Chair Message

Message from Section 1510 Chair, November 2017

Warm greetings to all from ASQ Southeast Florida Section 1510,  

Another successful and quite informative presentation for Section 1510 October's dinner meeting was held October 10th at Shula's Hotel, 15255 Bull Run Road, Miami Lakes, FL and was attended by 26 members.  The winner of our door prize, a Cross pen and pad, a Lean Enterprise and a Continuous Improvement Memory Joggers were won by Amy Tong, from Noven Pharmaceuticals.  Congratulations Amy!


Our speaker for the evening was Ms. Yamilet Ramirez from Dyplast Products LLC. Ms. Ramirez discussed her belief in the "Happy People Policy," a philosophy she consistently follows.  She provided examples on how involving the employees to perform job hazard evaluations in their workspace has contributed to keeping their workforce healthy eliminating avoidable accidents or occurrences by staying safe and have contributed to a most satisfied and engaged workforce.   We thank Yamilet for a most insightful presentation.


Our next dinner meeting, held jointly with Section 1515, will take place on November 7th at Tropical Acres Steak House in 2500 Griffin Road, Fort Lauderdale.  Our presenters for this meeting will be the Nova Southeastern ASQ 1510 Student Branch -  A Panel of Outgoing and Incoming Board Officers.  They will discuss how the branch was developed and the value-added activities they have accomplished in the last 12 months.  The new officers for 2018 will be introduced and all will be available for questions and answers related to their activities.  Registration is open!


As customary, In addition to this interesting topic, we will raffle a valuable and useful door price.  Hope to see you then!


Section 1510 continues to offer multiple classes including refresher courses for the ASQ exams Plus Internal Auditing for Quality Systems and Blueprint Reading. Payment is not required until there is a minimum of 5 students registered. You will be notified if the course can be offered for you to submit payment as soon as possible so that the books be available the first day of classes. Please check our Newsletter, Website, and/or LinkedIn for details.

I encourage all to attend the Section Meetings and facility tours. Take advantage of our classes, seminars, and refresher courses to enhance your professional experience in the quality discipline. Meet your peers while networking and earn Recertification Units (RUs) by participating in all three activities. I hope to see you at these events.


Maria C. Graña

Chair, ASQ Section 1510