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WCBF Announces Six Sigma & Business Improvement CEO of the Year

August 25, 2009

CHICAGO-The Global Six Sigma & Business Improvement Awards, organized by WCBF, has announced that Tom Farrell, chairman, president and chief executive officer of Dominion, as the winner of its Six Sigma & Business Improvement CEO of the Year Award.

Farrell has been a director of Dominion since 2005, and chairman, president and chief executive officer since April 2007. He served as president and chief executive officer from January 2006 to April 2007, president and chief operating officer from January 2004 to January 2006, and, prior to that, executive vice president. He received his undergraduate and law degrees from the University of Virginia.

With corporate headquarters in Richmond, VA, Dominion is one of the nation's largest producers and transporters of energy. Dominion operates the nation's largest natural gas storage facility with 975 billion cubic feet of storage capacity, serving retail energy customers in 12 states.

WCBF also has announced the shortlist of finalists for the 2009 Global Six Sigma & Business Improvement Awards program. A total of 43 entries from 34 organizations have been selected by the independent judging panel from 12 categories to go forward to the final stages of the judging process.

The finalists for the 2009 Global Six Sigma & Business Improvement Awards program are:

Best Achievement of Organizational Business Improvement in Chemical & Pharmaceuticals

Hexion Specialty Chemicals
Merck & Co – West Point

Best Achievement of Organizational Business Improvement in Financial Services, sponsored by SSA & Company

Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce
Depository Trust & Clearing Corp.
Deutsche Bank
TD Bank Financial Group
Wyndham Consumer Finance

Best Achievement of Organizational Business Improvement in Healthcare, sponsored by Argo Inc.

Fairfield Medical Center
Medco Health Solutions
Miami Children’s Hospital
OSF Saint Francis Medical Center
Providence Health and Services

Best Achievement of Organizational Business Improvement in Manufacturing

Monsanto Co.
Temple-Inland Edinburg Box Plant

Best Achievement of Organizational Business Improvement in Transactional Services

Firstsource Solutions
IBM Corporation
ScottishPower Energy Retail
Volt Workforce Solutions

Best Project Achievement in Business Enabling Processes

Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce
Humana
PACCAR
Raytheon

Best Project Achievement in Green Six Sigma

PACCAR
Vanguard
WNS Global Services

Best Project Achievement in Health & Safety

Los Angeles County & USC Medical Center
Miami Children’s Hospital
Sisters of Saint Francis Health Services

Best Project Achievement in Innovation or Product Development

Capital One Bank
Distributed Learning Directorate, US Army

Best Project Achievement in Sales, Marketing or Customer Experience

ICICI Prudential Life Insurance Co.
Ortho Clinical Diagnostics
Pershing
PHH Arval
United Airlines
Wipro Technologies

Best Emerging Business Improvement Deployment

ADC Telecommunications
Distributed Learning Directorate, US Army
Miami Children’s Hospital

Business Improvement Deployment Leader of the Year Award

Jay Banerjee, Director, Global Head of Operational Excellence and Innovation, Deutsche Bank

Chandeep Singh, Executive Vice President – Process Excellence, Firstsource Solutions

Dalchand Laljit, VP Global Six Sigma, Hexion Specialty Chemicals

Colonel Robert C. Morris, Jr., Director, Distributed Learning Directorate, US Army

For more information, visit www.tgssa.com.