Conference 2015

ASQ Vancouver Annual Conference 2015 Recap

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Guest Post By:
Arda Akoglu, BCIT Business Operations Management Student – Class of 2015
Mitchell Hong, BCIT Business Operations Management Student – Class of 2016

June 1, 2015 – American Society for Quality (ASQ) hosted its second annual Quality and Business Excellence Conference on Thursday, May 28. The theme of the conference was “Creating Value Through Quality”. It was very well-attended, prompting calls for a bigger venue next year.
BCIT was well represented at the conference with many volunteers, session speakers and attendees from Operations Management program. BCIT was a silver sponsors for the conference. It was evident that sponsoring ASQ events has helped forge a strong relationship between BCIT and ASQ, creating a win-win relationship.

David Muncaster, ASQ Vancouver Section Chair and BCIT Operations Management alum, was Master of Ceremonies for the twelve sessions ranging from “balancing work life with personal life” to “reducing cost through B2B eCommerce”. The latter was presented by Rafael Zveibil and Timothy Nordin, both graduates from the Business Operations Management program. Dwayne Harapnuik, from BCIT’s Learning and Teaching Centre, led a session titled “Four Keys to Unlocking the Cultural Component of Organizational Change”.

After the conference Mitchell Hong, a first year BCIT Business Operations Management student, commented that “The ASQ annual conference was an eye opening experience. It was amazing to see the various strong connections to BCIT. Being part of this connection provided me with great experience and I am very grateful. ”

dPoint Technologies wins the 2nd Annual ASQ Vancouver Quality and Business Excellence Award

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Vancouver, May 29th, 2015 – dPoint Technologies, a state of the art ERV exchanger design and manufacturing company has won the 2nd Annual ASQ Vancouver Quality and Business Excellence Award. The company was presented the award at ASQ Vancouver’s Quality and Business Excellence Conference held in Burnaby on May 28th.
The award was developed by the Section Leadership Team of ASQ Vancouver in 2014 to highlight companies operating within British Columbia that advance the ideal of Quality being the differentiator in good business practices. The award is based on four key areas: Quality Focus, Customer Focus, Education Focus and overall Business Excellence. Companies in BC were encouraged to submit an application outlining how their company excels in these areas. The submissions were then judged by a panel consisting of business leaders and quality management professionals.

“It’s very exciting for us to announce dPoint Technologies as the winner,” said David Muncaster, Chair of ASQ Vancouver. “This is the 2nd year for this award and we are always amazed by the caliber of companies that submit their nominations. It truly shows how focused the businesses of British Columbia are with providing excellent quality products and services. The judges worked through the many fascinating submissions and deliberated for some time before deciding on dPoint Technologies as the overall winner!”

It is companies such as dPoint Technologies that continue to show leadership by supporting Quality Management as a prime factor for advancing individual and organizational excellence within British Columbia.

About dPoint Technologies

Founded in 2005, dPoint Technologies began its journey into the world of heat and humidity exchangers when it’s CEO, James Dean saw an opportunity to license the patents, designs and manufacturing equipment for low cost membrane humidifier technology from leading fuel cell manufacturer, Ballard Power Systems. After a comprehensive market and technology assessment in 2006, dPoint expanded its vision and product line to develop and apply this unique technology to manufacture Energy Recovery Ventilator (ERV) Cores for the HVAC industry. For more information, visit:

About ASQ and ASQ Vancouver

ASQ is the world’s leading membership organization devoted to quality. The ASQ Vancouver section is guided by their vision “To become Vancouver’s leader in developing and supporting Quality, Risk and Sustainability Management Professionals.” This is done by driving value to their 400 members across BC through certification, training, networking and community involvement. For more information, visit:
Source: ASQ Vancouver