Dr. Watson is an industrial engineer with executive experience in three Fortune 500 firms and long-term consulting experience with another five Fortune 500 companies. Additionally, he has consulted to over two dozen smaller companies and divisions of larger organizations. Dr. Watson is a global specialist in quality management at the executive level and author of seven books and over 600 other publications.
Dr. Watson was the course designer for the original Lean Six Sigma training by the American Society for Quality in 1999 and he was the first Master Black Belt designated in Europe by Dr. Mikel Harry. He has been awarded the highest honors from the American Society for Quality, the European Organization for Quality, the Union of Japanese Scientists and Engineers, and the International Academy for Quality. Dr. Watson has been elected an Honorary Member of 20 national quality organizations