ASQ Tucson Old Pueblo Section (TOPS)

The American Society for Quality (ASQ) has been the leading quality improvement organization in the United States for more than 70 years. Its members have initiated most of the quality methods used throughout the world, including statistical process control, quality cost measurement and control, total quality management, failure analysis, and zero defects.

Come join us for your personal professional development and share your experiences to help others improve their quality management skills!

Upcoming Events

ASQ Section 0707 March Leadership Committee Meeting @ Thunder Canyon Brewery
Mar 7 @ 5:45 pm – 7:45 pm

We will have our Section 0707 Leadership Committee meeting at Thunder Canyon Brewery at the Foothills Mall, 7401 N la Cholla Blvd, Tucson, AZ 85741.

Time: 5:45PM to 7:45PM

What: We will discuss plans for the rest of the year

ASQ Certification: Benefits and Preparation @ Golden Corral
Mar 14 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

This Membership meeting is open to all who have an interest in Quality.

We will discuss the benefits of ASQ certification and provide a brief overview of how to prepare for ASQ exams.

Who: The presenter will be Ron Gryniewicz, ASQ Tucson Education Chair.

Where: Golden Corral, 4380 E 22nd St, Tucson, AZ 85711; We will be in Section 5

When: Tuesday, March 14, 2017, 5:30PM to 8:30PM

5:30PM to 6:30PM: Dinner and Social Hour

6:30PM to 8:30PM: Presentation

Cost: Dining is optional. Excluding taxes and beverages, $11.99 for Dinner Buffet or $11.49 for Seniors. $13.99 for Premium Dinner or $13.49 for Seniors.

Please RSVP to [email protected] by March 12, 2017 so that we can provide a head count.

SARSEF JUDGING DAY @ Tucson Convention Center Exhibition Hall
Mar 30 @ 8:00 am – 4:00 pm

ASQ Section 0707 are welcome to join us to judge research projects. We will select 2 to 3 winners to come present during our May ASQ Section 0707 Membership Meeting.

Details from the SARSEF website ( are below:

Only students and judges will be allowed in the Tucson Convention Center Exhibition Hall. No visitors, adults or members of the public will be admitted on the Exhibition Hall floor.

Times are subject to change- check back soon!

  • 11:00 a.m.-12:15 p.m.: Judging for middle school (Grades 6-8) research projects. Middle school students are strongly encouraged to attend the interview sessions. (Note: While interviews are optional for consideration for all other awards, eighth-grade students hoping to be considered for the ISEF 8th Grade Observer Award must be present during the interviews. This is the highly coveted prize which enables three students and parents to travel to the Intel International Science Engineering Fair .)
  • 1-4 p.m.: Judging for high school (Grades 9-12) research projects. High school students must be present during the interview session. (Students may want to practice their interviewing skills, since this is important for being selected for the ISEF Finalist Award, which enables students to participate in the Intel International Science Engineering Fair — and to compete for competitive scholarships, tuition grants, internships and scientific field trips.)
ASQ Section 0707 April Leadership Committee Meeting @ Buffalo Wild Wings
Apr 4 @ 5:45 pm – 7:45 pm

We will have our April Section 0707 Leadership Committee meeting at Buffalo Wild Wings at 4329 N Oracle Rd #135, Tucson, AZ 85705, USA.

Time: 5:45PM to 7:45PM

What: We will discuss plans for the rest of the year

May 1 – May 3 all-day

More information can be found at


Section News

ASQ Tucson 2017 Schedule

March: ASQ Certification

April: Joint Meeting with APICS (APICS hosting)

May: ASQ Tucson SARSEF Winners

June, July, and August: Off Season

September: TBD

October: Joint Meeting with APICS (ASQ Tucson hosting)

November: TBD

December: TBD

Hello Fellow ASQ Certified Professionals,

In case we have not yet met at a recent ASQ function, please let me introduce myself. My name is Ron Gryniewicz, and I am the new Education Chair for ASQ-Tucson Chapter. ASQ-Tucson has not had an Education Chair or a schedule of educational courses for some time; the ASQ-Tucson Board and I would like to change that fact. However, before we can offer classes, we need to fill our “bullpen” with capable instructors.

If you are interested in joining ASQ Tucson’s team of instructors, please complete the Instructor Application and submit it to me. In addition, please provide a summary of your credentials or experience in teaching, presenting seminars/workshops, and other similar information.

Do feel free to contact me with any questions, comments or concerns that you may have.

Ron Gryniewicz
ASQ-Tucson Education Chair