November Chair Message
November is Global Quality Month. I hope everyone has an opportunity to attend one of the many regional, national, and international events taking place in November. Quality Management Division (QMD) recently completed our annual conference in Tucson. This event was a collaborative effort between QMD and the ASQ-Audit Division, with sponsorship from the ASQ-Design and Construction Division. All preliminary indications suggest this was a successful event.
The annual business meeting, which attracted over 100 attendees, received very positive comments. Both QMD and Audit shared their operating results and strategic plans for 2014. Most division members were not aware of the dedication and efforts exerted by division leadership to develop activities such as the conference, e-blasts, and publications and technical papers to provide a positive society membership experience. Several leadership team members were publicly recognized for their volunteer efforts during the meeting. The Power Point presentation from the meeting is attached for review. QMD Business Meeting PowerPoint This meeting was recorded and we hope to have editing completed shortly for posting on this web page.
Ron Meier, one of the QMD leadership members obtained several historical Joseph Juran video interviews with many contemporary business leaders such as Peter Drucker and Steve Jobs. The interviews are in various pre-digital formats. QMD is currently digitizing these recordings and several of these interviews will be posted shortly. Please check our website as these historical interviews will be posted as soon as the conversion is completed.
During our council meeting last month, the 2014-2015 leadership team was confirmed:
Ken Sadler – Chair
Jan Tucker – Vice-Chair
Milt Krivokuca – Past Chair, Chair Nominations Committee
Sandy Low – Treasurer- second term
Peggy Milz – Secretary – second term
Our 2014 business plan and budget were submitted to ASQ for approval. In my final chair message next month, I will report the results of the goals and objectives accomplished, as well as sharing our 2014 goals and objectives.
These past two years have been a transition as ASQ and the economy recovered from the events of 2008. QMD assumed a leadership role in recognizing that traditional operating models and Quality applications required revision to meet the needs of the current global society. QMD and ASQ, will continue to assume this leadership role as the global economy continues to expand.