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Publication Date: 07/1/2008
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ASQ Receives Mastery Level Award
Milwaukee, WI — The American Society for Quality (ASQ), a knowledge-based global organization of quality experts, was recently awarded the 2008 Mastery Level recognition by Wisconsin Forward Award, Inc. (WFA). This is the second recognition at this level for ASQ, after achieving the Mastery Level in 2006. The awards are being presented in a ceremony at the Monona Terrace in Madison, Wisconsin.

The Mastery Level is an advanced level for organizations that are working to achieve the Governor's Award of Excellence — the highest level of recognition in Wisconsin.

Applicants were rigorously evaluated by an independent board of examiners in seven areas: leadership; strategic planning; customer and market focus; measurement, analysis and knowledge management; human resource focus; process management; and results. The evaluation process included about 875 hours of review. Through the skillful practice of performance management principles, organizations that are recognized by the WFA demonstrate significant progress in expanding their capabilities through improved processes of all kinds. Achievements are demonstrated by results; are clearly linked to quality and performance management systems; and are directly attributable to a systematic, well-deployed approach. The American Society for Quality has been a leading authority on quality for more than 60 years. With more than 93,000 individual and organizational members, the professional association advances learning, quality improvement and knowledge exchange to improve business results, and to create better workplaces and communities worldwide.

Contact: American Society for Quality, P.O. Box 3005, Milwaukee, WI 53201-3005 800-248-1946 or 414-272-8575 fax: 414-272-1734 Web:

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