ASQ-LA Quality News
June 2013
ASQ-LA June Issue Contains:
June 12th Member Meeting
Message from the Chair
ASQ-LA Dodger Night
ASQ-LA New Members
Certification Exam Dates
ASQLA Leadership Team Listing


Welcome to the May of the ASQ-LA Newsletter.

Looking forward to see you at our June 12th Member Meeting which will be at Phenomenex 2341 West
205th Street Torrance, CA 90501. If you plan to attend the meeting, YOU MUST RSVP to Chen Low 310-334-7044, pager 310-353-8293 or e-mail [email protected], no-later-than Noon on Monday, June 10th, so he can get the list of attendees.
Do not go to the Phenomenex main entrance on 411 Madrid. The Meeting will be on the 2nd floor of 2341 West 205th Street. Near Crenshaw and 190th.
Looking forward to your attendance at this month's program.
Harold Martinez
Newsletter Chair


Joyce Lewis
"Carrying the Quality Torch for Your Company's Triple Bottom Line"

Please join the ASQLA 0700 for its monthly member meeting on Wednesday, June 12th. The meeting will be at Phenomenex, 2341 West 205th Street in Torrance.   Our speaker this month is Joyce Lewis will be speaking on "Carrying the Quality Torch for Your Company's Triple Bottom Line."This meeting is an opportunity to network with other Quality professionals and to learn about current techniques & technologies. 


Are you being asked to carry the Quality torch for your company's triple bottom line?


Quality-trained professionals are increasingly called on to carry the torch of sustainability to reduce costs, demands on resources, and waste while increasing the reuse of existing assets and enabling lean operations through six sigma practices. Employing sustainable practices is critical to today's competitive business environment. At the strategy level, sustainability helps integrate and align strategic execution decisions, activities, and goals across multiple departments, partners and supply chains. But what does that mean for a Quality professional?


Led by APICS Master CPIM Instructor Joyce Lewis and based on research conducted by APICS E&R Foundation, the workshop will give each participant a better understanding of:  

  • avoiding pitfalls that most Quality professionals and operations staff experience in implementing a "triple bottom line" focus
  • identifying quick successes as well as developing long-range strategies you and your employer can implement for success in achieving sustainable operations measuring and improving your sustainable strategy's results. 

Joyce Lewis's career experience spans the entire global business value chain from strategy development, new product introduction, marketing, operations, quality training programs, and all aspects of supply chain management. She has frequently led program & ERP implementations for mega-growth manufacturers in high-tech industries, specifically focused in process development and employee education programs for Fortune 200 companies.  

Joyce remains an active member on the APICS Los Angeles Chapter Board of Directors and has served as President of APICS Phoenix Chapter. She is designated as Master Instructor for APICS CPIM, CSCP, and Instructor Training modules, as well as Associate for Global Sourcing, Lean Enterprise, and Principles modules by APICS The Educational Society for Resource Management. She holds APICS CPIM, APICS CSCP, and ISM Certified Purchasing Manager (C.P.M.) certifications. Joyce represents APICS Los Angeles Chapter at educational institutions such as USC, ASU (AZ) and Thunderbird (AZ) and provides students with guidance on career paths related to resource management.


Joyce holds an MAEd from University of Phoenix, a B.S. in Purchasing & Logistics from ASU, and received the Outstanding Graduating Senior Award for both the ASU-SCM Department and College of Business (now W.P. Carey School of Business) upon graduation.  Her engaging instruction has earned her a "triple-award" as APICS Phoenix Chapter Instructor of the Year in 2012, 2011, 2008, as well as APICS Los Angeles Chapter Instructor of the Year in 2013 and 2012. 


The program will be held at 2nd Floor Main Conference Room at Phenomenex 2341 West 205th Street Torrance, CA 90501. This meeting is an opportunity to network with other Quality Professionals, learn about quality related topics and earn 0.3 Recertification Units. Registration and networking starts at 5:30 PM. The meeting runs from 6:00 to 7:30 PM. Crackers, Cookies, Coffee & Water will be provided at no charge.

You MUST RSVP to Chen Low 310-334-7044, pager 310-353-8293 or e-mail [email protected], no-later-than Noon on Monday, June 8th, so he can get the list of attendees.




Message from the Chair - Lane Parrott


Our speaker this month is Joyce Lewis, Executive Vice President of the Los Angles Chapter of APICS. We asked Joyce to speak this month because she is a vivacious leader, teacher and public speaker. I learn something from Joyce each time I speak with her and I know that you will too. This is the one meeting that you do not want to miss!

APICS is a not-for-profit international educational organization respected throughout the world for its education and professional certification programs. With more than 70,000 individual and corporate members in 20,000 companies worldwide, APICS is dedicated to using education to improve the business bottom line.


Founded in 1957 as the American Production and Inventory Control Society, APICS has since expanded its focus to include a full range of programs and materials on individual and organizational education, standards of excellence, and integrated resource management. To reflect this new direction, APICS is now known as: The Association for Operations Management.

Similar to ASQ, APICS offers professional certifications, which are recognized worldwide as standards of professional excellence and quality within the manufacturing and service industries:

  • Certified in Production and Inventory Management (CPIM)
  • Certified Supply Chain Professional (CSCP)


Speaking of certifications, ASQLA offers the following Exam Preparation classes:

  • CMQ/OE - Certified Manager of Quality and Organizational Effectiveness - Starting August 10th
  • CQE - Certified Quality Engineer - Starting October 12th
  • CSSGB - Certified Six Sigma Green Belt - Starting October 19th
  • CSSBB- Certified Six Sigma Black Belt - Starting January 11th


BE ACKNOWLEDGED FOR YOUR ACCOMPLISHMENTS - If you have three (3) or more current ASQ Certifications and you attend our November Meeting, you will be awarded a Certificate of Achievement, an ASQLA coffee mug and a gift card. 



MEET NEW PEOPLE - Join the section's Leadership Team. We are looking for enthusiastic and dependable members who can help us provide a great experience for your members. In particular we are looking for an Arrangements Chair. If you are interested, please send me an email at [email protected].


ASQLA Website Advertising 

For information on placing an ad through ASQLA, contact Advertising Chair at (310)383-2393, [email protected].
































$28 tickets for $20 as long as supplies last



Tickets can be purchased at Member meetings, or

reserved through Jim Morrison at 310 541-1417,

via e-mail at [email protected]


ASQ-Los Angeles
Section 0700
New Members








Yograj SharmaAdvanced Bionics LLC
Jun Lin
Angelito F. Navarro
Rossellini JoeChildren Hospital Los Angeles
Michael J. Howard
Maney Aircraft
Ayman Alzubair
Gigo M. Samuel
Romulo Martin Brena
Michael PrietoRenmark-Pacific Corp.
Manal B. Saleem
Fei Yu
Garrett Asanuma
Jean-Francois Pelka




ASQ Certification Exams


Application Deadline

August 16, 2013


Late Application

Fee ($50) Deadline

August 21, 2013


Exam Date

October 5, 2013



Six Sigma Black Belt(SSBB)

Mgr of Qual/Org Excel (CMQ/OE)

Quality Inspector(CQI)

Quality Technician(CQT)

Biomedical Auditor(CBD)

Reliability Engineer(CRE)

HACCP Auditor(CHA)


Application Deadline

October 18, 2013


Late Application

Fee ($50) Deadline

October 23, 2013


Exam Date

December 7, 2013




Quality Engineer(CQE)

Quality Auditor(CQA)

Six Sigma Green Belt (SSGB)

Software Quality Eng. (CSQE)

Quality Improvement Assoc (CQIA)

Calibration Technician(CCT)

Quality Process Analyst (CQPA)





for more information.


Cal State Dominguez Hills BSQA & MSQA Programs

sponsor certification preparation courses, See certification

page on


Is it time for recertification?

Send your package to Joe DeSimone,

Recertification Chair at

P.O. Box 1291, San Pedro, CA 90731.




Time: 5:30 - 6:00 Networking & Dinner

6:00 - 8:00 Meeting


CSUDH Extended Education Bldg

1000 Victoria St., Carson, CA 90745

Contact: Lane Parrott, Chair

(310) 489-9018

[email protected],

Dates: 1st Wednesday of the Month(not in July and December)




Officers & Committee Chairs of ASQ Los Angeles Section 700


CHAIR: Lane Parrott - 310-489-9018 [email protected]

VICE CHAIR: Catherine Martin - 310-616-0936 [email protected]

SECRETARY: Catherine Martin - 310-616-0936 [email protected]

TREASURER: Jim Morrison - 310-541-1417 - [email protected]

PAST CHAIR/Executive Advisory: Chen Low - 310-334-7044 - [email protected]
Arrangements:  Chen Low - 310-334-7044 - [email protected]

 Job Listing: Armen Yeghoian - 818-912-9272 - [email protected]

Website Chair: Alan Wang - 310-383-2393 - [email protected]

Membership: Lisa Uhrig - 310-283-1197 - [email protected]

 Education: Bill Trappen - 760-723-7718 - [email protected]

CSUDH Liaison: Milt Krivokuca - 949-892-7994 - [email protected]

Certification: Joe DeSimone - 424-772-6371 - [email protected]

Re-certification: Joe DeSimone - 424-772-6371 - [email protected]

Newsletter: Harold Martinez - 310-214-1606 - [email protected]

Awards and Recognition: Imre Fischer - 949-493-3914 - [email protected]

Quality Management Process (QMP): Peter Crosso - 310-819-0944 - [email protected]

Financial Audit: Michael Schaffer - 310-895-0802 - [email protected]

-Simon Collier Quality Award:  Imre Fischer - 949-493-3914 - [email protected]

    Programs: Open

Publicity & Advertising Chair: : Alan Wang - 310-383-2393 - [email protected] 

Voice of the Customer: Deanna Kerylow - 714-519-5162 - [email protected]