The Hamilton Section of the American Society for Quality


Newsletter - January 2007

Newsletter Editor -
Adam Kossowski



DATE:  Thursday, January 25, 2007


Location:   The Plainsman Restaurant, Hwy. 5,  3 km west of Hwy. 6, Dundas
(See map below)


6:00 pm Cash Bar, Networking and Registration
7:00 pm Buffet Dinner (optional) - charge $25

8:00 pm

Presentation - No charge

Non-member guests are welcome

Topic: The Quality Airplane - Failure Analysis Takes Flight

Using the right people to identify, contain and correct abnormalities is inherent to controlling your routine processes.  The speaker will talk about getting people from the manufacturing floor actively involved in treating failures, while promoting the application of  ‘root cause analysis’ methodology at all levels.  We will also discuss the differences between treating a single abnormality versus a chronic failure.

Speaker: Roxane Beyette – Quality Assurance Coordinator,
                       Gerdau Ameristeel Corporation – Cambridge Division

Roxane Beyette has been involved in the field of quality and business management systems for over ten years.  Her diverse manufacturing experience includes industries such as printing inks, plastic tanks and industrial equipment, city transit buses and steel production. 

Roxane joined Gerdau Ameristeel in Cambridge, Ontario just over four years ago.  In her current capacity as Quality Assurance Coordinator, Roxane is responsible for maintaining and improving the organization’s Business Management System to meet the needs of all stakeholders.

Roxane is a Mechanical Engineering Graduate, with a minor in Business, from Carleton University.




Meeting Location:

Plainsman Restaurant
#261 Highway 5,

3 km west of Hwy. 6

Please use this web poll to confirm dinner attendance by noon on January 19, 2007



For more information please contact
Olga Delvecchio at:


Jobs and Ads Web Page

Check out our Jobs & Ads web page - link on side bar - for employment opportunities in the quality field.  
ASQ Hamilton members seeking employment or a career change can also have their resumes posted in the Classified section of our Jobs and Ads web page. There is no charge for this service to our members. Resumes (MS Word preferred) should be sent to the section Secretary at

Other Upcoming Events


Location Date Details:

The Economic Impact of Quality on Organizational Success –
Michael Stanleigh

ASQ Toronto

Feb 14, 2007

Job Fair, Education and Certification Night

ASQ Toronto

Mar 14, 2007

Quality in the Nuclear Industry - Mike Austreng

ASQ Hamilton

 Mar 22, 2007

See March Newsletter

Congratulations to Hamilton Section Member Julie Ashmore

for achieving ASQ HACCP Auditor certification

Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP) is an internationally recognized
food safety system used to help ensure the manufacture of safe food products.

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