John Schneyer Receives ASQ-Certified Manager of Quality/Organizational Excellence

Kevin Braley
Senior Media Relations Specialist
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Milwaukee, Wis., 10/06/2012 — The Certification Board of ASQ (American Society for Quality) is pleased to announce that John Schneyer has completed the requirements to be named an ASQ-Certified Manager of Quality/Organizational Excellence – (ASQ CMQ/OE).

As such, John Schneyer has reached a significant level of professional recognition, indicating a proficiency in and a comprehension of quality management principles and practices. Individuals who earn this certification are allowed to use “ASQ CMQ/OE” on their business cards and professional correspondence.

“ASQ provides certification as a way to provide formal recognition to professionals who have demonstrated an understanding of, and a commitment to, quality techniques and practices in their job and career,” explains Jim Rooney, ASQ chair. “This is a great accomplishment and, although not a formal registration or licensure, it represents a high level of peer recognition.”

In order to sit for the Certified Manager of Quality/Organizational Excellence examination, an individual must have ten years of work experience related to the Body of Knowledge. The Certified Manager of Quality/Organizational Excellence is a professional who leads and champions process-improvement initiatives – everywhere from small businesses to multinational corporations – that can have regional or global focus in a variety of service and industrial settings.

Since 1968, when the first ASQ certification examination was given, more than 170,000 individuals have taken the path to reaching their goal of becoming ASQ-Certified in their field or profession, including many of who have attained more than one designation.

ASQ is a global community of people dedicated to quality who share the ideas and tools that make our world work better. With millions of individual and organizational members of the community in 150 countries, ASQ has the reputation and reach to bring together the diverse quality champions who are transforming the world’s corporations, organizations, and communities to meet tomorrow’s critical challenges. ASQ is headquartered in Milwaukee, Wis., with national service centers in China, India, and Mexico. Learn more about ASQ’s members, mission, technologies, and training at

Being Neighborly, The Home Depot Way

When you think about your neighbors, what comes to mind?  People you wave to on your way to work or school?  The guy across the street who helps out when you’ve got a roof leak?  The lady who has too many mangoes growing on her tree and pops in to share some with you?  I have neighbors just like them.

After last night, I realize I have a new neighbor I can count on in an emergency.  A neighbor who has been around for a while, supporting the community but somewhat in the background unless I needed some little things.  This neighbor came through for me last night when I needed them.  This neighbor is my local Home Depot.

Last night, my girlfriend came home from work and grocery shopping.  It was still light out though dusk was falling.  She opened the garage door and pulled her car in.  She got out of the car and was attacked by a man who had come into the garage behind her.  They scuffled, he grabbed her pocket book, she fought, the strap on her pocket book broke and he took off with it.  She’s a little bruised but appears ok.

The police came, many questions, DNA swabbing, K9 unit, detectives, the works.  We were notifying banks, credit card companies, and AT&T to cancel accounts.

While doing all this, we realized her house keys were in her pocket book and were now with the robber.  We have to change the locks – now!

Fortunately, we had put in locks that allowed us to change the keys and train the locks but, we needed the kit with new keys.  I drove to our local Home Depot, Store 0218, in Deerfield Beach, to get what I needed to change the locks.  I arrived just before 10 pm only to find they close at 9 pm.  Now what?

I knocked on the door and was greeted by Assistant Manager, Jasun, and Department Head, Bobby.  I explained what had happened and what I needed.  They let me in, double checked the information I had with me about the locks, got me what I needed and brought me outside.  Jasun told me, “Look, we are closed.  I can’t sell this to you.  Take this and go make your house safe, we’ll take care of it.  We are your neighborhood Home Depot and this is what neighbors do.”

If you think of companies like Home Depot as big, faceless, uncaring corporations just chasing the dollar, pause for a minute.  Companies are made up of people.  People who have feelings, people who live in our communities, people who are our neighbors.

The empathy and kindness displayed by Jasun and Bobby last night will stay with me forever.  The Home Depot should be proud of them and what they bring to the neighborhood.

Jasun, Bobby, thank you.  You made a difficult situation manageable and gave us the security to sleep in our home last night.

Home Depot, welcome neighbor and, thank you.

Invitation to Visit Boca Raton Toastmasters

Toastmasters Leadership Institute Survey

District 47 east coast Toastmasters, please take the survey on the upcoming training event.

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Thank you,
John Schneyer, Area 44 Governor

What would you do if you knew…

What would you do if you knew you would be successful by working on just one thing today?

Would you do it?

What if you didn’t like doing it? Would you do it?

What if it made you feel really uncomfortable while doing it? Would you do it?

What if it scared you to do it? Would you do it?

What if you were afraid of what others might say about you? Would you do it?

Only you decide what success is for you.

Like Nike says, “Just do it”.

Give us a call, we can help.
John Schneyer, Boca Consultants