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ASQ to Honor Professionals for Leadership, Contributions to Quality

Milwaukee, Wis., March 29, 2019 — ASQ will present its Honorary members, Distinguished Service Medals, and 12 other Society medals May 19 in Fort Worth, prior to its annual World Conference on Quality and Improvement.

ASQ is the leading authority on quality and recognizes recipients for their innovative contributions and achievements in quality. Winners’ exemplary achievements are representative of the ideas and tools that make our world work better.

Honorary ASQ Member

Honorary members are individuals who have made enduring contributions to the profession of quality and the allied arts and sciences. Election is restricted to individuals who are well-known and clearly pre-eminent in the profession. The 2019 Honorary member is:

Dr. Marcos E.J. Bertin, Bertin Quality Consulting, Vincente Lopez Beunos Aires, Argentina – For his efforts and leadership over six decades to foster the reach and benefits of quality improvement internationally and his executive leadership in recognizing and advancing the role of quality in corporations across the globe.

2019 Society Medals

Brumbaugh Medal presented to Chen Zhang, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China – For co-authoring “Multiple profiles sensor-based monitoring and anomaly detection," Journal of Quality Technology, Volume 50, Issue 4

Brumbaugh Medal presented to Hao Yan, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ – For co-authoring “Multiple profiles sensor-based monitoring and anomaly detection," Journal of Quality Technology, Volume 50, Issue 4

Brumbaugh Medal presented to Jianjun Shi, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA – For co-authoring “Multiple profiles sensor-based monitoring and anomaly detection," Journal of Quality Technology, Volume 50, Issue 4

Brumbaugh Medal presented to Seungho Lee, Samsung Electronics, Suwon, South Korea – For co-authoring “Multiple profiles sensor-based monitoring and anomaly detection," Journal of Quality Technology, Volume 50, Issue 4

Gryna Medal presented to Charles R. Gowen III, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL – For co-authoring "An empirical study of U.S. hospital quality: Readmission rates, organizational culture, patient satisfaction, and Facebook ratings,” Quality Management Journal, Volume 25, Issue 4

Gryna Medal presented to Jung Young Lee, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL – For co-authoring "An empirical study of U.S. hospital quality: Readmission rates, organizational culture, patient satisfaction, and Facebook ratings,” Quality Management Journal, Volume 25, Issue 4

Gryna Medal presented to Kathleen L. McFadden, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL – For co-authoring "An empirical study of U.S. hospital quality: Readmission rates, organizational culture, patient satisfaction, and Facebook ratings,” Quality Management Journal, Volume 25, Issue 4

Deming Medal presented to Alan Winlow, MBE, Northumbria, UK – For his activism by employing Dr. Deming’s philosophy to transform a smokestack industry into a responsible enterprise and vision in re-casting “quality” from a contentious inspection to a valid objective of minimizing “loss to society” for sustainable businesses.

Feigenbaum Medal presented to Kaibo Liu, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI – For his innovations in multi-sensor degradation modeling for prognostic analysis, contributions to online measurement and monitoring, and promotion of quality and reliability through teaching and service.

Shewhart Medal presented to Ronald J.M.M. Does, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands – For outstanding contributions in industrial statistics, quality technology, and engineering in industrial engineering, healthcare, and services.

Shainin Medal presented to Judson B. Estes, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles LLC, Auburn Hills, MI – For demonstrating how to utilize a Malfunction Event tool on Destructive Events and creating Reverse Group Comparison.

Lancaster Medal presented to Willy Vandenbrande, QS Consult, Brugge, Belgium – For inspiring quality professionals worldwide to apply the principles and tools of quality in a holistic and integrated way.

Hromi Medal presented to Gregory S. Gay, Retired, Mendon, MI – For his long-term contributions as an instructor and presenter on numerous inspection-related topics.

Hutchens Medal presented to Rosabeth Moss Kanter, Harvard Business School at Harvard University, Cambridge MA – For her efforts to help business leaders understand, incorporate, and make social responsibility central to how great businesses think and operate.

For more information about the ASQ World Conference on Quality and Improvement, visit asq.org/conferences/wcqi.

About ASQ

ASQ, headquartered in Milwaukee, Wis., USA, is a global community of people dedicated to quality who share the ideas and tools that make our world work better. With individual and organizational members in more than 140 countries, ASQ has the reputation and reach to bring together the diverse quality champions who are transforming the world’s organizations and communities to meet tomorrow’s critical challenges.

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