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2018 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.

To learn more about nominating an individual for an ASQ medal - go to https://asq.org/about-asq/asq-awards.

Brumbaugh Award
Heng Su

Heng Su, Wells Fargo, Charlotte, NC

Brumbaugh Award presented to Heng Su, Wells Fargo, Charlotte, NC - "2018 Heng Su, for co-authoring ""CME Analysis: A New Method for Unraveling Aliased Effects in Two-Level Fractional Factorial Experiments.” Journal of Quality Technology, Volume 49, No. 1, January 2017, pp. 1–10."






C.F. Jeff Wu

C.F. Jeff Wu, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA

Brumbaugh Award presented to C.F. Jeff Wu, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA - "2018 C.F. Jeff Wu, for co-authoring ""CME Analysis: A New Method for Unraveling Aliased Effects in Two-Level Fractional Factorial Experiments.” Journal of Quality Technology, Volume 49, No. 1, January 2017, pp. 1–10."


Crosby Medal
Elizabeth Cudney

Elizabeth A. Cudney, Missouri University of Science and Technology, Rolla, Missouri

Crosby Medal presented to Elizabeth A. Cudney, Missouri University of Science and Technology, Rolla, Missouri- “For authoring Design for Six Sigma: A Practical Approach through Innovation, which focuses on innovative and systematic continuous improvement in product, process, and service design through an integrated lean and Six Sigma methodology to achieve robust design.” 






Tina Kanti-Augustiady Tina Kanti Agustiady, InnovaNet, Tampa, Florida

Crosby Medal presented to Tina Kanti Agustiady, InnovaNet, Tampa, Florida - “For authoring Design for Six Sigma: A Practical Approach through Innovation, which focuses on innovative and systematic continuous improvement in product, process, and service design through an integrated lean and Six Sigma methodology to achieve robust design.” 


Deming Service Medal

No recipients for 2018 awards

Distinguished Service Medal
Jan Raddatz

Janet Raddatz, Sargento Foods Inc. Plymouth, WI

Distinguished Service Medal presented to Janet Raddatz, Sargento Foods Inc. Plymouth, WI - “For her dedication and leadership in keeping the food supply safe and of high quality. Her sustained service to the dairy industry, the quality profession, and ASQ has made an impactful difference in the lives of many.






Steven Paul Bailey

Steven Paul Bailey, Steven P. Bailey, LLC, Wilmington, DE

Distinguished Service Medal Presented to Steven Paul Bailey, Steven P. Bailey, LLC, Wilmington, DE - “For dedicated leadership in advancing quality concepts and tools through research, application, and extensive training in both industry and academics, with emphasis on statistically based techniques including Six Sigma methodologies at all levels, taught worldwide; and for his extensive and unselfish leadership within ASQ, serving as president or chair at the section, division, and Society levels.”


Edwards Medal
Linda Westfall

Linda Westfall, Westfall Team, Inc. Montague, TX

Edwards Medal presented to Linda Westfall, Westfall Team, Inc. Montague, TX - “For outstanding leadership and contribution to software quality tools, standards, processes, and training nationally and internationally.”



Feigenbaum Medal
Ali Masoudi

Ali Masoudi, US BSCD, Austin, TX

Feigenbaum Medal presented to Ali Masoudi, US BSCD, Austin, TX - “For early career contributions in the application of quality methods to environmental sustainability through the application of quality function deployment (QFD) and lean methods for development of eco-design approaches for creating environmentally sustainable products and materials.”


Freund-Marquardt Medal

No recipients for 2018 awards

Grant Medal
James Breneman

James E. Breneman, Engineering & Quality Solutions, Easley, SC

Grant Medal presented to James E. Breneman, Engineering & Quality Solutions, Easley, SC - “For founding the Engineering Technical University at Pratt & Whitney, which has been benchmarked against similar programs of other major Fortune 500 companies. At the time of Jim’s retirement from P&W in 2008, it had already provided over 450,000 hours of instruction to employees. Jim has also contributed at multiple schools and has taught many public course offerings from the ASQ Reliability Division.”


Gryna Medal

No recipients for 2018 awards

Hromi Medal
Gary Griffith

Gary K. Griffith, Griffith Training, Corona, California

Hromi Medal presented to Gary K. Griffith, Griffith Training, Corona, California - “For significant and long-term contributions as an author in the field of inspection; specifically for authoring The Quality Technician Handbook, Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing: Applications and Inspection, and Measuring & Gauging Geometric Tolerances. Also, for devoted and enduring contributions as an educator to countless inspectors and technicians for over 35 years.”


Hutchens Medal
KoAnn Vikoren-Skrzyniarz

KoAnn Vikoren Skrzyniarz, Sustainable Brands, San Francisco, CA

Hutchens Medal presented to KoAnn Vikoren Skrzyniarz, Sustainable Brands, San Francisco, CA - “For building sustainable brands and a vibrant community of courageous optimists who are passionately and collaboratively making the world more sustainable.”



Ishikawa Medal

No recipients for 2018 awards

Juran Medal

No recipients for 2018 awards

Lancaster Medal
Daniel Sniezek

Daniel Edward Sniezek, Lockheed Martin (retired) ASQ Binghamton

Lancaster Medal presented to Daniel Edward Sniezek, Lockheed Martin (retired) ASQ Binghamton - “In recognition of the outstanding contributions in initiating international member units globally; for serving as an exceptional coach, guide, and mentor to the international students; and for serving ASQ and IEEE in high-profiled positions.”



Shainin Medal
Cristobal Samaniego

Cristobal Samaniego, Ann Arbor, Michigan

Shainin Medal presented to Cristobal Samaniego, Ann Arbor, Michigan - “For his development of a simple statistical test to confirm that a proposed improvement will reduce system variation.”



Shewhart Medal
Christine Anderson-Cook

Christine M. Anderson-Cook, Los Alamos National Laboratory

Shewhart Medal presented to Christine M. Anderson-Cook, Los Alamos National Laboratory - “For exemplary leadership, service, training, research, and applications in solving complex problems through statistical thinking and statistical engineering.”