Chair Message

Message from Section 1510 Chair, November 2018

There was a good crowd gathered at the dinner/meeting/presentation on October 9th at Tropical Acres Steakhouse in Fort Lauderdale.  Attendees enjoyed a delicious meal and had the opportunity to network with their peers.  The winner of the door prize, a Crock-Pot® 4-Quart Express Crock Multi-Cooker, was Pauline Villiers, a student from FAU.  Congratulations Pauline!  The highlight of the evening was the excellent presentation by Dr. Thomas Agrait from Lean Enterprise Consulting, Ft. Lauderdale.  His topic was “Human Error – The Talkatory: Managing Risks of Organizational Accidents to Improve Performance.” Thank Dr. Agrait for an interesting and well-presented topic.

Our next meeting will be at Tropical Acres Steakhouse in Ft. Lauderdale on Tuesday, November 13th.  Our speaker is John Fay, Director of Corporate Development at Abacode.  In his presentation we will hear about the ground-level approach and activity in cybersecurity.  He will speak about some real-life examples and how cybersecurity can be actualized to safeguard company data and infrastructure.  Hope to see all of you there.

Section 1510 continues to offer several refresher courses for the ASQ certification exams and also a one-day seminar in Internal Auditing for Quality Systems.  Payment is not required until there is a minimum of five students already registered. You will be notified when the course is offered for you to submit payment as soon as possible so your books will be available the first day of classes.  You may take the refresher courses with the intent to successfully pass the ASQ certification exam or to just refresh and further your knowledge on the subject; in both previous instances recertification units (RUs) are earned.  Please check our Newsletter, Website, and/or LinkedIn for details.

Eduardo M. Suárez
Chair, ASQ Section 1510