Thanks for letting us know about the passing on of the great son of the world. New comers like us have missed an opportunity to hear from his mouth. May His Soul Rest in Peace. Chola Mwitwa Chief Executive Officer KAIZEN Institute of Zambia Limited
It's with deep regrets to hear of the sad news of the passing of Prof. Yoji Akao, Father of Quality Function Deployment (QFD). He is the first winner of the Ishikawa-Kano Award (IKA) in ANQ Congress Delhi 2010. On behalf of VQAH and Vietnamese friends, we would like to convey our deepest condolence and heartfelt sympathy to the family of Prof. Yoji Akao. Thanks and best regards, Ngo Van Nhon, Ph.D. ANQ board member Chairman, General Secretary,Vietnam Quality Association of Ho Chi Minh City (VQAH) Director, Institute for Quality Assessment and Development (IQAD)
On behalf of ISSC, we would like to express our deep and heartfelt sympathy to Prof. Yoji Akao and his family.This is a great loss to the Quality Community. We will all memorize his significant contribution to the Quality World. Dr Rita Wan Secretary General International Six Sigma Council
I share your sadness in the passing away of Prof. Yoji Akao a great Sensei who made outstanding contribution to the knowledge of quality management.
It is unfortunate Prof. Yoji Akao passed away in October 2016 but his legacy will last for as long as QFD is used for developing new products and that sure will be for a long time. It is a privilege for me in offering our homage to the memory of Prof. Yoji Akao on behalf of the Academy. Janak Mehta Chair International Academy of Quality
Sorry to hear about Dr. Akao. He was truly remarkable.
Bob Robert M. Adams VP Quality P&C Group 1 (CAMACO, LCAS, AMVIAN AUTOMOTIVE)
段一泓 (Duanyihong) 中國質量協會 (China Association for Quality)
Noted with deep sadness for the news that Prof. Yoji Akao, the founder of QFD, passed away. We are grateful for his kindness, enthusiasm and beautiful spirit. The memory of him will always be in our hearts. Sincerely Yours, Kritaya Suparnpongs Executive Consultant The Siam Cement PLC Thailand
It's with deep regrets to hear of the sad news of the passing of Prof. Yoji Akao (Father of QFD). On behalf of SQI and Singapore friends, we would like to convey our deepest condolence and heartfelt sympathy to the family of Prof. Yoji Akao. Best Regards, GE Tan Chairman, Singapore Quality Institute