William J. Latzko, Ph.D.
William J. Latzko, Ph.D. is a management consultant who helps his clients to achieve quality in their products and services. He has over 50 years of technical and management experience in manufacturing and service industries.
Dr. Latzko is president of Latzko Associates, a Management Consulting Organization specializing in issues of quality. He has served as Director of Quality Control for Mundet Cork Corporation, Director of Management Science and Quality Control for CBS, Columbia Record Club, and Vice President for Quality Control for the Irving Trust Company. Formerly he was Plant Manager for the Joseph Dixon Crucible Company and for Alpha Metals.
He is a widely recognized lecturer for the American Society for Quality (ASQ), George Washington University as well as many other technical and professional societies throughout the United States and abroad. He also is an Adjunct Professor of Management Systems at Fordham University’s Graduate School of Business where he teaches various courses such as Mathematics, Quality, and Operations Management.
Fellow of the American Society for Quality (000197050) as well as a Certified Quality Engineer (# 03364), Dr. Latzko is the Past Chairman of the Quality Management Division of the ASQ. He was also the first chair of the ASQ Deming Medal Committee. He has served as chairman and treasurer of the Metropolitan Section (0300) of ASQ. He is also a member of the American Statistical Association. He received the ASQ Ellis R. Ott Award for joining quality technology and management and the W. Edwards Deming Medal.
He is the author of Qualty and Productivity for Bankers and Financial Managers and Řízení Jakosri (Managing Quality in Czech) has written over 40 articles on quality control. He is coauthor of MICR Quality Control Handbook and a contributor to Dr. Deming’s books, Quality, Productivity and Competitive Position and Out of the Crises. His latest book, with David Saunders is called Four Days with Dr. Deming: A Strategy for Modern Methods of Management.
He is a graduate of Fordham (BS), Rutgers (MBA), Rutgers/ABA Stonier Graduate School of Banking (DB), and Kennedy-Western University (Ph.D.), and also studied at New York University, where he took all of Dr. Deming’s courses. He is a member of Beta Gamma Sigma (Business) and Delta Pi Sigma (Statistics).