Jim Harrington is one of those very rare leaders who combines outstanding inherent ability, strong technology background and great effectiveness in producing results – together with deep personal commitment to service to others and unwillingness to seek the limelight for himself. His record of accomplishment is a very long, broad and deep one – highly and very favorably recognized throughout the international quality community as well as throughout the quality literature.
Dr. Armand Feigenbaum
Author and CEO of General Systems Corp
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.
Business Author & Consultant
Dr. Harrington doesn't just get awards. The awards are actually named after him.
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HJ Harrington has made a major contribution to advance the quality movement throughout Asia and his recent work has provided additional strength through the quality movement throughout Asia. He has something worthwhile listening to.
Considered by many to be the Father of Japanese Quality. He developed the Fishbone/Cause and Effect diagram.
Dr. Harrington is to serve as an Ambassador of Good Will.
President of the United States
Dr. Harrington has been one of the most successful contributors to international quality for many years and is perhaps the most recognized name in the field of international quality of anyone living today.
Navin S. Dedhia
Past Chair/Trustee, International Chapter of American Society for Quality
In addition to the outstanding knowledge and experience he made available to us in several books, conferences, and seminars, Dr. Harrington’s leadership contributed to the development of CEOs and professional quality organizations in South America and Asia Pacific. In the International Academy for Quality, we are all proud of having Dr. Harrington with us being one of our most active and effective academicians.
Dr. Marcos Bertin
Chairman of the International Academy for Quality
For more than twenty-five years Dr. Harrington has been a beneficial influence on my quality-related efforts and those of a host of others. He has risen through the ASQ membership ranks to the Society’s Office of President, and his leadership capabilities have extended his presence beyond our shores. Dr. Harrington has left his mark world-wide, especially in the Far East, South and Central America, and Canada, where has reaped many honors. Amongst these is the recognition given him in the naming of the Harrington-Ishikawa Award. He is a prolific writer and speaker. As an author, he has been deeply involved in the publication of an extraordinary number of books and papers. As a speaker, he is well known for his dynamic renditions. His views on quality matters and his boundless energy make him a prominent advisor.
John D. Hromi
Past President, American Society for Quality
Through these activities Dr. Harrington has demonstrated his outstanding managerial leadership which is one of the key reasons of the success of the International Academy for Quality to develop over more than 30 years. After retirement from the Chairman of the Board a few years ago, he is still active as the Chairman of the Nominating Committee of the Academy.
Past President, International Academy for Quality, Honorary Member of American Society for Quality
I have known Dr. Harrington for many decades and I was always impressed by the way Dr. Harrington performed, both in front of large audiences and in small group discussions. His material was not only up to date as could be expected of a person with a strong and successful business background like his, but he also delivered visions of things to come, which have in fact materialized in the meantime. Impressed by all this, I sponsored in my capacity as president of the International Academy for Quality Dr. Harrington’s election to IAQ. Here he performed remarkably in many assignments eventually serving as President and Chairman of the Board. He introduced many new ideas and worthwhile activities. He is still the Speaker of IAQ’s Nomination Committee.
Dr. Walter Masing
Past President, International Academy for Quality, Past President of the European Organization for Quality
Unlike many other quality executives, Jim always treats quality as more than Production defects; he looks at the total performance. He equates quality as additive to the bottom line in that it helps the company grow profits. As President of both the American Society for Quality and The International Academy of Quality he expanded the horizons of both. He is world-wide known, more so than other Presidents and some of the Gurus of Quality. He is a person of the highest integrity, ethics, and morality. Perhaps his greatest innovation was equating Quality to Performance. Jim has more education, more published works, held more Society offices in the quality field, and traveled worldwide ‘preaching’ quality more than anyone I know of. He is an extremely competent professional. His profession and hobby are QUALITY!
Dorsey J Talley
Fellow of the American Society for Quality
You (Dr. Harrington) manage an entrepreneurial company that moves America forward. You are obviously successful.
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