Kush K. Shah BioKush Shah is Manager of Global Electrification Quality Group at General Motors (GM) which isresponsible for hybrid powertrain programs quality - from inception to field performance. Kushis also global quality functional lead for GM Learning that is responsible for coordinating qualitytraining globally within GM. During his 27 years at GM, he has held various leadership positionsin manufacturing, manufacturing engineering, R&D and quality organizations. He has receivedGM Chairman’s Honor Award, Corporate People Make Quality Happen Award and QualityDriver Award. He has co-authored U.S. Patent and received GM Trade Secret Award. He haslead an enterprise-wide deployment of Shainin Red X problem solving methodology that resultedin training of hundreds of employees – from leadership to shop floor, over hundred certifications,and millions of dollars in savings/cost avoidance.Kush Shah has been involved in the American Society for Quality (ASQ) for over 20 years,holding numerous leadership positions. He is the Chair for the global ASQ Automotive Division.He has served as the Chair of ASQ Detroit Section 2007-2009. Kush is also the primary globalcontact for GM’s ASQ Enterprise membership. He has received Distinguished Service Awardfrom ASQ Detroit Section and Judson C. Jarvis Award from ASQ Automotive Division for hisleadership and contribution to these organizations. He also received the ASQ Testimonial Awardfor his outstanding leadership and distinguished service to the Society. Mr. Shah has beenrecently elected by ASQ Board of Directors as an ASQ Fellow as the recognition of expertiseand outstanding contributions to the field of quality.He is ASQ Certified Six Sigma Black Belt (CSSBB), Certified Manager of Quality andOrganizational Excellence (CMQ/OE), Certified Quality Auditor (CQA), Certified BiomedicalAuditor (CBA), and Certified Quality Engineer (CQE). Recently Kush was selected toparticipate in Certified Master Black Belt exam development process for ASQ.Kush has trained hundreds of quality professionals in Quality Management and Lean Six Sigma.He has been speaker at many conferences including 2010 ASQ World Conference on Qualityand Improvement, 2010 Business Innovations Conference and the first Sino-America QualitySummit in Szenchen, China. His contribution to improve healthcare quality has been featured inDetroit Free Press newspaper and various magazines.Kush holds Master’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Michigan – AnnArbor.