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ASQ 509 2018 Officer Election Announcement

The Washington, DC and Maryland Metro Section of the American Society for Quality, ASQ Section 509, is pleased to announce the election results for its 2018 officers.
New Officers:
Chair Elect - Brent Green
Secretary - Kevin King
Continuing for a second term:
Treasurer - John Cappelletti
Moving from Chair-Elect and assuming the role as 2018 Chair 
Chair - Heather Reis
The Section Leadership Committee of ASQ 509 congratulates its new officers, and extends its sincere appreciation to all the candidates for their willingness to serve the Section. The new officers will take office at the January 2018 meeting of the Section Leadership Committee. 

ASQ 509 Offers Many
Opportunities to Serve the Section 

There are numerous committees members may serve on. If you are interested in serving on the section leadership team, and want to increase your involvement in the quality community, please contact Ronald Kelley at Nominations@asq509.org.  These positions earn Recertification Units towards your next recertification.


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General Membership Meetings! 


We are looking for future speakers to present at our General Membership Meetings.  We are also looking for new locations to hold the event.  If you are interested in presenting at a future meeting or know of a place to hold our dinner meetings, please contact George Chang, Programs Chair at Programs@asq509.org.

Remember to check our bi-weekly email announcements and event calendar for our next meeting.See you there!

Certification Refresher Courses

The Washington DC and Maryland Metro Section offers refresher courses for some of the ASQ certification examinations.  See the Certification and Training Page for the offered courses as well as other training resources. 

Certification Examinations - IMPORTANT CHANGES

Beginning with the upcoming September 1, 2016 exams, ASQ will transition to computer-based testing, or CBT, for its exam delivery. Although the application/approval process will not change, candidates will be required to take an additional step after being approved to schedule their testing appointment with Prometric.

With this transition comes significant changes that will improve the exam certification experience. The changes include increase in annual exam administrations, increase in testing locations and quicker test results.

Learn more about these important changes at asq.org/cbt.

Web site log-in instructions

The log-in instructions are as follows: Click "Login" link on left side. For username, use your First Initial + Last Name For password, use your ASQ membership number. DO NOT ADD LEADING ZEROS.  Note: ASQ Section 509 gets new member data once a month.  Please wait at least 30 days from joining ASQ before attempting to log into our web site.  If login is not successful 30 days from joining ASQ, contact the webmaster (webmaster@asq509.org).

If login is successful, you will see your "My Profile" page with five or six tabs. You may also see the ASQ Newsfeed and links. You will see the newsfeed/links on the "My Profile" page each time you log in. Select the Login/Contact Information Tab to change your Username or password. Password must be at least 7 characters. 

Upcoming Events

Biomed/Biotech SIG: Nano Drug Products
The Evolving Landscape of Drug Products Containing Nanomaterials Presented by Katherine Tyner, PhD Acting Associate Director of Science Office of Product Quality, CDER, US FDA
Event Details  ·  Oct 19, 2017

Software Special Interest Group
ASQ 509/511 Monthly SW SIG Meeting Speaker: Ms. Naheed Bleecker
Event Details  ·  Oct 24, 2017


News Feeds

Toyota Recalls About 310,000 Sienna Vehicles
Toyota Motor North America Inc., announced that it is conducting a safety recall of certain Model Year 2005-2007, 2009 and 2010 Sienna vehicles in the U.S. Approximately 310,000 vehicles are involved. In the involved vehicles, grease inside the shift lever assembly could transfer to other...
News Item  ·  National Feed  ·  Oct 22, 2017_  right

Canadian Family Bitten By Bed Bugs on British Airways Flight
British Airways has apologized to a Canadian family who say they were bitten all over by bed bugs during an overnight flight from Vancouver to London earlier this month. Heather Szilagyi, who was on the flight with her seven-year-old daughter Molly and her fiancée Eric Neilson, said that she...
News Item  ·  National Feed  ·  Oct 22, 2017_  right

Survey Shows Millennials Eager to Be Part of Supply Chain Workforce
Millennials are committed to working in supply chain management, and being in this industry is a sought-after career option for those in the 20s and 30s, according to the research report Millennials in the Supply Chain published by APICS, the professional association of supply chain management....
News Item  ·  National Feed  ·  Oct 22, 2017_  right

Nissan’s Safety Scandal Widens as Cases of Misconduct Discovered at Three More Plants
Nissan Motor Co. announced late Thursday it has suspended shipping all the vehicles for the domestic market, after it found that improper inspections had also been conducted at three other assembly plants. This is another blow, coming on the heels of a similar discovery just a day before,...
News Item  ·  National Feed  ·  Oct 22, 2017_  right


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ASQ Washington, DC & Maryland Metro Section 509
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