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, November 15th, 2016
5:30 PM – 8:00 PM PST
- Metrology
- Internal Auditing – More Than Compliance
- Jennifer Fleenor
- Guy Robinson
Century Hotel
8185 SW Tualatin Sherwood Rd
Tualatin, OR


Eventbrite - ASQPDX November Dinner / Virtual Meeting - Internal Auditing and Comparison/Proficiency Tests

ASQPDX November 15th Meeting, Century Hotel, Tualatin, OR:

Topic: Metrology; Management of an internal proficiency test/interlaboratory comparison program to meet requirements of ISO/IEC 17025:2005 General requirements for the competence of testing and calibration laboratories is realistic and doable with knowledge of the requirements and committed resources. Participants will receive practical recommendations on how to manage and conduct an internal interlaboratory comparison program; artifact selection, proficiency test plan development, test results evaluation, report generation and nonconforming test result actions.

Author: Jennifer Fleenor has over thirty years of experience in the Metrology industry to include US military, Foreign Military Sales, DOD contractor, and commercial. As the Service Quality Manager for Tektronix in Beaverton, Oregon, she is responsible for ensuring adherence to the requirements of ISO/IEC 17025, management of the global documentation system specific to the service organization, global QMS training and competency, internal audit program and quality metrics. She has experience managing the organization’s global interlaboratory comparison program. Jennifer earned a MBA in International Business from Western International University, Phoenix, AZ and maintains current American Society for Quality certifications as a Quality Auditor and Quality Engineer.

Topic: Internal Auditing – More Than Compliance; An internal audit program can not only evaluate a process for compliance, but can also be a tool for training, communication, measuring employee satisfaction, and feedback, and identifying and sharing best practices. When internal auditing reduces external audit findings, increases the ability of internal auditees to utilize the QMS, and increases confidence of managers in geographically separated locations, it moves from a tool of compliance to being a tool of organizational health.

Author/Presenter Guy Robinson is currently the Tektronix Calibration Laboratory Manager in Beaverton, Oregon. He has over 35 years of electronics, semiconductor, and metrology experience that includes RF and RADAR maintenance, computer maintenance in US Space Command, He was an Operations Manager at Intel Corporation and expert in Ultra High Vacuum Plasma Physical Vapor Deposition (PVD). Prior to his current position he was a Quality Engineer at Tektronix, where he was a Lead ISO9001 and ISO17025 Internal Auditor and Service Metrologist. Guy is also an A2LA ISO 1705 Accreditation Assessor.


The ASQ Portland Section has elected the following officers, who will be continuing or transitioning into these leadership positions for 2017:

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

We congratulate these four section leaders on their election!



Passport Game Rules – 2016

General Travel Advisories                                           Beth Rice, Q Travel Agent

 Lions and Tigers and Bears!  Oh, my!!!

Welcome aboard, Travelers! We trust you’ve had all your shots and are ready for your 2016 Quality Journey! Your Crew members here at PDX ASQ are ready to help if you’re having trouble finding your cabin, or get a little confused by the whirlwind nature of our tour this year.

NOTE: Travel advisories change all the time.
Make sure you’re up to date on the latest!

So! Let’s start by covering some basic questions.

How do I play this game, anyway?

Step 1: Get a Passport at your first meeting of 2016! We’ll be crossing international as well as chronological borders, and you know what that means. Bring it along to every meeting!

Step 2: Get your Port of Entry Visa each month. They’ll be handed out at meetings and emailed to online Travelers. During the meeting, play the game and solve the puzzle to win Q points!

Step 3: Before you leave, make sure you get a Tour Guide for the coming month! It will take you on a self-guided tour of Quality landmarks. See interesting sites and win more Q points, too!

Okay, I’ll bite. What are “Q points” and why should I care about them, anyway?


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!