The Hamilton Section of the American Society for Quality



May 2006

Newsletter Editor -
Adam Kossowski



DATE:  Wednesday, May 31, 2006


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


While Cost of Quality concepts have been used for many years the application of these techniques has changed significantly. Since the year 2000, with the revision of ISO 9001 based quality management systems, the quality focus has been on managing, controlling and improving of processes. Quality cost techniques can play an important role in this new emphasis. This presentation will highlight the evolution of quality and demonstrate the new role of Quality Cost techniques. 

Dennis has been teaching and working with Quality Costs since 1988. He will share some of his experiences as an instructor, researcher, quality consultant and former Chair of the ASQ Quality Cost Committee.

Dennis Beecroft, President of G. Dennis Beecroft Inc.

G. Dennis Beecroft Inc. is a management consulting company that specializes in cost of quality, problem solving, quality improvement, training effectiveness and quality management systems.  Dennis is a licensed electrical engineer with the Professional Engineers of Ontario, a Certified Lead Auditor and Fellow member of the American Society for Quality.

Prior to starting his own business, Dennis was the Managing Director of the Institute for Improvement in Quality and Productivity at the University of Waterloo for 14 years. He has provided training and consulting for organizations in Canada, United States, Mexico, India, Israel, Singapore, New Zealand, Korea and England.

Dennis is currently an adjunct faculty member with the Department of Management Sciences at the University of Waterloo, teaching Quality Management for both the Management of Technology (MOT) Distance Program and for the Advanced Design and Manufacturing Institute (ADMI) graduate degree program.

Dennis is the current Chair of the Quality Management Division of the American Society for Quality. Dennis can be contacted at                                          




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 May 26, 2006



For more information please contact
Olga Delvecchio at:


Jobs and Ads Web Page

Check out our new Jobs and Ads web page at: 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:
Process Mapping
 - Larry Coudenys, TUV Canada
ASQ Toronto May 10, 2006
Holistic Six Sigma Workshop
- Ronald Snee, Tunnell Consulting

University of Waterloo May 12, 2006 "Course News" link 
on sidebar
Cost of Poor Quality Webinar
- Peter Merrill, Quest Management
Online May 13, 2006 "Course News" link 
on sidebar
CQE Exam Preparation Course


University of Toronto May 15 - 19, 2006 "Course News" link 
on sidebar

The Road to Zero PPM - Floyd Dickson, Trim Division, PMP Ltd

ASQ Toronto June 14, 2006


Hamilton Section Officers for 2006 / 2008

At the March 8, 2006 membership meeting, a slate of candidates was presented for the positions of Vice Chair/Chair-Elect, Secretary and Treasurer for 2006 / 2008. Additional nominations for these positions were requested at this meeting, as well as at the January membership meeting and in the March newsletter.

With no additional nominations received, and with the current Vice-Chair/Chair-Elect moving to the Chair position, the Section officers for 2006 / 2008 will be:

                                                                         Chair:                               Olga Delvecchio
                                                                         Vice-Chair/Chair-Elect:       Jeff Race
                                                                         Secretary:                         Robert Mok
                                                                         Treasurer:                         Joseph Drozdz

Congratulations to ASQ Certification Achievers

Below is a list of members who were successful in the March 2006  ASQ certification exams held in Hamilton:

Certified Quality Technician (CQT):

Heather D. Millben
Shaukat Ali Khan
Nasreen Akhter
Syed Waseem
Arshad H. Syed

Certified Six Sigma Black Belt (CSSBB): 

Samantha M. Waytowich

Manager of Quality/Organizational
Excellence Certification (CMQ/OE):

Michael Fredrick Riley

NOTE:  If you have passed an ASQ certification exam that you wrote at a location other than Hamilton, please e-mail the Section Chair at with the information.  


Electronic Version of Hamilton Section Newsletter  

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