This year marks the eleventh anniversary of the Qimpro Awards, over a decade of honouring outstanding individuals in the field of quality. The Awards ceremony was held on 20 November 2000 at The Zodiac Grill, Taj Mahal Hotel, Mumbai, from 7:00 pm till 9:00 pm.
Stringent criteria formed the basis of selection. The individual awards presented were:
- Qimpro Platinum Standard – Statesman for national quality.
The winner - Dr JJ Irani, managing director, The Tata Iron and Steel Company. Dr Irani led the transformation of Tata Steel from an old-age management organisation to a new - world leader. His endeavours towards transforming the 'quality of life' at Tata Steel and in India are legendary
- Qimpro Gold Standard – Leader adopting world-class quality models.
The winner - Mr Sampathkumar Moorthy, president, Sundram Fasteners
- Qimpro Silver Standard – Manager of an international quality systems.
The winner - Mr Prabhu Sinha, senior vice president (Quality), Satyam Computer Services
- Qimpro Bronze Standard – Facilitator for process improvement.
The winner - Mr AK Jain, deputy general manager (Quality Systems), Sterlite Industries (Copper Division)
- Qimpro Medal – For commitment to quality by a Non-Resident Indian.
The winner - Dr Hans Bajaria, president, Multiface Inc.
Qimpro Awards have been recognised by the American Society for Quality and the Institute of Quality Assurance, UK and are the only awards of their kind in India. The awards are governed by the Qimpro Foundation.
The panel of judges meeting to select the winners for the Qimpro Awards 2000 was held on 20 October 2000 at the TCS boardroom. The meeting was chaired by Mr FC Kohli, chairman, TCS, and Qimpro Platinum Standard 1999.
The panel comprised Mr Niraj Bajaj, managing director, Mukand; Prof YK Bhushan, director, Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies; Padmashree Chandra Mohan, Twenty First Century Battery, Qimpro Platinum Standard 1995, and Qimpro Gold Standard 1990; Mrs Urvi A Piramal, vice chairperson, Piramal Enterprises and Qimpro Gold Standard 1996; Mr Ratan K Shah, president, Vikram Ispat; Mr RV Ramachandran, chairman, Qimpro Consultants, Dr Shakuntala S Lulla, director, Qimpro Consultants and Mr Suresh Lulla, managing director, Qimpro Consultants.
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