Seiichi Nakajima

Mr. Seiichi Nakajima, the Father of TPM Seiichi Nakajima (1919–April 11, 2015) was a Japanese citizen and pioneering founder of the Total Productive Maintenance system. He established the PM Awards (currently the TPM Awards).

Nakajima was honored by the Emperor of Japan with the Ranju Ho-sho, or Medal with Blue Ribbon. The award recognizes individuals with significant lifetime achievements, and was given to Nakajima by the Emperor "to show gratitude for the dedication to improving the manufacturing industry through TPM." Provided by Wikipedia