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Prep Courses for CQE & CMQ/OE certification

DEADLINE EXTENDED TO AUGUST 12TH. Don’t miss this great opportunity!

ASQ Section 1302 is offering prep courses for CQE & CMQ/OE certification. These are fully online classes with learner-learner, learner-faculty, and learner-content interaction and activity. 

Classes start the first week of August. For more information, please visit:

Attached is additional information.

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First Annual Virtual Conference – Blue Ridge Section

Click on the following link for information regarding the First Annual Virtual Conference for the Blue Ridge Section.

First Annual Virtual Conference Program

March 20, 2018 Dinner Meeting Information

The reliability of your product strongly influences business success, whether you’re making semiconductors, pharmaceuticals, motorcycles, farm equipment, medical devices or kitchen appliances. Reliability analysis can help ensure that a product or process functions as intended throughout its life, making for satisfied customers who provide repeat business and referrals. Dependable products also reduce warranty costs, which can otherwise quickly eat away at profit margins. Various techniques will be presented for evaluating the reliability of your product, process, or system.

 Speaker: Erich Gundlach

Erich Gundlach is the Systems Engineer for the US Midwest region for JMP, a business unit of SAS that specializes in data visualization software. Before joining JMP, Erich worked for 13 years as an analytical chemist in the pharmaceutical industry. He has held positions in both quality control and R&D, and he used JMP routinely for statistical quality control, design of experiments, and fitting linear and non-linear models.

He earned a B.S. in biology from Bowling Green State University and a M.S. in chemistry from Ohio State. He completed graduate work in statistics at Purdue University.

When:  Tuesday, March 20th, 2018

5:50 p.m.: Pre-meeting session (setting up, early networking)

6:00 p.m.: Registration and networking

6:30 p.m.: Dinner

7:30 p.m.: Presentation begins




Theo’s Steaks & Seafood

9144 Indianapolis Boulevard

Highland, IN 46322

(219) 838-8000|

 RU Points: 0.3

Cost: $25.00


Please register by end of business day on Monday, March 19, 2018 at



Hope to see you there!!


February 20, 2018 – Dinner Meeting Information


We will initially spend about 20 minutes on the history of Calibration as well as a brief explanation of its benefits, and why it is required. We will then get into more specifics of Calibration:

* Changes and Increased Requirements within the Quality Industry
* Accreditation Specifics that you should be looking for in a Calibration Provider
* The importance of Traceability
* Definition of terms used in Calibration and what to look for in a Calibration Certificate
* What you should be providing your Calibration Provider
* What your Calibration Provider should be Providing you
* Examples of Equipment Specific Calibration Requirements

In Addition:
A Q&A Station that will be manned by ATI Metrologists will be set up in the room for more “specific” customer questions on Measurement & Calibration “after the presentation”.
If you would like to see how easy and effortless Gage Control can actually be, a demonstration of ATI’s A-Trax Gage Management Portal will also be set up in the room. An A-Trax account is set up for free for every customer. It completely controls your Gage Program (from Gage Due Notifications and Auto-Generated Packing Lists for Gages Due, to reports for Out of Tolerance Findings) making your job a lot easier.

Speaker: Kenneth Losacco

Ken Losacco has been the President of Assurance Technologies, Inc. for over 20 years. ATI is a manufacturer, distributor and calibration / repair provider to the Quality Industry in the Chicago area. ATI’s specialty is in developing Quality solutions to Quality problems.

Prior to owning ATI, Kenn worked as a Project Engineer and an Engineering Manager for over 20 years in the Tooling, Nuclear, Electronics and Automotive Industries. He spent most of his career working in Engineering with Quality Assurance developing methods to design, manufacture and inspect manufactured products, faster and with the greatest repeatability & accuracy.

When:  Tuesday, February 20th, 2018

5:45 p.m.: Pre-meeting session (setting up the ATI Metrologists Q&A Station, early networking)

6:00 p.m.: Registration and networking

6:30 p.m.: Dinner

7:30 p.m.: Presentation begins


Chef Klaus’ Bier Stube (Next to Walt’s Food)

20827 LaGrange Road

Frankfort, IL  60423

(815) 469-0940

Cost: $25.00

– Option 1: Weiner Schnitzel: Pork Tenderloin dipped in egg batter, flaked with special breading, and pan fried in butter. Served with garlic mashed potatoes and red cabbage.

– Option 2: Chicken Schnitzel: Boneless Tender Chicken Breast dipped in egg butter, breaded, and pan fried in butter. Served with garlic mashed potatoes and red cabbage.

– Option 3: Broiled Canadian Walleye Pike: Served with rice pilaf, red cabbage, and finished with a lemon butter sauce.

– Vegetarian Option (if requested): Fettucine Primavera.

All entrees include: chicken noodle soup, bread and butter, and apple strudel (dessert). For vegetarian option, you can request for a salad instead of a soup.

* Beverages (included): Non-alcoholic beverages



Please register by end of business day on Monday, February 19th, 2018 at


Hope to see you there!!



February 2018 ASQ Signal Newsletter Now Available