International Academy for Quality

International Academy for Quality

IAQ Membership

IAQ members are nominated by current IAQ members. It is not through individual application. 

Membership

Who are the members of IAQ?

Academicians are invited proportionately from among the major regions of the world and are approximately divided into thirds from Asia, America, and Europe-Middle East and Africa (EMEA). Individuals may not apply for membership as the Academy identifies and recruits both thought leaders and exceptional practitioners to receive invitations for membership. Currently, members represent over 45 nations. 

Quality of IAQ membership definition

  • Excellence, expertise in the field
  • National, company, and/or professional leadership
  • Track record of accomplishments, academic and/or applications
  • Excellent communication (oral, written, languages)
  • Commitment

Membership success factors

  • Expert knowledge and wide experience
  • Ability to communicate
  • International involvement
  • Ability to travel
  • Strong position in "home country"
  • Collective knowledge of quality organizations
  • Commitment to scientific approach to quality
  • Personal, not linked to organizations
  • Willingness to share ideas
  • Engaged in continuous improvement of quality
  • Mixed academic base experience
  • Mature personality, humor, and tolerant

Councillor

  

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Dr. Shoichiro Toyoda

Honorary Chairman

Toyota Motor Corporation

Japan

  

Honorary Members

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Marco E. J. Bertin

IAQ Honorary Member, Argentina

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Dr. Tito Conti

IAQ Honorary Member

Italy

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Dr. H. James Harrington

IAQ Honorary Member

USA

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Noriaki Kano

IAQ Honorary Member

Kano Quality Research Office, Japan

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Janak Mehta

IAQ Honorary Member

 TQM International Pvt Ltd, India

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Sr. Mary Jean Ryan

IAQ Honorary Member

Former Chair SMS Health Systems, USA

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Lennart Sandholm

IAQ Honorary Member

Sandholm Associates, Sweden

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Dr. Hans Dieter Seghezzi

IAQ Honorary Member

University of St. Gallen, Liechtenstein

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Dr. Gregory H. Watson

IAQ Honorary Member

Business Excellence Solutions, Finland

Academician Emeritus

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Antonio de Almeida, Jr.

Portugal

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Dr. Bo (Lennart Sigvard) Bergman

Chalmers University of Technology

Sweden

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Dr. Kenneth E. Case

Oklahoma State University

USA

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Dr. Robert E. Cole

USA

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Dr. Kostas N. Dervitsiotis

Greece

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Dr. Miflora M. Gatchalian

Philippines

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Dr. Hitoshi Kume

The University of Tokyo

Japan

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Dr. Way Kuo

City University of Hong Kong

Hong Kong

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David B. Luther

USA

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Viktor Seitschek

Austria

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Dr. Madhav Sinha

Canada

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Dr. Kenneth S. Stephens

USA

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Dr. Mohamed Zairi

United Kingdom

   

  

Deceased Members and their Memoriam

Tetsuichi Asaka, Japan

Yoji Akao, Japan

Masashi Asao, Japan

Asbjørn Aune, Norway

Soren Bisgaard, Denmark

George E. P. Box, USA

Michèle Boulanger, France

Riccardo Dell'Anna, Italy

Armand V. Feigenbaum, USA

William Golomski, USA

C. Jackson Grayson, USA

Akira Harada, Japan

John D. Hromi, USA

Spencer Hutchens, USA

Masumasa Imaizumi, Japan

Keijiro Inoue, Japan

Kaoru Ishikawa, Japan

Kotaro Ito, Japan

Gopal Kanji, India

Masao Kogure, Japan

Yoshio Kondo, Japan

Ikuro Kusaba, Japan

Yuanzhang Liu, China

Walter Masing, Germany

Shigeru Mizuno, Japan

Kenzo Sasaoka, Japan

Shoichi Shimizu, Japan

Francis R. Steer, UK

Genichi Taguchi, Japan

Mamoru Yamaguchi, Japan

Takanori Yoneyama, Japan

Tadashi Yoshizawa, Japan

Hermann Zeller, Germany