Purdue University Calumet Professor of Mechanical Engineering Technology Lash Mapa recently was named an American Society for Quality-certified Quality Engineer (ASQCQE) by the Certification Board of American Society for Quality.
The certification reflects a significant level of professional comprehension of and proficiency in quality principles and practices.
“The American Society for Quality (ASQ) states that to be certified one needs eight years of on-the-job experience in one or more of the areas of the Certified Quality Engineer Body of Knowledge,” Mapa, a Glenview, Ill., resident, said. “A minimum of three years of this experience must be in a decision-making position.”
The American Society for Quality (ASQ) is a global community of people passionate about quality who use their tools, ideas and expertise to make the world work better, according to Susan Scachitti, head of Purdue Calumet’s Department of Engineering Technology.
“This certification achieved by Dr. Mapa is validation by his peers that he is an outstanding practitioner in the field of quality engineering and that he knows how to apply his knowledge to benefit society,” she added.
This is the second ASQ certification Mapa has attained in the past year. The first was a Certified Six Sigma Black Belt, which requires understanding of Six Sigma philosophies and principles.
Mapa has been a Purdue Calumet faculty member since 1987. He holds degrees from Birkenhead (England) College and the University of Manchester (England).