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The Global Six Sigma & Business Improvement Award Announces Winners

Tom Farrell, of Dominion, gets Six Sigma and Business Improvement CEO of the Year.

Published: Friday, October 23, 2009 - 08:01

(WCBF: Chicago) -- The winners for all categories and for the special awards were announced at The Global Six Sigma and Business Improvement Awards Gala Dinner on Wednesday, Oct. 14, held at The Walt Disney World Swan & Dolphin Resort in Orlando, Florida. 

Judged by a panel of independent business improvement experts and practitioners, the Global Six Sigma and Business Improvement Awards are given to all types of organizations, within the private and public sectors, that have implemented business improvement initiatives to deliver real organizational excellence.

Honors were given to a total of 12 organizations for the deployment of lean Six Sigma and adopting business improvement processes to achieve significant organizational improvements.

• Tom Farrell, chairman, president, and CEO of Dominion
Six Sigma and Business Improvement CEO of the Year

“I would recommend Six Sigma to any business, large or small, seeking a systematic, data-driven, results-oriented framework to evaluate work processes,” says Farrel.

• Miami Children’s Hospital
Platinum Award for Process Excellence Project, sponsored by Xonitek
Best Emerging Business Improvement Deployment
Best Project Achievement in Health and Safety
Best Application of Lean Tools Within a Business Excellence Project

Distributed Learning Directorate, U.S. Army
Platinum Award for Process Excellence Project, sponsored by Xonitek
Best Project Achievement in Innovation or Product Development

Providence Health and Services
The Platinum Award for Organizational Business Improvement, sponsored by PowerSteering 
Best Achievement of Organizational Business Improvement in Health Care, sponsored by Argo Inc.

Colonel Robert C. Morris, Jr., U.S. Army
Six Sigma & Business Improvement Deployment Leader of the Year Award, sponsored by Oracle Crystal Ball

PHH Arval
Best Application of Lean Tools within a Business Excellence Project

Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce
Best Project Achievement in Business Enabling Processes

WNS Global Services
Best Project Achievement in Green Six Sigma, sponsored by Instantis

Best Project Achievement in Sales, Marketing, or Customer Experience

Hexion Specialty Chemicals
Best Achievement of Organizational Business Improvement in Chemicals and Pharmaceuticals

• Depository Trust & Clearing Corp
Best Achievement of Organizational Business Improvement in Financial Services, sponsored by SSA & Co.

Best Achievement of Organizational Business Improvement in Manufacturing

Volt Workforce Solutions
Best Achievement of Organizational Business Improvement in Transactional Services, sponsored by The Quality Group


Established in 2006 to identify outstanding organizational success achieved through the application of Six Sigma methodologies, the 2009 program has received entries from organizations based in Canada, India, the United Kingdom, and the United States.

The accompanying Global Lean Six Sigma & Business Improvement Summit is the largest annual gathering senior executives passionate about Six Sigma. Keynote speakers included: best-selling author, Al Switzer; Norman Bodek, president, PCS Inc.; Robert Weiner, president and CEO, PAS Technologies; and Lee Campbell, U.S. Military District of Washington.



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