In the Beginning....

On June 25th, 1946, a committee of the American Society for Quality Control, consisting of George EDWARDS, Andrew PETERSON, Ralph WAREHAM, Alfred DAVIS and Martin BRAMBAUGH, signed the Articles of Incorporation of a new society of quality professionals. The final act in confirming 14 local Societies (SQC) and the Federation of Quality Control Societies (FQCS) into the American Society for Quality Control (ASQC) — later, the American Society for Quality.

Meanwhile in Montreal, leaders of local Quality Control Societies – Ben LLOYD of Canadian Industries Ltd, Bruce LEADBETTER and John PRINGLE of the Bell Telephone Co. of Canada, Roger LESSARD of the École Polytechnique, N.L. MORGAN of Northern Electric and others decided to join the ASQC. And so in 1949, the Montreal Section of ASQC was born.

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Our Mission Statement

To promote and enhance the quality profession by providing support to our Section membership, offering information, educational programs and events, and promoting the awareness and value of  quality in the community.

The Section Leadership Committee

The following elected positions of the Section Leadership Committee (SLC) guide and ensure the continued success of the Section: Chair, Secretary and Treasurer. These positions require some time commitment during their mandate. They appoint an Audit Chair, a Membership Chair and a Nominating Chair. The latter ensures continuity of the Section by evaluating and proposing members for various SLC positions.

Other positions ensure the promotion and success of the Section operations, planned activities and communications with members, non-members and other sections. These functions may be shared amongst SLC members such as Other postions: Membership, Programs and Arrangements, Voice of the Customer, Education, and Recertification; Social Media and Web Site Committee; Newsletter Editor, Nominating, Historian and Internet Liaison. Some may require more time commitment than others (ex. Newsletter, Programs).

Our past events and activities

Over the years, our section has organized many events such as: presentations, panel discussions, plant tours and conferences. Check out the variety in this list of past events and activities:

• Section Events 2007-2020
• Section Events 1957-2006

Our members

Membership types:

The Montreal Section membership fluctuates regularly based on renewals and currently stands at about 340 including 2 ‘Fellows’ of the Society:

  • 62% Full
  • 25% Senior
  • 14% Student

ASQ Certifications:

There are presently 130 member with 187 ASQ Certifications. One member has obtained all ASQ certifications.
The most popular are Certified Quality Auditor (CQA), Certified Quality Engineer (CQE), Certified Six Sigma Black & Green Belts (CSSBB & CSSGB) and Certified Quality Manager (CQM_OE).

Job Function/Title:

  • 19 %  Unspecified
  • 19 %  Manager
  • 15 %  Engineer
  • 14 %  Director
  •   8 %  Auditor
  •   6 %  Consultant 
  •   5 %  Retired
  •   4 %  Other
  •   4 %  Specialist
  •   3 %  Analyst
  •   3 %  President

Gain Recognition, Advance to Senior Membership

Demonstrate growth and accomplishment in the quality profession by becoming an ASQ Senior member. You will receive recognition from ASQ, additional benefits, and the opportunity of being nominated to the grade of Fellow member.

Download your application from ASQ.ORG or contact ASQ assistance at 1-800-248-1946.

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