Nahal Islam joined Defender Safety in June of 2020. Nahal leads the cross-functional team in developing industrial safety and medical PPE products from concept to market launch. He works with product designers and engineers to ensure Defender Safety products are designed to exceed both, industry standards and customer expectations.
Islam is also responsible for quality control at Defender Safety and was instrumental in instituting their Quality Management System (QMS). This allowed Defender Safety to formalize its systems, documents, processes, procedures, and responsibilities for achieving quality policies and objectives. The documented QMS solidified Defender Safety and their products for regulatory compliance with ISO 9001/13485 and FDA QSR 820, and those processes are lean and structured to maximize efficiency.
Before joining Defender Safety Nahal was a Manufacturing Quality Engineer for a manufacturing company in New York City. Nahal is a Six Sigma Black Belt, CMQ/QE certified, graduated from BRAC University and has a master’s degree from The City College of New York. He has a passion for education, learning, and giving back to his community, Nahal was a high school STEM teacher in Dhaka, Bangladesh two years prior to moving to the United States.