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Harrington / Ishikawa Professional Medal

18th Asia Pacific Quality Conference & 5th National Convention on Quality
Hilton Colombo Hotel, Sri Lanka October 14-17, 2012

Congratulations for the year 2012 Harrington / Ishikawa Professional Medal Awardee in recognition of your contribution to the advancement of the quality in the Asia Pacific region with your personal touch of leadership as Director, European Centre for TQM



Mr. Gregory H. Watson
Chairman, Business Excellence Solutions, Ltd.

Mr. Watson is a quality consultant with over 40 years' experience in technical and managerial quality applications. He has served in a leadership capacity in the global quality organizations of Hewlett-Packard, Compaq Computer and Xerox prior to beginning a consulting career in 1994. His clients have included many of the world's leading organizations: Nokia Mobile Phones, Toshiba, ExxonMobil, RIM, ABB, and Monsanto are a few of the more well-known companies. Mr. Watson has been an active volunteer for quality-related groups and he is a past-Chairman and Fellow of the American Society for Quality, past-Chairman and Honorary Member of the International Academy      for      Quality    and    currently
volunteers as International Senior Vice President for the Institute for Industrial Engineers where he is also a Fellow. Mr. Watson is one of the original Life Members of APQO and has been a frequent keynote speaker at our conferences. He is a prior recipient of the APQO President's Award. Other awards he has received over 30 international awards, including the JUSE Deming Distinguished Service Award (Overseas); ASQ Distinguished Service, Crosby and Lancaster Medals; IAQ Kondo, Massing and Founders Medals; APQC Grayson Medal, Russian Organization for Quality's Ilyin Medal, PGQP Medal of Merit, and the Gold Medal of the Finnish Society for Quality. Mr. Watson is the author or editor of ten books and has published over 200 papers on topics related to quality.