ReVelle, Jack B. 1935-

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ReVELLE, Jack B. 1935-

PERSONAL: Born August 2, 1935, in Rochester, NY; son of Mark A. (in insurance sales) and Myril B. (a secretary) ReVelle; married Brenda L. Newcombe (an attorney), August 2, 1968; children: Karen A. Ethnicity: "Caucasian." Education: Purdue University, B.S., 1957; Oklahoma State University, M.S., 1965, Ph.D., 1970.

ADDRESSES: Home—896 Cedarwood St., Orange, CA 92869-5301. Office—ReVelle Solutions, 14101 Yorba St., Suite 104, Tustin, CA 92780-2041; fax: 714-665-2481. E-mail—[email protected].

CAREER: General Dynamics, Fort Worth, TX, administrative assistant in management planning and controls, 1970-71; independent consultant in Denver, CO, 1971-72; University of Nebraska—Omaha, chair of decision sciences program, 1972-77; Chapman University, Orange, CA, founding dean of School of Business and Management, 1977-79; Ducommun Metals Co., Los Angeles, CA, manager of facilities and engineering, 1979-80; McDonnell Douglas Astronautics Co. (now Boeing Co.), Huntington Beach, CA, head of facilities planning and technical specialist, 1980-81; Hughes Electronics Co., head of training and development for ground systems group, 1981-82, head of statistical services, 1982-85, senior statistician, 1985-86, manager of research and development for corporate human resources, 1986-88, chief statistician for corporate quality assurance staff, 1988-93, leader of continuous improvement for Raytheon Missile Systems, Tucson, AZ, 1993-98; ReVelle Solutions, Tustin, CA, consulting statistician, 1999—. GenCorp Aerojet, director of Center for Process Improvement. California State University—Dominguez Hills, creator and presenter of Internet Web course "Introduction to Six Sigma," 2001; creator and host of satellite broadcasts for National Technological University and George Washington University; also taught at University of Southern California and University of Wisconsin—Madison. Malcolm Baldridge National Quality Award, member of board of examiners, 1990-93; Arizona Governor's Award for Quality, judge and executive trainer, 1994, member of board of directors, 1999-2002; Rochester Institute of Technology, judge of USA Today Quality Cup, 1995; Golden State Quality Award, member of awards council, 1998; consultant to business, industry, and government agencies, including Advanced Micro Devices, Control Data Corp., and U.S. Department of Defense. Military service: U.S. Air Force, 1957-68; served as nuclear operations officer, explosives safety officer, and commander of explosive ordnance disposal; served in Vietnam; became major; received Bronze Star.

MEMBER: Institute for the Advancement of Engineering (fellow), American Society for Quality (fellow; past cochair of total quality management committee), Institute of Industrial Engineers (fellow; past senior vice president; past director of Aerospace and Defense division), Association for Quality and Participation (past member of board of directors), American Statistical Association, American Society of Safety Engineers, Sigma Tau, Alpha Pi Mu, Alpha Iota Delta, Beta Gamma Sigma.

AWARDS, HONORS: Distinguished Economics Development Programs Award, Society of Manufacturing Engineers, 1990; Taguchi Recognition Award, American Supplier Institute, 1991; Akao Prize, QFD Institute, 1999; Lifetime Achievement Award, National Graduate School of Quality Management.


(With Kenneth Brown) Quantitative Methods for Managerial Decisions, Addison-Wesley (Reading, MA), 1978.

Safety Training Methods, John Wiley and Sons (New York, NY), 1980, 2nd edition, 1995.

The Two-Day Statistician: An Introduction to Statistical Quality Control, Hughes Aircraft Co. (Los Angeles, CA), 1984.

The New Quality Technology: An Introduction to Quality Function Deployment and the Taguchi Methods, Hughes Aircraft Co. (Los Angeles, CA), 1988.

Policy Deployment, Hughes Aircraft Co. (Los Angeles, CA), 1993.

(With John W. Moran) The Executive's Handbook on Quality Function Deployment (QFD), Markon (Windham, NH), 1994.

(With Normand L. Frigon, Sr. and Harry K. Jackson, Jr.) From Concept to Customer: The Practical Guide to Integrated Product and Process Development and Business Process Reengineering, Van Nostrand Reinhold (New York, NY), 1995. (With John W. Moran and Charles A. Cox) The Quality Function Deployment (QFD) Handbook, John Wiley and Sons (New York, NY), 1998.

What Your Quality Guru Never Told You, Quality Publishing (Tucson, AZ), 2000.

(Editor) Manufacturing Handbook of Best Practices: An Innovation, Productivity, and Quality Focus, St. Lucie Press (Boca Raton, FL), 2002.

Coauthor of software packages, including "TQM ToolSchool," Quality America (Tucson, AZ), 1995; and "QFD Pathway," John Wiley and Sons (New York, NY), 1998. Contributor to books, including Quest for Quality: Managing the Total System, edited by Mehran Sepehri, Engineering and Management Press (Atlanta, GA), 1987; The Handbook of Occupational Safety and Health, edited by Lawrence Slote, John Wiley and Sons (New York, NY), 1987; and A Quality Revolution in Manufacturing, edited by Victor R. Dingus and William A. Golomski, Institute of Industrial Engineers (Atlanta, GA), 1988. Contributor to technical publications, including Quality Progress, Industrial Engineering, Industrial Management, and Professional Safety.

SIDELIGHTS: Jack B. ReVelle told CA: "My first book, Quantitative Methods for Managerial Decisions, was written in response to a suggestion by a publisher who had seen my annotated ranking of a dozen or so basic texts on business statistics. I enjoyed the experience so much that I decided to continue to write for publication. Virtually every subsequent project was developed to provide technical assistance to my internal clients (while I was employed full-time) and external clients (when I became a consultant). By sharing my knowledge of the best practices in the related areas of Six Sigma, continuous improvement, total quality management, and safety management, I have successfully gained the attention and respect of actual and potential clients.

"Every project starts with a clearly defined audience with specific technical needs. A well-thought-out working title provides me with needed guidance on what topics should and should not be included in the project. Following creation of a chapter outline, I allocate a specific time early each morning to write for at least one to two hours. It's been my experience that a predictable writing schedule helps me to avoid writer's block."