For Immediate Release
Milwaukee, Wis., March 11, 2015 — ASQ, the world’s largest network of quality resources and experts, has announced 40 global teams from 13 countries as finalists in the 30th annual International Team Excellence Awards.
The teams will be part of the quality impact sessions and live team case study presentations May 4–6, at ASQ’s annual World Conference on Quality and Improvement at the Gaylord Opryland Resort and Conference Center in Nashville, Tenn.
Teams representing a broad spectrum of industries including manufacturing, service, health care, government and education will vie for the ASQ Gold, Silver and Bronze level awards. Winners will be announced during an awards ceremony on Wednesday, May 6, and will serve as benchmarks of organizational excellence in all industries for years to come.
The finalists’ projects showcase creative, innovative solutions and organizational cost-savings. Conference attendees can observe team project presentations that demonstrate the real-life application of quality tools that help companies save millions by creating efficiencies and reducing waste.
The following finalists have been invited to participate in the 2015 International Team Excellence Award Process.
Since 1985, more than 1,100 teams worldwide have participated in this team recognition process. Organizations such as Alcoa, Anheuser-Busch, Bayer, Coca-Cola, Ford Motor Company, General Motors, Ritz-Carlton and Telefonica — a major cell phone operator in Argentina — have showcased proven results with long-term implications, resulting in cost savings of billions of dollars.
ASQ World Conference Keynotes
Max India Limited’s Founder and Chair, Analjit Singh, is one of five keynote speakers who will present at ASQ’s 2015 World Conference on Quality and Improvement.
In addition to Singh, other keynote speakers include Shawn Achor, New York Times best-selling author and positive psychology researcher; JoAnn Sternke, Ed.D., superintendent, Pewaukee (Wis.) School District; Margaret Heffernan, entrepreneur, chief executive and author; and Charles Best, founder and CEO of DonorsChoose.org.
The World Conference on Quality and Improvement will feature more than 100 sessions that will cover topics critical to a variety of industries including manufacturing, healthcare, government, financial services, and more.
ASQ is a global community of people dedicated to quality who share the ideas and tools that make our world work better. With millions of individual and organizational members of the community in 150 countries, ASQ has the reputation and reach to bring together the diverse quality champions who are transforming the world’s corporations, organizations and communities to meet tomorrow’s critical challenges. ASQ is headquartered in Milwaukee, Wis., with national service centers in China, India, Mexico and a regional service center in the United Arab Emirates. Learn more about ASQ’s members, mission, technologies and training at asq.org.