March 2016 St Patricks Day: A Quality Quote from 1922

March 1, 2016

Striving for Quality is nothing new, it’s an ongoing journey. Here is a quote for St Patricks Day from Michael Collins.

“We will survive economically if we export to the growing sophisticated markets of the world, goods of quality, which they’re entitled to demand at a price beyond which they will not pay and on the day they rightly demand delivery. To meet this, there is only one criteria, the pursuit of excellence.”

Michael Collins, Feb 1922, Dungarvan, Ireland, comment to a US Senator 

Denis Leonard has a degree in construction engineering an M.B.A. and a Ph.D. in quality management. Denis is a Fellow of the American Society for Quality, a Certified Quality Manager, Auditor, and Six Sigma Black Belt. He has been an Examiner for the Baldrige National Quality Award Board of Examiners a Judge on the International Team Excellence Competition and a Lead Judge on the National Housing Quality Award. A former Professor of Quality at the University of Wisconsin, he has experience as a quality manager in the home building industry as well as construction engineer, site manager, and in training, auditing, and consulting with expertise in strategic and operational quality improvement initiatives. His work has achieved national quality, environmental, and safety management awards for clients. 

Denis is co-author of The Executive Guide to Understanding and Implementing the Baldrige Criteria: Improve Revenue and Create Organizational Excellence.


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