Press Release Summary:
Officers for 2010-2011 term were announced at ASQ's Annual Business Meeting, held in conjunction with World Conference on Quality and Improvement on May 24-25 in St. Louis, MO. Current ASQ President Peter L. Andres will assume chairman's duties July 1, 2010, and E. David Spong will move into president position. Respectively, positions of president-elect and treasurer will be held by Jim Rooney and William B. McBee. Board members include J. Michael Adams and Alexis Goncalves.
Original Press Release:
ASQ Announces 2010-2011 Officers
Milwaukee, Wis. - ASQ (American Society for Quality) announced the following slate of officers for the 2010-2011 term:
The results were announced at ASQ's Annual Business Meeting, held in conjunction with the World Conference on Quality and Improvement, May 24-25, in St. Louis, Mo. Current ASQ President Peter L. Andres will assume the chairman's duties July 1, 2010, and E. David Spong, who is currently president-elect, will move into the president position.
"None of us know exactly where the quality movement will go or need to go in the future. I do know that quality has much greater potential than has been realized," said Spong, during his official inaugural address at ASQ's Annual Business Meeting. "Whether on the factory floor, the classroom, an emergency room, federal agency, or local grocer-what you know about quality and performance management hasn't been used to its greatest potential. I firmly believe that we, the ASQ membership, have the talent and capabilities to shape the future and make the world a better place for us all."
Spong also voiced his commitment to continue advancing ASQ's key initiatives: the ASQ Learning Institute(TM), global expansion, member retention, and member value. He will also focus on governance to ensure ASQ is well positioned in the 21st century.
Spong retired in March 2004 after a 43-year career in the aerospace industry. During his career he grew from a single contributor in the engineering and technical disciplines to leading large businesses for Boeing Company. His career culminated as president of Boeing Aerospace Support, leading this $4 billion+ revenue, double-digit margin, and double-digit growth business to a 2003 Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award for service. Prior to this assignment, as vice president and general manager, Spong led the Boeing Airlift and Tanker Programs to receive the 1998 Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award for manufacturing. Spong is the only two-time winner of the Baldrige Award for two different organizations in two different sectors.
ASQ, (American Society for Quality) www.asq.org, has been the world's leading authority on quality for more than 60 years. With more than 85,000 individual and members, the professional association advances learning, quality improvement and knowledge exchange to improve business results and to create better workplaces and communities worldwide. As a champion of the quality movement, ASQ offers technologies, concepts, tools and training to quality professionals, quality practitioners and everyday consumers. ASQ has been the sole administrator of the prestigious Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award since 1991. Headquartered in Milwaukee, Wis., ASQ is a founding sponsor of the American Customer Satisfaction Index (ACSI), a prominent quarterly economic indicator, and also produces the Quarterly Quality Report.
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