Dr. Francis F. Pitard is a consulting expert in Sampling, Statistical Process Control, and Total Quality Management for 25 years. He is President of Francis Pitard Sampling Consultants (www.fpscsampling.com) and Technical Director of Mineral Stats Inc. (www.mineralstats.com) in Broomfield, Colorado, USA. He provides consulting services in many countries. Dr. Pitard has six years of experience with the French Atomic Energy Commission and fifteen years with Amax Extractive R&D. He has taught Sampling Theory, SPC, and TQM to approximately 10000 people and to more than 275 companies around the world through Continuing Education Offices of the Colorado School of Mines, for the Australian Mineral Foundation, for the Mining Department of the Universidad de Chile and the University of Witwatersrand. He has degrees in chemistry from the Gay-Lussac Institute in Paris and the Academy of Paris and a Doctorate in Technology from the Aalborg University in Denmark.