MidwayUSA, a catalog and Internet retailer offering JUST ABOUT EVERYTHING® for Shooting, Reloading, Gunsmithing and Hunting, is pleased to announce that Larry Potterfield, Founder and CEO of MidwayUSA, will serve as the 2011 Keynote Speaker for the annual Performance Excellence Celebration for the Iowa Quality Center and the Iowa Recognition for Performance Excellence (IRPE).
Larry Potterfield will address businesses and organizations at this conference about achieving performance excellence on Thursday, May 5, at the Meadows Conference Center in Altoona, Iowa. In 2006, Potterfield challenged his organization with a goal to apply for and receive the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award in 2009. In 2009, MidwayUSA achieved this goal with their first application for the award. Potterfield also founded the Baldrige Performance Excellence Group in Columbia, Missouri to further deploy the criteria to local organizations.
The Iowa Governor's Recognition of Performance Excellence Celebration brings together all segments of Iowa's economy to recognize and salute the applicants and recipients of the IRPE Award. The State's quality award program celebrates its 10th year in 2011. The purpose of the IPRE and the Baldrige Award process is to recognize best practices deployed by high achieving organizations in healthcare, education, service, manufacturing and nonprofit sectors.
Executive Director of the Iowa Quality Center, Gary Nesteby, states,
"Larry Potterfield is the only CEO Baldrige Recipient to draw my immediate attention when he started talking at the Baldrige Regional. I could see the passion in his body language and hear it in his voice. Larry sees the Baldrige framework as a necessary element for business success; we support that because that is what it is intended to be. He has the experience, the passion and the leadership to spread the word and make a difference in our country. I want more Iowans to hear and feel that passion. Larry Potterfield is CEO of choice to speak for the Baldrige recipients at the Iowa Recognition for Performance Excellence Celebration."
For more information about the Potterfields or MidwayUSA, please visit http://www.midwayusa.com or call 1-800-243-3220.
For more information about the Iowa Quality Center and the Iowa Recognition for Performance Excellence Celebration, please visit www.iowaqc.org.