ASQ Section 0511 November 2012 Meeting Announcement

Wednesday, 14 November 2012

Due to Thanksgiving, this is the 2nd Wednesday of the month

updatedMon Ami Gabi

updated11950 Democracy Drive, Reston Town Center, VA

updatedDirections to the Restaurant

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The Future of ASQ

John Timmerman, ASQ National, Chair-Elect

John Timmerman

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Speaker Background:

John Timmerman is the Vice President, Global Guest Experience & Rooms Operations for Marriott International, Inc. Prior to his current role, John served as the Vice President of Quality for The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company and is a former U.S. Marine. An accomplished speaker, John has provided over 300 lectures on the topic of quality, service innovation, and performance improvement. He is senior member of ASQ, recipient of the Ishikawa Medal for his contributions to the human aspects of quality, serves on the ASQ Awards Board, and is an ASQ-Certified Quality Auditor, Quality Engineer, and Manager of Quality & Organizational Excellence. John served as a Senior Examiner for the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award (2005 - 2008) and former Co-Chair of the United States Quality Council. He holds a B.S. from the University of Delaware (Cum Laude), M.S. from Rochester Institute of Technology, and is completing his Ph.D. dissertation at Iowa State University. John is part of the ASQ Influential Voices program.

Dinner Location:

Mon Ami Gabi

Mon Ami Gabi is a classic French bistro where, upon entering, guests can’t help but smell the welcoming aroma of freshly prepared food and immediately feel ready to indulge. For anyone who knows and loves classic French bistros and their remarkably flavorful dishes, Mon Ami Gabi is simply the perfect place as it embraces a passion for food, wine and culture. While the favorites are all here in abundance, there is always something new to try from the ever-evolving menu. The traditional menu features classics such as the warm Onion Soup Au Gratin with bubbling baked gruyere, Frisée & Bacon Salad with a soft-poached egg and croutons, Roast Chicken & Frites grand-mère style with mushrooms, bacon and pearl onions, as well as the trademark Steak Frites — made fresh each and every day. To complement the cuisine, an extensive selection of over 80 boutique French wine varietals — handpicked by renowned chef and owner Gabino Sotelino himself — are served by the glass or bottle from the restaurant’s signature rolling wine cart.


Reservations: Cost for dinner is $40.00 per person for ASQ members, $55.00 per person for non-ASQ members, payable at the door. There is no charge to attend for the presentation only. No reservations are required. If you made reservations and your plans change, please contact, and let us know.


5:30pm - 6:30pm Monthly Board Meeting
6:30pm - 7:00pm Registration & Networking
7:00pm - 8:00pm Dinner
8:00pm - 9:00pm Section Business & Presentation

Meetings are open to all ASQ members as well as to the public.

Next Meeting:
Wednesday, 19 December 2012 - Social night at the Herndon Amphora

Call for Speakers!!!
Would you or someone you know like to speak at a future ASQ meeting? We're always looking for volunteers. Be creative! Exercise your public presentation skills! Earn recertification credits! Get a free dinner! Please contact