Tanya S. Cook Appointed Examiner for 2009 Malcolm Baldrige National
on: May 26, 2009, 8:08 am
Author: Stephanie Demetriou/Custom
S. Cook of Custom Direct located in Joppa, MD, has been appointed
by Dr. Patrick Gallagher, Deputy Director of the Commerce Department’s
National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), to the
2009 Board of Examiners for the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality
Award. The Award, created by public law in 1987, is the highest
level of national recognition for performance excellence that
a U.S. organization can receive.
an examiner, Cook is responsible for reviewing and evaluating
applications submitted for the Award. The board is composed of
approximately 500 leading experts selected from industry, professional
and trade organizations, education and health care organizations
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.
may be given annually in each of six categories: Manufacturing,
Service, Small Business, Education, Health Care, and Non-profit.
Awards have been presented to 77 organizations, including the
(2008) Award recipients: Cargill Corn Milling North America, Iredell-Statesville
Schools, and Poudre Valley Health System.
about the Baldrige National Quality Program and the application
process is available from the Baldrige National Quality Program,
National Institute of Standards and Technology, Administration
Bldg., Room A600, 100 Bureau Drive, Stop 1020, Gaithersburg, MD
20899-1020, telephone: 301/975-2036, fax: 301/948-3716. Information
also can be found on the Baldrige National Quality Program's website
Award Program is managed by NIST in close cooperation with the
private sector. The American Society for Quality (ASQ) in Milwaukee,
WI, administers the program. For further information about Tanya
S. Cook contact 410-679-3300. For further information about the
Baldrige Award, reporters may contact Michael E. Newman, NIST
Public Affairs Office, 301-975-3025, email@example.com.
Contact Details: 1802 Fashion Court
Joppa, MD 21085