International Academy for Quality

International Academy for Quality

Awards

Founder's Medal

Purpose and History

The IAQ Founder's Medal recognizes contributions of Academicians who have rendered especially distinguished service to the Academy in a variety of ways: administratively increasing the performance capability of the Academy, technically contributing to the quality technical or managerial body of knowledge, or publicly enhancing its prestige.

Marcos E. J. Bertin Quality in Governance Medal

Purpose and History

The IAQ Marcos E. J. Bertin Quality in Governance Medal recognizes exceptional contributions to the practice or development of sound principles of good governance based on application of quality-related principals and methods.

Riccardo Dell'Anna Doctoral Dissertation Prize

Purpose and History

Dr. Riccardo Dell'Anna (1955-2005) was an exceptional example of a business-based quality Academician. He was executive vice president responsible for the automotive bearing business unit of SKF, the Swedish based multinational where he had previously served as Vice President of Quality.

Walter E. Masing Book Prize

Purpose and History

The IAQ Walter E. Masing Book Prize is awarded annually to honor the memory of Dr. Walter E. Masing (1915-2004), one its founders and an Honorary Member. Dr. Masing was a founder of both the IAQ and the European Organization for Quality (EOQ), where he served as its first president and was named an Honorary Member. He was president of the German Society for Quality (DGQ) for twenty years and was named Honorary President upon his retirement.

Yoshio Kondo Academic Research Prize

Purpose and History

The IAQ Yoshio Kondo Academic Prize was established in 2009 to recognize sustained performance in exceptional published works by an Academician. This award honors IAQ Past Chair and Honorary Member Dr. Yoshio Kondo for his sustained contributions to the Academy in administrative and operational capacities and his exceptional contributions to the field of quality through extensive academic research.

Marcos E. J. Bertin Quality in Governance Medal (Executive)

Recipients (Executive Role Model)

2009  James Houghton, Chairman Emeritus, Corning Inc., USA

2010  Emilio Odebrecht, Chairman, Odebrecht, Brazil

2011  Fred-Henri Firmenich, Former Chairman, Firmenich S.A., Switzerland

2012  Masahiro Sakane, Chairman, Komatsu Ltd., Japan

2013  Ratan Tata, Chairman Emeritus, Tata Group, India

2014  Pekka Ala-Pietila, Chairman, Solidium OY, Finland

2015  Sr. Mary Jean Ryan, Board Advisor, SSM Health Care, USA

2015  Gregory H. Watson, Business Excellence Solutions, Ltd, Finland

Marcos E. J. Bertin Quality in Governance Medal (Personal)

Recipients (Personal Contributions)

2009  Ira Millstein, Senior Partner, Weil, Gotshal & Manges, USA

2010  Martin Hilb, Chairman, Corporate Governance Center, University of St. Gallen, Switzerland

2011  Ram Charan, CEO, Ram Charan Associates, USA

2012  Philip Armstrong, Head, Global Corporate Governance Forum, USA

2013  John Carver, Carver Governance Design, Inc.

2013  Miriam Carver, Carver Governance Design, Inc.

2014  Christ Pearce, Global Governance Services Ltd. 

Walter E. Masing Book Prize

Recipients

2007  Thong Ngee Goh, Six Sigma: Advanced Tools for Black Belts and Master Black Belts


2008  Gregory H. Watson, Strategic Benchmarking Reloaded with Six Sigma


2011 Yukihiro Ando and Pankaj Kumar, Daily Management: The TQM Way


2014  Chao-Ton Su, Quality Engineering: Off-line Methods and Applications

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Yoshio Kondo Academic Research Prize

Recipients

2010  Charles A. Aubrey

2010  Robert E. Cole

2010  Kostas Dervitsiotis

2010  Gregory H. Watson

2010  Mohamed Zairi

2011  Yoshinori Iizuka

2017  Elizabeth A. Cudney

2017  N. (Ram) Ramanathan

Riccardo Dell'Anna Doctoral Dissertation Prize

Recipients

2019 Tejaswi Materla, Elizabeth Cudney (Advisor) - Missouri University of Science & Technology