ASQ announced that Sid Bhatnagar has been named the Society’s CEO, effective immediately. Bhatnagar has served as Interim CEO since May 2023. 

The Society partnered with a globally recognized firm specializing in executive recruiting for non-for-profit and other major industries. The ASQ CEO search included reviewing more than 125 candidates. 

“Sid has demonstrated an exceptional ability to navigate complex challenges, drive operational excellence, and foster a culture of innovation and collaboration,” said 2023 ASQ Chair, Francisco Santos. “His achievements, particularly during his eight months as Interim CEO, have been a testament to his visionary leadership and deep commitment to ASQ.” 

“I am both honored and humbled to accept the role of CEO for ASQ,” Bhatnagar said. “Working alongside our esteemed community of volunteers and members, I am enthusiastic to continue advancing our mission and promoting the importance of excellence through quality."

Bhatnagar had an extensive career across multiple industries as a seasoned executive with a keen focus on driving continuous improvement through the optimization of people, processes, and technology. Bhatnagar’s strategic prowess has allowed him to build and coach cross-functional teams, and establish collaborative relationships with top-level stakeholders, including board of directors, strategic partners and other executives.

Bhatnagar has led the Society for the past eight months as its Interim CEO, and through unwavering resolve and leadership he has helped the Society navigate through this time of transition. He joined the Society in 2020 as Chief Information Officer, and then was promoted to Chief of Staff and Chief Operating Officer.

“Sid’s comprehensive understanding of the complexities of our mission-based Society and his proactive and collaborative approach showcase the mindset and philosophies needed to lead an association and community,” said Santos.

Bhatnagar holds degrees in Management Information Systems and Corporate Communications from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. He and his family live in Illinois. 

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