ATAC director named senior examiner for 2010 Alabama Quality Award

AUBURN – Henry Burdg, director of the Auburn Technical Assistance Center at Auburn University, has achieved examiner recertification and recently was appointed Senior Examiner for the 2010 Alabama Quality Award.

Modeled after the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award, the Alabama Quality Award recognizes and honors organizations whose past or recent innovations in areas of production, service or management have resulted in increased productivity and quality.

Burdg has completed over 240 hours of Baldrige-based examiner training and has participated in more than 15 application reviews and site evaluations for the Alabama Productivity Center in Tuscaloosa, which has administered the award since 1986.

Award categories are in the areas of manufacturing sector, service sector, small business sector, education, health care and non-profit. Burdg has served as an Alabama Quality Award Examiner since 2001. As Senior Examiner, Burdg will lead quality teams in the review and site visits of organizations seeking the Alabama Quality Award.

Thirty-three states throughout the United States have active quality awards programs based on the Malcolm Baldrige criteria.

Auburn Technical Assistance Center was established in 1976 and is an affiliate of the Alabama Technology Network and an Economic Development Administration University Center. As an Outreach arm of the Auburn University College of Business, ATAC provides business and technical assistance, customized training, and consultation in implementing value-added strategies to manufacturers and other businesses, not-for-profit organizations and government agencies in Alabama and the Southeast.

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