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JUNE 2020 I PCB007 MAGAZINE 9 And remember that the Canadian rock band Rush gave wise advice regarding how to re- spond to change in their song "Free Will," when Geddy Lee sang, "If you choose not to decide, you still have made a choice." PCB007 Reference 1. S. Madsen, "Why Is Organizational Change So Hard?" LiquidPlanner, January 11, 2018. Nolan Johnson is managing editor of PCB007 Magazine. Nolan brings 30 years of career experience focused almost entirely on electronics design and manufacturing. To contact Johnson, click here. This issue is jam-packed with columnists. Dr. John Mitchell tackles "Problem Solving While Innovating," and George Milad covers "Minimizing Signal Transmission Loss in High- Frequency Circuits." Steve Williams continues with Part 3 of his "Guerilla Tactics to Pass Any QMS Audit" series, and Mike Carano launch- es a new column series titled "A Process En- gineer's Guide to Advanced Troubleshooting." My personal takeaway from this issue is that embracing change is a given in the world of in- novation, and maintaining an emotional appetite for change is a requirement. This leads to the ne- cessity that change be encouraged from all levels of the organization and managed to maximize its benefits. TQM is most certainly worth a revisit during these dynamic and chaotic times. 1. George E. P. Box (1919–2013): A British statistician, who worked in the areas of quality control, time-series analy- sis, DOE, and Bayesian inference. 2. Philip B. Crosby (1926–2004): A businessman and au- thor who contributed to management theory and quality management practices. 3. W. Edwards Deming (1900–1993): An American engineer, statistician, professor, author, lecturer, and management consultant. 4. Peter Drucker (1909–2005): An Austrian-born American management consultant, educator, and author, whose writings contributed to the philosophical and practical foundations of the modern business corporation. 5. Armand V. Feigenbaum (1920–2014): An American qual- ity control expert and businessman who devised the concept of TQC, which in- spired TQM. 6. Bob Galvin (1922–2011): A U.S. execu- tive. He was the son of the founder of Mo- torola, Paul Galvin, and served as the CEO of Motorola from 1959–1986. 7. Mikel J. Harry (1951–2017): A statisti- cian, quality expert, and author who was sometimes referred to as "the father of Six Sigma." 8. Kaoru Ishikawa (1915–1989): A Japa- nese organizational theorist and professor of engineering at The University of Tokyo who was noted for his quality management innovations. 9. Joseph M. Juran (1904–2008): A Romanian-born Ameri- can engineer and management consultant. He was an evangelist for quality and quality management, having written several books on those subjects. He and his wife, Sadie, both passed away in December 2008 at 103 years of age. They were married for nearly 82 years. 10. Dorian Shainin (1914–2000): An American quality con- sultant, aeronautics engineer, author, and college pro- fessor most notable for his contributions in the fields of industrial problem solving, product reliability, and quality engineering—particularly the creation and development of the "Red X" concept. 11. Walter A. Shewhart (1891–1967): An American physicist, engineer, and statis- tician. He was sometimes known as "the father of statistical quality control" and also related to the Shewhart cycle (plan- do-check-act.) 12. Genichi Taguchi (1924–2012): An engi- neer and statistician. From the 1950s on- ward, he developed a methodology for ap- plying statistics to improve the quality of manufactured goods. (Source: Wikipedia) From the Cover: Meet the Fathers of Quality

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