Charles Aubrey

Charles Aubrey is currently Vice President Performance Excellence and is a Master Black Belt at Anderson Pharmaceutical Packaging a subsidiary of Fortune 500 AmerisourceBergen Corporation. He was formerly President and is now Chairman of the Asia Pacific Quality Organization and their Representative to the World Alliance for Quality. In addition, Charles is an Academician and Vice President of Conferences for the International Academy for Quality.

He formerly held Vice Presidential positions at Sears Roebuck & Co., American Express Corp., J.P. Morgan Chase and Bank America. Charles worked as Vice President Consulting for ten years, the majority of the time with Dr. Juran at the Juran Institute. He is a former President and Chairman of the American Society for Quality and is also a Fellow of ASQ. He was a Senior Examiner for the Baldrige Performance Excellence Program for four years and is a retired Captain from the United States Navy.

Chuck is the 2006 recipient of Harrington/Ishikawa Medal for his extensive contributions of quality education and implementation in Asia. He received the Shanghai Magnolia Quality Contribution Award in 2007 for significantly assisting the development of quality in China. In 2010 he was awarded the Yoshio Kondo Academic Research Prize. He is an Honorary Member of the Argentine Quality Association and the Philippine Society for Quality. Chuck is on the Advisory Board of the Hamdan Bin Mohammed E-University in the United Arab Emirates.

He has written two books, Quality Management in Services and Teamwork-Involving Employees in Quality and Productivity. He has also written chapters in six other books, most notably in Dr. Juran’s Quality Management Handbook. He has published over 100 articles and papers that have been translated into a variety of languages including English, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, Chinese and Arabic.

His undergraduate work was completed at Lewis University in Chicago and graduate and post graduate work at DePaul University also in Chicago. Charles was an Adjunct Professor at DePaul University and Loyola University, both in Chicago and the University of Wisconsin, Madison.

Lean Six Sigma has lead to cost savings, capacity increases, and cost avoidance at Anderson Packaging, a US pharmaceutical packaging company, says Charles Aubrey, Vice President Performance Excellence and Master Black Belt at the company. In this article, Aubrey describes how the company began its journey to become more competitive and hold down...Full Article »