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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. In 2004, Allan was one of 12 people trained by the Deming Institute to conduct Dr. Deming's famous Four-Day Seminars. See More
President & CEO of Peaker Services, Inc.
President of Judy Cahill Design
Judy Cahill is president of Judy Cahill Design, a graphic arts studio that specializes in advertising design. She has worked on staff and as a freelancer in the advertising industry over 30 years for agencies such as DDB Needham Worldwide, TBWA\Chiat\Day, Cunningham & Walsh, and Reiser Williams deYong. Cahill first became acquainted with Dr. Deming's work nine years ago when she met her now-husband, Kevin Cahill. Since then she has attended numerous Deming seminars, conferences and related events all over the world, and now dedicates herself full-time to helping to rebrand and reinvigorate the Institute. She oversaw the redesign of the W. Edwards Deming Institute logo and website, focusing on bringing a more contemporary, relevant look and feel to both. See More
Director and leader of the Deming Forum
Ms. 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. She also worked in the UK government and served as their Department of Trade and Industry’s consultant for quality in the service sector. She studied and consulted with Dr. Deming, accompanying him on multiple lecturing and consulting trips in Europe and the United States. See More
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. Clark has lectured at the Fordham Deming Scholars program, presented at conferences on “joy in work” and coordinated several Institute conferences on the topic. She served on the steering committee of the Deming Institute’s Community Partnership Project. See More
Founder & CEO of 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. For over 20 years, Langford has trained colleagues in public and private K–12 school systems, universities, colleges, preschools, chambers of commerce and business divisions ranging from Boeing and General Motors to government agencies such as the Department of Defense. See More
Statistician, consultant & teacher
Ron 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. Moen worked with Dr. Deming in implementing the Deming principles at Pontiac Motor Division in the 1980s and assisted at 70 of Dr. Deming’s Four-Day Seminars. See More
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. He has been: a SPC Coordinator at General Dynamics-Convair Division and selected for the Process Improvement taskforce at General Dynamics-Space and Electronic Group; on the Board of Examiners for the Washington State Quality Award; a local WEDI representative for the ‘Tacoma Partnership’; one of 12 people to revise The Deming Institute’s flagship training course and named as a ‘Education and Training Representative’: co-conducted eight of the Deming Institute’s ‘Quality, Productivity and Competitive Position’ seminars, a Four Day Video Seminar for Advanced Students. See More
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). See More
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. Robertson coauthored Deming’s Profound Changes: When Will the Sleeping Giant Awaken?, a book about Dr. Deming’s approach to management and leadership. See More