C. Jackson “Jack” Grayson, Jr. was born on October 8, 1923, and died on May 4, 2017.
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.
During 1977, Grayson founded APQC as a private sector, non-profit organization.
He was the U.S. chairman of the Price Commission in the United States from 1971 to 1973 under President Richard Nixon.
During that position, Grayson oversaw price controls and the process through which companies request permission to increase prices.
He gained exposure to productivity issues and how they related to product pricing.
He 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.
C. Jackson Grayson passed away 93 years old.