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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

October 2014

We hope you were able to attend the September member meeting, because if you didn’t you missed a good one. Mark Rusco from Ferris State gave a great presentation on Gauge Performance Curves that was both interesting and informative. Ellen Johnson and Anne Godwin from Bissell gave a terrific tutorial on how to track and monitor the voice of the customer. Sessions such as these are one of the ways your section adds member value

Our next member meeting on Thursday October 9, 2014 promises to be a good meeting as well. Randy Long (Calibration Program Manager at L-A-B) will talk about ISO/IEC 17025 and Measurement Uncertainty. Randy has an extensive background in calibration and metrology. The presentation will be an introduction to measurement uncertainty and discuss its relationship to traceability, common contributors, combining uncertainties, probability density functions (or distributions) and helpful resources for additional information on these topics.

Our tutorial topic will be on the ASQ Professional Recertification process. Kurt Roudabush (our section recertification Chair) will lead the tutorial presentation.

Attending member meetings is a great way to network with other west Michigan quality professionals. It is also a good way to earn Recertification Units (RU’s).

Please be sure to register for this meeting using our web page (www.asq1001.org) by Monday October 6 to give us enough time to make sure we have the correct number of meals prepared.

If you are interested in achieving an ASQ Certification please be sure to review our Certification Training Matrix for upcoming sessions.  This can be found on our web page by clicking on the Presentations/Papers/Misc. tab, and looking in the Misc. section for the "Certification Training Matrix" file.

I hope to see you in October!


Jim Anderson

ASQ Section 1001 Chair

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.)