ASQ Southwest Washington-Vancouver Section 0627


  • September 20th - Tour of Micropump

    The September meeting of the American Society for Quality Southwest Washington-Vancouver Section is a plant tour and will take place on Wednesday, September 20, 2017.

    Location: Micropump Inc., Site Address:  1402 NE 136th Avenue, Vancouver, WA 98684-0818 USA Tel: +1 360 253-2008. Website: 

    Schedule:6:30 - 7:00 PM - Section Announcements
    7:00 - 8:15 PM - "Micropump Plant Tour” by Carl Douglas, Quality Manager
    8:15 - 8:45 PM - Closing Remarks and Networking 

    The tour will be led by Carl Douglas, Quality Manager at Micropump, a unit of IDEX, in Vancouver, Washington. Carl spoke to our section in May on the topic of “Supplier Quality”. He has over 40 years’ experience in semiconductor and nanotechnology manufacturing and service industries.  He holds a Bachelor’s of Science in Information Technology and an Associate of Applied Science in Electronics Technology.  He is an ASQ Certified Manager of Quality & Operational Excellence and ASQ Certified Quality Auditor. 

    There is no charge for the meeting. ASQ members and guests are welcome. Please RSVP (free) to Eventbrite at and search for "ASQ".  

    Security Note: For security clearance purposes prospective attendees must send an email with the following information to Carl Douglas at:
    + Attendee's full name, 
    + Attendee's employer name, employer address, and phone number.
    NOTE: If self-employed or retired, provide home address and phone number

    Because of security requirements by the host firm all RSVP's must be into Eventbrite by 8:00 AM on Monday, September 18th. Security clearances are necessary and those not on the RSVP list at that time will not be admitted on the meeting date.  

    A webcast of the tour is not scheduled. 

    Questions? Please email to: 

    We hope to see you there!

    ADVANCED NOTICE: The meeting next month is Wednesday, October 11th at The Hampton Inn & Suites, Vancouver, WA. Topic: "Reliability and Software Tools Workshop" by HBM Prenscia Inc. Save the date for this October meeting.


  • Summer Months, 2017

    The next meeting is the evening of September 20th which will be a plant tour at Micropump, Vancouver. Enjoy the summer months of July and August and we will see you then!

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