November Greetings from Chair Donna Horton

Dear ASQ-0704 Members,

First, congratulations to our 2018 officers!

David Gibson is the incoming section Chair.  A senior member of ASQ, Dave has been an active member of the section since moving to Arizona from Wisconsin several years ago, and has served as our section Treasurer for the past two years.  He works as a Sr. Project Eng. – Quality at the Sub-Zero Group in Goodyear.

Garth Conrad will continue in the Vice Chair role, as he has done this past year. Garth is fairly new to ASQ Phoenix, but his help has been very welcome. He is Vice President of Quality at C.R. Bard in Tempe.

Tim Lane will serve as the section Secretary once again, and we all very much appreciate his keeping us on track! Tim is another senior ASQ member, and works as a Reliability Engineer at Intel Corporation in Tempe.

We are happy to welcome a new member of our leadership team, Amrish Patel, as Treasurer.  Amrish has been in ASQ a long time, but as a corporate member. Now, as a full member of our section he is jumping in to help.  Amrish works as a Senior Quality Auditor at GE Healthcare

Robert “Quality Bob” Mitchell, will be speaking to us about Capturing & Translating VOC for Superior Customer Experience on Thursday, November 9th.  Handouts will be available on the section website ( a few days before the meeting if you would like to print them.

Important stuff: The annual holiday meeting is coming up!

Do you have quality books that you no longer need, but would like to share with another quality professional?  Bring up to three of your favorites to trade or give away to the holiday meeting on December 14th.

Our holiday meeting menu is being finalized.  If you plan to attend and have dietary restrictions — vegetarian, gluten-free, and so forth — please let us know by November 26th.  Use the contact form on the website, or email one of the section leaders directly.

ASU’s annual Career Exploration Night was a success, and ASQ was represented by some of our members.  Thank you to Barbara Haney for finding this opportunity to interact with the ASU students, and to get word out to them about Quality.

Finally we would like to thank Edward Jones once more for the use of their beautiful facility for the past several years.  This generous loan of the Tempe Training Facility’s auditorium and conference rooms has enabled out section to meet in a professional and comfortable setting. Thanks, EJ!

Donna Horton – Chair, ASQ 0704, Valley of the Sun