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The ASQ Influential Voices bloggers:
Based in Spain, Guy Bigwood is the sustainability director of MCI, an association management company. He is responsible implementing corporate social responsibility throughout MCI’s 48 global offices, and manages a global consulting practice that provides strategic guidance to businesses, associations, governments, and the United Nations. His blog is Less Conversation More Action.
Paul Borawski, CEO of ASQ, writes the View From the Q blog.
Don Brecken, an ASQ Fellow, writes The Quality Advisor blog. Don is management faculty and Southwest Michigan business program advisor for Ferris State University. Don is also a practicing business improvement auditor and consultant; his background includes quality leadership, continuous improvement, operations learning and development, management consulting, quality auditing, quality system implementation, and business improvement auditing.
Anesthesiologist Dr. Robert Burney has worked in university anesthesia departments and in private sector surgery centers. He is now director of quality improvement for the U.S. State Department. He blogs at Healthcare Costs.
Argentina native Jimena Calfa is a systems engineer specializing in quality software. She also writes about using quality tools in everyday life at Let’s Talk About Quality.
Based in Australia, Kerrie Anne Christian has a manufacturing background, with expertise in quality control and ISO 9001. She is a longtime participant in online communities, and blogs at Kerrie Anne’s Fridge Magnets.
Daniel John Zrymiak is from Surrey, British Columbia, Canada. He has worked in quality for two decades, mostly recently at Accenture as a Mobilization Lead. Daniel is active in ASQ as a Quality Press author and reviewer, member leader, and Technical Committee chair (Finance and Governance – Quality Management Division). He blogs at AQualitEvolution.
Edwin Garro is an industrial engineer and entrepreneur from Costa Rica. He is the CEO of PXS Performance Excellence Solutions, a training and consulting firm focused on organizational excellence. He is also involved in several startups. He blogs about all aspects of excellence in Spanish on PXS Global.
Cesar Diaz Guevara is ASQ’s Country Councilor in Ecuador, where he lives and blogs. He has a background in project analysis, quality systems, and quality management. He writes in English and Spanish at Calidad y Actitud.
John Hunter has a background in online quality information management. He has developed quality improvement methods and software at the quality management office of the Secretary of Defense and the White House Military Office. He blogs at Curious Cat Management Blog.
Based in Charleston, South Carolina, Shon Isenhour specializes in business process management, strategic planning, organizational change management, and reliability engineering. He has led improvement initiatives for industries such as pharmaceuticals, metals, petrochemical, paper, and power generation, among others. He is direction of education and work execution management at GPAllied. Shon writes about reliability on Reliability Now.
Based in Hong Kong, China, Dr. Lotto Lai specializes in scientific research, quality assurance, and management. He is chairman and fellow in the Hong Kong Society for Quality. He blogs at Quality Alchemist.
James Lawther describes himself as a “middle-aged middle manager.” He has worked in for numerous organizations, from supermarkets to tax collectors and has had several operational roles, including running the night shift for a frozen pea packing factory and doing operational research for a credit card company. Based in the U.K, he is head of insight and improvement at RSA. He blogs at Squawk Point.
Mackin is author of The Team-Building Tool Kit series and founder of New Directions Consulting. She has a background in quality manufacturing and production, as well as organizational excellence. She writes at NDCBlogger.
Tim McMahon is a quality manager and lean practitioner with expertise in lean manufacturing. He blogs at A Lean Journey.
Robert Mitchell has 30 years of quality experience in manufacturing, non-profit and civic organizations, and manages corporate quality and Lean Six Sigma operations at 3M. He is incoming chair of ASQ’s Minnesota section. He blogs at Quality Matters.
Dr. Michael Noble writes the Making Medical Lab Quality Relevant blog. He is a medical microbiologist within the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine in the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada. Dr. Noble is a self-declared “medical qualitologist” actively involved in national and international standards development, and is a provider of quality-oriented education and laboratory quality assessment.
Jeffrey Phillips is VP of marketing and a lead consultant for OVO Innovation. He has led innovation projects for numerous Fortune 500 firms, government entities, academic institutions, and non-profits. He encourages organizations to consider innovation as a sustainable, repeatable business discipline, rather than a discrete project. He writes the Innovate on Purpose blog.
John Priebe is a quality director and a Lean Six Sigma Black Belt with experience in process improvement, innovation, and quality control. He blogs at JohnPriebe.com
Nicole Radziwill is an assistant professor in the Department of Integrated Science and Technology at James Madison University. She writes about research in the quality field, quality consciousness, and innovation. Her blog is Quality and Innovation.
Scott Rutherford works in quality assurance at a nuclear shipyard, and specializes in performance improvement. He blogs at Square Peg Musings.
Aimee Siegler is the global compliance manager at Benchmark Electronics. Her interests include supply chain management and communication, hazardous substance and risk management, and sustainability. She blogs at Thoughts on Quality in a Chaotic World.
Jennifer Stepniowski has a marketing & business background, and is special projects manager at Pro QC International. She blogs at Thoughts on Quality and Other Stuff.
Based in Chennai, India, Rajan Thiyagarajan is delivery head at Tata Consultancy Services and a senior member of ASQ. He blogs at Quality Matters.
Anshuman Tiwari is a quality expert with experience as an industrial engineer, quality consultant, and program manager in industries ranging from textiles to financial services. Based in Bengaluru, India, he blogs at Quality—The Unfair Advantage.
ASQ Fellow Manu Vora is chairman and president of Business Excellence, Inc. He is an expert in organizational excellence and the Baldrige Performance Excellence Program. He blogs at Thoughts on Quality.
Guy Wallace is known for his consulting work, writings and presentations on performance analysis and curriculum architecture in large organizations. He blogs about performance improvement, curriculum design, and development at Eppic Inc.