, Sr. - Chair

ASQ - Grand Rapids Section 1001


January 11th Program - Brian Maas presenting "Toyota Kata - Performance Improvement Journey"

Please join us on January 11, 2018 at the Bluff Banquet and Conference Center for a great opportunity to learn and network


Member Meetings

ASQ Presents!

  • Special speakers, tutorials, networking, dinner buffet
  • Meets the 2nd Thursday of each month September through May (except December)
  • Venue: The Bluff Banquet and Conference Center, located at 2035 28th Street, Grand Rapids, MI 49508
  • Register online at asq1001.org “Events” page

AGENDA (except December)

  • 5:15 - Doors Open / Registration
  • 5:30 - Networking
  • 5:45 - Tutorial
  • 6:00 - Buffet Begins
  • 7:15 - Speaker Main Topic Presentation
  • 8:15 - Closing remarks, Adjourn (approx.)