This year’s winner of the Hartford Section's Quality Recognition Award is Bill Pacewicz, a Quality Engineer at Whitcraft LLC in Eastford, Connecticut. Whitcraft is an aerospace manufacturer specializing in formed sheet metal parts. While at Whitcraft, Bill created one of the best Quality Clinics in the Industry, for a complany with more than 350 employees, as identified by Pratt & Whitney.
Date: April 8,2019
Message from the Chair Steve Gabbert
To our valued ASQ [Hartford Section 0103] Members
It has been quite a long time since we have communicated with our Members and we hope you have been well and your families safe and healthy. We have been mandated by our ASQ National Headquarters to cease our [in person, face to face] activities until further notice. At this time, virtual meetings and events may be scheduled under their recommended Rules and Regulations. ASQ [Hartford Section 0103] Board members have met under these guidelines and want to let you each know what is going on and what is being planned.
We have been very active in /planning/scheduling the CQE/CQT, CMQ/OE, CQA & CSQP Courses that start in February, finish in April/May. All Classes will be “Virtual/Web based. Note those listed as TBD are still under development. Please provide feedback to the Education Chair (Mark Roy) if you have an interest in being an Instructor or ideas for Quality Education Topics to be considered. We are also working on Membership Guest Speaker Events.
See Table Below:
Visit ASQHartford.org for Registration & more information.
|ASQ Hartford Events Schedule - Tracker 2021|
|Membership Monthly Event||Date
|Cybersecurity DOD Actions/Compliance||11-Feb|
||Feb 9, 2021|
|Certified Mgr. Quality/Org. Exc. (CMQ/OE)
||Feb 4, 2021|
|Certified Quality Auditor||Feb 8, 2021|
|Certified Supplier QA Professional (CSPQ)||Feb 3, 2021|
|Quality & Capacity||TBD (Fall)|
|PPAP Workshop||TBD (Fall)|
Again, we sincerely hope you and your families are safe and healthy. We will keep you posted on any changes in Guidance from ASQ HQ impacting on how we can deliver value to our Membership.
Steve Gabbert- Chair, ASQHartford Section 0103
Bill never takes the easy way out. Instead, he stays engaged, drives improvement and always takes the time to do the right thing. As a result of Bill's efforts in Whitcraft's Quality Clinic, Whitcraft was able to reduce escapes by more than 50% over the last 5 years. Seeing a need for better training for inspectors, Bill created and launched an Inspector training module that included Whitcraft policies and procedures, Customer Specifications, Measuring Equipment and techniques, Geometrc Tolerancing, proper measurement recording, using inspection method sheets, First Article Inspections, and Material Review Board requirements.
In recogntion for his efforts, Bill was selected to attend a Shinginjutsu Global Consulting's 5 day seminar in Japan
Congratulaltions to Bill on Winning the 2019 ASQ Hartford Section's Quality Recognition Award and his commitment to quality.
|Auditing Chair||Tom Gallagher|
|Membership Chair||Vivian Vidal Otero|
|Nominating Committee Chair||Tom Gallagher|
|Vice Chair||Bill Forthofer|
|Arrangements Chair||Keith Modor|
|Awards Chair||Richard Ott|
|Education Chair||Mark Roy|
|Programs Chair||Dennis Gareau|
Above is the current slate of Leadership Team members, as identified by the ASQ Section 0103 Executive Board. If you are interested in nominating someone additional for a FY 2020 position, please submit their name on a petition signed by (10) active ASQ members, addressed to firstname.lastname@example.org by November 1, 2019.
ASQ 0103 Nominating Committee Chair
ASQ Hartford Section welcomes both suggestions for Education Topics and Candidates offering their services as Instructors.
ASQ Hartford will no longer be processing recertifications. This process is now being offered via the global body of ASQ. If it is time for you to recertify, please visit https://asq.org/cert/recertify. For assistance, please contact a customer care representative at 800-248-1946.