The Hamilton Section Of The
 American Society For Quality

Newsletter – October 2004


Newsletter Editor-

Adam Kossowski


Note Revised Date

DATE:  Thursday, October 28, 2004



The Plainsman Restaurant


6:00 pm

Cash Bar, Networking and Registration


Highway 5, 3 km west of Hwy. 6 in Dundas


7:00 pm

Buffet Dinner



8:00 pm







Charge for the buffet dinner is $25.00. There is no charge for the presentation. Non-member guests are welcome.


SUBJECT:                  Employee Involvement in Implementing ISO 9000


There are many opportunities to involve people during the development of a Quality Management System. Whether it is during the initial creation of a project team, the capturing of best practices during process definition, or the use of a cross-functional audit team to assess the results…these opportunities are often missed. This presentation will explain not just ‘when’ to involve your people but also ‘how’ and ‘what’ are the benefits to be gained.


SPEAKER:                 Peter Merrill


Peter Merrill is President of Quest Management Services and has implemented Quality Management in both North America and Europe. He has worked with software organizations such as IBM and Solectron. He is an exceptional speaker and writer. He is the author of the book, Do It Right The Second Time, many papers on the subject of Quality Management and is a frequent speaker at Quality Conferences. 

Peter is a Canadian delegate to TC176 the International Committee which designed ISO 9000:2000. He was the Canadian delegate on the international committee that developed ISO 10006, Quality Management in Projects. He is currently a member of the Strategic Advisory Group of TC 176 with international responsibility for the Process of Resource Management.  He is a past Chairman of Toronto ASQ. 

Peter specializes in assisting organizations, in manufacturing, design, service, distribution and government and also those who manage intellectual property.


If attending the dinner, please notify one of the following executive members

by noon on Friday, October 22, 2004:


Hank Verspagen at 905-575-2375 ext 3091, or Olga Delvecchio at 905-335-4788


ASQ Certification Achievers


Congratulations to the following members who were successful in the June 2004 ASQ certification exams:


Certified Quality Auditor


Ewa Konieczna, Harjinder Singh Gahra




Certified Quality Engineer


Abdul Hafeez Chachar, Krishna Das P.N. Tantry,

George Woynillowicz, Joanne Rose Mann,




Certified Quality Improvement Associate


Michel Raymond Goulet, John J. Blakely, Roger Regnerus





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ASQ Canada Toronto Section Seminar – October 21, 2004

 “Knowledge Management in the 21st Century”

Woodbine Race Track, 555 Rexdale Blvd, Toronto

For further information, go to

and click on the quick link “04-05 Monthly Meetings”