In a recent podcast, Dr. W. Edwards Deming: Still making a difference in 2013, I interviewed Dr. Joyce Orsini, a professor of Fordham University and president of the W. Edwards Deming Institute and Kevin Cahill, the Executive Director of the Institute. Dr. Orsini has also recently authored the book, The Essential Deming: Leadership Principles from the Father of Quality and Kevin is the grandson of Dr. Deming.
This is a transcription of the podcast.
About the Deming Institute: The W. Edwards Deming Institute® was founded by Dr. Deming in 1993 to provide educational services related to his theories and teachings. The aim of The W. Edwards Deming Institute is to foster understanding of The Deming System of Profound Knowledge® to advance commerce, prosperity and peace.
Kevin Edwards Cahill, Successor Founding Trustee is Dr. Deming’s grandson. He currently volunteers full-time as Executive Director of The W. Edwards Deming Institute® where he oversees general operations and development. Previously, Kevin was the co-founder and CEO of ViewBridge, Inc. Prior to that, he was Vice President Sales Manager for media rep firm, Katz Communications. As a member and chairman of the system oversight committee, he helped guide the design and implementation of various sales, technology, and management systems. Kevin holds a BA in history from UCLA.
Joyce Nilsson Orsini, Ph.D., Associate Trustee, is Associate Professor of Management Systems at Fordham University Graduate School of Business, where she directs the Deming Scholars MBA program. She has been a practicing statistician and consultant to industrial management and government for more than 25 years. Dr. Deming directed her doctoral dissertation research at New York University. She assisted Dr. Deming with his teaching at N.Y.U., as well as with many public and private seminars. The Metropolitan Section of the American Society for Quality awarded her the Deming Medal.