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History of ASQ Buffalo section 0201:

 

In November, 1943, the Society of Quality Control Engineers of Buffalo met. The organization had 41 members. The originating officers were:

C. Wing, President

Dr. M. Brumbaugh, Vice President

V. Grom, Secretary

G. Harrold, Treasurer

 

One of the original members, Dr. Martin A. Brumbaugh stood out as a driving force that would contribute to the foundation of what would be known as the American Society for Quality Control, and now know as the American Society for Quality. As early as 1944, Brumbaugh publicly advocated a national organization of quality control practitioners. At that time, he was Professor of Statistics an the University of Buffalo, Vice President of the Society of Quality Control Engineers of Buffalo, and editor of that organization's newsletter, Industrial Quality Control.

 

The first issue of Industrial Quality Control was published in Buffalo in July, 1944. It would later be succeeded by the Journal of Quality Technology and Quality Progress.

 

In February, 1946, Brumbaugh Chaired the organization meeting that launched the ASQC. The Society of Quality Control Engineers became the Buffalo Section of the ASQC, and Industrial Quality Control became the Society's national publication. ASQC's Brumbaugh Award was established in 1948 in his honor.

 

Since that time, the Buffalo Section hosted the 18th Annual ASQC Convention at the Statler Hilton Hotel in May, 1964.

 

Mission:

 

Mission statement:

To provide the resources (programs, seminars conferences, newsletters, networking, internet) for continual quality improvement in Western New York.

 

Vision statement:

A community of people working together for continual quality improvement.

 

Guiding Principles:

ASQ Buffalo will put the needs of its members first.

ASQ Buffalo will strive to actively engage with its members to make them part of a viable community of professionals.

ASQ Buffalo will strive to continually improve the section and the value it brings to its members and the Western New York Community.