NIQR - INDIA PISTONS - Outstanding Life Time Achievement Award Function
NIQR - INDIA PISTONS - Outstanding Life Time Achievement Award Function was held on 12th September 2014 at The Park Chennai Hotel, Chennai. Mr. A. Krishnamoorthy, Chairman, Amalgamations Group presided over the award function.
Mr. R. Sivanesan, National President – NIQR and Senior Vice President Central Quality, Ashok Leyland Ltd welcomed the members present and briefed about the NIQR – INDIAPISTONS Award for Outstanding Life Time Achievement – 2014 conferred on Prof. Yasutoshi Washio of Japan, a Deming Application Prize Winner and globally renowned expert in Total Quality Management (TQM) and President, Japanese Society for Quality Control.
Prof. Washio was introduced by Dr. N. Ravichandran, Executive Director, Lucas TVS Ltd. The Citation of the NIQR – INDIA PISTONS Award for Outstanding Life Time Achievement – 2014 was readout by Mr. G. R. Janarthanan, Executive Director, India Pistons Ltd. and Past National President – NIQR.
Mr. A. Krishnamoorthy, the Chief Guest felicitated Prof. Washio with a Shawl and conferred the Award. Prof. Washio was felicitated by Mr. T. K. Balaji, Chairman & Managing Director, Lucas TVS Ltd., and Mr. N. Haribabu, Vice President –TQM , Rane Group.
Prof. Washio delivered an excellent thought provoking acceptance speech; he reconfirmed his prediction that Indian manufacturing quality would overtake Japanese industry by the year 2014.
During the award function, another award, NIQR – TS KRISHNA Student Award for Best Essay on the topic "Quality – The Global Winning Edge" was conferred on Mr. A. Joseph Rajan, Final year student of Meenakshi Sundararajan Engineering College by Prof. Washio.
In his presidential address, Mr. A. Krishnamoorthy congratulated NIQR for choosing Prof. Washio for Life Time Achievement and exhorted Indian industries for reaching and sustaining Quality & Cost Competitiveness in the Global market