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IMEC has announced new members of the recognition program Panel of Judges. The Panel of Judges is responsible for validating the integrity of the IMEC Awards for Excellence recognition cycle and determining recognition levels for each applicant. The panel is composed of experts selected from all industry sectors and geographic regions across the state of Illinois.
IMEC has announced eight organizations as recipients of the ILPEx Recognition Program’s 2018 Awards for Excellence. The high-performing organizations were evaluated against the Baldrige Criteria for Performance Excellence by the ILPEx Board of Examiners as part of the annual application process. Application scores and award determinations are made by the ILPEx Panel of Judges. Two organizations are recognized with an Bronze Award for Commitment to Excellence, and 6 have received the Interest in Excellence Award.
Over the next 21 months, IMEC will partner with Greater Northwest Chicago Development Corporation (GNCDC) to enhance staff engagement levels by developing methods to improve job quality, productivity, and work environment for current and future employees. These tangible outcomes will positively affect business owners and their front-line employees.
Craig Sutton, Manager for Advanced Manufacturing Innovation at Deere & Company, has been elected to the IMEC Board of Directors. IMEC is led by a board of directors comprised of the leaders of manufacturing companies who focus on increasing the productivity and global competitive advantage of organizations in Illinois and provide input on the organization’s policies, programs, and performance.
The Panel of Judges is responsible for validating the integrity of the ILPEx Awards for Excellence recognition cycle and determining recognition levels for each applicant. Craig Thompson is the Director, Performance Excellence for the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE), a recipient of the 2016 ILPEx Gold Award for Achievement of Excellence.
In 2017, MEP clients reported $12.6 billion new and retained sales and the creation or retention of more than 100,000 jobs.
Hill Day provides ASMC members and their clients a chance to meet with their Congressional delegation to educate them about the NIST-MEP program during the annual appropriations process.