Dakota's Quality Manager Receives Award from Maryland Performance Excellence Foundation

October 1, 2014

Dakota's Quality Manager, Reid Spearman, was named Rookie of the Year at the annual awards presentation of the Maryland Performance Excellence Foundation, Inc. Mr. Spearman, applied to be a quality Examiner for the Maryland Performance Excellence Award (MPEA) program. MPEA is managed by the Maryland Performance Excellence Foundation, Inc. and is the state's Baldrige-based education and recognition program.

To earn this distinction, an Examiner must have had no previous experience with the Baldrige quality framework and must have made a significant contribution to his or her team. When asked for his reaction, he said, "I was privileged to be part of a great team. This recognition is more for them than for me. They helped me so much in my first year as an Examiner."