July 24, 2009
WVU Parkersburg professor appointed examiner for 2009 Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award.
CONTACT: Dr. Vijay Shah, professor of business, 304-424-8261.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
A West Virginia University at Parkersburg business professor has been appointed to the 2009 Board of Examiners for the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award.
Created by public law in 1987, the national quality award is the highest level of national recognition for performance excellence that a U.S. organization can receive. Awards may be given annually in each of six categories: manufacturing, service, small business, education, health care, and non-profit.
As an examiner, Vijay Shah, a WVU Parkersburg professor of business, is responsible for reviewing and evaluating applications submitted for the award. The review board is composed of approximately 500 leading experts selected from industry, professional and trade organizations, education and health care organizations and government.
Those selected meet the highest standards of qualification and peer recognition. All members of the board must take part in a preparation course based on the Baldrige Criteria for Performance Excellence and the scoring and evaluation processes for the Baldrige Award.
The award program is managed by the National Institute of Standards and Technology in cooperation with the private sector. The American Society for Quality (ASQ) in Milwaukee, WI, administers the program.