I am thrilled to announce an exciting new chapter for The W. Edwards Deming Institute — one which will open tremendous possibilities for our future. We welcome Dr. Bill Bellows to The Deming Institute staff as our new Deputy Director!
Bill has been a long time member of The Deming Institute’s Board of Trustees; a valuable guiding influence for more than a decade. I have worked closely with Bill on many projects and relied on his advice throughout the years. I could not be more excited to have him join us in this new role, and to have the opportunity to work more closely together to create a stronger Institute for you. As we move to greater engagement and offer new and expanded learning programs, Bill’s experience and expertise will be an energizing force to help us positively impact more lives through The Deming philosophy.
Bill joins us after a 26-year career with Aerojet Rocketdyne’s operations in Canoga Park, California, where he is known for his efforts to provide insights to the advantages of thinking together, learning together, and working together. His inspiration came from W. Edwards Deming, Genichi Taguchi, Russell Ackoff, Edward De Bono and countless thinking partners in the Deming community.
Bill earned his BS, MS, and Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, NY. Away from work, he serves as a board member of the Volunteers of America – Los Angeles chapter as well as chairman of the Deming Medal Committee for the American Society of Quality. Bill is also an editorial board member, as well as columnist, for the UK’s Lean Management Journal. He lives in Santa Clarita, California with his wife, Monica.
Please join me in welcoming Bill to our small, but mighty, Deming Institute staff!
Related: Specification-based Management is Not Sufficient – Reflections from Dr. Deming on a Foundation for Leading (presentation at our 2014 conference) – Using Deming’s Management Methods to Enhance the Application of Taguchi’s Ideas (Deming podcast) – How Did We Do on the Test?