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 take the opportunity to 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.

​Upcoming Classes​

CMQ/OE Exam Refresher

7 Week Course

August 15, 2016 to September 26, 2016

5:30-8:30 PM, Andover MA

The Pizar award is named for John Pizar, an active leadership team member of  the ASQ Merrimack Valley Section for over 40 years. He was Chairman of both the Merrimack Section and North East Quality Council. He has shown a commitment to the society and the section that is unparalleled. Click here for details and recipients.

ASQ Merrimack Valley Section 102 established the Dennis Bennett Scholarship in the fall of 1998. The scholarship is named in honor of Dennis Bennett, a long time member of ASQ, Click here for 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: 

June 2, 2016

Moving Quality “Left of Launch”


John Bergeron

  • Hear about Raytheon’s Integrated Defense Systems and its Mission Assurance strategy
  • Learn how moving Quality “left of launch” enables mission success for customers
  • See how embracing a Quality Mindset across the business ensures that more than meeting requirements


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

Dennis Bennett Scholarship

The Pizar Award