James Harrington, Ph.D.
H. James Harrington, Ph.D. is senior faculty associate for the Institute for Leadership and Global Education (ILGE ) and CEO of Harrington Institute.
Harrington is a Certified Grand Master Black Belt in Lean Six Sigma Excellence.
has eExpertise in Process & Innovation Performance Excellence, Lean Six Sigma
, Design for Six Sigma, Lean Manufacturing, Problem Solving, Accelerated Performance Improvement and Policy Deployment.
As Chairman of ASQ
, was one of the leaders in getting the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award through Congress and approved by the President of the U.S.
He also served as the first Treasurer of the Malcolm Baldrige Consortium that set up and developed the award.
e is a government-registered Quality Engineer, a Certified Quality and Reliability Engineer by the American Society for Quality Control
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.
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.
European Partners from the European Universities Network established the Harrington Best TQM Thesis Award in 2004; awards are given out yearly in Europe and the Middle East.
In 2005 the Sudan University
established the Harrington Chair in Performance Excellence.
In 2006 Dr. Harrington
accepted the Honorary Chairman position of Quality Technology Park of Iran