Today, Dr. KS Chin, Dr. Zoie Wong and I on behalf of Hong Kong Society for Quality (HKSQ) invite Prof. Yoji Akao and Mrs. Akao to have lunch. Prof. Akao student Dr. Catherine Chan, Dr. Richard Fung (Associate Professor, MEEM, CityU) and Dr. YK Chan (Managing Director, Sigma Breakthrough Technoliges International) were together.
Photo 1: Prof. Yoji Akao and Mrs. Akao with HKSQ representatives.
(First Line Left: Mr.s Akao, Prof. Yoji Akao and Dr. KS Chin (ex-chairman, HKSQ))
(Second Line Left: Dr. Lotto Lai (Chairman, HKSQ) and Dr. Zoie Wong (Ex-co member, HKSQ)
Information about Prof. Akao:
Prof. Akao graduated and received his PhD from Tokyo Institute of Technology in 1948 and 1964 respectively. He developed and introduced Quality Function Deployment (QFD) together with late Prof. Shigeru Mizuno in the 1960s. The enormous contribution of QFD to the success of the Japan industries made him to be one of the few in receiving the prestigious Deming Prize Individual Prize in 1978. He received many different awards included Quality Control Literature Prize of Nippon Keizai, Shinbun-Sha, in 1960 and 1978, Vision Award of GOAL/QPC in 1990, Best of Quality Award of International Academy for Quality in 1993, Distinguished Service Medal of American Society for Quality (ASQ) and Distinguished Service Medal of Japanese Society of Mechanical Engineers in 2001, Shainin Medal of ASQ in 2007, and Honorary Member from ASQ in 2010.
At present, Prof. Akao is the Chairman of the International Council for QFD and the senior advisor of the QFD Institute. He is also the Honorary Consultant of the Association for Quality Function Deployment of China and the Honorary President of the Hong Kong Quality Function Deployment Association (HKQFDA).
Prof. Yoji Akao - http://www.yojiakao.net/
HKSQ – www.hksq.org
HKQFDA – www.qfdhk.org