C. Jackson Grayson

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C. Jackson Grayson, Jr.
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Born(1923-10-08)October 8, 1923
DiedMay 4, 2017(2017-05-04) (aged 93)
OccupationProductivity and quality improvement champion
Spouse(s)Dr. Carla O'Dell

C. Jackson "Jack" Grayson, Jr. (October 8, 1923 – May 4, 2017) was an American businessman and writer. He was the chairman of APQC, dean of two business schools, head of the U.S. Price Commission (1971), a farmer, newspaper reporter and FBI agent. In 1977 he founded APQC as a private sector, non-profit organization.

Grayson was the United States Chair of the Price Commission from 1971 to 1973 under President Richard Nixon. In that position, Grayson oversaw price controls. Grayson gained exposure to productivity issues and how they related to product pricing. Grayson went on to found the American Productivity and Quality Center in 1977 where he now resides as chairman and oversees the organization's public education improvement initiatives.

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  1. APQC [1]
  2. Open Standards Benchmarking [2]
  3. Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award (NIST)[3]
  4. Public School Insights Interview with Grayson [4]