Upcoming and Planned ASQ Montreal Section 0401 Events
Please note that these events, while planned for, remain subject to change until formally announced in our Newsletter.
To register, please contact our event coordinator Dr. David Tozer at event@asqmontreal.qc.ca.

Wednesday November 28, 2018 at 6:00 PM
A Look at Self-Regulated Professions from the Viewpoint of Quality Practitioners
Another ASQ Professional Development Talk
Presenter: Gabriel Ahmarani
In view of the intangible nature of professional services, what challenges does this work pose to the quality practitioner? What is the extent of professional work in society? What are the main dangers to consumers and to society? How do we define and circumscribe these services? Who monitors these professions and how? What quality precepts are used to monitor these services, by whom, and are they sufficient? What’s the historical context, evolution, and future trends for such professional services? What new challenges will such developments bring to the quality field? Are we ready with the right quality tools? Quality practitioners, your expertise will be solicited. Be ready to contribute!

Gabriel Ahmarani
Gabriel Ahmarani, Ch.Adm, CMC, ASQ Senior Member, CQE, CQA, CSSGB, and CMQ/OE
Ahmarani Management Advisory Services
Gabriel has navigated through four decades of senior professional roles as certified management consultant, plant manager, project manager, and quality engineer, in Canada and the USA. He is a senior ASQ member and holder of the CQE, CQA, CSSGB, and CMQ/OE ASQ certifications (emeritus). He is also a longtime member of the Ordre des administrateurs agréés du Québec (OAAQ), and the Canadian Association of Management Consultants (CMC-Canada), where he holds certifications as Chartered Administrator (Ch.Adm.) and Certified Management Consultant (CMC). He currently sits on the professional inspection committee of the OAAQ, a committee tasked by law to inspect professional conformance of its members.

Wednesday January 30, 2019 at 6:00 PM
The ISO Transition deadline of September 15, 2018 has come and gone - What impact has ISO 9001:2015 had?
An ASQ Panel Event featuring representatives from well know registrars and facilitated by Sam Weissfelner.
Panelists: Jim Moran, Tim Ryan, Sabrina Ippolito
What impact has ISO 9001:2015 had on all related standards (AS9100, ISO 27001, IATF 16949, ISO 13485, etc.) from the point of view of our Registrars, and more importantly, their Customers? Please join us on the evening of January 30th, 2019, to hear from the Senior Representatives of the leading Registrars of Canada as they each share their experiences and knowledge, regarding the just completed Transition.

Jim Moran
Jim Moran, MA Ed. representing BSI
President, The learning Alliance Inc.
Jim Moran has been a business educator since 1977. He has written articles for a number of business publications, radio shows and hosted “How’s Business?” a TV talk show. Jim has developed, designed and delivered training courses for Fortune 500 companies, the Federal government and Provincial governments. Since 1992, he has implemented more than 20 ISO Management Systems for ISO 9001, ISO 14001, ISO 17025 and integrated systems that include more than 1 set of requirements. His training courses have included additional Standards – ISO 15189 (Medical Labs) and OHSAS 18001 – Health and Safety. Currently, he is working with BSI exploring the feasibility of courses for ISO15489 – Information and documentation – records management and he is a Tutor for BSI Training.

Tim Ryan
Tim Ryan representing SAI Global 
Head of Sales, Management Systems, SAI Global
Tim Ryan strives to make organizations understand and reduce risk. He began his 25 year private industry career managing operations after serving as a US Navy Nuclear Submarine Officer. Along with several roles in industrial operations management, Tim worked for a startup to lead efforts commercializing a first of a kind radioactive waste processing technology. Leveraging his operations experience, Tim transitioned to commercial roles in chemicals, energy services, and medical device components before landing with SAI Global where he manages the Business Development team for the US and Canada. Tim received a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Notre Dame, and received an MBA from the Mason School of Business at the College of William and Mary.

Sabrina Ippolito
Sabrina Ippolito representing SGS 
Trainer and Consultant
Sabrina Ippolito has been working in the field of training & development for ten years and her involvement has included all facets of the function, from conducting needs analysis and the development of training programs. In addition to delivering knowledge to the cannabis industry, Sabrina provides training & consulting services to clients who are interested in developing their quality management systems to achieve certification to ISO 9001 and beyond. Her experience includes auditor mentoring, coaching & training programs in a variety of topics which include both management-system related topics (QMS, EMS, Pharmaceuticals) as well as management-related programs. Sabrina conducts third-party certification and surveillance audits and has taught courses on topics such as QMS (ISO 9001:2015 Requirements, Internal Auditor, Lead Auditor, HACCP, GMP/GDP Pharmaceuticals), EMS (ISO 14001). Applying her vast experience and knowledge to the cannabis industry is of keen interest to Sabrina, in order to support the development of quality systems in this emerging industry.