To receive an Excellent rating, the individual must receive professional achievement awards, or other evidence that demonstrates external recognition of individual professional achievement.
My work in quality and innovation has received broad, international recognition from the American Society for Quality (ASQ), the professional society with which I identify the strongest:
I was designated as an ASQ Fellow in 2012. This is the highest mark of distinction bestowed by the Society. My personal citation reads: “for outstanding and innovative cross-disciplinary contributions to teaching and research in quality, for promoting social responsibility through quality and process improvement as a form of community service, and for continuing service to the quality profession through ASQ sections, divisions, and interest groups.”
I was named one of the American Society for Quality (ASQ)’s “40 New Voices of Quality” in 2011 (see http://asq.org/qualityprogress/tools-resources/new-voices-of-quality/index.html) – this is a very high honor, international in nature, that is typically only awarded once a decade by the Society.
I was selected to serve as one of 18 “ASQ Influential Voices” bloggers to represent the Society online (see http://asq.org/voice-of-quality/). This is a high honor, international in nature, that recognizes my stature within the professional community – even among its most senior members. My blog, Quality and Innovation, has been produced since 2008 and receives approximately 3,000 hits per month from all over the world.
I also maintain professional certifications: I became ASQ Certified Manager of Quality and Organizational Excellence (CMQ/OE) #9583 in 2005 (and was recertified in 2011), and I received the ASQ Certified Six Sigma Black Belt (CSSBB) #11952 in 2011. I will recertify both designations in December 2014.