Paul Grizzell, Baldrige Performance Excellence Coach with Core Values Partners, Inc., helps business clients focus, align, and accelerate their improvement efforts through the use of the Baldrige Criteria. He has experience in leading and deploying integrated Baldrige, Six Sigma, Lean, and other results-oriented performance excellence initiatives. He is also experienced in strategic planning, benchmarking, and leadership development.
Paul is a senior alumni examiner on the Baldrige Award Board of Examiners; has led multiple site visits and helps train Baldrige examiners and senior examiners. He is a judge for the Baldrige-based Army Communities of Excellence program and the Illinois Lincoln Award. He has served on the Board of Directors of the Minnesota Council for Quality, as a judge for the Minnesota Quality Award, and on the Juran Fellows Selection Board for the Juran Center for Leadership in Quality at the University of Minnesota’s Carlson School of Management. He is a senior member of the American Society for Quality.
Paul is a co-author of Insights to Performance Excellence in Healthcare, An Inside Look at the Baldrige Award Criteria for Healthcare, and a contributing author to Insights to Performance Excellence, An Inside Look at the Baldrige Award Criteria, both published by the American Society for Quality.
To learn more about the services Paul offers, visit Core Values Partners, Inc.
Glenn Bodinson founded BaldrigeCoach in 1989. His firm consistently produces results for clients across America by applying the Baldrige Criteria and lean tools, systems, and principles of the Shingo Prize.
Glenn is a frequent speaker and workshop presenter at state, national, and international conferences. His field experience includes service as a Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award Examiner in 1992 and 1993, Texas Quality Award Judge from 1994 to 1999, a Shingo Prize Examiner from 2000 to 2008, and national-level judge for the ASQ International Team Excellence Award Process.
Glenn is a Fellow of the American Society for Quality and a Fellow of the American Production and Inventory Control Society. He is a Six Sigma Black Belt, Certified Quality Engineer, Certified Quality Auditor, and Certified Quality Manager. He is also a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives.
To learn more about the services Glenn offers, visit BaldrigeCoach.
Brian Lassiter was elected president of the Minnesota Council for Quality in the summer of 2001. Before his election, Brian held positions with Ian Alliott Consulting (Managing Director), Norstan Consulting (Principal Consultant), The St. Paul Companies (Corporate Quality Consultant), Price Waterhouse (Consultant), and Boatmen’s National Bank (Quality Manager).
Brian has worked with dozens of organizations in a variety of industries to help them improve their performance and competitiveness. He has served ten years on the Board of Examiners for the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award (1998-2007), three as a Senior Examiner and the last three as an Alumni Examiner. He has also served as a Senior Evaluator for the Minnesota Quality Award (two years in the mid-1990s), a Judge for the Veteran’s Administration’s Baldrige-based Carey Award, and on the Board of Directors for Goodwill/Easter Seals of Minnesota, currently as Vice Chair.
Brian is on the Board of Directors and Leadership Committee of the Alliance for Performance Excellence, the national consortium of all state and local quality awards.
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Arnie Weimerskirch is an Executive Fellow at the University of St. Thomas SAIP Institute engaged in advancing corporate social responsibility and business ethics. Previously, he held the 3M Chair at the University of St. Thomas School of Engineering where he played a role in forming that school.
Before joining St. Thomas, Arnie devoted his 40-year Honeywell career to quality improvement, retiring in 1999 as Corporate Vice President of Quality. He is a former chairman of the Panel of Judges for the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award. Arnie holds a BSME and an MSIE from the University of Minnesota.
Long an advocate for making quality accessible to all, Arnie conceived the reader-friendly booklet, Baldrige for the Baffled, and co-authored, with Steve George, Total Quality Management: Strategies and Techniques Proven at Today’s Most Successful Companies (John Wiley & Sons, 1998).
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