Ashok recently retired as Quality director from Fujitsu where he worked for 25 years. Before Fujitsu, he worked at AT&T Bell Laboratories for 8 years in Chicago. He is in the quality management field for 25+ years. Ashok is a Fellow of the American Society for Quality (ASQ) and the TIA/QuEST Forum. He has been with QuEST Forum since beginning and has held several leadership positions. He was Chair of the Global Business Excellence Workgroup for 10+ years. He has published papers on software quality and has co-authored a book on TL 9000 implementation. He has a B.Tech. degree in Mechanical Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kanpur, India and a M.S. degree in Computer Science from Virginia Tech, USA.
Ashok helped set up quality system at Fujitsu Network Communications, Inc. He is also an internal auditor for TL 9000 and ISO 9001 standards. He is currently the Convenor of Communications and Product Support task group with ISO’s Technical Committee 176 which defines the contents of management system standards such as ISO 9001, ISO 9004, etc.strategies