Georges Borel (1911-1982) was a founding member and president of the European Organisation for Quality (EOQ) from 1971 to 1973.

He was one of the first quality managers in Europe and spent most of his career in the ITT group. He was the first in Europe to develop the zero default programmes at the LMT plant in Rennes in 1967.

Georges Borel Medal

Georges Borel was also…

  • One of the 6 founding members of the International Academy for Quality (IAQ), together with Val Feigenbaum, K. Ishikawa, Mr Koguré, J. Lancaster and F. Nixon.
  • The first founder of the European quality movement.
  • One of the founders of the European School of Quality.
  • The first to combine management and quality control, technology and humanism : although Georges Borel was a scientist, he knew that irrational motives, such as feelings about good and evil, are often stronger than anything rational.