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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

November 2017 Chair Message

From the Program Chair (for the Chair):

Member News - Election Results

Three elected positions were filled following the October voting. Juan Loera is President Elect, Ken Phillips is the incoming Treasurer, and Brian Maas is our incoming Secretary. Congratulations to all three!

Thank You Mr. Wojtala 

Thanks to Gerald Wojtala, Executive Director of the International Food Protection Training Institute (IFPTI). In our October meeting, his presentation provided a review the new Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) rules and current status of implementation.

November 9th Program - Mark S. Rusco, Applying Capability Indices (Pp/Ppk) to Position Tolerance

Mark S. Rusco is a tenured Associate Professor at Ferris State University where he serves as the main faculty member for the Bachelor of Science in Quality Engineering Technology program and also teaches related courses in the Manufacturing Engineering Technology program. He is an excellent speaker and this moth, he will present his thoughts and examples of how Capability (Pp/Ppk) applies against position tolerances. He will distill the issues and concerns expressed by others regarding the topic that he has found during his research.

Please join us on November 9, 2017 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.)