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Akhilesh Manchanda, P. Eng.
Deputy Regional Director, ASQ Canada,
Lead QMS Auditor, ASQ CMQ/OE

A bachelor of electrical engineering and registered professional engineer with APEGA, Akhilesh possesses extensive experience as a Quality Management & Leadership Professional in Oil & Gas, Major Projects (EPCC) Management, Manufacturing, Assembly, Machining, Aerospace and services industries.
Akhilesh has been providing ongoing leadership, mentorship, and support to accomplish business goals through effective implementation of quality principles and practices including Lean, Six-Sigma, Quality Strategies, Process Simplification, Continual Improvement and Change Management initiatives.
Akhilesh is currently practicing with Enbridge and serving on CEPA Foundation’s Quality Steering Committee as well. 
Akhilesh joined ASQ in 1999 and became Edmonton Section’s member leader in 2001, he has served at numerous positions including Section Chair from 2006 to 2009 (earned two Total Quality Management Awards); currently he has been providing on-going leadership to sections as a Deputy Regional Director.
He has developed tools including Dashboard for sections to track their performance against PAR (Performance Awards and Recognition) criteria and to enhance member values.
He has also delivered quality related presentations to sections and motivated quality fraternity to promote quality in their respective areas.
Akhilesh can be reached at am2016@shaw.ca

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Michael Hughes- 
Networking for results

Michael Hughes is known as North America’s Networking Guru. He has spent over 45
years in the business world, including the last twenty-plus as a successful entrepreneur,
business coach, trainer, professional speaker and author.
He has done extensive research on, and is a specialist in, utilizing networking as a
business strategy and is considered to be one of the foremost authorities on this topic.
His client list includes names like Alcatel-Lucent, the Puerto Rico Tourism Company,
Sun Microsystems, Grant Thornton LLP, RBC Royal Bank and Workopolis.
One of the most unique properties of Michael’s business success is that he has taken his
company from an idea to a six-figure consulting practice annually using networking as
his sole marketing vehicle.
Michael has a unique ability to
inspire minds and initiate change!

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