About Stephen R. Schmidt
Stephen R. Schmidt, PhD, is the founder and CEO of World Class Quest, and is the creator of the Disruptive Lean Six Sigma (DLSS) discipline. He was on the original development team for Six Sigma at Motorola University headed by Dr. Mikel Harry. He trained the world’s first Master Black Belts and Black Belts at Motorola, Texas Instruments, Asea Brown Boveri, IBM, Kodak, and Digital Equipment, and trained most of the original Master Black Belts and Black Belts at General Electric, Raytheon, Sony, Lockheed Martin, H.E.B., U.T. Austin Business School,
Abbott Laboratories, plus many more.
He was featured on MSNBC and NBC’s The Today Show for the use of Lean Six Sigma in his own business, and has also been featured in ISSSP’s video interview series about Disruptive Lean Six Sigma. Steve has served on the adjunct faculty for Motorola Six Sigma Research Institute, Incarnate Word University, University of Texas (Austin), the Defense Systems Management College, and Alamo Colleges training for the City of San Antonio.
He received his B.S. in Mathematics from the U.S. Air Force Academy, his M.S. in OperationsResearch from The University of Texas, and his Ph.D. in Applied Statistics and minor inBehavioral Science from the University of Northern Colorado.