ASQ Granite State Section 0104
ASQ Granite State Section 0104


Wednesday, 07 March 2018



Puritan Backroom Restaurant

245 Hooksett Road

Manchester, NH 03104




Recertification units will be awarded.

5:30 – 6:00 PM   Sign-In and Networking

6:00 – 6:10 PM   Dinner Orders Taken

6:15 – 7:15 PM   ​Presentation

7:15 – 8:00 PM   ​Dinner



Laboratory Accreditation for Testing Labs (Ask the Assessor?)



The talk will cover the pros and cons of third party lab accreditation Along with the potential benefits and the process of becoming accredited, and some horror stories from the trenches.  



BS - Mechanical Engineering & Materials Engineering (UCONN)

MS - Materials Engineering (UCONN)

Professional Engineer License in 4 states (CT, NC, SC, TX)


Work Experience: Naval Submarine operations; Fastener & Tool Manufacturer; Aerospace Seal manufacturer; Commercial Testing Lab Operation; Independent Materials Engineering Consultancy since 2004; 3rd Party Laboratory Assessor (A2LA)


Tom Doggart holds BS degrees in Mechanical Engineering and Materials Engineering and an MS in Materials Engineering from the University of Connecticut.  He served in the US Navy for 22 years as a submarine officer, retiring from the Navy Reserve with the rank of Commander. Tom was the Testing Lab Manager at Holo-Krome, a hand tool and threaded fastener manufacturer as well as the Chief Materials Engineer at EG&G Sealol, an aerospace seals manufacturer. After that he became Chief Operating Officer at Stork Heron Testing - Charlotte facility, a commercial testing laboratory. In all three of these positions he was directly responsible for accredited testing facilities. Tom currently owns Nomad Metallurgy LLC, an industrially based materials engineering services company celebrating its tenth anniversary in 2014. In that capacity he performing’s ~20, 3rd party laboratory accreditations assessments for A2LA since 2006. Tom is also a Professional Engineer licensed in 4 states.



The attendee will order off the menu.



RSVP by Monday, 05 March, 2018

You must register even if you are not planning on dinner so that adequate seating can be provided.

NOTE: Members will order off the menu but COST OF DINNER (Up to $25) will be provided by the Section. Alcohol is not included.

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1) Dinner will be provided by the Section. Alcohol is not included.  Members will order off the menu.



The Puritan Backroom Restaurant is located at 245 Hooksett Road, Manchester, NH 03104 [NH 3]. Across the street from Livingston Park.


From I-93 - take exist 9S

From Downtown Manchester - Look for NH 3 north - stay on Elm Street, turn right on to Webster, turn left on to Hooksett Road.



Do you have a topic you would like to see presented at a meeting? Do you know of anyone (yourself perhaps?) that would be willing to provide a tour of their facility or a topic presentation?  

Please send the information to Mike Niedzwiecki -  ​

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