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Mikel J. Harry (born: December 28, 1951; died: 25 April 2017) was an author and psychologist,[2][3][4] who was credited for developing Six Sigma, along with Bill Smith. He was the Co-founder of Six Sigma. Harry was sometimes referred to as the 'father of Six Sigma'. One of his books, Six Sigma: The Breakthrough Management Strategy Revolutionizing the World’s Top Corporations (published by Crown Business, 2000) has been on the bestseller list of The Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg Businessweek and[5]

Mikel Harry
Born(1951-10-28)October 28, 1951 [1]
DiedApril 25, 2017(2017-04-25) (aged 65)
OccupationChairman, SSMI
OrganizationDr. Mikel J Harry Six Sigma Management Institute Inc.
Known forSix Sigma
ChildrenSabrena Harry, Melissa Fried

At the age of 65, he died on 25 April 2017, in Chandler, Arizona.[5]



Awards & recognitionEdit

Mikel J. Harry received the lifetime Engineering Excellence Award from Arizona State University in 2002.[5] He was inducted into the "Who's Who" Registry of Global Business Leaders in 1993.


He passed away on 25 April 2017.[5]

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "Grand-Daddy of Quality: Mikel Harry". GoLeanSixSigma. Retrieved 14 January 2019.
  2. ^ "Control Charts: Keep It Simple". Qualityd Digest. December 18, 2018.
  3. ^ "Meet the man who trained Jack Welch". Retrieved 14 January 2019.
  4. ^ "Steve Jobs – Yogananda Paramahansa Link Unraveled". June 9, 2018.
  5. ^ a b c d "Six Sigma Pioneer Mikel Harry Dies at 65". Quality Digest. April 26, 2017.

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