HOWARD S. GITLOW is Executive Director of the University of Miami Institute for the Study of Quality in Manufacturing and Service and Professor of Management Science, University of Miami, Coral Gables. As Visiting Professor at the Science University of Tokyo, he studied Quality Management with Dr. Noriaki Kano. A Six Sigma Master Black Belt and Fellow of ASQC, he has consulted on quality throughout the Fortune 500. He has co-authored eleven books, including Six Sigma for Green Belts and Champions, Quality Management 3rd ed., and The Deming Guide to Quality and Competitive Position (Prentice Hall).
DAVID M. LEVINE is Professor Emeritus of Statistics and Computer Information Systems at Bernard M. Baruch College (CUNY). A leading innovator in statistics education, he has co-authored several best-selling textbooks. Levine also co-authored Six Sigma for Green Belts and Champions, and recently wrote Even You Can Learn Statistics, both published by Prentice Hall.
EDWARD A. POPOVICH is former Vice President of Enterprise Excellence at Boca Raton Community Hospital, brought on board to introduce Six Sigma as it began its planning for a new community-affiliated teaching hospital and medical center. As President of Sterling Enterprises International, he consulted widely on organizational effectiveness, Six Sigma and other quality systems, customer support, service leadership, business improvement, reengineering, Total Quality, organizational change, and statistical/technical analysis. His clients have included GE, Motorola, Lockheed Martin, Johnson & Johnson, Intuit, Sony, BellSouth, First Data, NCR, JP Morgan, Intuit, Wachovia, A & P, and Samsung.