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, and workshops can give you recertification (RU) credits.

ASQPDX Upcoming Events

Tue, March 13, 2018
5:00 PM – 8:00 PM PDT
Auditing to ISO9001:2015Shauna Wilson
Jean Fryer
Century Hotel
8185 Southwest Tualatin Sherwood Road
Tualatin, OR 97062
Thu, March 15, 2018
5:30 PM – 9:00 PM PDT
An Evening with Bob Moore, Founder and CEO of Bob's Red MillBob MooreBob's Red Mill
5000 SE International Way
Milwaukie, OR 97222

Auditing to ISO9001:2015

Eventbrite - Auditing to ISO9001:2015.

A “hands on” dinner workshop; focused to provide management and internal auditors knowledge and experience in applying new ISO9001:2015 requirements.  Addressing context of the organization, interested parties and risk-based thinking; auditors will learn to interpret ISO9001:2015 requirements and define applicable documented information. The following learning objectives are planned:

  1. Define context of the organization and interested parties for your company.
  2. Learn how to apply risk-based thinking.
  3. Review ISO9001:2015 clause requirements and examine audit questions to ask.
  4. Discuss objective evidence and required documented information.
  5. Small group exercises and dinner provided. Bring your audit team!



Shauna Wilson

Shauna Wilson is president at Amazon Consulting Inc. She is a performance management consultant who designs efficient and effective quality systems. Shauna is an IRCA-certified auditor and leading expert in remote auditing. She holds a Master’s degree in performance management.  Shauna wrote InterneTeaming.com: Tools to Create High Performance Remote Teams and co-authored eAuditing Fundamentals: Virtual Communication and Remote Auditing and has been featured in Quality Progress, The Auditor, and ASTD’s InfoLine.  Shauna is the education/social responsibility chair at ASQ’s Portland, Oregon Section 607 and currently serves as the U.S. TAG expert for PC/TAG 302 ISO 19011 auditing management systems.


Jean Fryer

Jean Fryer has over thirty years of experience in high technology industry and international quality systems, while working for Tektronix, Beaverton, Oregon, a leader in test, measurement and monitoring systems, Tektronix is at the forefront of innovation, delivering world-class products and services.  As Quality Manager, she was responsible for the Techtronix’s global Quality Management System (QMS), ISO9001 registration, developing and implementing corporate quality policies and processes, managing the global internal audit program for the QMS and the Environmental Management System, quality training, customer advocacy, customer complaint resolution, coaching for root cause corrective action and continual improvement.  Ms. Fryer worked in the US, Canada, Europe, Japan, China and India.

Quality Tip: Get your ISO9001:2015 Certification audit scheduled ASAP!

From 5-8pm at Century Hotel, Tualatin, OR

$250 per person

An Evening with Bob Moore,

Founder and CEO of Bob’s Red Mill



Thu, March 15, 2018
5:30 PM – 9:00 PM PDT



Bob’s Red Mill
5000 SE International Way
Milwaukie, OR 97222



For over three decades, Bob has been committed to providing people everywhere with the best quality foods available. His passion for health and belief in taking care of one another is as strong today as it was when he first started the business with his wife, Charlee, all those years ago. Bob plays a fundamental role in the daily operations of the business and his enthusiasm and ‘honest-to-goodness’ approach are shared with every one of his employees. It’s this passion for providing the very best nutritional whole grains that has helped make us the leading name in health foods across the country.


Bob will share his story with us at this dinner meeting. The hard work, integrity and a little luck in the creation of Bob’s Red Mill Natural Foods, Inc, which is in Milwaukee OR. You have probably noticed the big red building near hwy 224. And you are probably familiar with the branded products of both whole grains and gluten free varieties. Come join us for dinner and hear his story and how he grew this business.


Arrive at 5:30 pm, No-Host Bar; Dinner will be at 6:00, with the presentation / discussion from 6:30-9:00.
Bob’s Homemade Meatloaf w/scratch gravy, Field Green Salad w/three dressings, Glazed Carrots, Assorted cookies, Coffee, Tea, Soft Drinks.




Edwin Landauer, Past Chair, ASQ Portland Section, Oregon City, OR

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.

T23 – Keys to Becoming a Servant-Leader, Tuesday, May 1, 10:45 AM – 11:45 AM

Traditional leadership generally involves the accumulation and exercise of power by the person at the top of the pyramid. Servant leadership turns the power pyramid upside down. So instead of people working to serve the leader, the leader exists to serve the people. A servant-leader is one who wants to be a servant first and then makes a conscious choice to lead. The servant-leader shares power and helps people develop and perform at the highest level possible. This session will describe examples from the presenter’s personal experience of the two leadership styles and the resulting outcomes.

Learning Objectives:

  • Review critical characteristics in light of four examples of servant-leadership.
  • Transform yourself into a servant-leader.
  • Determine a path forward for managers wanting to be servant-leaders.




Doug Nelson is an internationally experienced quality management consultant with a background of success in strategic planning, organizational development, problem solving, and providing sustainable management and technical solutions.

Doug is the current Regional Director for ASQ Region 6A (Region 6A serves Oregon, Washington, Alaska, Idaho, Montana, and Utah).

W24 – Process and Product Improvement with Lean TRIZ, Wednesday, May 2, 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM

Lean TRIZ (theory of inventive problem solving) is a new workshop-based process that brings together teams to focus on specific processes, evolutionary product designs, and improvement opportunities. It combines the insight of TRIZ with the simplicity of value engineering, express, or fast methodologies. TRIZ is the most advanced problem-solving tool available. By combining TRIZ’s simplest concepts with those in the express methodology (used by Ford and Ernst & Young), it is feasible to apply this new methodology to new concepts that are not traditionally applicable to the TRIZ methodology. The combination greatly improves the quality and breakthrough results of a team that works on the problem within two days.

Learning Objectives:

Recognize how lean TRIZ has evolved from previous methods of innovation and process improvement.

Understand the two-day lean TRIZ problem analysis cycle including management approval.

Learn how lean TRIZ may be used in new product designs.

Discover how lean TRIZ may be used in process-related improvement activities.

The Section elected these officers for the coming year:
ASQ Portland Section held elections for 2018 officer positions at the June meeting.


Section Chair – Terri Tufts              Secretary – Jean Fryer

Chair-elect – Duane Purcell            Treasurer – Susan Chow 




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 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. 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!