Patrick J. Whitcomb, MS
Pat is the founding principal and president of Stat-Ease, Inc. Before starting his own business, he worked as a chemical engineer, quality assurance manager, and plant manager. Pat co-authored Design-Ease® software, an easy-to-use program for design of two-level and general factorial experiments and Design-Expert® software, an advanced user's program for response surface, mixture, and combined designs. He's provided consulting on the application of design of experiments (DOE) and other statistical methods for several decades. In addition, Pat is co-author of the books, DOE Simplified: Practical Tools for Effective Experimentation and RSM Simplified: Optimizing Processes Using Response Surface Methods for Design of Experiments, and has published many articles on design of experiments (DOE).
- Minnesota's 1982 Young Chemical Engineer of the Year
- 2013 Charles W. Britzius Distinguished Engineer (from the Minnesota Society of Professional Engineers and the Minnesota Federation of Engineering, Science and Technology Societies)
- School of Statistics Advisory Committee Member, University of Minnesota
- Bachelor/Master of Chemical Engineering, University of Minnesota, 1973, 1977
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