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Bill Latzko

William J. Latzko, Ph.D. (1928 – 2018) was a chemical engineer by training, and spent most of his career in quality control as a manager, consultant, and educator. A Fellow of the American Society for Quality Control and certified quality engineer, he published multiple books and more than 20 papers on management quality.

He was instrumental in the creation of the W. Edwards Deming Award for quality, which he received in 1996. A long-time associate of Dr. Deming, he helped in Deming’s work with his clients and at many four-day Deming seminars. He then co-authored Four Days with Dr. Deming: A Strategy for Modern Methods of Management. He is also co-­author of MICR Quality Control Handbook and a contributor to Dr. Deming’s books, Quality, Productivity and Competitive Position and Out of the Crisis

One of the few people in the world recognized by Dr. Deming as a “master.”







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