ASQ Section 1506 Jacksonville - Northeast Florida
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Welcome to the home page for the Jacksonville - Northeast Florida Section of the American Society for Quality. We hope you will find our Web site interesting and useful. Here, you may contact the Section Officers and become better acquainted with Section activities.





ASQ 1506 is interested in hearing from you to assist us in creating programs that interest you and enhance your opportunities for growth within the quality community.  Please take a few short minutes and complete the attached survey to help us serve you, the members of ASQ 1506.

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Section 1506 is pleased to announce our April meeting.


Date:               Thursday , April 18, 2019


Location:         UNF Adam W. Herbert University Center12000 Alumni Dr,

Jacksonville, FL 32224, USA


Time:               5:30-8:00 pm



Presentation Topic: Quality as an Element of Due Diligence in Mergers and Acquisitions


Presented By: Jose M. Justiniano MBA, CQE, CRE, CQA, CSSBB, CQM/OE, RAC, PMP




Mergers and acquisitions are usually done with several intents such as:

  • Improved economies of scale, like purchasing raw materials in greater quantities or operating with a smaller combined staff or labor force.
  • Increased market share.
  • Increased distribution capabilities such as expanding geographically.
  • Improved or increased product or service portfolio, or basket of goods.
  • Diversification of risk.
  • Acceleration of growth and value creation.
  • Access to new technology that reduces cost.

As part of the process of performing the “Due Diligence”, the following aspects of the business to be acquired are investigated:

  • Growth opportunities
  • Internal systems and procedures
  • Customer contracts
  • Areas of unique expertise, market share
  • Intellectual Property
  • Condition of Assets
  • Financial Health, debt, obligations
  • On going projects and pipeline products

In this talk, we will touch on why the impact to Quality should be addressed, with equal or higher weight, as any other key parameter of Due Diligence.


WW Director, Design Controls and Risk Management at Johnson & Johnson Vision care, Inc.


Jose M. Justiniano has 34 years of experience in leading R&D quality, manufacturing, and new product development at Bell Laboratories, Abbott Laboratories, Johnson & Johnson Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Hospira, Inc. (Pfizer) and now at Johnson & Johnson Vision. In his career, Jose has taken on increasing levels of technical, risk management, regulatory compliance and quality leadership in R&D and R&D QA, including more than 130 successful 510K and 5 PMA submissions in the areas of electro-surgery, minimally invasive coronary artery by-pass grafting, endoscopic vein harvesting, wound care, bariatric surgery, gastrointestinal endoscopy, incision-less surgery, laparoscopy, infusion pumps, drug-device combination products and immunoassay development. Jose is passionate about advancing the state of the art in medical technology. Many of his product launches have been first in humans.

Jose’s experience with regulatory authorities includes: FDA, multiple EU Notified Bodies (e.g. BSi, TUV, NSAI), CFDA (China), PMDA (Japan) and KFDA (Korea).


Jose is the co-author of two books in Medical Device Design:


  • Practical Design Control Implementation for Medical Devices (2003, CRC Press)
  • Six Sigma for Medical Device Design  (2004, CRC Press)


Jose has been a medical device and pharmaceutical industry instructor of quality engineering, risk management (ISO 14971, ISO 31000), process validation, design controls, quality management systems (ISO 9001, ISO 13485) and statistical methods since 1990. He has trained more than 5,000 industry professionals nationally and internationally as well as more than 500 inspectors at FDA’s ORA University.

Risk Management – member of AAMI USA parallel work group to ISO TC 210revising ISO 14971:2019 and ISO 24971:2019



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ASQ Section 1506  is proud to announce the 2019 scholarship application period has begun. This year the scholarship amount will be at least $1,000. The Deadline for the SCholarship application is June 10, 2018.Clik the link below for more information



ASQ 1506 is searching for individuals interested in serving on the ASQ Section 1506 2019 Board.  If you are interested in serving, please contact the section’s Nominating Chair, Henry Burkard at 


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Mission Statement

ASQ Section 1506 is committed to the following:

  • provide opportunities for quality professionals to improve their awareness and understanding of quality improvement tools.
  • be a source of quality information, knowledge and skills for organizations in our local communities.
  • expand the understanding and use of quality improvement tools into all types of organizations, such as health care, education, public service and manufacturing throughout the section's geographic area.
  • be an active, dynamic Section within the National ASQ structure.

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