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Mitchell: Three-year Journey Pays Off

An emotional Bob Mitchell, the FEA Quality Circle secretariat, couldn’t contain himself after he was named the outstanding QC manager of the year. “It has been a three year journey
07 Oct 2016 12:13
Mitchell: Three-year Journey Pays Off
From left: Satprit Singh of Fiji Sugar Corporation was awarded the QC leader of the year and Bob Mitchell took the Outstanding QC Manager of the year duringthe 21st National Convention on Quality. Photo: PAULINI RATULAILAI.

An emotional Bob Mitchell, the FEA Quality Circle secretariat, couldn’t contain himself after he was named the outstanding QC manager of the year.

“It has been a three year journey personally for me as we won gold in 2013 and in 2014,” Mr Mitchell said.

“We followed up with a gold, but in another team within FEA and that’s when I came in as a QC secretariat overlooking 28 teams in 2014. We increased by 44 teams in 2015 so that was an engagement of 60 per cent employees despite the challenges that we faced during Tropical Cyclone Winston.

“Some teams managed to continue with the Quality Circle journey, and for us to make it to this convention was a big difference according to the judges. For the three teams that made it to the top it signifies our contribution and the level of commitment from the management have given their full support.”

Fellow award winner, Satprit Singh of the Fiji Sugar Corporation of the Rarawai Mill in Ba, said it was a team effort.  He was presented the outstanding QC leader of the year award.

“We were facing a little bit of challenge while reaching here, but we got tremendous support from all the workers back home in Ba,” he said.

“Quality Circle has been continuing to improve from 2014 when I first led the team, but unfortunately we didn’t make it through the finals. We kept on trying and this year I was awarded the best leader and maybe next year I’m hoping to come again and make my team win.”

 

 

Edited by Naisa Koroi

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