Jason Premo Appointed Examiner For Prestigious Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award

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Jason P. Premo, VP of Sales and Marketing for real-time production management software provider nMetric® LLC., will serve on 2005 Board of Examiners. The board reviews and evaluates applications for the highest level of national recognition for performance excellence that a U.S. organization can receive.

Jason. P. Premo of nMetric® LLC, a manufacturing software company located in Costa Mesa, Calif., has been appointed by Hratch G. Semerjian, Acting Director of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), to the 2005 Board of Examiners for the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award (MBNQA). The award, created by public law in 1987, is the highest level of national recognition for performance excellence that a U.S. organization can receive.

As an examiner, Premo is responsible for reviewing and evaluating applications submitted for the award, which is often presented to recipients each year directly by the President of the United States. The board is composed of leading experts selected from industry, professional and trade organizations, education and health care organizations, and government. Those selected meet the highest standards of qualification and peer recognition, in addition to completing a rigorous preparation course based on the Baldrige Criteria for Performance Excellence and the scoring and evaluation process for the Baldrige Award.

“I am honored to be a part of such a prestigious award and am excited about working with the Board of Examiners for the upcoming year,” states Premo, the nMetric® LLC VP of Sales and Marketing. “As a previous manufacturing engineer, manager and executive over the past 10 years, I can attest to the bottom line benefits achieved at my own factories, having leveraged many areas of the Baldrige Criteria to define systems, processes and measures to achieve my Lean Manufacturing and Six Sigma goals.”

“Companies that are looking to develop their own roadmap for world class performance should seriously consider learning and incorporating the Malcolm Baldrige Criteria,” Premo adds.

Awards may be given annually in each of five categories: Manufacturing, Service, Small Business, Education and Health Care. Awards have been presented to 60 organizations, including 2004 recipients, The Bama Corporation, Texas Nameplate Company, Inc., Kenneth W. Monfort College of Business, and Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Hamilton.

Information about the Baldrige National Quality Program and the application process is available from the Baldrige National Quality Program, National Institute of Standards and Technology, Administration Bldg., Room A600, 100 Bureau Drive, Stop 1020, Gaithersburg, MD 20899-1020. Telephone: 301-975-2036.

For further information about the Baldrige Award, contact Jan Kosko, NIST Public and Business Affairs. Information can also be found on the Baldrige National Quality Program’s Web site at http://www.baldrige.nist.gov.

About nMetric®:

nMetric® provides manufacturers with Lean Production Management Software that picks up where traditional ERP business systems end…to address the challenges of today’s demand-driven manufacturing environment. Our patented solution is a collaborative, scalable and completely integrated platform that provides Lean Manufacturers with the tools needed to balance, schedule, visualize, execute, track, analyze and improve the real-time activities of the factory floor, while building a better link to the enterprise and supply chain. The solution is Web-engineered from the ground up using the latest Java 2 Enterprise Edition architecture. It is 100 percent thin client and is completely platform independent to work with virtually any operation system, database, commercial or legacy ERP, and factory floor application. Company headquarters is located at 3070 South Bristol Avenue, Costa Mesa, CA. 92626. Telephone: 714-424-4400. Toll Free: 888-561-9700. Website: http://www.nmetric.com.

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