The Hamilton Section of the American Society for Quality



September 2006

Newsletter Editor -
Adam Kossowski



DATE:  Wednesday, September 13, 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

SUBJECT:   Layered Process Audits

Organizations implementing Layered Process Audit (LPA) methodology have reported the following benefits: Reduced errors, scrap, and costs, improved product quality, reduced non-value added activities, improved employee participation, increased customer satisfaction.

LPA’s - as part of the TS16949:2002 Customer Specific Requirements - are a mandatory requirement for the manufacturing facilities of organizations supplying production parts or components to DaimlerChrysler and are also strongly recommended by General Motors to their supply organizations. 

Bill Goddard will discuss the LPA methodology, who is involved, at what frequency and what the reporting requirements are.  He will describe the pilot LPA process that has been implemented at Dofasco in Hamilton, potential roadblocks to deployment, and some ways to overcome implementation barriers.

SPEAKER:  Bill Goddard, Quality Systems Coordinator, Dofasco Inc.

Bill’s education includes a B.A. from McMaster University (1975) and a B.A. from the University of Toronto (1976). Bill’s 27 years of experience at Dofasco in Hamilton includes 12 years in the corporate Quality Systems Department, and responsibilities in the Slitting & Shearing Department, Chemical Analysis Laboratory, NDT and Metallurgy departments. Bill has also coordinated the A2LA registration of Dofasco’s Chemical Analysis and Mechanical Testing laboratories, and the TS 16949 registrations for several of Dofasco’s business units.

Bill is an RAB certified ISO 9001 QMS auditor, a TS-16949 automotive QMS auditor, an ISO 14001 EMS auditor and an ISO 17025 Laboratory Systems auditor.  He has audited professionally for several third party registrars in North America.

Bill’s last ten years of auditing experience includes mining operations, automotive parts suppliers, plastic injection molding, abrasives suppliers, steel cleaning, rolling, slitting and shearing operations, refractory suppliers, hydroformed parts suppliers, roll grinding operations, machine shops, and various laboratories.




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 September 8, 2006


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:
Save the Turtle for the Soup
- Dennis Devos
ASQ Hamilton Oct 12, 2006 See October Newsletter
ASQ Toronto Quality Forum
Toronto Congress Centre Oct 18, 2006


Congratulations to ASQ Certification Achievers

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

Certified Quality Auditor (CQA):

Konstantin Agabekian
Syed Waseem

Certified Quality Engineer (CQE):

Jamal Ahmed
Muhammad Waris
Muhammad Tariq
Leo Robichaud

Certified Quality Process Analyst (CQPA):

Adel Hakim Hakim

Certified Six Sigma Black Belt (CSSBB): 

Jorge S. Adib

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


CMI Exam Undergoes Name Change

The ASQ Inspection Division and Certification Board have approved a name change for the Certified Mechanical Inspector (CMI) exam. Beginning with the October 21, 2006 administration, the exam will be called the Certified Quality Inspector (CQI) exam. Any reference to the CMI exam must now reflect CQI.

Learn more at

                                              A Message from the President of ASQ – Each One Reach One

More than 5,000 members were referred through Each One Reach One last year. All the quality processes, methods, and tools would not make an impact if not for the dedicated people who use them, understand them, and share them with others. You know it and so do we.

From July 1, 2006, through June 30, 2007, you have the opportunity to earn rewards by recruiting new members. Our new rewards program is open to all individual levels of membership -- Regular (Senior and Fellow), Associate, Forum/Division, and Student.

For every member you recruit from July 1, 2006, to June 30, 2007, you will earn 5 ASQ Bucks
(1 ASQ Buck = US$1) to use toward:

*            Membership renewal NEW BENEFIT!*
*           Quality Press purchases
*            Conference of your choice
*           Training or certification

Rewards are cumulative, so you may save* your ASQ Bucks until you have earned enough to make the purchase you have been waiting for. Your name and member number must be included on the new member application to qualify for rewards. Referred members must join between July 1, 2006, and June 30, 2007.

Start recruiting today!

*A minimum of 25 ASQ Bucks must be earned to use toward membership renewal.

Ron Atkinson
President, ASQ

Part-time Opportunity for Quality System Auditors

 See letter from President of NMEDA Canada
on the Jobs & Ads web page - click on link on side bar

Electronic Version of Hamilton Section Newsletter  

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