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Douglas Mader is an international speaker, seminar leader, and a certified master instructor for Six Sigma. He is the founder and president of SigmaPro, and has trained and certified hundred of executives, champions, master black belts, black belts, and quality practitioners. Dr. Mader's clients include The American Society for Quality (AQS), Seagate, DuPont, Dow Chemical, Case-New Holland, Ford, GM, Toshiba, 3M, British Petroleum, and Microsoft, just to name a few. As a lead consultant for The American Society of Quality, Dr. Mader has helped establish the future direction of Six Sigma as it is practiced in the United States.
Dr. Mader has held several notable positions in the Six Sigma field, including vice president with the Six Sigma Academy and as a corporate director of design for Six Sigma at Seagate. As quality program manager in Hewlett-Packard's corporate quality organization, Douglas Mader was responsible for corporate-wide deployment of Six Sigma initiatives. At Motorola, he was instrumental in the development of the original Six Sigma black belt model, and he was the first Motorola Master Black Belt.
Dr. Mader has published several key papers relating to Six Sigma technologies, such as multivariate process control and measurement systems analysis. He is a member of the editorial board for the American Society for Quality's Quality Engineering journal and the International Journal of Operations and Quantitative Management. He is a member of AQS's standing review board and was a guest reviewer for the European Journal of Operations Research. Dr. Mader is listed in Who's Who in the World, Who's Who in Science and Engineering, and Who's Who in Finance and Industry. He is a member of the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences, the American Statistical Society for Quality Control (certified quality engineer 1990-93) and the Institute for Industrial Engineers.
Dr. Mader earned his Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering with concentrations in applied statistics for Colorado State University, and his M.S. in Mathematics at the Colorado School of Mines with specialization in applied statistics and optimization. His B.S. in Engineering Physics was earned at South Dakota State University. During 1998 Dr. Mader was a member of the adjunct faculty at the University of Northern Colorado, where he taught production and operations management for the College of Business.
Douglas Mader was the first graduate student to be allowed to teach a graduate-level course for the CSU Department of Statistics. During his undergraduate pursuits he was a laboratory assistant for the SDSU Physics Department, and a summer intern for the Naval Underseas Warfare Engineering Station in Keyport, Washington. Dr. Mader was a combat engineer for the South Dakota and Arizona Army National Guard, where he completed basic training at Fort Dix, New Jersey and advanced individual training at Fort Benjamin Harrison, Indiana.
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