Letter from the Chair

Doug Sadtler

Letter from the Chair | Letter From The Chair

To My Quality-Driven Colleagues,

I hope that each of you have had a productive Summer, whether in your places of work and/or around your households chapmpioning the next interest of your family members.  I assure you that it has not been a quiet one on the ASQ Front - the Society's attempt at "Transformation" has become an exercise in political hijack and loss of democratic principles to run it.  Some colleagues and I have fut forth some oppostion to this initiative, and only time will tell if efforts to curtial this Initiative can overcome the lack of integrity and transparency of others.  As always, if anyone is curious about this matter further, please feel free to be in touch with mem and I will gladly elaborate, as this is a Forum for brief summary thoughts. I can be reached at [  chair@ASQ-MiddleTN.org  ]

Having the needed data to run your business is not only a challenge in trying to collect it, one also has to analyze it prudently and present it clearly.  I got to work with this month's presenter, Jack Johnson while at Beretta, and was very impressed at his ability to present relevant data into an intelligent Dashboard...giving his Client better agility to see what matters most to their business.  In this presentation, Jack will explore the definitions of data analytics and business intelligence (BI), the impact they've had on Quality teams at various companies over the last few years, and also how YOUR Quality team could get started using BI immediately.  I hope you can make it out on September 13th to catch this meeting.

As the Summer kicked off, ASQ introduced its new social ocmmunity platform, myASQ.  I encourage you to give it a visit at:


It is also accessible through the home page of www.asq.org.  If any of you are interested about some of the details around the Transformation issues I aluded to in the prior paragraph, I recommend perusing the Transformation section of the platform (asq.org login will be required) where some of my colleagues and I have been busy trying to exlain why the Transformation initiative is so problematic.  You will find a wealth of powerful information here...and a coule of ASQ Headquarters responses, to boot.  Here is the shortcut:


In closing, I want to remind you of some important dates coming up:
  • To see the list of events occurring under the ASQ umbrella (webinars, conferences, prep courses, etc.), grab a look at the following page: http://asq.org/conferences-events.html
  • Below are the Certification deadlines that are coming up!!!

Apply by: September  7, 2018        Test during: October 5 – 21, 2018



Six Sigma / Process Improvement




Technical / Inspection





CPGMP Professional

For more detailed information, please check the ASQ website:  https://asq.org/cert/dates

Nashville is a fast-growing city, and there are more Quality Professionals joining our area every day.  My goal is to create a healthy dialogue for all of us, and give us a forum where we can be of symbiotic assistance to one another...bringing forth our unique talents.  I look forward to seeing you on September 13th...and hearing from you at your convenience!


Doug Sadtler, CQA, CQPA