The Global Six Sigma & Business Improvement Awards, organized by WCBF, on August 21 announced Tom Farrell, chairman, president and chief executive officer of Dominion (www.dom.com), as the winner of its prestigious Six Sigma & Business Improvement CEO of the Year Award, sponsored by Minitab.

 

WCBF has also announced the shortlist of finalists for the 2009 Global Six Sigma & Business Improvement Awards program.  A total of 43 entries from 34 organizations have been selected by the independent judging panel from 12 categories to go forward to the final stages of the judging process.

 

The finalists for the 2009 Global Six Sigma & Business Improvement Awards program are:

 

Best Achievement of Organizational Business Improvement in Chemical & Pharmaceuticals

Hexion Specialty Chemicals

Merck & Co – West Point

 

Best Achievement of Organizational Business Improvement in Financial Services, sponsored by SSA & Company

Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce

Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation

Deutsche Bank

TD Bank Financial Group

Wyndham Consumer Finance

 

Best Achievement of Organizational Business Improvement in Healthcare, sponsored by Argo Inc

Fairfield Medical Center

Medco Health Solutions

Miami Children’s Hospital

OSF Saint Francis Medical Center

Providence Health and Services

 

Best Achievement of Organizational Business Improvement in Manufacturing

Monsanto Company

Temple-Inland Edinburg Box Plant

 

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

Firstsource Solutions

IBM Corporation

ScottishPower Energy Retail

Volt Workforce Solutions

 

Best Project Achievement in Business Enabling Processes

Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce

Humana

PACCAR

Raytheon

 

Best Project Achievement in Green Six Sigma, sponsored by Instantis

PACCAR

Vanguard

WNS Global Services

 

Best Project Achievement in Health & Safety

Los Angeles County & USC Medical Center

Miami Children’s Hospital

Sisters of Saint Francis Health Services

 

Best Project Achievement in Innovation or Product Development

Capital One Bank

Distributed Learning Directorate, US Army

 

Best Project Achievement in Sales, Marketing or Customer Experience

ICICI Prudential Life Insurance Company

Ortho Clinical Diagnostics

Pershing

PHH Arval

United Airlines

Wipro Technologies

 

Best Emerging Business Improvement Deployment

ADC Telecommunications

Distributed Learning Directorate, US Army

Miami Children’s Hospital

 

Business Improvement Deployment Leader of the Year Award

Jay Banerjee, Director, Global Head of Operational Excellence and Innovation, Deutsche Bank

Chandeep Singh, Executive Vice President – Process Excellence, Firstsource Solutions

Dalchand Laljit, VP Global Six Sigma, Hexion Specialty Chemicals

Colonel Robert C. Morris, Jr., Director, Distributed Learning Directorate, US Army

 

To learn more about the awards program, visit www.tgssa.com

 

The winners will be announced at The Global Six Sigma & Business Improvement Gala Awards Dinner on Wednesday, October 14 at The Walt Disney World Swan & Dolphin Resort, Orlando, Fla. The Gala Dinner is part of WCBF’s 4th annual Global Lean Six Sigma & Business Improvement Summit, October 13-16 in Orlando, which is the largest gathering of C-level and senior executives passionate about Six Sigma.