Mikel Harry

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Dr. Mikel J. Harry
Born(1951-12-28)December 28, 1951 [1]
DiedApril 25, 2017(2017-04-25) (aged 65)
MonumentsDr. Mikel J Harry Museum, Colombo, Sri Lanka
Alma materBall State University, Arizona State University
Occupation(s)Chairman, SSMI
OrganizationDr. Mikel J Harry Six Sigma Management Institute Inc.
Known forSix Sigma
Spouse(s)Debbie Harry, Colleen Harry, Sandy Harry, Sherry L. Harry, Wafa Harry, Sandra Harry
ChildrenSabrena Harry, Melissa Fried

Mikel J. Harry (born: December 28, 1951; died: April 15, 2017) was a statistician, quality expert, and author[2][3][4] who is credited for developing Six Sigma, along with Bill Smith.[citation needed] Harry was sometimes referred to as the 'father of Six Sigma'.[citation needed] One of his books, Six Sigma: The Breakthrough Management Strategy Revolutionizing the World’s Top Corporations (published by Crown Business, 2000) has been on the bestseller list of The Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg Businessweek and Amazon.com.[5]

At the age of 65, he died on 25 April 2017, in Chandler, Arizona.[5]



Awards and recognition[edit]

Mikel J. Harry received the lifetime Engineering Excellence Award from Arizona State University in 2002.[5] He was inducted into the "Who's Who" Registry of Global Business Leaders in 1993.


He died on April 25, 2017.[5]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Grand-Daddy of Quality: Mikel Harry". GoLeanSixSigma. Retrieved 14 January 2019.
  2. ^ "Control Charts: Keep It Simple". Qualityd Digest. December 18, 2018.
  3. ^ "Meet the man who trained Jack Welch". Indiatimes.com. Retrieved 14 January 2019.
  4. ^ "Steve Jobs – Yogananda Paramahansa Link Unraveled". siliconeer.com. June 9, 2018.
  5. ^ a b c d "Six Sigma Pioneer Mikel Harry Dies at 65". Quality Digest. April 26, 2017.

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