(Quality Digest: Chico, CA) -- Juran Institute has announced that CEO Joseph A. De Feo has been inducted into the 2012 Connecticut Business Hall of Fame. For nearly 25 years, De Feo, who is also a Quality Digest Daily columnist, has helped business leaders increase sales, reduce costs, and improve customer satisfaction through the deployment of process improvement programs, including lean and Six Sigma, strategic planning, and cultural transformation. By doing so, Connecticut has benefited from increased employment and job satisfaction for those companies he has supported. His ability to cut through complex issues and apply proven methodologies and solutions has made him a sought-after business partner for industry leaders locally and around the globe.
According to his staff, De Feo’s effect on quality reverberates throughout all facets of his life. He exemplifies a hardworking and dedicated professional who continually works for the best interests of his employees, his family, and society as a whole. “Joe is a natural leader with a magnetic and passionate personality, and has an uncanny ability to grab the attention of any audience in any industry,” says Tom Huizenga, general manager at Juran.
The mission of the Connecticut Business Hall of Fame is to recognize the outstanding companies and business leaders in the state and to promote education, economic development, and progress.
“On behalf of my staff, I am pleased to receive the Connecticut Hall of Fame recognition,” says De Feo. “Helping businesses become more competitive in the global market and adding jobs are the most important contributions we can make to the people of Connecticut.”
When asked to quantify how De Feo has guided the institute to its current position, Kaitlin Tyer, client relations associate at Juran replied, “Through commitment to the company’s success, a customer-focused approach, and a true passion for bettering society with quality.”