Pyzdek to Present Work Shop in New York Area

Announcing the ASQ NY/NJ Metropolitan Section 2012 Ellis R. Ott Workshops: “Learn it Today, Use it Monday”

New York, NY April 16, 2012— Now in its sixth decade, the Ellis R. Ott Workshop in 2012 offers attendees the opportunity to obtain an immediate return on time invested using practical quality tools and methodologies in a personalized instructor-facilitated setting. The one-day conference will take place on Thursday June 21, 2012.

This year’s theme, “Learn it Today, Use it Monday,” consists of workshop-based programs focusing on immediate skills development. Each of the three tracks, ranging from business process models to simple six sigma solutions using Excel to “a quality system in two pages” consists of hands-on sessions whose tangible results can be immediately applied upon returning to the office.

This year’s workshops feature Thomas Pyzdek, renowned business advisor and founder of the Pyzdek Institute, Jay Arthur, six sigma thought leader and president of Know Ware International and Michael Mickelwright, lean quality systems advocate and columnist for Quality Digest.

To enhance the quality of the face to face instruction, class sizes will limited.


The Ellis R. Ott Workshops were founded in the 1940s by Dr. Ellis R. Ott, a Rutgers professor and early proponent of statistical quality control methodologies in American industry. Originally started as the All Day Quality Conference on Quality Control and Statistics in Industry at Rutgers University, the NY/NJ Metropolitan Section of the American Society for Quality is proud to continue the tradition of fostering practical business skills in the ever evolving contemporary quality profession. The conference honors the legacy of Dr. Ott, who was a founding member of the NY/NJ Metropolitan Section and himself served as Section Chair in 1950.


The NY/NJ Metropolitan Section, founded in 1946 by leaders of the modern quality profession such as William Edwards Deming, Joseph Juran, Ellis R. Ott, Harold Dodge and Walter Shewhart, is the premier forum for quality professionals in Greater New York City area. Located in one of the most vibrant and diverse regions in the world, the Metropolitan section is a multi-disciplinary, cross-functional section, fostering a knowledge-based approach to growing the profession’s future while building upon the legacy of its foundational past.

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