Kush Shah

Kush Shah

  • Auto Division Liaison
  • Education Chair
  • Past Chair
  • auto.div.liaison@asqdetroit.org

Kush Shah is globally recognized for his expertise, professionalism and outstanding contributions to the field of quality. He has a proven track record for solving tough quality problems. He has demonstrated his unwavering dedication in advancement of organizational excellence by introducing quality concepts for many organizations and individuals that resulted in significant improvement in organizational performance and customer experience.

Kush is currently a Manager, Global Electrification Quality at General Motors (GM) and is responsible for hybrid/electric propulsion system quality from concept to field performance. He was recognized as GM Professional Fellow for his significant professional contributions and endorsement by both internal and external experts in the field of quality. He has held leadership positions in manufacturing, Manufacturing Engineering, R&D and quality functions over his 29 years at GM. Kush has received the Chairman’s Honor Award, People Make Quality Happen Award, Quality Driver Award and GM Trade Secret Award. He co-authored a U.S. Patent. Kush has led deployment of problem solving methodology that resulted in millions of dollars in cost avoidance.

He has served in many leadership positions at the American Society for Quality (ASQ) including National Director on the ASQ Board of Directors, the Chair of Automotive Division and the Chair of Detroit Section. ASQ serves more than 70,000 quality professionals in 140 countries. Kush was recognized as an ASQ Fellow (< 1% of ASQ members globally receive this distinction). He  has received the Distinguished Service Award from Detroit Section and the Judson C. Jarvis Award from the Automotive Division for his leadership and contribution to these organizations. He also received the ASQ Testimonial Award for his outstanding leadership and distinguished service to the Society. He was selected to participate in the development of the first ASQ Certified Six Sigma Master Black Belt (MBB) exam.

He holds many quality certifications through ASQ including Certified Six Sigma Black Belt (CSSBB), Certified Manager of Quality and Organizational Excellence (CMQ/OE), Certified Quality Auditor (CQA), Certified Biomedical Auditor (CBA) and Certified Quality Engineer (CQE). He is also certified as Red X (Statistical Engineering) Master by Shainin LLC. Recently he has received Design for Six Sigma (DFSS) Green Belt Certification from the University of Michigan and then DFSS Black Belt Certification from GM.

Kush is a preeminent quality professional who has applied his expertise to advance innovative application of quality systems and methodologies to diverse audiences as a mentor, teacher and speaker. He has trained thousands of individuals at all levels of organizations across a variety of businesses globally. He has been a speaker at many global conferences. His contribution to improve healthcare quality was featured in the Detroit Free Press.

Mr. Shah has received Master of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor and Bachelor of Engineering degree in Mechanical Engineering from Maharaja Sayajirao University, Vadodara, India.