Message from the Past Chair
I am pleased and honored to have served as the Section Chair for the 2015 year. Although only an ASQ member for a short time, I have seen great benefits in membership with ASQ. I started my journey in manufacturing in 1996 when I joined Ford Motor Company of Canada in Windsor, Ontario. In 2007, I joined Toyota Motor Manufacturing Canada in Cambridge, Ontario in the Lexus Division. In 2008, I joined Monarch Industries where I currently serve as the Quality and Process Improvement Manager, Casting Operations.
It was another ASQ member, the Director of Quality Assurance at the time, who urged me to join ASQ and pursue personal & professional development through continuous knowledge and certification. Since then, I have taken up the challenge and have found much more than I anticipated.
The ASQ website is a great source of resources, from Quality & Continuous Improvement courses to materials (books, videos, papers) directly from Quality Press. Subscription to Quality Progress magazine allows us to stay current in the current development of new technologies and keep informed on any current or future challenges faced in the pursuit of quality. Through community collaboration & engagement, continuous learning, innovation sharing, professional development and teamwork, 2017 promises to be an exciting year for all ASQ members.
On behalf of the ASQ Manitoba Executive, I thank you for your commitment and passion in the quest of quality and excellence. I wish you success in all of your endeavors and pursuits.
Daniel Lamirande, CMQOE, CQA, CQIA
Past Chair, ASQ Manitoba