QuEST Forum Announces Legends Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient
Satoshi Ikeuchi, ICT industry leader and long-time QuEST Forum supporter honored.
DALLAS, TX (September 15, 2015) – QuEST Forum today announced that it awarded its highest honor, the Legends Lifetime Achievement Award, to Satoshi Ikeuchi, Vice President, Network Business Group at Fujitsu Ltd. during a ceremony on Wednesday at the association’s 2015 Americas Best Practices Conference at The Westin San Diego Gaslamp Quarter in San Diego, California.
The Legends Lifetime Achievement Award is QuEST Forum’s highest quality award. The Board of Directors of QuEST Forum awards the Legends Lifetime Achievement Award only rarely, those awarded are individuals with over 20 years of a strong commitment to quality service to customers of ICT and have made significant contributions to the success of QuEST Forum.
“It is our honor to present Satoshi Ikeuchi with the Legends Lifetime Achievement Award for his outstanding dedication to customers in ICT and his achievements over the span of his more than 40 years in the business. He has succeeded in multiple facets of the ICT industry and is an excellent example of the commitment and excellence to the continued growth of ICT. We are proud to celebrate his triumphs with the Legends Lifetime Achievement honor this year,” Fraser Pajak, CEO of QuEST Forum said.
Satoshi’s career began after graduating from Tokyo Institute of Technology University with a Bachelor’s degree in Electronics Engineering. He joined Fujitsu Ltd. in 1975 in the telecom division, and has more than 40 years of experience with the Fujitsu organization, including serving at FNC in the executive position of Senior Vice President, Hardware and Physical Development, from 1995 through 2001.
During his career, Satoshi served as President and Chief Executive Officer from 2006 through 2010 at Fujitsu Network Communications, Inc. (FNC) in Richardson, Texas USA. Before working for FNC, he served as the Senior Vice President, Photonics Systems Business Unit in Tokyo from 2004 to 2006. In this position, he was responsible for Fujitsu’s Telecommunication business overseas. From 2001 through 2004, Mr. Ikeuchi was assigned to the position of General Manager, Photonics Systems Division at Fujitsu in Japan, where he was responsible for product development and day-to-day business operations in the global telecom market.
Mr. Ikeuchi’s connection with QuEST Forum goes way back to its inception time. He was instrumental in Fujitsu hosting QuEST Forum’s first Global Best Practices Conference in the APAC region at Yokohama, Japan in June 2000. He is currently a QuEST Forum Board director. His term expires Dec 2016.
About QuEST Forum
QuEST Forum is a global organization dedicated to quality and sustainability in the ICT community. We are very unique in that we create a collaborative environment for service providers and suppliers, who are often times competitors, to come together and develop innovative solutions to relevant industry issues. QuEST Forum unifies the ICT community through the implementation of TL 9000 (an ICT specific quality management system that is built on ISO 9001), performance benchmarking, and a broad array of common metrics that support rapid industry adoption of new technologies and consistent quality of communication networks around the world