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2016 Medal and Award Recipients

Congratulations to the following distinguished awardees who received their recognition at the Annual Business Meeting held during ASQ’s Annual World Conference on Quality and Improvement.
Distinguished Service Medalists
Paul E. Borawski

Paul E. Borawski - Vernal Management Consultants, Milwaukee, Wis.

The Distinguished Service Medal is presented to an individual For long-term dedicated leadership and exceptional strategic guidance of the world’s premier quality organization; for communicating and promoting the vision of quality and ASQ globally; and for stimulating and advancing the use of quality concepts and principles across a wide variety of engineering and scientific societies






Harry S. Hertz

Harry S. Hertz - National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, Md. 

The Distinguished Service Medal is presented to an individual for dedicated leadership of the Baldrige Performance Excellence Program, having the vision to embrace quality in the nontraditional areas of health care, education and nonprofits in addition to traditional areas; for skillfully interpreting the leading edge of validated management practice; and for communicating widely to enhance the use of quality-based management concepts and principles worldwide for the benefit of humankind.






John J. Knappenberger

John J. Knappenberger - ANSI-ASQ National Accreditation Board, Milwaukee, Wis.

The Distinguished Service Medal is presented to an individual For sustained dedicated service to the accreditation and standards community through his exceptional executive leadership of the ANSI-ASQ National Accreditation Board and its precursor organizations in both volunteer and professional staff capacities for two and a half decades, which has reflected great credit upon the reputation of ASQ.





Ronald Snee

Ronald Snee - Snee Associates LLC, Newark, Del.

The Distinguished Service Medal is presented to an individualFor creation of advanced experimental methodologies in statistical analysis and graphical representation of data, developing the concepts of statistical thinking and engineering for application as approaches to structured process development and analytical problem solving; and for sustained contributions to the advancement of the body of knowledge for both business excellence and Lean Six Sigma initiatives.




 
Ken Stephens

Ken Stephens - retired, Sun City Center, Fla.


The Distinguished Service Medal is presented to an individual For being recognized as a long-term enabler, catalyst, and prime mover for worldwide quality; for his demonstrated dedication, exceptional contributions, exemplary leadership and sustained service on behalf of multiple global quality societies in promoting quality principles, applications and methods; for exceptionally dedicated contributions in education through teaching at universities and colleges in the USA and abroad; for outstanding contributions to the quality community through publications, presentations, seminars, workshops, coaching and mentoring around the world; for demonstrating extraordinary efforts as UNIDO's technical assistance adviser for industrial development in Austria, China, Ethiopia, Mauritius, Nigeria, Pakistan, Thailand, Turkey, et al.
Crosby Medal
T.M. Kubiak

T.M. Kubiak - Performance Improvement Solutions, Fort Mohave, Ariz.

The Crosby Medal is presented to an individual For distinguished dedication and leadership in the Six Sigma community through several books; and for leading and guiding parishioners in the philosophy and application of the principles, methods and techniques of Six Sigma Black Belts and Master Black Belts. The Crosby Medal for 2016 is for “The Certified Six Sigma Master Black Belt Handbook” and “The ASQ Pocket Guide for the Certified Six Sigma Black Belt.”

Edwards Medal
Krishan Kumar

Krishan Kumar - Maruti Suzuki India Ltd., Gurgaon, Haryana, India

Edwards Medal is presented to an individual For outstanding contributions to the Indian automotive sector through inspiring leadership and education in total quality management, Six Sigma methodology and customer satisfaction. His efforts have built a sustainable process and expansion of the industry.

Feigenbaum Medal
Tina Kanti Agustiady

Tina Kanti Agustiady - Agustiady Lean Six Sigma, Tampa, Fla.

The Feigenbaum Medal is presented to an individual For demonstration of early career professionalism through the publication of five well-received books; for service as elected president of the Lean Division of the Institute of Industrial Engineers; and for active teaching and coaching of Lean Six Sigma projects supporting the health care, food and chemical industries.

Freund-Marquardt
Joe Cascio

Joe Cascio - George Washington University, Washington, D.C.

The Freund-Marquardt Medal is presented to an individual For leadership and dedication in the development of international standards in environmental management and sustainability; for application of environmental quality management principles in both public and private sectors; and for guidance provided through his numerous publications on the subject.

Grant Medal

No recipients for 2016 awards

Hutchens Medal
Vijay Chheda

Vijay Chheda - Bidada Sarvodaya Trust, Los Angeles, California

The Hutchens Medal is presented to an individual For his life-long commitment to serve patients without access and resources by organizing an eye, dental, medical and surgical camp every year for the past 41 years, thus nurturing social responsibility awareness with Bidada Hospital in India.

Ishikawa Medal

No recipients for 2016 awards

Juran Medal
Akio Toyoda

Akio Toyoda - Toyota Motor Corp., Japan

The Juran Medal is presented to an individual For bringing Toyota back from a difficult time of quality issues to unparalleled levels of quality and customer satisfaction. As CEO and founder, he has led and lives by the Toyota Production System. His testimony to Congress and strategic shift to refocus on quality was extremely public. He has always been thought of as a leader in quality. By most measures, this never changed during the issues and recalls in the 2009 timeframe. He has been a tremendous model for others in how to humbly work to improve quality.

Lancaster Medal
Tang Xiaofen

Tang Xiaofen - Shanghai Association for Quality, Shanghai, People’s Republic of China

The Lancaster Medal is presented to an individual For establishing collaborative relationships with national, regional and global quality organizations; for leadership in the promotion and dissemination of scientific and managerial methods for quality practices within China and Asia; and for founding the Shanghai Association for Quality and the Shanghai Academy for Quality Management, World Partners of ASQ.

Shainin Medal
Jeanenne Jd Marhevko

Jeanenne "Jd" Marhevko - Accuride Corp., Evansville, Ind. 

The Shainin Medal is presented to an individualFor in-depth development and execution of the Hoshin Kanri process in a nonprofit environment through the use of an interactive “Rubik’s-like” cube to share and demonstrate hands-on use and enable in-depth understanding and process execution.

Shewhart Medal
Connie Margaret Borror

Connie Margaret Borror - Arizona State University West, Glendale, Ariz.

The Shewhart Medal is presented to an individual for outstanding leadership, teaching and research in the development and application of statistical techniques for engineering and industrial needs in the areas of response surface design, robust parameter design, measurement systems and quality control.

Brumbaugh Award
Necip Doganaksoy

Necip Doganaksoy - GE, Schenectady, N.Y.

The Brumbaugh Award is presented to an individual for co-authoring the paper, “An Application of the Linear Errors-in-Variables Model in Semiconductor Device Performance Assessment,” published in 2015 in Quality Engineering, Volume 27, Issue 4, pp. 500-511.







Hans van Meer

Hans van Meer - Applied Materials, Gloucester, Mass.

The Brumbaugh Award is presented to an individual for co-authoring the paper, “An Application of the Linear Errors-in-Variables Model in Semiconductor Device Performance Assessment,” published in 2015 in Quality Engineering, Volume 27, Issue 4, pp. 500-511.

Gryna Award
Dana M. Johnson

Dana M. Johnson - School of Business and Economics, Michigan Technological University, Houghton, Mich.

The Gryna Award is presented to an individual for co-authoring the paper, “SEM of Service Quality to Predict Overall Patient Satisfaction in Medical Clinics: A Case Study,” published in 2015 in Quality Management Journal, Vol. 22, No. 4, pp. 18-36.






Roberta S. Russell

Roberta S. Russell - Virginia Tech, Blacksburg Va. 

The Gryna Award is presented to an individual for co-authoring the paper, “SEM of Service Quality to Predict Overall Patient Satisfaction in Medical Clinics: A Case Study,” published in 2015 in Quality Management Journal, Vol. 22, No. 4, pp. 18-36.

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