ASQ 2022 PEP Gold Award

ASQ Montreal Section

Created August 12, 1950 - On line since 1999

Welcome to the ASQ Montreal Section website. Our section was created in 1950 and we are proud to be the bilingual voice of Montreal and its region. We invite you to roam through our pages and read the news, comments, event and historical information. We also invite you to visit our myASQ site.



Quality Career in Aerospace

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Webinar in English | Webinaire en anglais

My “Quality” Career in Aerospace
(Ma carrière de "qualité" dans l'aérospatiale)

2023.09.27 | 19:00
Networking Opportunity | Opportunité de réseautage 18:30
(Bilingual Q&A Bilingue)

A personal retrospective | Une retrospective personnelle

Avrum Goldman We are excited to offer you this opportunity to meet and share Avrum Goldman’s personal 39-year journey through Aerospace Quality. Avrum will recount his many detours, what he has learned and provide us with a recap of his career in Aerospace, which will include his reflections on various key aspects such as regulatory compliance, quality of design/process/product, human factors and key learnings.
Avrum’s career at Pratt & Whitney spans 39 years in the fields of engineering, airworthiness, quality and sustainability. He has worked on nearly all of the 14 product families designed and manufactured by P&W’s Canadian division, from design, development and certification through production, service and overhaul. He has also worked on sustainability, cost engineering, process certification and technology development.

Our speaker:  Avrum Goldman has both a bachelor and master’s degrees in Mechanical Engineering from McGill University in Montreal, with certificates for Six Sigma Green Belt, Certified Quality Engineer and Sustainable Development. At Pratt & Whitney he has worked on nearly all of the 14 product families designed and manufactured by P&W’s Canadian division, from design, development and certification through production, service and overhaul. He has also worked on sustainability, cost engineering, process certification and technology development. Avrum is passionate about mentoring and sharing knowledge, delivering over 30 hours of seminars to employees and students every year and as both of his parents were teachers, the passion for learning and sharing comes naturally to him.

Your participation is worth 0.5 ASQ RU (Recertification Units).

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ASQ Canada And Greenland Region — Deputy regional directors

At her last regional meeting on May 23rd, Natella Isazada announced a shuffling of Deputy Regional Directors (DRD) :

Chaitanya Baliga : Ottawa Valley and Maritimes Sam Weissfelner : Montréal
Michael Mladjenovic : London and Hamilton Desmond Mahadeo : Windsor
Sandra Amador : Vancouver and Kitchener Gary Gehring : Manitoba and Saskatchewan
Stephen Hall : Calgary and Edmonton Michel Guenette : Toronto and DRD support

Canada and Greenland Region: 2023 Director named

Vancouver Section’s Natella Isazada, MPA, ASQ CMQ-OE, TEDx speaker and author will be the new Regional Director. She is a Vancouver-based Personal and Organizational Excellence expert, international speaker and author who promotes and empowers organizational excellence through personal growth and development.

Natella Isazada RD 2023Originally from Azerbaijan, Natella experienced life in a few diverse places before finding her home in Beautiful BC in 2007. She has her Bachelor’s Degree in International Journalism, a Degree in Law from Russian State Social University and acquired a Master’s of Public Administration from University of Nebraska at Omaha, USA. She also has over 15 years of progressive work experience in the fields of Quality, OHS and Risk Management in Manufacturing and Service industries in the US and Canada.

Natella is an active member of the American Society for Quality, and present chair of the leadership team of the ASQ Vancouver Section. She holds several industry certifications including Certified Manager of Quality/ Organizational Excellence (CMQ/OE), Certified Quality Auditor (CQA), and ISO 9000 Lead Auditor (IRCA). She is an Advanced Communicator designated by Toastmasters International as well as a speaker at TEDx Chilliwack, BC, Canada. Visit her website at

Post: 2012-11-01

ASQ Canada And Greenland Region — Volunteer Recognition

💥 Nous vous invitons à visiter et suivre la NOUVELLE page LinkedIn de l’ASQ Canada et Groenland.

ASQ Canada and Greenland Region Page 

Natella Isazada RD 2023Natella Isazada, Regional Director of ASQ Canada and Greenland Region initiated the page and started a series of portraits of the various Member Leader volunteers. The objective is to introduce and show an appreciation for the efforts that they make on a regular basis.

Rev. 2023-06-04

ASQ News

Quality Progress September 2023

Quality Progress 2023-09 CoverDeepen Your Scope

To add value, the scope and depth of audits must be expanded to the system level.

This article is presented by Ron Sedlock who has more than 44 years of quality experience. He began his career studying under the personal tutorage of W. Edwards Deming and Joseph M. Juran. He has been a member of ASQ since 1976 and has held most ASQ certifications. He is a military veteran who served with the 1st Air Cavalry in Vietnam.

Here are the facts:

  • Traditional audits are narrow in scope and shallow in depth. To truly add value to organizations, audits must go beyond regulatory and standard requirements and be widened to the system level.
  • A system-based approach audits or assesses an organization’s overall performance to achieve the intended results.
  • Systems thinking is a way of making sense of a complex world by looking at it in terms of wholes and relationships rather than by splitting it down into its parts.

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Why is it important for YOU to become and continue as an ASQ member?

Meet Govind Ramu, P. Eng. and ASQ member of 25 years.
He is a Quality Management Professional, ASQ Fellow, Stanford LEAD Distinguished Scholar, Professional Engineer (Ontario) and ASQ Crosby Medal Recipient.
He shares his two minutes sales pitch on LinkedIn HERE.

Quality Progress March 2023

Quality Progress  2023-04 CoverComplete Game

Incorporating quality management principles into its play helped a softball team of seniors win championship game.

This article by Russell Roberson, retired from Elsevier in Leesburg, FL. and Paul D. Carfagna, retired from Dupont Co. describes how a softball team of seniors inserts quality management principles into its starting lineup and scores big. Sports have always been a test case for all types of strategies. Often, it can be a safe place to try something new and, if we want to be honest with ourselves, failing is unlikely fatal in the field of sports.

Here are the facts:

  • Without knowing it, quality management principles helped one senior slow-pitch softball team win the league’s championship game.
  • There were elements of quality management, including teamwork and leadership commitment, that the team modified and applied to its challenges on the field.
  • The lessons this softball team learned can carry over and be applied to real-world organizations.

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ASQ Open Access

Quality Resources is your one-stop online library of information related to quality. Access more than 75 years’ worth of practical and research-based content, tools, and data about defining, achieving, measuring, controlling, and improving quality, created for all experience levels.

Gathered from around the globe, ASQ content is peer-reviewed by subject matter experts and published in a variety of formats, all accessible on ASQ’s website.

Ways to find content

  • Search Quality Content — Search more than 30,000 journal articles, case studies, books, standards, courses, webcasts, and presentations. The collection is indexed to be searchable by topic, keyword, industry, date, and more.
  • Browse/Learn About Quality topics — Explore A to Z concepts, tools, applications, and technical terms that make up the world of quality.

Who has access to content on

ASQ members have the most access to online full-text content, but all visitors will always find sample content available. 

All visitors can…

Additional open-access and member-benefit publications are also available from topic- and industry-focused forums and divisions.

Calling All NextGens!

myASQ NextGen

Join the myASQ NextGen online community!

Are you a young professional in the quality field? Are you new to the world of quality or in a new job/role? Join the myASQ NextGen online community to share resources, ask questions, and make connections that will help you navigate the early years in your quality career. Click here to join and begin experiencing this exciting new community.

For more information on this ASQ program, visit ASQ NextGen.

ASQ Certifications Earn International ISO/IEC 17024 Accreditation!

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April 14, 2022: ASQ announced that five of ASQ’s certification programs achieved ISO 17024 Personnel Certification Documentation Consultancy accreditation through the ANSI National Accreditation Board (ANAB). ANAB is the largest multi-disciplinary accreditation body in the western hemisphere, with more than 2,500 organizations accredited in approximately 80 countries. Federal, state, and local authorities rely on ANAB accreditation to demonstrate value and assure competency for important public priorities.

By earning ISO 17024 accreditation for Personnel Certification, ASQ demonstrates to the Quality profession it represents and the general public it serves, that its credentialing programs have been reviewed by a panel of impartial experts who have determined that our CQA, CQE, CSSBB, CMQ/OE and CRE programs have met the stringent standards set by the credentialing community.

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ASQ Fellow

ASQ Logo ASQ Fellow Membership It is an honour bestowed by other ASQ members. A Fellow represents the upper echelon of the quality profession and serves as the backbone of the Society. It is an advanced, individual member grade obtained through peer endorsement and Society recognition. Some of the benefits to becoming a Fellow include peer recognition of individual accomplishments in the quality field, networking opportunities, new levels of ASQ involvement and additional member benefits. All ASQ Fellows, worldwide, are members of the ASQ Fellows Focus Group, a global geographic community affiliated with ASQ’s Geographic Communities Council (GCC). Also, a choice of one of the extra benefit options is included with membership dues of $169 US per year: one journal of your choice or one additional section of your choice. For more information, visit myASQ Montreal or

Rev. 2023-09-15

Visit the ASQ sites to find out if these events are webinars or on-site.

Quality Innovations Summit (Quality 4.0)
(Sommet sur les innovations en qualité)
September 19 – 21, 2023, Boston, MA – In Person

Improving Measurement Confidence and Reducing Risk
(Améliorer la confiance de mesure et réduire le risque)
October 11 – 13, 2023, Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio – In Person

Women in Quality Symposium
(Symposium de la femme en qualité)
December 7, 2023, Virtual Event
More information to come

Lean and Six Sigma Conference
(Conférence Lean et Six Sigma)
February 18 – 21, 2024, Phoenix, AZ – In Person

World Conference on Quality & Improvement
(Conférence mondiale sur la qualité et l’amélioration)
May 12 – 15, 2024, San Diego, CA – In Person

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Rev. 2022-09-15

A note on our translations (English/French): To simplify our life we use the free application DeepL Translator operated by DeepL SE in Cologne, Germany.

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