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ASQ names new fellows

April 8, 2016
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American Society for Quality has named 24 new society fellows who will be honored in May for contributing to the advancement of quality.

Of the 24 honorees, two hail from West Michigan.

Michael Alan Hirt, of Grand Rapids-based ADAC Automotive, A VAST Alliance Partner, is being recognized for “exemplary leadership” while mentoring others; for dedication to the “instruction and promotion” of the quality sciences; for utilization of quality concepts; and for interaction with multiple disciplines and organizations while modeling a professional demeanor.

Kathleen M. Lyall, of Benton Harbor-headquartered Whirlpool Corp., is being recognized for “outstanding leadership and accomplishments” in the fields of supplier quality and supplier development; for inspiring quality professionals to pursue additional quality knowledge, skills and ASQ certifications; and for sharing “quality and leadership expertise” with ASQ members worldwide and the Phi Sigma Rho sorority.

Fellow membership status may be awarded ASQ members in good standing who meet the following criteria: have at least 15 years of quality-related experience; achieve requirements across six professional categories; are sponsored by peers and endorsed by their ASQ section or division; and have been a senior member for five years or longer.

ASQ currently has nearly 650 active fellows.

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