Right to Left: Carl Singelais (10 years), Gregory Pietroczynski (20 years), Joseph Bruqueta (10 years) and Raj Vayyavur (Membership Chair)

Special SLT Spotlight

From William Hoose, Section Chair

Everyone thinks being on the ASQMV Senior Leadership Team is difficult.  People say they don't have the time.  Well, we have two unique people who recently joined our SLT in their hopes to add dimension to section leadership. They have decided it's time to help shape the section's future to benefit our members. The addition of Ted and Phillip is a huge section accomplishment that few realize.  I would personally like to welcome Ted Kang and Phillip Kirslis as leaders in our plan to make ASQMV an organization we can all be proud of.        

Please welcome our newest Section Leadership Team Members

Ted Kang, our Arrangements Chair, has worked in Quality for about 10 years dealing with customers and suppliers in semiconductor, aerospace, medical device, and firearm industries. He holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering and M.S. in Computer Science. Ted is a ASQ Certified Quality Engineer (CQE) and is currently a Supplier Quality Engineer at Brooks Automation. 

Philip Kirslis, our VoC Chair, holds a BSEE from Northeastern University and an MBA from Babson College. He has over 25 years in the Defense Industry and is currently a Quality Engineering Manager at Lockheed Martin. Philip is ASQ CQE and 6SBB certified and has served as a Malcolm Baldrige Based program examiner for Partners in Performance Excellence North East Regional Area since 2013.

The Pizar award is named for John Pizar, an active leadership team member of  the ASQ Merrimack Valley Section for over 40 years. Click here for details and recipients.

​Upcoming Classes​

SSGB Exam Refresher
8 Week Course Begins September 27, 2016 
Registration & Details

CQE Exam Refresher
10 Week Course Begins September 14, 2016 
Registration & Details

Section News

ASQMV recognizes membership anniversaries at the section program and meeting.

MAY 2016
Jacques Aquillon (60 years)
John Pizar (55 years)
Robert Cook (30 years)
Nancy Royalty (20 years)
Robert Tilley (10 years)
Michel Stevens (10 years)

April 2016
James Macartney (35 years)
Pamela Blanchette (25 years)
Timothy Dutton  (10 years)
Gregory Mattson (10 years)
Christopher McNeil (10 years)
Richard Wu (10 years)

March 2016
Walter Proctor (25 years)
Robert Dassler (15 years)
Joseph  Martin (10 years)
Eric Rainis (5 years)

Next Section Meeting: 

Thursday, November 3, 2016

How to Sustain Your 5S Improvements


David Visco

  • Hear about the characteristics of a successful 5S Program
  • Learn useful tips and ideas for maintaining active 5S Program participation at all levels
  • Discover effective tools and materials for sustaining an effective 5S Program


What are the benefits?

Long Standing Member List
New Member List 

American Society for Quality
Merrimack Valley Sec. 0102
PO Box 275
North Andover,  MA 01845-0275

The Pizar Award