Subir Chowdhury awarded UK's prestigious Manufacturing Gold Medal
The Mensforth Manufacturing Gold Medal is awarded to individuals who have made major and distinguished contributions in the manufacturing sector. Past recipients include The Lord Bamford DL, chairman of J.C. Bamford, Nigel Whitehead, CBE, managing director of BAE Systems, Sir David Roberts McMurtry, CBE, executive chairman of Renishaw plc.
Subir Chowdhury is chairman and CEO of ASI Consulting Group, LLC, headquartered in Michigan. He has been helping his clients in many industries to transform their organizations by embracing quality and develop processes that increased profitability by saving billions of dollars and increase market share. Chowdhury is one of the Most Influential Management Thinkers in the World by Thinkers 50 of London, UK. His alma mater, Indian Institute of Technology (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. He is the author of fifteen books, including several international bestsellers such as The Power of Six Sigma, The Ice Cream Maker, and The Difference. He is Honorary Member or Fellow of 10 global prestigious professional societies and received many awards including 'Outstanding American by Choice Award' by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and Society of Manufacturing Engineers' Gold Medal.
Air Marshal Sir Julian Young, IET President, said: "I'm 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 society. This Award is one of the IET's most prestigious achievement medals, showcasing the very best global innovators. Dr. Chowdhury should be rightly proud of his achievements – he is an incredible role model for the next generation."
Chowdhury said: "I am deeply honored 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."
The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) is one of the world's largest professional engineering institutions, making a difference for 150 years.
ASI Consulting Group, LLC is a global leader on strategic initiatives, quality management and engineering consulting, and training.