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Hahn Awarded Distinguished Service Medal

Published: Monday, October 4, 2004 - 21:00

Gerald (Gerry) J. Hahn was recently awarded the American Society for Quality’s Distinguished Service Medal for his long commitment to the quality profession.

Hahn, a statistical consultant and adjunct faculty member at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, began his career in 1955 as an applied statistician at General Electric’s corporate research and development (GECRD) unit. In 1973, he established the GECRD’s applied statistics program, which has since become recognized as a world leader in advanced quality and productivity improvement. The GECRD is responsible for the use of statistics to address manufacturing, engineering and financial issues for GE, as well as for developing advanced Six Sigma tools.

In 1984, Hahn was named a Coolidge Fellow by the GECRD (the organization’s highest honor) for his wide-ranging accomplishments in the fields of statistics and quality control. The ASQ Distinguished Service Medal will be presented on Nov. 18 at the Hudson-Mohawk section meeting.

For more information, visit www.asq.org.


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