Douglas C. Montgomery named American Society for Quality Honorary Member
- Author: Statistics Views
- Date: 03 December 2013
- Copyright: Image appears courtesy of Arizona State University
The American Society for Quality’s Board of Directors has named Wiley author and editor of Quality and Reliability Engineering International Douglas C. Montgomery as an ASQ Honorary Member. This honour has been awarded to a very small and select group of individuals over time. Douglas Montgomery is a Regents’ Professor in the School of Computing, Informatics, and Decision Systems Engineering at Arizona State University. He also teaches classes in the Master Black Belt certification program offered by Fulton Engineering’s Global Outreach and Extended Education. The Master Black Belt Certification is the highest level of technical and organizational Six Sigma proficiency.
ASQ states "An honorary member shall have rendered acknowledged eminent service to the quality profession or the allied arts and sciences." Professor Montgomery joins a preeminent group that includes statisticians Walter A. Shewhart, W. Edwards Deming, George E.P. Box and J. Stuart Hunter.
Earlier in 2013, Professor Montgomery was awarded the ASQ’s Distinguished Service Medal for his dedication and promotion of quality through high-impact research, service, and leadership and for his continued ambassadorship on behalf of ASQ and its promotion nationally and internationally.
Professor Montgomery is the Editor-in-Chief of the Wiley journal, Quality and Reliability Engineering International and has authored a number of books for Wiley, including Engineering Statistics (now in its fifth edition), Statistical Quality Control: A Modern Introduction (now in its seventh edition) and Applied Statistics and Probability for Engineers, of which the sixth edition is due to be published in spring 2014.
Statistics Views will be publishing an interview with Professor Montgomery in the coming months.