MILWAUKEE, WI-ASQ, the world’s largest network of quality resources and experts, has announced that 32 global teams from nine countries have been named finalists in the 27th annual International Team Excellence Awards process.

The teams will be part of the quality impact sessions and live case study presentations May 21-23 at ASQ’s annual World Conference on Quality and Improvement at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, CA.

Teams representing a broad spectrum of industries including manufacturing, service, education, health care and government will vie for the ASQ gold, silver and bronze awards. Winners will be announced during an awards ceremony Wednesday, May 23, and will serve as benchmarks of organizational excellence in all industries for years to come.

The finalists’ projects showcase creative and innovative solutions and organizational cost-savings. Conference attendees can observe team project presentations that demonstrate the real-life application of quality tools to achieve valuable business results.

The following finalists have been invited to participate in the 2012 International Team Excellence Award process. Project summaries can be found .


  • Ramaiah Institute of Management Studies - Bangalore, Karnataka, India
  • Tropic Isles Elementary - Fort Myers, FL


  • CGI Federal - Fort Campbell, KY.
  • Ministry of Defense (MINDEF)-Singapore
  • NAVFAC-Navy Medicine-HDR-Clark/McCarthy-Camp Pendleton, CA
  • National Reconnaissance Office-Chantilly, VA
  • URS Federal Services-Stockton, UT


  • BJC Healthcare - St. Louis


  • Alcoa Inc.-Morristown, TN
  • Altos Hornos de México C.V.-Coahuila, Mexico
  • Anheuser-Busch InBev-St. Louis
  • Boeing-Long Beach, CA
  • Continental Automotive System Co. Ltd.-Tianjin, TJ, China
  • Continental Automotive Systems Corp.-Icheon-city, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea
  • CSX Transportation/General Electric-Jacksonville, FL
  • Ford Motor Co.-Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Ford Motor Co.-Saarlouis, Saarland, Germany
  • Ford Motor Co.-Dearborn, MI
  • General Motors-Milford, MI
  • Hewlett Packard-Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico
  • Reliance Industries Ltd. Dahej-Dahej, Gujarat, India
  • Reliance Industries Ltd. Hazira-Surat, Gujarat, India
  • Suzlon Energy Limited-Pune, Maharashtra, India


  • Firstsource Solutions Ltd.-Amherst, N.Y.
  • HCL Technologies-Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
  • Housing and Development Board-Singapore, Singapore
  • Pruksa Real Estate Public Company Ltd.-Phayathai, Bangkok, Thailand
  • Telecom Personal SA-Ciudad Autónoma de Buenos Aires, Capital Federal, Argentina
  • Telefonica Argentina-Capital Federal, Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Tgestiona-Capital Federal, Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • The Ritz-Carlton, New Orleans-Coconut Grove, FL
  • Wyndham Consumer Finance-Las Vegas