ASQ recently named 18 members as fellows in recognition of their achievements and contributions to the advancement of quality. Fellow membership status is awarded to ASQ members in good standing and who meet the following criteria:
- Hold at least 15 years of quality-related experience.
- Meet requirements across six professional categories.
- Are sponsored by peers and endorsed by their ASQ section or division.
- Have been a senior member for five years or longer.
ASQ Chair Eric Hayler said ASQ Fellows are leaders in the quality community, working to improve their organizations and the communities in which they live.
“These are individuals who dedicate their time and expertise to make the world a better place,” Hayler said.
The new fellows will be honored at a ceremony at ASQ’s World Conference on Quality and Improvement to be held May 1 – 3 in Charlotte, N.C., USA. The new ASQ fellows are:
Eric Alden, Xerox Corp., Canandaigua, N.Y. — For outstanding contributions in measurement, design of experiment and reliability modeling techniques; Six Sigma coaching; developing and teaching workforce development courses; developing and sharing data analysis techniques using Pivot Table and statistical software; utilizing multivariate analysis to improve hospital board knowledge, and leadership in the ASQ Rochester Section.
David Dewayne Butler, TI Automotive, Auburn Hills, Mich. — For outstanding leadership in advancing quality tools and methodologies in supplier quality development in the automotive industry facilitated by the Automotive Industry Action Group and direct supplier leadership; and long-term support of ASQ at the divisional level with impact on quality professions through talks, papers, and teaching.
Rajeev Chadha, National Research Council of Canada, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada — For outstanding contributions to the professional quality movement in Canada and meritorious achievements in the application of Lean Six Sigma, quality and continuous improvement technologies in the Canadian mining industry.
Julie Furst-Bowe, Chippewa Valley Technical College, Eau Claire, Wis. — For numerous contributions in the application of quality improvement principles and practices in the higher education sector and numerous contributions to the field of quality improvement in education though presentations, publications and leadership roles in ASQ and other professional organizations dedicated to achieving and maintaining educational excellence.
Vinay Goyal, Abbott Laboratories, Fullerton, Calif. — For exceptional contributions in developing, promoting and inspiring the advancement of quality and safety practices across diverse industries including medical, commercial, aerospace, and defense organizations. For developing innovative applications of quality methods, educating through mentoring and academia, and continuing to support ASQ and external organizations as a contributor and leader.
Michael Hamada, Los Alamos National Lab, Los Alamos, N.M. — For significant research contributions in the design and analysis of experiments, measurement system assessment and reliability; leadership in interdisciplinary collaborations to improve the practice of science for national security; and dedicated service to the practice of quality.
Bart Hamilton, Consultant, Akron, Ohio — For outstanding leadership in quality education within ASQ and academia for more than 50 years, professional competence in quality management in the tire industry, and mentoring the ASQ Akron-Canton Section and industry in education and training of quality principles.
Michael Kent Hart, Consultant, Kanata, Ontario, Canada — For inspirational leadership of his section’s achievements in their journey to excellence, outstanding contributions to process improvement theory and application, and professional competence in quality management and organizational excellence.
James Miller, Roche, Muncie, Ind. — For outstanding leadership in quality education activities at ASQ, at university and in business; devoted section leadership; and professional competence in quality management within the consumer electronics industry and medical diagnostics industry.
Mark Neal, Global Quality Systems, Prosper, Texas — For significant contributions to the quality profession in quality principles, reliability, safety/risk management and process improvement used in high reliability, safety-critical, and embedded systems. For exceptional long-term corporate leadership in the application of quality principles in products to save or improve lives, and contributions to the ASQ Software Division.
Owen Ramsay, Lloyd’s Register Quality Assurance, Laurelton, N.Y. — For outstanding contributions in advancing process understanding and deployment of Lean Six Sigma rapid improvement methodology initiatives; planned and spontaneous talks at ASQ-sponsored events and other technical forums; and promoting and influencing the expansion of diversity within ASQ and non-ASQ leadership communities.
Abbas Saghaei, Azad University, Tehran, Iran — For effective training of students at universities and professionals across multiple industries, implementing quality practices across organizations that deliver quantifiable financial benefits, outstanding contributions to the quality movement in Iran, and significant research and publications at a national and international level.
Donald Singer, GlaxoSmithKline Pharmaceuticals, Phoenixville, Pa. — For sharing expertise and knowledge in speeches, articles and books for the betterment of society with respect to pharmaceuticals, serving ASQ Quality Press as a committee chair for 35 years, and willingness to help others when needed.
Nicholas Skovran, Quality Horizons LLC, Pittsburgh, Pa. — For outstanding contributions advancing quality practices in health care and other industries, leadership in organizing and delivering quality education and improvement programs from introductory to highly advanced levels, and devoted leadership and support of the ASQ Pittsburgh Section.
Jennifer Joy Stepniowski, Pro QC International, Tampa, Fla. — For drive and passion in raising the voice of quality, in addition to the ongoing dedication to developing and instructing quality education accessible to all, and continuous support of local section activities and management excellence via a demonstration of professional competence in quality across industries and global cultures.
Sandra Storli, Zimmer Biomet, Gurnee, Ill. — In recognition of 30 years of quality-related experience supporting highly regulated organizations with quality systems, clinical trials and regulatory affairs compliance; and activities within the quality community including the ASQ Northeastern Illinois Section, ASQ Food, Drug and Cosmetic Division, ASQ Audit Division, and ASQ Learning Offerings.
William Taraszewski, Meda Pharmaceuticals, Decatur, Ill. — For outstanding leadership in quality management in the pharmaceutical industry, devoted section leadership, and career-long professional development in pharmaceutical analysis.
Rajesh Kumar Tyagi, Telfer School of Management, University of Ottawa, Kirkland, Quebec, Canada — In recognition of continuing leadership in advancing and promoting quality principles in academia and the service industry, tireless efforts to teach and promote the development and benefits of process improvements and service scorecards to an international audience, and participation in national and local conferences.
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