Ronald D. Moen was a statistician, consultant, and teacher to industry, government, healthcare, and education. He was co-founder and partner of Associates in Process Improvement (API, 1984) and Adjunct Lecturer in the Physics and Engineering Science Department at the University of Michigan-Flint (1995-2005). His experiences of over 40 years include General Motors Corporation and the U.S. Department of Agriculture. He served as a helper at 70 of Dr. Deming’s 4-day seminars (1983-1993). He was a senior fellow at the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) since 1998, and a member of the Board of Directors at Peaker Services Inc.
Ron had advanced degrees in mathematics and in statistics and gave over 80 presentations and technical papers throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico, Europe, and Asia over the last 40 years. He received the Craig Award in 1988, 1990, and 1998 from the Automotive Division of the American Society for Quality for outstanding technical papers. He co-authored the book Improving Quality through Planned Experimentation, (McGraw-Hill, 1991), the second edition, Quality Improvement through Planned Experimentation(McGraw-Hill, 1998), the third edition, Improving Quality through Planned experimentation (McGraw-Hill, 2012) and the Improvement Guide, second edition (Jossey-Bass, 2009). He had numerous publications including ASQ’s Quality Progress in 1987, 1989, 2010, and 2016.
Ron was a member of the American Society for Quality (ASQ) and the American Statistical Association (ASA). He was a Founding Member of Board of Trustees, The W. Edwards Deming Institute (1994-1997), Member of Advisory Council, The W. Edwards Deming Institute (1997-2017), and Trustee Emeritus (2017-2021). Also, he was founding member of the Greater Detroit Deming Study Group (1987) and founding Member of the GQFW (1988, an international group of Consultants associated with the Deming Prize given by JUSE). He was the 2002 recipient of the Deming Medal by ASQ.