No January Member Meeting

There is no January Member Meeting this month.  Come back for February information or see Calendar.

November 13th Member Meeting

Join us for a FREE night of networking – Whether you are looking for more resources in your industry, wanting to meet more people in the Denver Chapter, or to learn about ways ASQ can further your career!  We are providing dinner and a casual atmosphere at Topgolf Centennial along with 3 hours of fun golf games.  Prior golfing experience not needed.  This event is open to members only – no guests at this event.  Please RSVP ASAP to to reserve your spot.  Space is limited and filling fast!  See the Calendar for the address and time.

October 9th Member Meeting

Development & Implementation Of An Overall Quality Program – The Journey To Excellence
The aggressive nature of the construction boom in Colorado has forced all contractors to do more with less (install more work with less skilled labor). To remain competitive, companies must adopt a new approach to quality, safety, and production.  Brendan Bartolo, Director of Quality assurance at Dynalectric Colorado was forced to analyze the processes and make changes to optimize performance.  A key element of this optimization was Quality.  Implementing a strategic approach, Dynalectric developed a robust QA and QC program and rolled it out the field in 2018.  This presentation will cover the process, challenges, and successes observed during the plan’s development and implementation.
Brendan Bartolo has worked in the commercial construction market for over 18 years on a variety of project types and served as a Quality Control Manager and Project Manager for nationwide general contractors.  He is currently the Director of Quality Assurance at Dynalectric Colorado, a specialty electrical contractor in Denver.  Here he is responsible for executing Dynalectric’s overall Quality Program and applying lean quality principals to mission critical facilities, power generation, manufacturing, transportation, and infrastructure projects.  Brendan is also the LEAN Construction Chairman for Dynalectric Colorado and the Co-Program Chair for ASQ Section 1300 (Denver).
This event will be held at Interstate Kitchen on Santa Fe in Denver.  See the EVENTS page for more information.

September 11 Member Meeting

Join us for our monthly membership meeting to learn about 5S Implementation in a pharmacy hospital.  This pharmacy department in a hospital was struggling with several quality and performance issues. Since pharmacy is central to all other medical departments in a hospital there is no error margin. We will learn about the process how they implemented 5S and resistance they faced.  Participants will learn pitfalls to avoid while implementing 5S in their organizations.


Fareeha Amber Ansari is an engineer, entrepreneur, and consultant with over fifteen years of experience in field operations and in service industry. She is founder of Precision Process Partners, LLC- a boutique consulting firm geared to providing ‘data analytics’ and ‘process improvement’ advice to healthcare sector. She completed her MBA from Washington University in Saint Louis. She is a Lean Master and Six Sigma Black Belt.

September Class – Using Excel for Data Analysis

Join us for a full day class at Red Rocks Community College on Saturday, September 29th to learn about using Excel to explore data, computing descriptive statistics, and data analysis for particular types of studies including comparison of means  and exploring linear relationships among variables.  Functions and pivot tables will be used to compute descriptive statistics like means, standard deviations, frequencies, and proportions.  The data analysis tool pak will be used for exploring statistical methods. Bring your computer and data (optional) for a great day of learning.

Course Instructor
Julia Sharp, is an Associate Professor of Applied Statistics in the Department of Statistics at Colorado State University.   She has more than twelve years of experience working with data collection, management, and analyses across a variety of disciplines, including horticulture, food science and nutrition, computer science, biological sciences, and engineering.  Dr. Sharp is a trained applied statistician, with expertise in the areas of experimental design and analysis, longitudinal data analyses, and generalized linear mixed models.


No August Meeting

Enjoy what is left of your summer!  Please sign up for our Using Excel for Data Analysis class and we’ll see you in September!

July 10th Member Meeting – Personal Branding

Personal Branding – How do you present yourself in the digital world?

NEW MEETING LOCATION. SEE CALENDAR FOR MORE DETAILS.  Jennifer Stepniowski, ASQ Fellow, MBA, CMQ/OE; Chair, ASQ Social Responsibility Technical Community, will be presenting how personal branding will boost your professional visibility and how this ties into the direction ASQ is headed in 2019.  Please join us to learn more about the internet world and how you can be more involved in ASQ.


Learn more about MyASQ and how this affects our membership in 2019.

Learn more about Social Responsibility and join the LinkedIn group ASQ-Social Responsibility Technical Community.

June 12 Member Appreciation Dinner

Join us for a FREE dinner as a token of our appreciation on Tuesday, June 12 at 5:30pm – 9pm. Bring your family to the Farm House at Breckenridge Brewery in Littleton for an enjoyable evening in the indoor/outdoor beer garden. Brewery tours given by the brewery Quality Specialist will be available for $5. Please pay in advance on the EVENTS page.  Meet your leadership team, become more involved in the section, hear the changes coming to ASQ in 2019, or just eat free food.  All members and their families are welcome.  Please RSVP to with the number of people attending.  We hope to see you there!

June 9th Reliability Class!!


Instructor: Mike Heaney, Ph.D., CQE

The focus of this class will be to learn Reliability and Maintainability concepts (CQE Body of Knowledge, III. Product, Process and Service Design, E. Reliability and Maintainability). The class objective is for participants to learn concepts and be able to answer and solve CQE exam questions on this topic.

Class Outline:

  1. Predictive and preventive maintenance tools

Describe and apply the tools and techniques used to maintain and improve process and product reliability.

  1. Reliability and maintainability indices

Review and analyze indices such as mean time to failure (MTTF), mean time between failures (MTBF), mean time to repair (MTTR), availability, and failure rate.

  1. Reliability models

Identify, define, and distinguish between the basic elements of reliability models such as exponential, Weibull, and bathtub curve.  Learn how to calculate system reliability for a system with subsystems in series or parallel or both.

  1. Reliability/Safety/Hazard Assessment Tools

Define, construct, and interpret the results of failure mode and effects analysis (FMEA), failure mode, effects, and criticality analysis (FMECA), and fault tree analysis (FTA).

Click on the EVENTS page for more information.