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Dr. H. James Harrington

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Chief Executive Officer

Local Address: San Jose, California, United States
The Harrington Institute
1 Rideau Street Suite 700
Ottawa , Ontario K1N 8S7

Company Description: The Harrington Institute is an international consulting firm providing a full range of services to its clients, including,Management, Technology, Education,...   more

Employment History

Board Memberships and Affiliations


  • bachelor's degree , electrical engineering
  • BS , Electrical Engineering
  • MBA , Engineering Management
  • Ph.D. , Engineering Management
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Harrington Institute - About Us, 29 May 2013 [cached]
Quality Magazine featuring Dr. Harrington as the 2009 Professional of the Year
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Dr. Harrington is to serve as an Ambassador of Good Will.
Business Process Improvement ... established by Dr. H. James Harrington ... is some of the new strategies which brings revolutionary improvement not only in quality of products and services, but also the business processes which yield the excellent quality of the output.
Dr. Harrington doesn't just get awards.
Harrington goes far beyond lip service in describing what it takes to get management - at all levels - truly committed, the sine qua non of a thoroughgoing change of attitude toward quality.
You (Dr. Harrington) manage an entrepreneurial company that moves America forward.
H. James Harrington 2009 Professional of the Year, is an innovative, ambitious leader who has dedicated his life to the evolution and dissemination of quality thinking.
Dr. Harrington ... is the quintessential tech trender.
In the book, Tech Trending, Dr. 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…"
Present Responsibilities:
Dr. H. James Harrington now serves as the Chairman of the Board for the Harrington Institute. He also serves as President of the Walter L. Hurd Foundation. He also serves as the Chairman of the Board for a number of businesses and as the U.S. Chairman of Chair on Technologies for Project Management at the University of Quebec in Montreal. He also serves as the Chairman for the Advisory Board for the e-TQM College in Dubai.
Dr. Harrington is recognized as one of the world leaders in applying performance improvement methodologies to business processes. Dr. Harrington writes regular columns for the Quality Digest Magazine.
Previous Experience:
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. Prior to this, Dr. Harrington had joined Ernst & Young (E&Y) when they acquired his company, Harrington, Hurd, & Rieker (1989). For the next ten years he served as a Principal and one of the leaders in the Process Innovation Group at Ernst & Young.
Prior to starting HH&R, 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 engineerin reliability engineering, and quality assurance.
Dr. Harrington is past Chairman and past President of the prestigious International Academy for Quality and of 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 is a government-registered Quality Engineer, a Certified Quality and Reliability Engineer by the American Society for Quality Control, and a Certified Professional Manager. Dr. Harrington has an MBA and Ph.D. in Engineering Management and a BS in Electrical Engineering.
The Harrington/Ishikawa Medal presented yearly by the Asian-Pacific Quality Organization was named after Dr. Harrington to recognize his many contributions to the region. In 1997, the Quebec Society for Qualite named their Quality Award "The Harrington/Neron Medal" honoring Dr. Harrington for his many contributions to the Quality Movement in Canada. In 2000 the Sri Lanka national quality award was named after him.
Dr. Harrington's 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.
Dr. Harrington has received many awards including the prestigious Edwards Medal and China's Magnolia Award.
Dr. Harrington has been elected a Fellow of the British Quality Control Organization and the American Society for Quality Control. 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. He has presented hundreds of papers on performance improvement and organizational management structure at the local, state, national, and international levels.
Dr. Harrington is a very prolific author, publishing hundreds of technical reports and magazine articles. He has authored 21 books, and 10 software packages. You might also wish to review his Awards, Professional Activities and read about him in Breaking News.
Asia Pacific Quality Organization, 6 Nov 2014 [cached]
Asia Pacific Quality Organization, 6 Nov 2014 [cached]
Dr. H. James Harrington receiving the APQO's
On May 4, 2013 in Indianapolis at the annual meeting of the International Academy for Quality (IAQ) H. James Harrington was awarded the Armand V. Feigenbaum Lifetime Achievement Medal for his outstanding efforts for over 55 plus years of promoting quality methodologies and principles throughout the world. The award was given to him by the Asia Pacific Quality Organization (APQO) and the Walter L. Hurd Foundation.
H. James Harrington is a past president and Chairman of the Board of ASQ and IAQ. He was one of the three individuals who founded the APQO organization. He was the first person to be honored by the Chinese government by making him their quality advisor in the early 1980s. He has published over 39 books that have been published in 8 different languages. As a principal with Ernst & Young, he provided the methodology that thousands of E&Y consultants used to improve processes in their clients' environments around the world. He has been promoting quality by publishing hundreds of papers and speaking at hundreds of conferences. And not only did he help numerous clients improve their performance using his methodology, he also has proven its effectiveness in both a software and a construction company where he used it to manage the organizations when he served as their CEO or COO. He was a pioneer in the business process management methodologies now practiced worldwide.
Asia Pacific Quality Organization, 6 Nov 2014 [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 Influence:
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.
Executive Management | Harrington Group International, 14 Nov 2014 [cached]
Dr. H. James Harrington
CEO of Harrington Institute
Dr. 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.
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