The Hamilton Section Of The
 American Society For Quality

 Newsletter September 2004




DATE :  Wednesday, September 15,  2004


The Plainsman Restaurant


6:00 pm

Cash Bar, Networking and Registration


Highway 5


7:00 pm

Buffet Dinner


Dundas, Ontario


8:00 pm


Note :  The Plainsman Restaurant on Hwy 5, 2 miles west of Hwy 6 in Dundas, Ontario has been arranged as the permanent dinner and meeting location of ASQ Hamilton Section for the 2004 / 2005 session. Charge for the dinner and the presentation is currently $25.00, with a cash bar. There is no charge for just the presentation.

Welcome to all our new and returning members of the Hamilton Section 0400. We have a great program lined up this year to support your quality efforts. The September membership meeting will present David Barber, General Manager and Senior Quality Consultant/Trainer for Omnex Canada Inc. who will speak on the dynamics of integrating management systems.

Many companies are faced with limited strategic resources when implementing and auditing system requirements.  Mr. Barber will provide an overview of the process approach to management systems, and the opportunities for creating an integrated management system which meets the requirements of all standards.  These include the challenges of implementation, documenting the system, and the advantages and benefits to the system. Those seeking the most efficient method of integrating international quality and environmental and Occupational Health & Safety management system requirements will recognize the challenges and advantages of implementing such an Integrated Management System. 

A full time consultant since 1998, Mr. Barber has over 18 years experience largely in Quality Director/Manager and Quality Engineering roles with a diverse background in the automotive, medical devices, consumer electronic, telecommunications, plastics, machining and stamping industries.  A 10 year member of ASQ he is a Certified Quality Engineer with a Quality Assurance Certificate and a diploma in Electronics.

Please notify one of the following executive members of your attendance by 12:00 noon on Friday, Sept. 10, 2004:

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


Judi Mansfield-Jones, CQA., CQM               

Chair, ASQ Canada, Hamilton Section 0400              

ASQ Canada a New Identity

 At last May's ASQ Annual Quality Congress in Toronto, the formation of ASQ Canada was announced. The new name is an identification for all Canadian sections (formerly Region 4). This initiative, led by the Region 4 director Brenda Fisk, was a response to the voice of the membership in Canada. After several meetings and surveying of members and nonmembers in Canada, the results indicated that there was a strong desire to search for ways to support the request for a "Canadian Identity" for the ASQ membership in Canada.

This is something to celebrate as ASQ Canada is the first region to be given this unique recognition and strategically advantageous identity. As the first of its kind, ASQ Canada will have an integral role in setting the stage for future geographic member groups.

ASQ Western NY -  Joint Quality Conference September 23, 2004

"Quality in the 21st Century: Reflections and Frontiers"

McKinley Park Inn, Blasdell, NY

 For further information, go to


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"