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 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!

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

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

ASQPDX Upcoming Events

Tuesday, Aug 08. Dinner at 5:30ISO/IEC 17025 Draft International StandardJennifer FleenorCentury Hotel
8185 SW Tualatin- Sherwood Rd
Tualatin, OR
Dinner and On-Line Meeting
Tuesday, Aug 08, 2017
Networking: 5:00 pm
Dinner: 5:30 pm
Program Start: 6:00 pm
End:  7:30 pm
Review of Draft International Standard (DIS) ISO/IEC 17025 in preparation for anticipated 2018 release of revised standard.
Speaker:  Jennifer Fleenor
About our Presentation:
ISO/IEC 17025 Draft International Standard: update on anticipated ISO/IEC 17025 General Requirements for the Competence of Testing and Calibration Laboratories Standard, scheduled to be released for publication early 2018.

Eventbrite - Metrology - Anticipated Change to ISO / IEC 17025

Our Presenter:
Jennifer Fleenor has over thirty-five 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 is also an American Association for Laboratory Accreditation (A2LA) Assessor, with experience performing ISO/IEC 17025-Calibration technical accreditation assessmentsJennifer 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.




ASQ Portland Section will hold elections for 2018 officer positions at the June meeting.

The Nominating Committee presents the following nominees:

Section Chair – Terri Tufts              Secretary – Jean Fryer

Chair-elect – Duane Purcell            Treasurer – Susan Chow 


If you are an ASQ Portland Section member who wishes to be considered for one of these positions, please contact Jean Fryer ( or Beth Rice ( for a nomination petition form. This form must be signed by you and ten (10) voting members, and be submitted to Jean by May 31, 2017.



Become a Section 607 Member!

For ASQ members who have only the basic E-Section membership, you can join our local Portland Section 0607 for $20, payable online at under Membership / upgrade. You will receive our ASQPD’X-tra’ newsletter by email, which gives you information about workshops, seminars, webinars and classes for professional development and Recertification Units, as well as the monthly Section meetings.

Join ASQ Portland on LinkedIn

Our ASQ Portland Section 0607 now has a LinkedIn Group site and is inviting all our ASQ Portland section members to join. The more members we have participating, the richer the content and the more powerful the discussions on quality topics for everyone. Please take a moment to log into your LinkedIn account and request to join our ASQ Portland Group site. Here are the easy to follow steps:

From your LinkedIn Home page in the upper right hand corner you will see a search box labeled ‘People’. Click on the pulldown next to ‘People’ & select ‘Group’. In the Group text box type in ‘ASQ Portland Section 0607’. You will be prompted to request to join. Simply request to join & Curtis Firstman will quickly grant you access to the ASQ group site. It’s that easy! We’re looking forward to having fun sharing our ideas, concepts, thoughts and discussions.