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Camp honored by the American Society for Quality

Monday, June 30, 2014

Robert C. Camp ’59 was recently honored with the Distinguished Service Medal of the American Society for Quality (ASQ). Camp received his B.S. in Civil Engineering and his MBA from the Johnson Graduate School of Management at Cornell. He earned a Ph.D. in logistics and operations research from the Pennsylvania State University and he has served as adjunct professor of logistics at the Rochester Institute of Technology Business School.

Camp was cited for “recognition worldwide as the preeminent Best Practice Benchmarking authority, author, and coach, motivating and helping hundreds of organizations and thousands of quality practitioners around the world understand and incorporate world-class best practices as the method of choice for pursuing and achieving increased performance, productivity, continuous quality improvement, and competitive advantage in their business processes.”

The citation went on to praise Camp’s continuing work in the field: “He continues to conduct research, education and consultation with organizations focused on a structured approach for the capture, exchange, and adoption of best practices, worldwide, through Best Practice Benchmarking to become the best of the best.”

In a long career, Camp has worked with the DuPont Corporation, Mobil Oil, and the Xerox Corporation. He is also author of the bestselling Benchmarking: The Search for Industry Best Practices that Lead to Superior Performance and several other books that share his insight and extensive experience.

ASQ is a global community of people dedicated to quality who share the ideas and tools that make our world work better. ASQ is headquartered in Milwaukee, Wis., with national service centers in China, India, Mexico and a regional service center in the United Arab Emirates. 

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