Larry Potterfield Delivers Keynote at Illinois Saluting Excellence Awards Ceremony

Larry Potterfield Delivers Keynote at Illinois Saluting Excellence Awards Ceremony by MidwayUSA
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Illinois Performance Excellence (ILPEx) recently welcomed Larry Potterfield, Founder and CEO of MidwayUSA, to the ILPEx Quest Conference and Saluting Excellence Awards Ceremony where he delivered his keynote speech entitled, “Leadership” to the 2015 ILPEx Award Recipients. The ceremony was held March 23rd at the Hyatt Lodge at McDonald’s Campus in Oak Brook, Illinois.

The Saluting Excellence Awards Ceremony recognized five Illinois organizations as state role models for their sustained performance excellence. The Silver Award for Progress Toward Excellence was awarded to American College of Healthcare Executives, Chicago; and Integrated Project Management, Inc., Burr Ridge. The Bronze Award for Commitment to Excellence was awarded to HSHS St. Anthony’s Memorial Hospital, Effingham; National Express, Warrenville; and Saint Anthony Hospital, Chicago.

Larry Potterfield serves as MidwayUSA’s CEO and Chairman of the Board. He is a husband, father, grandfather and lifelong student of shooting, reloading, gunsmithing and hunting. In business, he is a student of leadership and modern management practices. MidwayUSA is ISO 9001 registered, a recipient of the 2008 and 2015 Missouri Quality award and recipient of the 2009 and 2015 Baldrige National Quality Award. The Vision at MidwayUSA is “To be the best run, most respected business in America, for the benefit of our Customers.”

About Illinois Performance Excellence

Illinois Performance Excellence is a not-for-profit 501 (c) (3) that provides advice and assistance to Illinois organizations pursuing performance excellence through the use of the Baldrige Criteria for Performance Excellence as a continuous improvement management model. For more information visit

About MidwayUSA

Both country kids from Missouri, Larry and Brenda Potterfield turned their passion for shooting sports into a career by opening a small gun shop in 1977 that would eventually become MidwayUSA ( They instilled family values like honesty, integrity and respect for others into the business, and strive to maintain this culture with each Employee added to their growing team. For over 38 years, MidwayUSA has maintained an unyielding focus on Customer Satisfaction and continues to offer JUST ABOUT EVERYTHING® for Shooting, Hunting and the Outdoors.

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