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Jan. 31, 2011
WVU Parkersburg faculty member honored for service on national Malcolm Baldrige examining board.
CONTACT: Dr. Vijay Shah, professor of business, 304-424-8261.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
A professor of business at West Virginia University at Parkersburg participated recently in the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award’s 22nd annual ceremony in Washington, D.C.
Dr. Vijay Shah serves as a member of the Board of Examiners for the Baldrige Performance Excellence Program. The WVU Parkersburg faculty member was invited to participate in the award ceremony in which U.S. Vice President Joe Biden presented honors to five corporate awardees.
During the ceremony, U.S. Commerce Department Secretary Gary Locke and Vice President Biden recognized the 2009 honorees, including Honeywell Federal Manufacturing & Technologies, MidwayUSA, AtlantiCare, Heartland Health, and Veterans Affairs Cooperative Studies Program Clinical Research Pharmacy Coordinating Center.
The Baldrige Award is the nation's highest honor for organizational innovation and performance excellence.
The award recipients were selected from a field of 70 applicants. Shah and other members of the Board of Examiners evaluated the applicants in seven areas: leadership; strategic planning; customer and market focus; measurement, analysis and knowledge management; workforce focus; process management, and results. The evaluation process for each of the recipients included approximately 1,000 hours of review and an on-site visit by a team of examiners to clarify questions and verify information in the applications.
In a separate ceremony, Shah was recognized for his service on the examining board. Participating on the recognition ceremony panel were Jerry Rose, chair of the Foundation of the National Baldrige Quality Award; Dr. Patrick Gallagher, director of the National Institute of Standards and Technology; Dr. Harry Hertz, director of Baldrige Performance Excellence Program; Jeff Lucas, deputy director of Baldrige Performance Excellence Program; Lisa Seltzer, chair of the Panel of Judges, and Malcolm Hollensteiner, Baldrige’s nephew representing the Baldrige Family.
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