ASQ will present its 2019 Honorary member, Distinguished Service Medals, and 12 other Society medals on May 19 in Fort Worth. The awards recognize recipients for their innovative contributions and achievements in quality.
Honorary ASQ Members are individuals who have made enduring contributions to the quality profession and the allied arts and sciences. Election is restricted to individuals who are well-known and are clearly pre-eminent in the profession.
The 2019 Honorary member is Dr. Marcos E.J. Bertin from Bertin Quality Consulting in Argentina. The award recognizes Bertin’s efforts and leadership over six decades to foster the reach and benefits of quality improvement internationally and his executive leadership in recognizing and advancing the role of quality in corporations across the globe.
The recipients of the 2019 Society Medals are as follows:
Brumbaugh Medal recipients
- Chen Zhang, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China, Hao Yan, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ, Jianjun Shi, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA, and Seungho Lee, Samsung Electronics, Suwon, South Korea—For co-authoring “Multiple profiles sensor-based monitoring and anomaly detection,” Journal of Quality Technology, Volume 50, Issue 4.
Gryna Medal recipients
- Charles R. Gowen III, Jung Young Lee, and Kathleen L. McFadden from Northern Illinois University in DeKalb, IL– For co-authoring “An empirical study of U.S. hospital quality: Readmission rates, organizational culture, patient satisfaction, and Facebook ratings,” Quality Management Journal, Volume 25, Issue 4
Deming Medal recipient
- Alan Winlow, MBE from Northumbria, UK– For his activism by employing Dr. Deming’s philosophy to transform a smokestack industry into a responsible enterprise and vision in re-casting “quality” from a contentious inspection to a valid objective of minimizing “loss to society” for sustainable businesses.
Feigenbaum Medal recipient
- Kaibo Liu from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in Madison, WI– For his innovations in multi-sensor degradation modeling for prognostic analysis, contributions to online measurement and monitoring, and promotion of quality and reliability through teaching and service.
Shewhart Medal recipient
- Ronald J.M.M. Does from the University of Amsterdam in The Netherlands– For his outstanding contributions in industrial statistics, quality technology, and engineering in industrial engineering, healthcare, and services.
Shainin Medal recipient
- Judson B. Estes from Fiat Chrysler Automobiles LLC in Auburn Hills, MI– For demonstrating how to utilize a malfunction event tool on destructive events and creating reverse group comparison.
Lancaster Medal recipient
- Willy Vandenbrande from QS Consult in Brugge, Belgium– For inspiring quality professionals worldwide to apply the principles and tools of quality in a holistic and integrated way.
Hromi Medal recipient
- Gregory S. Gay, retired from Mendon, MI– For his long-term contributions as an instructor and presenter on numerous inspection-related topics.
Hutchens Medal recipient
- Rosabeth Moss Kanter from Harvard Business School at Harvard University in Cambridge, MA– For her efforts to help business leaders understand, incorporate, and make social responsibility central to how great businesses think and operate.
ASQ will present the awards prior to its annual World Conference on Quality and Improvement. Click here for more information on the conference.