Our Team

Dr. Amar Sahay

Dr. Amar Sahay is engaged in teaching, research, consulting, and training for the past 17 years in various Utah institutions. He has taught/teaching at several institutions including the University of Utah, Salt Lake Community College, Weber State University, and the Westminster College. At present, he teaches and consults in the areas of Supply Chain Management, Lean Six Sigma Quality, Manufacturing Engineering/Technology, Quantitative Methods, and Computer Applications in Quality, Six Sigma in service and manufacturing. By profession he is an engineer and a professor. He is the founder of QMS Global LLC; a company engaged in research, training, consulting, and providing software solutions in the areas of lean six sigma quality, manufacturing, and services.

Amar has a B.S. in Production Engineering (Birla Institute of Technology, India), M.S. in Industrial Engineering and Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering (both from University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA). His Ph.D. emphasis is on Computer-aided Design and Manufacturing (CAD/CAM), Manufacturing/Quality Engineering, and Production Systems. He is a certified Six Sigma Master Black Belt.

Amar is a senior member of Institute of Industrial Engineers, senior member of American Society for Quality (ASQ), a member of Alpha-pi mu, the national Industrial Engineering honor society. He was a senior member of Society of Manufacturing Engineers. He also served in the editorial board of the International Journal of Industrial Engineering: Theory, Application, and Practice for four years. He was also a member of AEA, the American Evaluation Association.

Amar has contributed approximately 35 articles in national and international journals, co-authored and authored books, and presented several papers in national and international conferences. He is the author of Six Sigma Quality: Concepts and Cases_Volumes I and II and Statistics and Data Analysis Concepts for Business. In addition, he has written comprehensive training manuals for each of the DMAIC phase of Six Sigma.

He has published/presented more than 12 papers in Lean, Six Sigma and Design for Six Sigma. The details of his work relating to Six Sigma Quality/Statistics and Data Analysis are available on this website.

Professor Ed Engh (Advisor)

Ed Engh is a professor of quantitative techniques, statistics , and foundations of business and has extensive teaching and industry experience. Among other industries, he has also worked in aerospace industry for a number of years. He is a member of following professional organizations:
US Naval Institute, Annapolis; United States Air Force Association; American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA); The Planetary Society; Military Order of the World Wars (formerly The Cincinnati); The Folio Society
Ed is also an Author of “Critical Thinking: Readings in the Literature of Business and Society”, 2nd Ed. – a book used in the “Foundations of Business” course.

Professor Don Skousen (Advisor)

Don Skousen is a professor of Business administration. He has extensive experience in manufacturing and quality. He is engaged in teaching, consulting and training in the areas of quality improvement, lean manufacturing, project management, and supply chain management. His teaching expertise and interests are in the areas of statistics, quantitative techniques, lean manufacturing, and quality.

Karun Mehta M.S.  (Senior Engineer)

Karun Mehta has an M.S. degree from University of Utah.  Karun’s background and expertise are in the areas of statistics and data-analysis, lean manufacturing, quality improvement methodologies involving statistical methods and Six Sigma techniques. Karun has worked as a research engineer for 10 years at the University of Utah.  He has worked with Dr. Amar Sahay on several funded research projects including the Air Force and IBM funded projects on computer-aided manufacturing and quality. He has contributed to 2 patents and more than 25 important publications in peer-reviewed, national and international journals. He has also served as a consultant to several companies.