2019 Section 411 Member Leader Team
The American Society for Quality Control came into existence in the USA, February 16, 1946 when 17 local quality control societies formed the ASQC. The Society grew quickly and soon crossed the borders into Canada. ASQ Nova Scotia Section 411 came into existence in 1992 when Nova Scotia members of ASQC who were registered in the Montreal section requested a section of their own. Marilyn Hutchings and Carlos Avelar were particularly instrumental in the process. Bill MacLellan was the first official chair registered in Milwaukee. The first Quality Forum was held in Nova Scotia in 1989.
The Executive for ASQ Section 0411 is comprised of volunteers, and is one of 15 sections across Canada. Meet the Member Leaders below:
Chair. Has been involved in the section since its conception in 1992. Ken has great deal of Quality Consulting and ISO9001, ISO14001 and ISO45001 Lead Audit Experience as a Lead Auditor for SAI Global. Ken currently does 120 audits for companies across Canada and sometimes in other countries based upon special requests. Please fell free to contact him if you have any questions about ASQ or Quality in general (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Secretary. Completed a degree in Material Science and Metallurgical Engineering before studying Computer Science. Fell into the Quality profession by happenstance, and it was a good fit. Enjoys the challenge of maintaining an ISO 9001 Quality Management System and being in the field with trades & suppliers.
Treasurer. New to the Member Leader team in 2016. Joined ASQ in 2016 with 20+ years experience in project engineering, quality assurance and inspection. Started as a QC Inspector/Project Engineer in the polymer industry as a member of the construction team for the Sudbury Neutrino Observatory Project. Employed since in Quality Assurance and Project Officer roles with the Department of National Defence. Allen is a licensed Professional Engineer and holds a CQE certification.
Audit Chair, Historian, VoC & Programs Chair. Joined ASQ in 1993 and served as Program, Membership Chair for a number of years before becoming Section Chair several times. ASQ helped me in my career as a Materials and Purchasing Manager through my membership ($10) in the Customer-Supplier, Quality Management, Education, Human Development and Leadership, Lean Enterprise and Audit Divisions. After all the learning opportunities, travel and family commitments I am now retired.
Membership Chair. New to the Member Leader team in 2018. Joined ASQ in 2017 with over 20 years of experience within Aerospace & Electronics Industries. Started his career as Quality Inspector in Israel Aerospace Industry, then took a position of Aircraft Maintenance & Monitoring department manager and held it for more than 4 years before his family moved to Halifax in 2013. Employed since as QA coordinator in IMP Aerospace for a couple of years. Now working at Nautel as Senior QA Specialist.
Passioned Quality Assurance professional, Michael got his ISO9001/AS9100 Lead Auditor certificate in 2010 and experienced in internal and external audits.
Looking for a volunteer
Area Director for Bridgewater.
Member of ASQ for 20+ years with an ongoing interest in applying quality principles to life as well as to the workplace. An Engineering Technologist by profession, Susie is a Senior member of ASQ with CQT certification who provides a variety of instructional services for NSCC and other organizations in the Bridgewater area.
This Could Be You!
We are always looking for individuals passionate about quality to help create valuable events and activities for our members.