Advisory Council

  • Kelly L. Allan

    Advisory Council Chair, Senior Associate - Kelly Allan Associates, Ltd

    Kelly Allan is the senior associate of Kelly Allan Associates, Ltd., a company with more than 24 associates. A member of the Better Business Bureau since 1982, the company enjoys the BBB’s highest (A+) rating, with a spotless record of client satisfaction. In 1999, when Peter R. Scholtes (The Team Handbook and The Leader’s Handbook) retired, he recruited Allan to continue his seminars and consulting practice. [Read More]

  • Ian Bradbury

    President & CEO - Peaker Services, Inc.

    Ian Bradbury is president and CEO of Peaker Services, Inc., an employee-owned company providing prime mover and control system solutions to industrial customers. Previously, he served as senior statistician for product engineering in General Motors’ Powertrain Group, assistant professor of statistics at Oakland University in Rochester, Michigan, and visiting assistant professor of statistics at the University of Texas, Dallas. [Read More]

  • Judy Cahill

    President - Judy Cahill Design

    Judy Cahill has enjoyed a long and distinguished career in advertising as a graphic artist, art director, art studio manager, and freelance designer for such agencies as DDB Worldwide, NW Ayer, and TBWA/Chiat/Day. Her experience includes managing large art departments, coordinating and simultaneously overseeing a multitude of projects, and working closely with account teams and clients. Judy has done advertising work for Carl’s Jr., Volkswagen, Wells Fargo, Apple, Pizza Hut, Audi, and Universal Studios, to name just a few. [Read More]

  • Hazel J. Cannon

    Director and leader of the Deming Forum

    Hazel Cannon is the director and leader of the Deming Forum, a European not-for-profit organization dedicated to creating learning and networking opportunities for those who wish to deepen their understanding of the Deming system of management. Formerly, she was director of operations for Penhaligon’s, Royal Perfumers. She spent many years in systems management in medical electronics.[Read More]

  • Patricia A. Clark

    Business Consultant & Strategist

    Patricia Clark is a business consultant and strategist whose expertise evolved from human services through finance and business management to consulting in quality and program management, business strategy and organizational effectiveness. Her clients include large and small businesses, federal, state and local governments, nonprofits, associations, start-ups, manufacturing, e-commerce, telecom and academia.[Read More]

  • David P. Langford

    Founder & CEO - Langford International, Inc.

    David Langford is founder and CEO of Langford International, Inc. He is an international consultant, author and educator whose focus is to create sustained systemic improvement in student learning, school leadership and organizational processes. The concepts of Quality Learning, Quality Learning Performance, Just-In-Time Learning, the Self-Managed Classroom and Exponential Learning emerged out of these efforts.[Read More]

  • Ronald D. Moen

    Statistician, Consultant & Teacher

    Ronald Moen is a statistician, consultant and teacher to industry, government, healthcare and education. He is cofounder and partner of Associates in Process Improvement and an adjunct lecturer in the Physics and Engineering Science Department at the University of Michigan-Flint. He is a senior fellow at the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) and on the faculty for IHI’s Improvement Advisor Professional Development Program.[Read More]

  • Dave Nave

    Improvement Advisor and Management Engineer

    Introduced to Dr. Deming’s ideas in 1985 while working as a Manufacturing Engineer at Borg-Warner Automotive, Dave graduated from the first class of the Deming Scholars Program with a MBA in Management Systems (Fordham University) and has participated and supported The W. Edwards Deming Institute since its inception in 1993. [Read More]

  • William A. Ratcliff

    Engineering Manager, retired

    William A. Ratcliff was an electronics engineer in the research labs in his native England and later served in a variety of manufacturing and engineering management positions for Plessey Telecommunications, a large British telecommunications company. The work involved projects in the United States, Australia and China. He also was a member of the research committee of the British Deming Association (now the Deming Forum). [Read More]

  • J. Daniel Robertson

    Manufacturing & Operations Senior Manager, retired

    Dan Robertson is a retired manufacturing and operations senior manager, having led teams involved in producing and supporting high-technology products with Hewlett-Packard and 3Com Corporation. He has been a student and practitioner of Dr. Deming's work since 1980. Dan coauthored Deming’s Profound Changes: When Will the Sleeping Giant Awaken?, a book about Dr. Deming’s approach to management and leadership.[Read More]