Greg is the first non-Japanese individual to receive the W. Edwards Deming medal from the Union of Japanese Scientists and Engineers - the Deming Distintinguished Service Award (2009). He is also a recipient of the highest level awards of the: American Productivity & Quality Center - the C. Jackson Grayson Medal (2010); American Society for Quality - the Distinguished Service Medal (2011); the European Organization for Quality - the Georges Borel Medal (2013); and the Asia-Pacific Quality Organization - the Armand V. Feigenbaum Lifetime Achievement Medal (2016). Greg has also been elected an Honorary Member of the national quality associations and similar groups by 23 organizations.

Greg is a pioneer in Six Sigma through his early work in the 1990-1991 period as Director of Corporate Quality at Compaq. He earned his MBB from Mikel Harry in 1998 while acting as Executive Deployment Champion at Nokia Mobile Phones. While ASQ President, he was the initiator of the ASQ Six Sigma Black Belt certification and member of the team that developed the ASQ Six Sigma Master Black Belt certification. Greg initiated establishment of the ISO Technical Committee on Statistical Matters (TC-69) Six Sigma Sub-Committee (SC-7)." />
Greg is the first non-Japanese individual to receive the W. Edwards Deming medal from the Union of Japanese Scientists and Engineers - the Deming Distintinguished Service Award (2009). He is also a recipient of the highest level awards of the: American Productivity & Quality Center - the C. Jackson Grayson Medal (2010); American Society for Quality - the Distinguished Service Medal (2011); the European Organization for Quality - the Georges Borel Medal (2013); and the Asia-Pacific Quality Organization - the Armand V. Feigenbaum Lifetime Achievement Medal (2016). Greg has also been elected an Honorary Member of the national quality associations and similar groups by 23 organizations.

Greg is a pioneer in Six Sigma through his early work in the 1990-1991 period as Director of Corporate Quality at Compaq. He earned his MBB from Mikel Harry in 1998 while acting as Executive Deployment Champion at Nokia Mobile Phones. While ASQ President, he was the initiator of the ASQ Six Sigma Black Belt certification and member of the team that developed the ASQ Six Sigma Master Black Belt certification. Greg initiated establishment of the ISO Technical Committee on Statistical Matters (TC-69) Six Sigma Sub-Committee (SC-7)." />

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Dr. Gregory H. Watson

Dr. Gregory H. Watson

Expert in Quality, Reliability, and Industrial Engineering

Espoo, Uusimaa

Greg was elected an Honorary Member by the American Society for Quality - its highest honor - on 13 May 2020,
Greg has been retired for a number of years … but it hasn't been working out so well. He continues to be called upon to help others in advancing the application of quality philosophy, principles, methods, and tools globally.

A survey of quality professionals published in the January 2000 edition of Quality Progress Magazine voted Greg "one of the 21 voices of Quality for the 21st Century." He has been active in industrial and systems engineering for over 40 years with a special concentration in quality management, reliability engineering, and industrial aplications of statistics. He is a past-President of both the American Society for Quality and the Interenational Academy for Quality and has been elected a Fellow of the American Society for Quality, Institute for Industrial and Systems Engineers, Royal Statistical Society and the International Statistics Institute.

Greg is the first non-Japanese individual to receive the W. Edwards Deming medal from the Union of Japanese Scientists and Engineers - the Deming Distintinguished Service Award (2009). He is also a recipient of the highest level awards of the: American Productivity & Quality Center - the C. Jackson Grayson Medal (2010); American Society for Quality - the Distinguished Service Medal (2011); the European Organization for Quality - the Georges Borel Medal (2013); and the Asia-Pacific Quality Organization - the Armand V. Feigenbaum Lifetime Achievement Medal (2016). Greg has also been elected an Honorary Member of the national quality associations and similar groups by 23 organizations.

Greg is a pioneer in Six Sigma through his early work in the 1990-1991 period as Director of Corporate Quality at Compaq. He earned his MBB from Mikel Harry in 1998 while acting as Executive Deployment Champion at Nokia Mobile Phones. While ASQ President, he was the initiator of the ASQ Six Sigma Black Belt certification and member of the team that developed the ASQ Six Sigma Master Black Belt certification. Greg initiated establishment of the ISO Technical Committee on Statistical Matters (TC-69) Six Sigma Sub-Committee (SC-7).


Experience:

  • Founder, Chairman, and Managing Partner (Business Excellence Solutions, Ltd.)
  • ESTIEM Summer Academy Professor and Honorary Member (ESTIEM)
  • Member, Board of Advisors (Confederation of Indian Industry, Institute of Quality)
  • Adjunct Faculty (Oklahoma State University)
  • Member, Board of Advisors (Climate Leadership Coalition)

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