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Consultant Profile :

Hemant Urdhwareshe

Hemant Urdhwareshe is the first Six Sigma Master Black Belt in India certified by American Society for Quality (ASQ) and is one of the most qualified, knowledgeable and experienced quality professionals in India. He has conducted Six Sigma Black and Green Belt programmes for many reputed companies such as Ashok Leyland, Tata Motors, Fleetguard, TACO, Alfa Laval,Menon Pistons, DGP Hinoday and  Eaton technologies, Semco, Madura Fashions and Lifestyle. He has also conducted many other workshop on Reliability Engineering, FMEA at Tata Motors, Tata Johnson Controls, Grundfoss India, Greaves etc. He is the first person in India with 5 or more quality certifications from ASQ. He has published many articles on the subjects of quality, reliability and Six Sigma. Hemant has Experience of more than 40 years in the field of quality engineering, reliability and quality management at CIL and consulting/training for various otehr companies.

He is:

** Fellow of ASQ

** Author of the book "Six Sigma for Business Excellence" published by Pearson Education

** ASQ Certified Six Sigma Master Black Belt (First in India)

** ASQ Certified Quality Manager  (first in India)

** ASQ Certified Quality Engineer

** ASQ Certified Reliability Engineer

** Qimpro Foundation Silver Standard 2003 Quality Award Winner

** Qualified lead assessor for ISO 9000 and has led and conducted many quality system audits

Dr.Vikas Garud


Dr. Vikas Garud is a mechanical engineer from VJTI, Mumbai University. He completed post graduation– M. E., with specialization in Machine Design. His project in Robotics area was instrumental in development of full fledged robotics and automation laboratory in VJTI. He was first in the batch, in Mumbai University. Combining professional experience and research work carried out for the Aeronautical R&D Board, Defense Ministry, Govt. of India, he successfully completed Ph. D. in the area of Design Quality Assurance from Mumbai University. Dr. Vikas Garud started his career in Quality Management in MIRC Electronics Ltd., makers of the Onida brand of home appliances. Dr.Garud has assisted many organizations in developing quality systems and preparing for Business Excellence Awards. He has conducted number of workshops on QFD, FMEA, SPC, MSA, Process Mapping, Quality Audits Problem Solving and Six Sigma. Dr.Garud had worked as examiner/senior examiner for the IMC-Ramkrishna Bajaj National Quality Award since its inception in 1997. He is a Certified Reliability Engineer from ASQ.
Yashwant Mahakal

 Mr.Yashwant Mahakal is certified as Six Sigma Black Belt by ASQ. He is a production engineer from VJTI with 11 years experience in Automotive and Engineering Industries including TATA Motors,  Fleet guard Filters (Cummins Group), Filtrum Tools, TACO Group, Veena Industries in the areas of Lean Manufacturing Systems / Quality Assurance / Quality Management Systems/ Product Development / Supplier Development  and Costing. He has four years of consulting experience in the Areas of Lean Manufacturing and Quality Management Systems. He has successfully implemented many lean manufacturing projects.

Yashwant is certified by ASQ as Six Sigma Black Belt, Quality Engineer, Reliability Engineer and Quality Manager (CMQ/OE).

His areas of expertise include:

·   Kaizen, TPM and Lean Manufacturing  Systems

·   Six Sigma

·   Quality Assurance

·   Quality Management Systems

·   Product design and Development

·   Supply Chain Management and Supplier Development

Subhash Agashe

Subhash Agashe is Six Sigma Master Black belt with over 36 years of experience in the field of Quality Management in world’s leading companies, with distinguished personal and organizational achievements.

·       QMS Lead auditor with over 200 man-days of audit experience

·       Six Sigma trainer (Initiated and headed Hoerbiger Six Sigma Academy)

·       Expertise in designing / streamlining processes / procedures to facilitate robust Quality Management Systems and Quality Improvement Projects

·       Possess sound knowledge of latest standards like ISO: 9001, ISO: 14001 & TS: 16949 and process improvement techniques

·       Excellent analytical, troubleshooting and inter-personal skills with proven ability in driving numerous quality enhancement, process improvement and cost savings initiatives during the career span. 


His achievements include:

·       ASQ’s International Team Excellence Award : Served a judge at the final round of ITEA at World Conference on Quality and Improvement , 2013, at Indianapolis. Also as “Preliminary round Lead judge” for 2013 at Sacramento CA, USA in Oct 2012 and as Judge in Nov.2011.

·       Panel judge for “Lean and Six Sigma Excellence Award 2013 to 2015 “ at SCMHRD, Pune

·       Examiner for Qimpro convention awards 2013 and 2014

·       Six Sigma Master Black Belt , certified by Indian Statistical Institute, Bangalore, India’s premium institution

·       Six Sigma Black Belt, certified by ASQ (American Society for Quality), and Dr. Mikel Harry’s Six Sigma Management Institute (SSMI)


·       QMS Lead Auditor for ISO9001 ( Transition course to ISO9001: 2015 completed) 


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