Indian Eng. Sameer Chougle Named to “40 New Voices of Quality” List

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Sameer Badruddin Chougle
Quality Assurance Head
Ardiya, Kuwait

Quality Progress Website

Being one of QP’s New Voices of Quality would seem to imply that an individual wants to spend his or her entire career in the quality field. Sameer Chougle doesn’t subscribe to that notion. In fact, he wants to take it a step further.

Asked how he thinks quality will evolve in the next 25 years, he said, "Quality would no longer be called quality. I foresee quality becoming an embedded part of the core process and not a separate control process. Every employee will be responsible for his own production, run it through quality control twice and forward it to the next process in line. The quality checklist would be a well-researched, stringent one, leaving little room for error."

Chougle is certainly qualified enough to predict such an outcome. In his relatively brief career, the 32-year-old quality management system (QMS) consultant and quality assurance unit head at Combined Group Contracting Co. has helped six companies in Kuwait earn their ISO 9001 certifications.

Beyond that, he has preached the benefits of waste reduction via technology in a region of the world that is "not so personal computer-friendly." Those efforts are also evident inside his organization, where Chougle tirelessly advocates for QMS improvements in the face of "countless hurdles."

He also promotes the use of quality tools, particularly the plan-do-check-act cycle. "It helps process owners understand their processes in parts," he said.

But his ultimate goal is to extend quality’s reach into the daily routines of every worker who wants to perform at his or her best. "My dream is to set up a training institution for the benefit of quality aspirants, to whom quality would be taught using extremely simple quality tools and techniques blended with technology," he said, adding that the possibilities extend even beyond that.

"I would like to be more vocal on issues related to quality than I am able to be right now. There is an intense need to spread the word of quality in the local community as much as there is a need to perform quality in organizations."

IndiansinKuwait Website
Eng. Sameer Badruddin Chougle of Mangaf, Ahmadi Governorate, Kuwait was named to Quality Progress magazine’s “40 New Voices of Quality” list, which recognizes individuals under 40 who are making a difference in their organizations.
Eng. Chougle at Combined Group Contracting Co., Ardiya, Kuwait, joins others from around the world on the inaugural recognition, published in the November issue of Quality Progress, published by ASQ, the global leader in quality.
The “40 New Voices of Quality” list coincides with World Quality Month, a celebration every November of quality and how it makes a difference in the world.

“I feel humbled and really, it’s an honor to be named as one of the top 40 quality professionals under 40,” Chougle, 33, said. “Quality is important worldwide as it helps improve products and services, often saving companies significant amounts of money. As a result, quality makes our businesses, our organizations, and our world a better place.”The list was compiled by Quality Progress editors and vetted by ASQ’s Young Professionals Network. Quality Progress collected nominations that were scored by the Young Professionals Network based on personal achievements, community impact, and personal information, including whether the nominee is honest and impartial in serving their employer, customers, clients, and the general public.

“Given that this is the first time anyone has ever set out to identify and recognize the new voices of quality, we weren’t sure what to expect,” said Seiche Sanders, executive editor and associate publisher of Quality Progress. ”We couldn’t be more thrilled with the enthusiastic response, much less the quality of the candidates that surfaced. I congratulate Sameer for putting a face to the passion, commitment and leadership that will shape the future of the quality profession.”

The list includes quality professionals from throughout the world, and includes engineers, professors, company presidents and vice presidents, and physicians, among others. The entire list can be viewed at Quality Progress Website.

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Comments (1)
Heartiest Congratuations
1Tuesday, 29 November 2011 00:25
Mohsin Rakhangi
You made all Kokanis proud. Keep up the good work.