'Outstanding American by Choice Award' Announced by the United States Citizenship...
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'Outstanding American by Choice Award' Announced by the United States Citizenship and Immigration Service Quality and Management Guru and Best-Selling Author Subir Chowdhury to Receive Award BINGHAM FARMS, Mich., April 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Subir Chowdhury, Chairman and CEO of ASI Consulting Group, LLC, will be presented the 'Outstanding American by Choice Award' by the USCIS in recognition of his work and contributions to the United States. Presentation of the award will take place on Wednesday, April 29, 2009, during a special naturalization ceremony at the new location of the USCIS Detroit District Offices. USCIS Acting Deputy Director, Michael Aytes will present the award. Also special to this event, Chowdhury is the first resident of Michigan to ever receive this award. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090427/DE03491) The 'Outstanding American by Choice Award' was created by the USCIS to recognize the outstanding achievements of naturalized U.S. citizens. As part of the Department of Homeland Security, USCIS carries out federal immigration polices, including the naturalization services. Recipients of the award display exceptional accomplishments through professional achievements and leadership, civic participation, responsible citizenship, and demonstrate outstanding commitment to the United States while embodying the values and ideals that are inherent to this country, and within each of its citizens. Past recipients include: Elie Wiesel, Nobel Peace Prize winner and author; Indra K. Nooyi, CEO of PepsiCo; John Shalikashvili, Former General and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, United States Army; The Honorable Elaine L. Chao, Former Secretary, U.S. Department of Labor; and The Honorable Carlos M. Gutierrez, Former Secretary, U.S. Department of Commerce. When he learned he had been chosen to receive the award, Chowdhury was overwhelmed: "I am very touched and truly honored. Whatever I have dreamed, America has always fulfilled. I am very grateful to this nation and its people. I am committed to doing whatever I can to help this great country continue its success as a global leader." About Subir Chowdhury. Recognized as one of the most influential quality and leadership gurus in the world, Subir Chowdhury was born in Chittagong, Bangladesh in 1967. He left his family in 1991 to come to the United States and eventually settled in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan. Chowdhury became a naturalized citizen in 2004. Chowdhury has been hailed by The New York Times as a "leading Quality expert," and by Business Week as "the Quality Prophet." He is the author of 12 books, including international bestsellers, The Power of Six Sigma,Design For Six Sigma (DFSS), and Management 21C. His most recent business book, The Ice Cream Maker (Doubleday of Random House), was recognized and distributed to each of the Honorable Members of the Senate and House of Representatives. Chowdhury has received numerous international awards for leadership in quality management. He is an honorary member of the World Innovation Foundation (WIF). He has been honored with the Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME) Gold Medal, the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) Henry Ford Award, and has been inducted into the Hall of Fame for Engineering, Science and Technology, as well as the Automotive Hall of Fame. Chowdhury holds an undergraduate degree in aerospace engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kharagpur, India, a graduate degree in industrial management from Central Michigan University (CMU), and an honorary doctorate in engineering from the Michigan Technological University (MTU). In 2006, Chowdhury and his wife Malini created a foundation whose mission is to "bring education and love to a child's life." The foundation strives to improve the quality of life for individuals and provide a visible and positive impact on communities. The foundation also supports many other programs focusing on education, health, and the arts. About ASI Consulting Group (ASI-CG). Internationally reputed as one of the world's premier consulting firms, ASI Consulting Group, LLC (ASI-CG), a Michigan based company, provides unique services through education, training, and application of Quality, Engineering, and Process Innovation. ASI-CG technologies provide all industries flexibilities that minimize product development costs and product-time-to-market, efficiently increasing customer satisfaction, revenue, and overall productivity through robust design of products, services, quality, and innovation in all its varied forms. For more information, please visit www.asiusa.com and www.subirchowdhury.com Available Topic Expert(s): For information on the listed expert(s), click appropriate link. Subir Chowdhuryhttps://profnet.prnewswire.com/Subscriber/ExpertProfile.aspx?ei=88035 SOURCE ASI Consulting Group, LLC For Media Interviews, photo available upon request, Robert MacLeod, ASI Consulting Group, LLC, +1-248-530-1395 ext: 213, firstname.lastname@example.org
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