'Outstanding American by Choice Award' Announced by the United States Citizenship...

Mon Apr 27, 2009 6:30am EDT

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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

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.  

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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

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
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SOURCE  ASI Consulting Group, LLC

For Media Interviews, photo available upon request, Robert MacLeod, ASI
Consulting Group, LLC, +1-248-530-1395 ext: 213, robert.macleod@asiusa.com
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