The Hamilton Section of the American Society for Quality



October 2005

Newsletter Editor -
Adam Kossowski




DATE:  Thursday, October 20, 2005



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 - $25

8:00 pm

Presentation - No charge

Non-member guests are welcome

   Effective Communication of Performance Measures

at Gerdau Ameristeel

ASQ Certification Achievers

The following members  were successful in the June 2005 ASQ certification exams:

Certified Quality Auditor:
Quang V. Nguyen
Jeff A. Race
Anne Christine Sheresky

Luz Maria Kisiel

Certified Quality Engineer:
Scott A. Bernard
Amanpreet Singh Gill
Martin Batelaan


Gerdau Ameristeel has achieved an effective Business Quality Management System through its comprehensive system for measuring and communicating the performance of all aspects of its business.  A “traffic light” monitoring and reporting system, an online system of “one-minute” process reminders, and newsletters full of interesting company facts and features sent to the home, are just some examples of the “visual management” style of the company that has made it successful.

This presentation will address these communication methods as well as the importance of TEAM and how to make using “experts”, communicating quality tools and facilitating (not managing) TEAM work for you.

Please use this Web Poll to confirm attendance by
noon on October 14, 2005



 For More Information Please Contact
Olga Delvecchio at:



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 from Queens University.


Please use Web Poll to the left to confirm attendance.


Meeting Location:

Plainsman Restaurant
#261 Highway 5,

3 km west of Hwy. 6



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ASQ Toronto Oct 12, 2005

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ASQ Hamilton Nov 16, 2005 See November Newsletter
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ASQ Kitchener Nov 17, 2005

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