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Distinguished Service Award for William A.J. Golomski

William A.J. Golomski

William A.J. Golomski
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In his paper entitled Why Be a Professional?, William Golomski wrote that a professional is someone who has a certain level of competence, a commitment to the field, a desire to improve one's self, and pride of performance and interest in one's work. His career exemplifies just that.

Golomski is an engineer, educator and consultant who has devoted his career to the field of quality management in manufacturing as well as services such as health care.

He is president of WA Golomski & Associates, an international technical and management consulting firm based in Algoma, Wisconsin. His firm has consulted in 55 different countries and for 40 of the world's largest companies.

He also devotes an enormous amount of time and energy in various professional societies. In particular, he is a past national chairman and president of the American Society for Quality (ASQ), the largest professional society in the world in the field of quality management. Among Golomski's most recent endeavors is serving as the founding editor of ASQ's new Quality Management Journal. In addition, he is vice president of the International Academy for Quality, a worldwide group limited to 72 professionals. He has served on the Board of Overseers and as a judge for the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award.

As an academician, Golomski has shared quality concepts, principles and methods with students at the Illinois Institute of Technology, University of Chicago, Roosevelt University and Marquette University. He is also the author of more than 300 papers and 10 books.

His integrity, professionalism and preeminence in the profession are reflected by the many honors and awards he has received including the Deming Medal and membership in the National Academy of Engineering.


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