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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 – October 2018

Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much."

– Helen Keller 

So, with the chill of Autumn coming about; we warm our thoughts with quick reminder of how much we enjoyed the September ASQ Presents event. As always, Mark Rusco brought us back to our love of statistics via his SPC presentation resulting in some very positive feedback from members in attendance. Ken Phillips also did an amazing job of bringing us an understanding of acceptance sampling via his great overview. Thank you both Ken & Mark for your awesome contribution and bringing value to our members in attendance! If you were not able to make it; do not fret as we have a full list of amazing topics coming in the rest of the year.

Looking ahead to our October event; come one come all...the audit topic for this season is brought to you via a dynamic duo from Disher Design!

MaryAnn Winsemius & Jay VanderBoon will be presenting:

“Audits are FRIENDS not FOOD: A guide to effective auditing without turning into a shark!”

I can hardly wait to ‘dive’ into this topic! Our tutorial will be presented by our Programs Chair Sarah Waddell speaking to us about the benefits of utilizing LinkedIn. Make sure you register early to ensure that have enough space for all in attendance.

As a reminder; please make sure your contact information is updated in your ASQ profile so that you can receive all future communications via mail and email.

If you are interested in getting involved with the Section Leadership committee; please make sure to reach out – speak directly to any member of the Section Leadership Committee for more details as to how.    

Grand Rapids Section 1001 Section Leadership Committee wants to take a moment again to thank you for being an active member of our great section and look forward to seeing you at the October 11 ASQ Presents!


Juan D. Loera, Sr. – Chair

ASQ - Grand Rapids Section 1001



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.)