ASQ has named eight members as Fellows for their achievements and contributions to the advancement of quality. The new Fellows will be recognized in a ceremony prior to ASQ’s World Conference on Quality and Improvement, which will be held on May 20-22 in Fort Worth.
ASQ Chair Benito Flores said ASQ Fellows are viewed as leaders in their industries and in the quality community.
“These individuals are truly champions of quality, working to make our world a better place,” Flores said.
Currently, ASQ has close to 650 active Fellows who represent diverse industries on a global scale. Fellow membership status is awarded to individuals who are ASQ members in good standing and meet the following criteria:
- Have at least 15 years of quality-related experience
- Achieve requirements across six professional categories
- Are sponsored by peers and endorsed by their ASQ section or division
- Have been an ASQ Senior member for five years or longer
The 2019 ASQ Fellows, in alphabetical order, are:
- Joseph Robert DeSimone from DeSimone Quality International in San Pedro, CA—For his contributions to the advancement of quality through education and advising future quality professionals by instructing classes at universities, reviewing classes for ASQ exams internationally, and volunteering on the leadership teams of quality-focused organizations.
- Sheronda E. Jeffries from Cisco Systems in Research Triangle Park, NC—For her contribution to the improvement of ICT quality, establishing an educational forum for the ICT industry, demonstrating leadership in making TIA (formerly QuEST Forum)—the first industry association to release a revised industry standard based on ISO 9001:2015, and for providing training and consulting to educate others.
- Jamison V. Kovach from the University of Houston in Houston, TX—For her contributions in quality engineering management that have advanced the implementation of existing and developing new quality improvement methods through research from which students and practitioners have learned to solve problems on a project-by-project basis to enhance their organization’s performance and competitive advantage.
- Willis A. Jensen from W.L. Gore in Flagstaff, AZ—For training students in quality-related courses, for statistical leadership in industry, significant research contributions, and presentations in statistical process control and experiment design. Also for his outstanding service to multiple ASQ journals and for helping bridge the gap between the theory and practice of industrial statistics.
- Alfred E. Miller, Consultant from Wichita, KS—For his outstanding commitment to ASQ and the advancement and promotion of statistical methods, for meeting quality, cost, and service productivity objectives in multiple industries. Also for training more than 6,000 individuals in the concepts of statistical thinking using Six Sigma methodologies.
- Michael S. Saccucci from Consumer Reports in Yonkers, NY—For his passion for educating students in the utility and power of statistical methods, and for excellence in the theory and application of statistics to develop and improve business systems.
- Steven Sibrel from Harman International in Novi, MI—For his service to ASQ through local sections and outreach to the Michigan and Texas communities in state-level Baldrige efforts. Also for teaching and promoting quality techniques and methodologies, and spreading the word of quality through presentations at various organizations.
- Ben Tomic from Bombardier Aerospace in Toronto, Canada—For promoting quality improvements in the manufacturing sector in Canada, for dedicated academic research in applications of the theory and practice of quality management. Also for professional competence and quality leadership in the aerospace industry.
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