Welcome to ASQ Portland Section

The mission of ASQ Portland Section 0607 is to serve the quality needs of our members, whether you live and work in Oregon, in neighboring Washington, or around the world. We encourage and welcome your suggestions regarding ways we can serve you better, to help to enrich your life and your career. You may email us at chair@asqpdx.com.

Monthly meetings, plant tours, conferences and workshops can give you recertification (RU) credits.

ASQPDX Upcoming Events

Tue, May 9, 2017; Note New Time! Dinner at 5:30; Webinar at 6 PM!Servant LeadershipEd LandauerCentury Hotel
8185 SW Tualatin- Sherwood Rd
Tualatin, OR


Tickets to May Event – Go To Eventbrite

Note New Start Time!

Servant Leadership

Most people would view the servant as leader as a real contradiction. The servant-leader is one who wants to be a servant first and then makes a conscious choice to lead. This is quite different from one who is a leader first because of a strong drive for power or to gain material possessions. The difference lies in the ability of the servant leader to make sure the other people’s needs are being served. In this presentation, the presenter will describe examples from his experience of the two leadership styles and the resulting outcomes.

About the Speaker:

Ed Landauer is an ASQ Fellow and Certified Quality Engineer. He has taught Engineering and Quality courses with an emphasis on Quality Engineering, Technician and Inspector Certifications for over 25 years. He has Master of Science degrees in Statistics, Industrial Engineering and Mathematics and is a Registered Professional Engineer in Mechanical, Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering. Mr. Landauer most recently served as the ASQ Regional Director for Region 6A as well as a member of the ASQ Board of Directors. He has previously served as the Section Chair for both the Portland Section and the Channel Cities Section in Ventura, California.


The ASQ Portland Section has elected the following officers for 2017:

Section Chair – Beth Rice              Secretary – Jean Fryer
Chair-elect – Terri Tufts                  Treasurer – Marie Tree


New Supplier Quality Certification available

ASQ recently launched its newest certification designed for supplier quality professionals who work with an organization’s supply chain and suppliers to continuously improve performance of key system components. The Certified Supplier Quality Professional (CSQP) exam, developed by member leaders and sponsored by the Customer-Supplier Division, will be first administered during the September/October computer-based testing exam window. Among other topics, the certification exam tests knowledge on supplier strategy; business governance, ethics, and compliance; relationship management; and supplier performance monitoring and improvement. We are now accepting applications for the first available exam window in September/October for the CSQP exam. The deadline is August 15. Go to ASQ.org to apply.

Portland Section Receives RD Gold Award!


Beth Rice, ASQ Portland Section Chair, on behalf of the Leadership Team, received the Regional Director Gold Award for 2015, which was presented by Regional Director Ed Landauer at our January 2016 dinner meeting.
This award is given for excellence in providing member value and quality opportunities, as well as implementing innovations and meeting the Section’s Business Plan and ASQ’s requirements for Section reporting.
Congratulations to the Portland Section Leadership Committee for achieving this award for the third year in a row!