Mr. Subir Chowdhury, Alumnus of IIT Kharagpur is awarded the prestigious Mensforth Manufacturing Gold Medal for his pioneering work in the field of Quality Engineering and Management by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET), UK and outstanding contributions for improving process and product quality in all types of manufacturing industries. He was also honoured with the Corps d’Elite Lifetime Achievement Award by the Global Gurus organization. This award is only presented to those who have gone beyond the “Guru” status and developed gurus themselves, based upon their long-standing top ten position on the Global Gurus lists and their unique contributions to the world.
Air Marshal Sir Julian Young, IET President, stated, “I am honoured to present Dr. Subir Chowdhury with the Mensforth Gold Medal for Manufacturing. He has excelled in his profession and made a notable difference within the manufacturing industry and its subsequent impact on the society. This award is one of the IET’s most prestigious achievement medals, showcasing the very best global innovators. Mr. Chowdhury should be rightly proud of his achievements as he is an incredible role model for the next generation.”
The Mensforth Manufacturing Gold Medal is awarded to individuals who have made major and distinguished contributions in the manufacturing sector. Mr. Chowdhury is the chairman and CEO of ASI Consulting Group, LLC, headquartered in Michigan who has led many industries to transform their organizations by elevating quality and develop processes that increased profitability saving billions of dollars and increase respective market share. He is considered as one of the Most Influential Management Thinkers in the World by Thinkers 50 of London, UK and has improved the quality of life on a global scale. As his alma mater, Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur (IIT Kharagpur) established the Subir Chowdhury School of Quality and Reliability, the first of its kind in the world to promote the education and research on quality and reliability. Mr. Subir Chowdhury has authored fifteen books including several international bestsellers such as The Power of Six Sigma, The Ice Cream Maker and The Difference. He is the honorary member and fellow of 10 global prestigious professional societies and received many awards including Outstanding American by Choice Award by the US Department of Homeland Security and Society of Manufacturing Engineers’ Gold Medal.
Mr. Subir Chowdhury, CEO of ASI Consulting Group & Alumus of IIT Kharagpur remarked, “I am deeply honoured to receive this international award in recognition of my services and accomplishments in the manufacturing industry. To know that my work has contributed to the improvement of manufacturing processes, quality and the subsequent benefit to society is very humbling. I hope it inspires other young manufacturing engineers to continue to drive forward change in the sector.”
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