BENSENVILLE, IL - The deadline for the Quality Magazine Professional of the Year Award has been extended until Friday, November 21.

Through its individual awards program, Quality Magazine recognizes an individual who, during the course of his/her career, has made outstanding contributions to the quality profession. All candidates are reviewed and scored by a board of quality and manufacturing experts.

The Quality Professional of the Year will be recognized at the 2009 Quality Measurement Conference. In addition, an article profiling the recipient will appear in the May 2009 issue of Quality Magazine. The individual must be available for an interview and photographs in January 2009. The Quality Professional of the Year will be notified in January 2009.