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January Chair Letter

Dieter Eckstein

Dear Quality colleagues,

Happy New Year!!  I hope the Holidays brought you and your families pleasant and warm memories.

Often, I have expressed in our dinner meetings and this newsletter the great privilege that it is to work side by side some of the most influential people in my career.  A few years ago, I had personally felt that my days of being a member of ASQ were done.  This changed when the Membership Chair of our Section reached to me and tried to have a conversation with me about ASQ.  Let’s just say that I was not the friendliest member, yet this person insisted with calls and emails.  The truth was, I had not really invested the time to take advantage of the benefits from ASQ.  I was heavily invested in my current job that it almost fully consumed my career.

The Membership Chair was Vinay Goyal.  Now serving as our section’s Vice Chair, Vinay is always looking for ways that he can serve our members as best as he can.  In addition, he volunteers his time to ASQ San Bernardino Section 0702, he teaches some of our section’s refresher courses and if there is a need in the section’s operation, he is the first to jump in.

Last year, he mentioned to me his desire to become an ASQ Fellow.  I thought that was a great idea and expressed my full support because from firsthand experience, I consider Vinay to be an exemplary individual that has proven to be a valuable member and contributor for our section, other sections, and the Quality Community.  Last November, Vinay shared with me that his application was accepted and approved for him to be honored as one of ASQ’s Elite with an ASQ Fellow recognition.

Join me to congratulate Vinay on this great achievement!

On a separate note, this month’s dinner meeting will mark the beginning of a new chapter of our section’s monthly dinner history.  This will be the first dinner meeting at our new venue, the Irvine’s Wyndham Hotel.

This promises to be a better venue for our clinics and dinner presentations with better facilities to en
hance the learning and networking opportunities.  The food also promises to be one of the improvements that we will enjoy at this new venue.

I hope to see you there!

2017 promises to be a year of change and opportunity.  Let’s make the most of it by leading our lives with the mentality that if we apply our best to it, the results will surely be of equivalent worth!

My dear friends, have a great 2017!

Dieter Eckstein, BSBM, ASQ CMQ/OE, CQA

Section Chair, ASQ Orange Empire 0701


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New ASQ Orange Empire Members

New ASQ Orange Empire Members

Welcome and congratulations on making the important decision to become a member of ASQ and ASQ Orange Empire.

Adam Bock

Ajay Bhalla

An Quan

Andrea Groncy

Andres Bernal

Anet Tanya Ant

Anh Nguyen

Brian Park

Calin Melen

Clarissa Muraoka

Daisy (yumeng) Wu

Danny Phan

Erik Mulchandani

Eva Chang

Fred Noori

Gina Lindmeier

Hyung Kong

Jacqueline Kennerson-Smith

Jessica Trieu

Jill Foreman

Julie Hirata

Karrie L. Van Vliet

Kenny Jung

Khai T. Trinh

Khoi Tran

Kooshiar Karimi

Leann Osato

Linda Lia

Naydamar Morales Acevedo

Paul Nguyen

Peter Kim

Richard Gotcher

Robin Salunga

Roger Serad

Ryan Dralle

Samantha Sutton

Sandra Perez

Shahin Mashayekh

Shekhar Chandrashekhar

Shrikant Awasthi

Sogol Emami

Susan Ramirez

Svetlana Markovic

Thane Ajifu

TK Lee

Viktoriya Chaplytska

All new members are eligible for a free admission to a dinner meeting within 3 Months of becoming a member. Please contact our  membership Chair Vatsal Pater for a Free Dinner Voucher at

Please welcome our Newest members to ASQ Orange Empire Section 0701!





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