Mr. P.A. Rajashekar

  • Principal Consultant TQM International Pvt. Ltd.

P.A. Rajashekar is a Mechanical Engineer and has 15 years of hands-on Industrial experience in implementation of Total Quality concepts in M/s. Shardlow India Ltd - Hosur, Bharat Forge Ltd - Pune and Hamilton group - Mumbai. In addition to this, he has consulting experience in Manufacturing excellence of 14 years at TQMI.
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  • Deming distinguished Service Award for Dissemination and Promotion (Overseas) In 2012 by Deming Prize Committee – JUSE, Japan – Only the second person in the World – Outside japan
  • Lancaster Medal in 2012 by American Society for Quality (ASQ) – Only Indian
  • Harington -Ishikawa Award by Asia Pacific Quality Organization in 2015 in Shanghai
  • Founders Medal by International Academy for Quality, USA in 2018
  • Honorary Member, International Academy for Quality since 2018


He has been a Keynote speaker and Invited speaker at conferences across the world in 48 countries including Japan, USA, Europe, China, Middle East, South East Asia, Central Asia, South Asia, Africa and South America.

Mr. Mehta has been involved in setting up various institutions for quality promotion in India and overseas and continues to do so. This includes Quality Council of India (QCI), TQM Division of CII, Indian Society for Quality (ISQ) and Asian Network for Quality (ANQ) as nonprofit organizations and two for profit making organizations.

You may learn more about his work at following websites.


2003 to 2023

Chairman and Managing Director of TQMI.

1996 to 2002

Managing Director TQMI 2002. TQMI teams have guided about 1000 companies in quality and productivity improvement and cost reduction.

1996 to 2006

Director T4T Consultants Pvt. Ltd. doing organizational transformation work in the Middle East and South East Asia.

1988 to 1992

Advisor Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) he set up the TQM Division of CII in 1988 and nurtured the initial phase of quality movement in India. He was fortunate to obtain guidance from stalwarts like Dr. V. Krishnamurthy, then Chairman of Maruti and Steel Authority of India Ltd.


1986 to 1988

Chief Executive of BECO Engineering Company

1980 to 1985

General Manager, Carbon Corporation Ltd., Nashik, India

1976 to 1979

Works Manager HEG Ltd., Bhopal, India

1963 to 1975

Various capacities at Union Carbide India Ltd., India

Professional contribution towards quality, productivity and social aspects


P.A. Rajashekar is a Mechanical Engineer and has 15 years of hands-on Industrial experience in implementation of Total Quality concepts in M/s. Shardlow India Ltd - Hosur, Bharat Forge Ltd - Pune and Hamilton group - Mumbai. In addition to this, he has consulting experience in Manufacturing excellence of 14 years at TQMI.

He has facilitated various types of industries like Car manufacturing, Earth moving equipment, Electrical sectors, Polyester films, Textile, Glass fiber, Frozen food products, Auto & Non-auto sectors and Nutrients processing. His core competencies lie with Lean manufacturing, Total Productive Maintenance, Supplier capability enhancement, Establishing stable and capable process, Empowering people, and handling improvement projects.

He has facilitated clients in developing competency to understand customer requirements and establish productive lines with zero defect quality. He has been instrumental in achieving first time right [FTR] quality by improving process capability. Identifying bottleneck operations and reengineering process for optimal utilization of human and capital resources are some of his core competencies.

He has been instrumental in many of the Result oriented consulting projects with various OEMs and their suppliers across India. To name few clients are Tata Motors, Mahindra & Mahindra, Atlas Copco, Orient Electricals, Endurance Technologies, Bajaj Electricals, Sterlite Technologies, Garware polyesters, Gabriel, Allana & PepsiCo.

As a part of supplier performance improvement, he has implemented Jishu Hozen for various processes like Casting, Forging, Machining, Sheet metal parts, Welding, Powder coating, Plating, Spring manufacturing etc..., He has hands on experience in process analysis and formulation of “Mistake Proofing systems” capable of preventing potential failures modes of parts. Identifying and improving elements having impact on field quality through “Quality & Reliability Engineering techniques” is his core strength. He has used JD Power customer interface information effectively to build in Quality and Reliability in new products and processes.

His active participation in use of Lean concepts such as Kaizen, 5S, takt time, cell layout, single piece flow, manpower optimization and line balancing has resulted in line efficiency improvement with many of his clients who could meet customer price targets.

In his earlier organizations, he has provided leadership to Advanced Quality Planning Process teams that could develop and obtain customer approval within customer defined timelines for complex engine components like Crankshaft, Connecting Rods, Cam Shafts. Most of these components could achieve “Self Certification” status right at the start of production. He is a certified Lead assessor for ISO-9001 and ISO/TS 16949 and was instrumental in effective implementation of QMS at BHARAT FORGE and SHARDLOW INDIA. Having worked on “Protect the Customer Initiative” he has nurtured skill of customer relationship management.

He has been directing, motivating and managing the people of various Clients to make high Quality decisions for more than14 years in TQM International private limited.


  • Chairman – International Academy for Quality (IAQ) 2015 to 2017
  • President – International Academy for Quality (IAQ) 2012 to 2014
  • Chairman – Ishikawa – Kano Award Committee of ANQ since 2016
  • Honorary Director – Asian Network for Quality (ANQ) 2011 onwards
  • Chairperson Asian Network for Quality 2009-2010
  • Member – Governing Council, Quality Council of India (QCI) 2009 to 2013
  • Member – Governing Council of Indian Society for Quality (ISQ) 1996 onwards
  • Founding President – Indian Society for Quality 1996 – 2002
  • Member – Governing Council of Bureau of Indian Standards (BSI) 1990-1991
  • Chairman – Engineering Services Committee, Confederation of India Industry (CII) 1983 to 1988
  • Member – Governing Council of National Productivity Council (NPC) of India 1986-1987
  • Chairman – Nashik Zonal Committee, CII 1983 to 1985
  • President – Chinmaya Mission, Nashik 1980 to 1985



Process industry, discreet manufacturing, petrochemical, metals, food processing.


Financial services, Software, IT enabled services, healthcare.


India, Middle East, ASEAN, Europe and Africa.