Chris Collins, the new Erie County executive, is making good on his promise to bring business efficiency practices to the county…namely Six Sigma.

In his most unusual appointments, the new executive selected Alfred Hammonds Jr. as his director of Six Sigma implementation. Six Sigma is the business-sector efficiency discipline Collins championed during his campaign. Hammonds, senior project director at the University at Buffalo’s Center for Industrial Effectiveness, is a black-belt practitioner of Six Sigma.

Collins Goes Public, The Buffalo News, December 31, 2007

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