No Photo Available

Last Update


This profile was last updated on .

Is this you? Claim your profile.

Wrong H. Harrington?

Dr. H. James Harrington

HQ Phone: (414) 272-8575

Get ZoomInfo Grow

+ Get 10 Free Contacts a Month

Please agree to the terms and conditions

I agree to the Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. I understand that I will receive a subscription to ZoomInfo Grow at no charge in exchange for downloading and installing the ZoomInfo Contact Contributor utility which, among other features, involves sharing my business contacts as well as headers and signature blocks from emails that I receive.

American Society for Quality

600 North Plankinton Avenue

Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53203

United States

Company Description

ASQ is a global community of people dedicated to quality who share the ideas and tools that make our world work better. With millions of individual and organizational members of the community in 150 countries, ASQ has the reputation and reach to bring tog ... more

Find other employees at this company (921)

Background Information

Employment History

Executive Project Manager

IBM Corporation

Chief Executive Officer

Harrington Middle East


e-TQM College

Project Manager

IBM Corporation


International Quality Advisor
Ernst & Young LLP

Board Member
Harrington Group International LLC

Level Member
ISO/TC 176

Member of Advisory Board
Emerald Group Publishing Limited


B.S. degree


North Central College



DePaul University


Engineering Management

Web References (111 Total References)

The Lean Management Systems Handbook [cached]

In the book, Tech Trending, H. James Harrington was referred to as "the quintessential tech trender. The New York Times referred to him as having a "… knack for synthesis and an open mind about packaging his knowledge and experience in new ways-characteristics that may matter more as prerequisites for new economy success than technical wizardry…. Tom Peters, the author, stated, "I fervently hope that Harrington's readers will not only benefit from the thoroughness of his effort but will also 'smell' the fundamental nature of the challenge for change that he mounts.

William Clinton, past president of the United States, appointed Dr. Harrington to serve as an Ambassador of Good Will.
The host, William Shatner, stated: "You (Dr. Harrington) manage an entrepreneurial company that moves America forward.
Dr. Harrington now serves as the chief executive officer for the Harrington Institute. He also serves as the chairman of the board for a number of businesses. Dr. Harrington is recognized as one of the world leaders in applying performance improvement methodologies to business processes. He has an excellent record of coming into an organization, working as its CEO or COO, resulting in a major improvement in its financial and quality performance.
In February 2002, Dr. Harrington retired as the COO of Systemcorp A.L.G., the leading supplier of knowledge management and project management software solutions when Systemcorp was purchased by IBM. Before this, he served as a principal and one of the leaders in the Process Innovation Group at Ernst & Young; he retired from Ernst & Young when it was purchased by Cap Gemini. Dr. Harrington joined Ernst & Young when Ernst & Young purchased Harrington, Hurd & Rieker, a consulting firm that he started. Before that, he was with IBM for over 40 years as a senior engineer and project manager.
Dr. Harrington is the past chairman and past president of the prestigious International Academy for Quality and of the American Society for Quality Control (ASQC). He is also an active member of the Global Knowledge Economics Council.
H. James Harrington was elected to the honorary level of the International Academy for Quality, which is the highest level of recognition in the quality profession. Dr. Harrington is a government-registered quality engineer, a certified quality and reliability engineer by the ASQC, and a permanent certified professional manager by the Institute of Certified Professional Managers. He is a certified Master Six Sigma Black Belt and received the title of Six Sigma Grand Master. He earned an MBA and PhD. in engineering management and a BS in electrical engineering. In 2013, the Degree of Doctor of philosophy was conferred on him by the Sudan Academy of Sciences for his "immense contributions, remarkable achievements, and distinguished accomplishments in the field of quality management, business excellence, and innovation, covering wider range of geographical locations and countries.
His contributions to performance improvement around the world have brought him many honors. He was appointed the honorary advisor to the China Quality Control Association, and was elected to the Singapore Productivity Hall of Fame in 1990. He has been named lifetime honorary president of the Asia Pacific Quality Control Organization and honorary director of the Association Chilean de Control de Calidad. In 2006, Dr. Harrington accepted the honorary chairman position of Quality Technology Park of Iran.
H. James Harrington has been elected a fellow of the British Quality Control Organization and the ASQC. In 2008, he was elected to be an honorary fellow of the Iran Quality Association and Azerbaijan Quality Association. He was also elected an honorary member of the quality societies in Taiwan, Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, and Singapore. He is also listed in the "Who's-Who Worldwide" and "Men of Distinction Worldwide.

Prominent American quality consultants ... [cached]

Prominent American quality consultants Armand Feigenbaum and James Harrington have pointed out that 25 to 40 per cent of operating costs result in waste.

The Degree of Doctor of Philosophy ... [cached]

The Degree of Doctor of Philosophy was conferred upon Dr. James Harrington for his immense contributions, remarkable achievements and distinguished accomplishments in the field of Quality Management, Business Excellence, and Innovation, covering wider range of Geographical locations and countries.

International Influences:
When Dr. Harrington took over as the Chairman of the International Chapter of the American Society for Quality Control (ASQC), it was just a small group of people located around the world. Harrington had a newsletter created specially designed for the international quality market and he established representatives in countries around the world to promote ASQC's quality programs. ASQC's international strategy at that point in time was to encourage the formation of national quality organizations in each country. When Harrington completed his tenure as Chairman of the International Chapter of ASQC, it had grown to the point that it was the largest chapter in ASQ. In support of the international chapter of ASQ, Harrington organized and led the ASQC's World Crusade for Quality.
Harrington serves as APQO's honorary lifetime president.
Numerous international quality awards have been named after Dr. Harrington.
Dr. Harrington presently is CEO of Harrington Institute, Inc. He is past chairman and president of the American Society for Quality and the International Academy for Quality. On April 1, 2013 Taylor and Francis released his latest book entitled Performance Acceleration Management was released.

Home » Harrington Institute » ... [cached]

Home » Harrington Institute » Fellows » H. James Harrington

H. James Harrington
H. James Harrington
Dr. Harrington is the CEO of the Harrington Institute, a global management consulting firm and a leading advisor in business strategy, organizational excellence and business performance improvement. He is considered one of the world's leading performance improvement gurus.
BS in Electrical Engineering, MBA and Ph.D. in Engineering
Dr. Harrington is an international performance improvement guru and business man. Over his long career he has developed many concepts; some of the more important ones are: Poor-Quality Cost, Total Improvement Management and Business Process Improvement.
Dr. Harrington was with IBM for over 30 years as a Senior Engineer and Project Manager. During his time with IBM, he gained a wealth of practical experience in serving in Executive Management positions in manufacturing, test engineering, product engineering reliability engineering, and quality assurance. He later started his own consulting firm and sold it to Ernst & Young where he served as a principal and one of the leaders in the Process Innovation Group. He increased their consulting business from $100 million to $3 billion in 10 years.
Dr. Harrington is past Chairman and past President of the prestigious International Academy for Quality and the American Society for Quality Control. He is also an active member of the Global Knowledge Economics Council. He is the president of the Walter L. Hurd Foundation. He served for ten years as an A-level member of ISO TC176 (the technical committee responsible for writing the ISO 9000 series) and TC 207 (the technical committee responsible for writing ISO 14000 environmental standards).
Dr. Harrington has authored 35 books and created ten software packages on performance improvement. In addition, he has written a monthly column for Quality Digest for over eleven years. It has been said about him, "Harrington writes the books that other consultants use."
Dr. Harrington has been very active in his professional activities, working his way up through the ranks to become President and Chairman of the American Society for Quality (ASQ) and President and Chairman of the International Academy for Quality (IAQ). He is now a Fellow of ASQ and Honorary Member of IAQ. When he was the head of the International Chapter of ASQ, he organized a program called ?World Crusade for Quality.

Home » Company » News & ... [cached]

Home » Company » News & Events » Ishikawa Medal Awarded to Dr. H. James Harrington

Ishikawa Medal Awarded to Dr. H. James Harrington
June 18, 2012 - Dr. H. James Harrington was honored by the American Society for Quality when they presented him with Ishikawa Medal on May 20, 2012. The Ishikawa Medal is presented yearly by ASQ to an individual who has demonstrated outstanding leadership in improving the human aspects of quality.
Highlights of Dr. Harrington's Career: Dr. Harrington worked for IBM for 40 years and then as a principal with the Ernst & Young consulting firm for another 10 years. He has also served as CEO of two very successful companies. He is a past president and chairman of the board for the American Society for Quality and international Academy for Quality. He has authored over 35 books and conducted hundreds of lectures related to performance improvement. He is presently CEO of Harrington Institute and of the Walter L Hurd Foundation.
The people in the picture starting from left to right are Rick Harrington, Jr., CEO - Harrington Group International, LLC, H. James Harrington, CEO - Harrington Institute, and James Harrington - Critic for Bay Area News Group.

Similar Profiles

Other People with this Name

Other people with the name Harrington

Laura Harrington
Wilsonville Toyota

Aaron Harrington
Albert Frei & Sons, Inc.

Lisa Harrington
AGL Energy Limited

Joseph Harrington
Illinois Limited Liability Company

Lisa Harrington

City Directory Icon

Browse ZoomInfo's Business Contact Directory by City

People Directory Icon

Browse ZoomInfo's
Business People Directory

Company Directory Icon

Browse ZoomInfo's
Advanced Company Directory