About the Authors - May 2002 - ASQ

About the Authors - May 2002


Motorola’s Second Generation Six Sigma
Matt Barney (Matt.Barney@motorola.com) is director of Six Sigma business improvement for Motorola University. He has leadership experience at companies including Intel, AT&T and Lucent Technologies. Barney authors a column in The Industrial-Organizational Psychologist entitled, “Macro, Meso, Micro.” He holds a doctorate in industrial-organizational psychology from the University of Tulsa.



“Pursuing Perfection in Healthcare”
Andrea Kabcenell (aikabcenell@earthlink.net) is a manager, teacher and health services researcher with a primary focus on improving healthcare. She is deputy director for Pursuing Perfection, a national program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation at the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) in Boston. She also directs IHI’s Breakthrough Series College, an education program and learning network of improvement professionals.


Donald M. Berwick (dberwick@IHI.org.) is president and CEO of the Institute for Healthcare Improvement. He is clinical professor of pediatrics and health care policy at Harvard Medical School. Berwick was chair of the National Advisory Council of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality from 1999 to 2001. He also served from 1989 through 1991 as a judge for the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award program.



“Taking Performance to a Higher Level”
Greg Stock (greg.stock@thibodaux.com) is CEO of Thibodaux Regional Medical Center in Louisiana. Since 1982, Stock has run hospitals in Missouri, Oregon and Arkansas. He has extensive experience developing new programs and medical staff, improving quality and leading organizational transformation. He has a master’s degree in healthcare administration/public administration from Brigham Young University.



“20 Key Lessons Learned”
Gerry Hahn (gerryhahn@yahoo.com) retired after 46 years from General Electric’s (GE’s) global research center. He was manager of applied statistics, an 18-person group whose responsibilities included Six Sigma implementation throughout GE. Hahn is a Fellow of ASQ and the American Statistical Association, and winner of ASQ’s Brumbaugh, Deming, Hunter, Shewell, Shewhart, Wilcoxon and Youden prizes. He is an adjunct professor at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.


“An Inside Look at Six Sigma at GE”
Roger W. Hoerl (hoerl@crd.ge.com) is manager of the applied statistics lab at GE's corporate research and development center. He has been actively involved in GE’s Six Sigma efforts for over six years, concentrating on design, finance and e-commerce. He is a Master Black Belt, past chair of the Statistics Division of ASQ and an ASQ Fellow.




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