ELECTED ASQ FELLOW
ASQ Grants Fellow Status to 21 Members
October 22, 2008
The American Society for Quality (ASQ) has awarded Fellow
status to 21 members of the Society. These individuals were
elected Fellows by ASQs board of directors in September 2008.
In being elected Fellows, they are recognized as having
achieved professional distinction and pre-eminence in the
technology, theory, education, application, or management of
According to ASQ bylaws, Fellow membership status may be
awarded to those individuals who have been ASQ members in good
standing and meet the following criteria:
|Have at least
15 years of quality-related experience
score requirements across six professional categories
by peers and endorsed by their ASQ section and/or division
|Have been a
Senior member for five years or longer|
presents these men and woman with Fellow status to recognize
the commitment they have made to making quality a personal
ethic, an organizational imperative, and a global priority,
said ASQ President Roberto Saco. They are leaders of the
quality movement, and many may become the future leaders of
The new ASQ Fellows, in alphabetical order, are:
L. Andell, Andell Associates Consultants in Quality,
For significant contributions to the quality assurance
profession through quality management positions, consulting
with Fortune 500 companies, pioneering work in the application
of statistical methods to reduce emissions of substances that
contribute to ozone layer depletion, and applying the tools of
quality to improve other fields.
Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited, Ranipet, Tamil Nadu, India
For his outstanding skills in integrating quality
initiatives weaving TQM, Six Sigma, and balanced scorecard
methodologies effectively; for being a role model assessor,
facilitator, and trainer with converging skills for quality
planning, control, and improvement; and for making quality
learning fun through his crossword puzzles.
D. DeRuntz, Southern Illinois University,
For significant contributions to the quality assurance
profession through quality management positions, consulting,
and developing and teaching quality methods courses for
universities, industry clients, and international societies;
and for extensive publications and presentation on the
principles of Six Sigma.
Global Research Center, Niskayuna, N.Y.
outstanding leadership in high-impact applications of statistics
and statistical thinking to further quality improvement in product
design, manufacturing, servicing, and business processes; for his
numerous contributions to quality, reliability, and product
improvement, as evidenced by his publications; and for his many
years of service to the profession.
Reddy Gottipolu, Fairview Health System, Eagan, Minn.
a distinguished career and esteemed leadership in advancing
quality concepts by conducting error proofing and quality
improvement workshops for the automotive industry; for championing
Six Sigma certification programs and advancing quality concepts in
healthcare to improve the safety and quality of patient care; and
for active participation on ASQ committees.
J. Horstman, Steelcase Inc., Caledonia, Mich.
For distinguished service, dedication, and significant
contribution in the advancement of quality through his leadership;
for promotion of quality concepts, tools, and methodologies by
setting the example; and for his commitment to the development of
other quality professionals through mentorship and training.
David B. Levy,
Levy Quality Consulting, LLC, Cortlandt Manor, N.Y.
outstanding dedication to the profession and practice of quality;
for contributions in training and education of quality
professionals dedicated to ASQ leadership; for implementing
quality management systems; for training and professional conduct
in the field of quality auditing; and for providing leadership at
the section and organizational levels of ASQ.
D. Mayo, Nortel, Cary, N.C.
For outstanding service to Raleigh Section 1113 and the
society by establishing and leading an ISO support group and
educating quality and non-quality professionals in auditing,
quality management, environmental systems, Malcolm Baldrige, and
Sarbanes Oxley; and for applying these concepts in a
non-traditional corporate environment.
Milivojevich, The Knowledge Management Group, Mississauga, ON,
exemplary work advancing quality and Six Sigma in corporate
Canada; for being champion of innovation through statistical
methods to resolve technical uncertainties in the Canadian
business community; and for being a vocal promoter for quality and
Six Sigma through the Canadian federal government's scientific
research and experimental development tax incentive program.
Molteni, Molteni & Asociados, Buenos Aires, Argentina
For spreading and applying the best quality management practices
in Argentina and South American countries; for creating Argentine
and Paraguayan National Quality Awards; for championing quality
circles, benchmarking, FMEA, QFD, and other techniques; for being
a recognized leader of Lean Six Sigma techniques; and for creating
national awareness for improvement.
Nair, University of Michigan,
Ann Arbor, Mich.
significant research contributions to quality improvement; for
editorial service to ASQ journals; and for leadership in promoting
Niles, Alphatec Spine, Inc., Escondido, Calif.
support of San Diego Section 703; for long and outstanding
assistance to members of the leadership team; for support of
student participation in ASQ; and for ASQ participation in local
Piepel, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, Wash.
outstanding contributions to the experimental design and analysis
of mixture experiments; for important applications of statistics
and quality to nuclear waste immobilization; and for service to
Pollock, Humana, Inc.,
For his career of leading quality improvement efforts
and sharing his knowledge and wisdom through business sponsored
initiatives and institutions of higher learning; and for embodying
the best intentions of ASQ as a service and educational
Denise E. Robitaille, Robitaille Associates, Kingston,
contributions in section leadership of Boston and Olde Colony
sections; for international participation in ISO standards
development; for international presentations of quality-related
subjects such as effective corrective actions; and for authoring
eight books related to quality and more than 60 published
Norma Simons, Simons-White & Associates, Ann Arbor, Mich.
her commitment to
and outstanding achievements in quality improvement through
teaching, training, and publications; and for her dedicated
service contributions to her section and the Society.
Squeglia, N.L. Squeglia & Associates, Essex, Conn.
For a lifetime
of significant contributions and his commitment to the quality
profession through teaching, training, and publications; and for
his decades of dedicated service to the Society and the quality
profession at the regional and section levels in many capacities.
Thawani, Sama Dubai, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
outstanding leadership in promoting, educating, and implementing
TQM and business excellence concepts, tools, and methodologies;
for sharing his rich and hands-on experience through his book,
case studies, and presentations; for his significant contributions
to business excellence award programs in U.A.E; and for promoting
ASQ's interests in the region.
Johan Veltmeyer, Griffith University,
Robina, Queensland, Australia
contributions to quality leadership and continued development
throughout Australia by contributions to professional societies
and specifically to sustained quality leadership in the Australian
defence sector; and for distinction in the management and
execution of quality-related activities for many years in several
prominent Australian defence companies.
Weheba, Wichita State University,
For outstanding leadership in quality education activities by
his teaching, writing, and promoting quality concepts;
and for his service to the Society by devoted regional section
leadership and management.
to the field of software quality by chairing the effort to
establish the Certified Software Quality Engineer certification;
for chairing local and national software quality organizations and
software quality conferences; and for promoting software quality
through her presentations and publications.
American Society for Quality,
www.asq.org, has been the world's leading authority on quality
for more than 60 years. With more than 90,000 individual and
organizational members, the professional association advances
learning, quality improvement and knowledge exchange to improve
business results and to create better workplaces and communities
worldwide. As a champion of the quality movement, ASQ offers
technologies, concepts, tools and training to quality
professionals, quality practitioners and everyday consumers,
encouraging all to Make Good Greatฎ. ASQ has been the
sole administrator of the prestigious Malcolm Baldrige National
Quality Award since 1991. Headquartered in
Milwaukee, Wis., ASQ is a founding partner of the
American Customer Satisfaction Index (ACSI), a prominent quarterly
economic indicator, and also produces the Quarterly Quality