Malcolm Baldrige Award Winners to Meet in Three Major U.S. Cities

Apr 27, 2001, 01:00 ET from The Conference Board

    NEW YORK, April 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award
 winners will meet in three major U.S. cities this year to examine the latest
 techniques to ensure organizational excellence.
     The Conference Board's 2001 Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award
 Regional Conferences will be held this year in Chicago, New York, and San
 Francisco.
     The dates are May 15 at the Swissotel in Chicago, May 24 at the
 Waldorf-Astoria in New York and June 20 at the Mark Hopkins Intercontinental
 in San Francisco.
     "In today's tough economic climate, it is even more important for
 companies to scrutinize their operations and key processes," says Robert
 Parent, Conference Program Manager. "Conference speakers are executives from
 companies that have won the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award, and are
 experts in performance excellence.  They will explain the benefits of the
 Baldrige process and discuss key strategies for success in each of the Award's
 seven categories of criteria, which cover a company's key processes."
     "The Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award and the New Millennium" will
 be addressed by Dr. Harry S. Hertz, National Quality Program, Malcolm Baldrige
 National Quality Award Office, NIST, and Barry I. Diamondstone, National
 Quality Program, Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award Office, NIST.
     "From Leadership to Results: The Road to Performance Excellence" will be
 examined by Joe Sober, Vice President & General Manager, Dana Corporation,
 Spicer Driveshaft Division (2000 Baldrige Manufacturing Recipient), Jo Ann
 Brumit, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, KARLEE Company, Inc. (2000
 Baldrige Manufacturing Recipient), Don Evans, President, OMI, Inc. (2000
 Baldrige Service Recipient), and Bill Enloe, Chairman & Chief Executive
 Officer, Los Alamos National Bank (2000 Baldrige Small Business Recipient).
     Conference topics will cover all of the Award Criteria listed below:
 
     *  "Leadership & Human Resource Focus"
 
     *  "Info and Analysis & Process Management"
 
     *  "Strategic Planning and Customer & Market Focus"
 
     The conferences, presented in association with the Baldrige National
 Quality Program at the National Institute of Standards and Technology, will
 also include presentations by executives from leading Baldrige award-winning
 companies such as BI, Eastman Chemical Company, Sunny Fresh Foods, Texas
 Nameplate Company Inc., Granite Rock Company, The Ritz Carlton Hotel Company,
 and Boeing Airlift and Tanker Programs.
     Media are invited to attend the conferences free of charge and can
 register by calling Frank Tortorici at 212-339-0231 or Carol Courter at
 212-339-0232.
     A COPY OF THE PROGRAM IS AVAILABLE ON THE CONFERENCE BOARD'S WEBSITE AT
 http://www.conference-board.org.
 
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    NEW YORK, April 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award
 winners will meet in three major U.S. cities this year to examine the latest
 techniques to ensure organizational excellence.
     The Conference Board's 2001 Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award
 Regional Conferences will be held this year in Chicago, New York, and San
 Francisco.
     The dates are May 15 at the Swissotel in Chicago, May 24 at the
 Waldorf-Astoria in New York and June 20 at the Mark Hopkins Intercontinental
 in San Francisco.
     "In today's tough economic climate, it is even more important for
 companies to scrutinize their operations and key processes," says Robert
 Parent, Conference Program Manager. "Conference speakers are executives from
 companies that have won the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award, and are
 experts in performance excellence.  They will explain the benefits of the
 Baldrige process and discuss key strategies for success in each of the Award's
 seven categories of criteria, which cover a company's key processes."
     "The Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award and the New Millennium" will
 be addressed by Dr. Harry S. Hertz, National Quality Program, Malcolm Baldrige
 National Quality Award Office, NIST, and Barry I. Diamondstone, National
 Quality Program, Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award Office, NIST.
     "From Leadership to Results: The Road to Performance Excellence" will be
 examined by Joe Sober, Vice President & General Manager, Dana Corporation,
 Spicer Driveshaft Division (2000 Baldrige Manufacturing Recipient), Jo Ann
 Brumit, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, KARLEE Company, Inc. (2000
 Baldrige Manufacturing Recipient), Don Evans, President, OMI, Inc. (2000
 Baldrige Service Recipient), and Bill Enloe, Chairman & Chief Executive
 Officer, Los Alamos National Bank (2000 Baldrige Small Business Recipient).
     Conference topics will cover all of the Award Criteria listed below:
 
     *  "Leadership & Human Resource Focus"
 
     *  "Info and Analysis & Process Management"
 
     *  "Strategic Planning and Customer & Market Focus"
 
     The conferences, presented in association with the Baldrige National
 Quality Program at the National Institute of Standards and Technology, will
 also include presentations by executives from leading Baldrige award-winning
 companies such as BI, Eastman Chemical Company, Sunny Fresh Foods, Texas
 Nameplate Company Inc., Granite Rock Company, The Ritz Carlton Hotel Company,
 and Boeing Airlift and Tanker Programs.
     Media are invited to attend the conferences free of charge and can
 register by calling Frank Tortorici at 212-339-0231 or Carol Courter at
 212-339-0232.
     A COPY OF THE PROGRAM IS AVAILABLE ON THE CONFERENCE BOARD'S WEBSITE AT
 http://www.conference-board.org.
 
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