About the Authors - February 2003 - ASQ

About the Authors - February 2003


Healthcare’s Horizon
Richard Stahl, MD
, (stahlrs@ynhh.org) is the executive director of preoperative services and institutional champion for Six Sigma at Yale-New Haven Hospital in New Haven, CT. He earned his medical degree at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, TN, and is a member of ASQ.

Bradley Schultz (bradley.schultz@med.ge.com) is the eastern region consulting manager for General Electric Medical Systems (GEMS) Healthcare Services in Milwaukee. He has a master's degree in business administration from Marquette University in Milwaukee. Schultz is an ASQ member, certified quality engineer and Six Sigma Master Black Belt.

Carolyn Pexton (carolyn.pexton@med.ge.com) is the director of communications for GEMS Performance Solutions in San Ramon, CA. She is an ASQ member and Six Sigma Green Belt.



“5 Steps to Success”
Donald P. Lynch
(dlynch@ismi.net) is a Six Sigma corporate Master Black Belt for Visteon Corp. in Dearborn, MI, and an adjunct business professor at Cleary University in Howell, MI. He received his doctorate in mechanical (industrial) engineering from Colorado State University in Fort Collins. Lynch is an ASQ member and a certified quality engineer, manager, auditor, reliability engineer, quality improvement associate and Six Sigma Black Belt.

“5 Steps to Success”
Elaine T. Cloutier (ecloutie@visteon.com) is the corporate continuous improvement, lean Six Sigma coordinator for Visteon Corp. in Dearborn, MI. She received a national certificate in computer science from the Regional Technical College in Galway, Ireland. Cloutier is a member of ASQ and a Six Sigma Black Belt.

“The Honeywell Experience”
William J. Hill
(william.j.hill@honeywell.com) is a fellow and director of Honeywell's Six Sigma Plus Master Black Belt program. He earned a doctorate in statistics from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Hill is a senior member of ASQ and has received ASQ's Shewhart Medal and the William G. Hunter Award.

Willie T. Kearney Jr. (willie.kearney@honeywell.com) is the corporate director of lean enterprise for Honeywell International in Morristown, NJ. He has a master's degree in business administration from the University of New Haven in West Haven, CT.


“Process Improvement at BOC Edwards”
Brian Zievis (brian.zievis@us.gases.boc.com) is the global technical manager for BOC Edwards' electronic materials division in Durham, NC. He earned a bachelor's degree in chemistry from Rutgers University. Zievis is a member of ASQ and a Six Sigma Black Belt.


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