Management Blog Tag

John and Bill Hunter

I have been tagged by Mark Graban of the lean blog: “Tag” – 5 Things You Don’t Know About Me.

      • I spent a year in Singapore and another in Nigeria while I was growing up.
      • Dad, Bill Hunter, was a professor (related to the item above), who co-authored Statistics for Experimenters and applied Deming’s ideas in the Public Sector for the first time. Out of the Crisis pages 245-247 include a write up on that effort with the First Street Garage. Peter Scholtes, at the time worked for the City of Madison, and played a big part in the effort. He went on to write the Team Handbook and The Leader’s Handbook.
      • I was on the Wisconsin Badger Basketball camp championship teams in 7th and 8th grade. The second year we played the championship game on the regular Badger Basketball home court. The Badger’s are a bit better now then they were then.
      • I have flown on “Air Force One.” Not technically, since it the president was not aboard, but while working for the White House Military Office I flew on the plane on a couple test flights. It is officially “Air Force One” only when the President is flying.
      • I spent many Thanksgivings beating John Dower, my father (and other of the family members of both) at Oh Hell. Some might claim I remember more victories today than took place at the time.

John Hunter. The small person is me, the bigger one is Dad.

I tag: Kathleen Fasanella, Mike Wroblewski, Peter Abilla, Karen Wilhelm and John Dowd.

More on Madison’s Quality efforts: Doing More With Less in the Public Sector: A Progress Report from Madison, WisconsinQuality in the Community: One City’s Experience

6 thoughts on “Management Blog Tag

  1. Gosh, I am *so* flattered to have been tagged by Curious Cat! I haven’t been here in awhile, so I really appreciate the update. I’d better check my links for you.

    This sounds like fun! Thanks for including me in the fun. Now I have to go and look up the other people you tagged.

    Interesting, I didn’t know airforce one wasn’t airforce one unless the pres was aboard. Thanks! Oh boy. I love games.

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  6. John,

    I wanted to thank you for posting the information regarding Peter Scholtes passing on your blog. Seeing the picture of you, George Box and Peter together reminded me of a time way back when I met your dad.

    I had the pleasure of meeting and talking with your father in September ’85, at a DOE seminar during hurricane Gloria, that was arranged by Joiner Assoc. for PACE in Philadelphia PA. It was a 5 day DOE course on Statistics for Experimenters and JASS software that he and George Box delivered over a 3 week period, your dad did the first 3 days. On the first day he “fried our brains” with his “matter of fact” presence in Statistics. He said not to worry, it would all make sense later. By the third day it did. George Box handled the last two days of the seminar about 2 weeks later. As a follow-up, we kept them up to date on some of our projects, which led to our second meeting.

    The second time was about a month later, we applied their DOE methods in a screen tensioning project at Microcircuit Engineering. The experiment was conducted by a department of about 20 people, many of whom hadn’t completed high school. He thought the shop floor project was so special, that he came out to our plant in Mt. Holly, NJ and had the group’s final presentation on the DOE video taped. He was very excited and roundly complemented the group for an outstanding job; he told everyone that he intended to use the video of their presentation for a graduate class that he was teaching at UW.

    He was a very intense, friendly and exciting personality.

    Thanks again for the memories, John

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