During my efforts in Russia I taught the principles of quality control at two different universities. Students for these efforts were engineers and technologists who were interested in what Synchron was trying to create in Russia. Following are letters sent to the ASQC, the governing body in the US for all things Quality, commemorating my efforts:
To: American Society for Quality Control 9/18/94
P.O. Box 3005, Milwaukee, WI 53201-3005
November 2, 1994
I have the pleasure to inform you that Mr. Bob Robertson, ASQC Certified Quality Engineer and Vice President of Synchron Consulting, Inc., presented for Russian students ten lectures (each one about four hours) on topic: “Quality Audit.” This course lasted for about half a year in Moscow Inst. of Automobile Mechanics and Moscow Research Inst. of Tractors and Automobiles. The lectures were given for leading Russian experts working in the area. They were beautiful in form, clear and very interesting. The course was kept within ASQC programme and all students received great pleasure of it. This moment I am editing the Russian translation of Mr. Robertson’s lectures and hope to publish it in Russia.
There is no doubt that these lectures are a very important step to successful cooperation between USA and Russia.
With best wishes Dr. Yu. Adler
President of small firm “STAT BFQ”
(STATistics is the Base for Quality”)
Editor and publisher of Russian pri-
vate journal “The Road to Quality”
To ASQC Board 10/17/94
As a President of Moscow Institute of Electronic Technology (MEIT) I would like to express my appreciation to the wonderful job done by the member of ASQC Mr. Robert Robertson in the University in arranging and lecturing at Quality Engineering Classes. Within framework of these initiative Mr. Robertson has delivered a two semesters ASQC QE course for employees of Zelenograd electronic companies and MIET staff.
We believe that quality issues are of the utmost importance for Russian economy at the moment. That is why we so much value and praise Mr. Robertson’s goodwill and sincere efforts is sharing his waste professional knowledge.
President of MIET,
President of Russian Deming Association
“God gives every bird its food, but he does not throw it into the nest.”