Section News

ASQMV recognizes membership anniversaries at the section program and meeting.


William Caswell (25 years)
Mark Alpert  (25 years)
Barry Mareiro  (10 years)
Janet Herdan  (5 years)
Donna Gasper  (5 years)

John Payson (15 years)
John Kulungian  (15 years)
Jaime Silverio (10 years)
Bernard Hebert (5 years)
Joseph Kowalczyk  (5 years)
Richard Ponzini (5 years)

Next Section Meeting 

Thursday, June1, 2017

Quality Topics at UMass Lowell

Speaker:       Professor Sammy Shina

  • Hear about what’s going on in Quality Education at UMass Lowell
  • Learn how Quality topics are integrated into the Engineering curricula
  • Discover what new University programs are emerging
  • Contribute ideas for future University programs supporting Quality

The Pizar Award


What are the benefits?
American Society for Quality
Merrimack Valley Sec. 0102
PO Box 275
North Andover,  MA 01845-0275

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.