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Harrington / Ishikawa Professional Medal

21st Asia Pacific Quality Conference
Shanghai, China, November 9-11, 2015

Congratulations for the year 2015 Harrington / Ishikawa Professional Medal Awardee in recognition of your contribution to the advancement of the quality in the Asia Pacific region with your personal touch of leadership.


Mr. Janak Mehta
Chairman & Managing Director
TQM International Pvt Ltd.

Janak Mehta is a mechanical engineer by profession with over 44 years experience out of which 25 years was in industry working across various functions and becoming a chief executive of a medium size company. While working in industry in 1982 he pioneered the quality movement in India and promoted it vigorously across the country.

His belief in the use of quality management principles, concepts and methodologies as the primary means to business excellence and integration of society led him to leave the confines of working in industry to set up institutes that will be the vanguard of quality promotion. He set up and led the TQM Division of CII from 1988 to 1992 a leader in
quality movement in India. In 1992 he made a unique contribution as the only industry member of the team to propose a structure for Quality Council of India (QCI) for promoting quality, standardization and conformity assessment in India that would be on par with the best in the world.

Thereafter he set up TQM International Pvt. Ltd., as an organization for training and consultancy in quality management to work towards the frontier of quality technology. TQMI has become one of the leaders in this field not only in India but also the Middle East. He is currently the Chairman and Managing Director of TQMI. Under his guidance TQMI has provided training and consultancy services to about 1200 companies in over 12 countries. He is also the Chairman of T4T Consultants Pvt. Ltd.

In 1996 at the behest of quality professionals in India he set up Indian Society for Quality (ISQ) a not for profit organization for networking amongst quality professionals. In 2002 as the Founding President of ISQ he contributed to the setting up of Asian Network for Quality (ANQ) with membership from 15 countries and headquartered in Japan to promote networking amongst quality professionals from all over Asia. He is the Vice Chairperson of ANQ since 2003.

He has guided over 200 companies from multinationals to large and medium private and public companies in India, the Middle East and the South East Asia in their endeavor to enhance business performance through the application of TQM principles, concepts and techniques. He has been associated with various companies in India that have won the coveted Deming Application Prize of Japan.

Mr. Mehta has been involved in setting up various institutions for quality promotion in India and overseas and continues to do so. This includes Quality Council of India (QCI), TQM Division of CII, Indian Society for Quality (ISQ) and Asian Network for Quality (ANQ) as nonprofit organizations and two profit making organizations.