After graduating from Minnesota University in 1924 Juran started a career with Western Electric. By 1937 he was the head of industrial engineering at the corporate headquarters in New York. In 1941, after a period working for the government in Washington, he became an independent consultant. In 1951 he published the Quality Control Handbook. He founded the Juran Institute in 1979 which he led until 1987.
Juran proposed the 'Quality Trilogy' of Quality Planning, Quality Control and Quality Improvement.
See the topic 'Quality Leaders' for other key figures in the quality movement.