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ST. LOUIS, MO, April 6, 2011 — Bizmanualz, Inc., a St. Louis-based Software as a Service (SaaS) provider for the document control marketplace, announced that its President Chris Anderson received the Vezeau award from ASQ – the world’s largest network of quality resources and experts – for technical achievement in the field of quality.
The Waldo A. Vezeau Award for Technical Achievement in the Field of Quality was established in 1971 to honor the St. Louis University Professor, a pioneer in the St. Louis Quality field, for his work in demonstrating and expanding the pursuit of technical achievement in the field of quality. A perpetual award by the St. Louis ASQ section, it is handed out each year if a candidate is nominated.
Mr. Anderson received the Vezeau Award for his work in designing training classes, creating presentation materials, and publishing articles on quality. He has developed training materials for teaching lean principles, policies and procedures writing, process design, innovation in design and engineering, ISO 9001 internal auditing, and aligning systems of processes. He has published hundreds of articles online at www.bizmanualz.com in his weekly blog on process improvement and quality management systems.
“Chris’ work on Quality and Process Improvement has been invaluable to the St. Louis quality community,” said ASQ St. Louis Section Chair John O’Reilly. “He helped bring the ASQ World Conference to St. Louis and for years grew the St. Louis Spring Quality Conference to become a major event here in St. Louis.”
Last year, Mr. Anderson received the Kaufman Award, a special recognition by ASQ for his work on the 64th annual ASQ World Conference on Quality and Improvement, and another award for outstanding representation of St. Louis Section 1304 at the ASQ 2010 conference. In 2006 he received the Extra Measure Award for above and beyond contribution to the St. Louis section.
The Vezeau Award has been given out 27 times since 1971. Past recipients include: John Hinchin (1971), Harry Hehner (1973), Floyd Smith (1974), Joseph Movshin (1975), Arnold Braun (1976), C. Joseph Lonsdorf (1977), Eugene Lawrence (1978), Philip Brumbaugh Ph.D. (1979), Leonard Canovi and John Jawarosk i(1983), Dale Hampson (1984), Robert Deufel Ph.D. (1991), Puran Luthra (1992), Andrew Taylor (1993), Dr. Satish Nayak (1994), Charles Mercer (1995), Steven Rigdon (1996), Ashok Agrawal (1997), James Derner (1998), Donal Denk (1999), Dale Besterfield Ph.D. (2000), Michael Schneider (2001), James Duarte (2002), Randy Baker (2003), William Meyer (2006), and Rob Herhold (2009).
About Chris Anderson
Mr. Anderson is a Senior Member of ASQ, and holds many ASQ certifications: Certified Quality Auditor (CQA), Certified Manager of Quality /Operational Excellence (CMQ/OE), Certified Quality Process Analyst (CQPA) and Certified Quality Improvement Analyst (CQIA). He is a past chair of ASQ St. Louis, Section 1304, has served as ASQ Region 13 Deputy Regional Director and on the Lean Division Leadership, Membership and Training Committees. He is currently a member of the Six Sigma, Lean, and Quality Management Divisions of ASQ as well as ASQ St. Louis section 1304 leadership team.
About Bizmanualz, Inc.
Bizmanualz (www.Bizmanualz.com) is speeding the evolution of SaaS-delivered document control software. The company’s Onpolicy Procedures Management Software (www.onpolicy.com/) is designed for ISO 9001 document compliance and encompasses a full library of policies, procedures and forms for many business departments. This SAS 70 Level II certified solution simplifies document control and allows clients to focus on their core business. More than 20,000 companies rely on Bizmanualz solutions and services to comply with document control requirements. Bizmanualz is located in Saint Louis, MO. and is an ISO 9001:2008 certified company.
ASQ is a global community of people dedicated to quality who share the ideas and tools that make our world work better. With millions of individual and organizational members of the community in 150 countries, ASQ has the reputation and reach to bring together the diverse quality champions who are transforming the world’s corporations, organizations and communities to meet tomorrow’s critical challenges. ASQ is headquartered in Milwaukee, Wis., with national service centers in China, India and Mexico. Learn more about ASQ’s members, mission, technologies and training at www.asq.org. The ASQ St. Louis, Section 1304, is one of the oldest and largest ASQ sections in the Unites States.