About ASQ Edmonton
Your local ASQ Member Leaders welcome you to 2017. Your commitment to quality and "Doing it right the first time." is the common denominator between us. Although our industries may differ there is much that we can share and learn from each other. The main ASQ, tells you more about our global vision, history, code of ethics, leadership as a Professional organization.
This Section website is geared towards the over 200 "quality minded" professionals located throughout Northern Alberta. Our section was originally formed in 1980. The members come from a wide variety of industries and perspectives; including:
- Oil and Gas
- Food and Drug
- Forestry Sector
- Government Sector
- Business Consulting and Services
- Software Development/ IT
- Transportation and Pipelines
The Member Leaders are comprised of volunteers, who are always looking for ways to add value to your ASQ experience. If you have some ideas or topics you want to see or want to volunteer, let us know at Info@ASQEdmonton.org
ASQ Canada Edmonton Section adds value to ASQ membership and promotes quality in the Northern Alberta through facilitating local access to information and education on quality principles, practices and experience, and by providing opportunities to share ideas and learning.
CONTINUOUS Improvement, Continuously.
ASQ Edmonton provide meaningful and useful networking, knowledge-sharing and fun events. If you'd like to join volunteer some ideas or time to make the most out of your experience, please come and join us. Let us know how we can better help you.
Colleen Lawrence is the President of Spectrum Quality Advisors Inc. providing consulting, auditing, and training services for management systems such as ISO9001 Quality, ISO14001 Environmental, and Safety. Ms. Lawrence is a certified Quality Lead Auditor, a former auditor in Automotive, Aerospace, and Food Safety. She is certified in Change Management, and has been a national speaker on a variety of quality issues, as well as an ASQ member since 1987.
Ms. Lawrence has 20+ years’ experience in a variety of markets, including the: Oil and Gas, Engineering, Third Party Certification audits, Manufacturing and Packaging, and
Laboratory, Calibration and Repair Services.
Colleen is available at:
Atheer is a Program Manager, with twenty years of experience in the project management, planning, development, coaching and management of high volume customer service and call centers operational excellence. Atheer is a PMP and Lean Six Sigma Black Belt certified; in addition he’s Certified Manager of Quality and Organization Excellence; he also has B.Sc. in Electrical Engineering from University of Baghdad.
Atheer is available at:
Program, Secretary & PAR Chair
Regine is currently working for Packers Plus in various quality related positions since 2011. She is a certified Tool Maker and holds a Bachelor degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of cooperative education in Loerrach, Germany.
Over 25 years she gained experience in Quality Management in Germany and Canada. Regine has been a ASQ member since Dec 2012 and is ASQ certified Quality Auditor.
Abraham has 23 years of Pharmaceutical Quality Control experience and currently is working for Gilead Alberta ULC, as a Quality Control Team Lead. He is a member of ASQ since 2011 and is an ASQ certified Pharmaceutical GMP Professional (CPGP).
He has a Master’s Degree in Science (M.Sc.) from AMU, India and has a diploma in Chemical Technology from NAIT in Edmonton. He is a C.E.T (Certified Engineering Technologist) from ASET (The Association of Science and Engineering Technology Professionals of Alberta).
Outside work he has numerous interests with different community groups in volunteering and promoting diverse culture.
Abraham can be reached at:
Membership & VOC Chair
Catherine has 25+ years of combined experience in the fields of food, semiconductor and EPC. Previously holding the positions of Water Analyst, Laboratory Chemist, Production Planning and Control Supervisor, Quality Supervisor and Sales Manager and is
currently a Quality Engineer with Pentair Thermal Management in Edmonton.
Catherine graduated from Technological Institute of the Philippines with Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering degree and is a Certified Lead Auditor ISO 9001:2015 (Exemplar Global) and a Senior Member of ASQ and an ASQ Certified Quality Engineer.
Newsletter & Publicity Chair
Kimberly Belland, Director of Kimber-Lean Consulting Ltd. believes your team members are your greatest strategic asset to your organization. They can create the difference between success, mediocrity, or failure of your company. You took the time and care to hire the best, now train them in the ways of VOC (Voice of the Customer) and Lean methodologies to move the dial in sales and quality.
Kimberly has over 20 years experience in managing teams to success in large and small businesses. Certified Lean Six Sigma Green Belt, Lean VOC Blue Belt and Project Management have added to her toolbelt for developing a quality environment. Post Secondary instructor of Lean Six Sigma and Project Management. Over 15 years of training, coaching, and public speaking experience add to the enhancement of your business improvements and/or conference.
She has served on the ASQ (American Society for Quality) Edmonton Board for 4 years and belongs to ASQ Lean. Projects areas include Retail/Service, Pharmacy, Office, Government and Warehouses.
Outside of work she enjoys basketball, kayaking, camping and community events volunteering.
You can always teach new tricks to this younger dog! Bobby strongly believes in continuous improvement and lifelong learning and is always keen on learning new skills and taking up new challenges. His qualifications demonstrate that he walks the bark! Bobby is an MBA (Finance) from Memorial University, a Certified Six Sigma Black Belt by ASQ, Six Sigma Green Belt by General Electric and a CPA, CGA. He is also a Bachelor of Engineering. He has extensive experience in continuous improvement, project estimation, project management and auditing.
Prior to the current role with ASQ Edmonton, Bobby has also served the members and leaders as an Audit Chair, a Newsletter Chair and a Member at Large. He has also made a positive contribution to the community through his volunteer work with Junior Achievement and with Air Cadets 395 Squadron in the recent past.
Bobby can be reached at:
Nomination Chair (2019)
Puneet has been involved with the Edmonton chapter for last 12 years and has held various positions in the Edmonton chapter including Section Chair, Vice Chair, Secretary, Membership Chair, Program Chair, and Voice of Customer Chair. Puneet currently holds the ASQ-CMQ/OE, RABQSA certified Lead Auditor for ISO 9001 Management Systems and Project Management Professional (PMP) certifications. Puneet also holds a Master of Business Administration degree with specialization in Marketing. Puneet has 30+ years of combined professional experience in the area of Power Products, IT and ISO 9001 Quality System. Puneet is currently employed as a Quality Professional with Enbridge Inc.
Puneet can be reached at: