June 21st, 2012

Craig EhlertMontana State University College of Business instructor Craig Ehlert was recently appointed to the board of examiners for the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award.

As an examiner, Ehlert will review and evaluate applications submitted for the Baldrige Award, which was created in 1987. This is Ehlert’s second term on the board.

The board of examiners is composed of approximately 500 experts selected from industry, professional and trade organizations, as well as education, health care and nonprofit organizations. All members of the board must complete a preparation course.

The Baldrige Award may be given annually in each of six categories: manufacturing, service, small business, education, health care and nonprofit. The award program is managed by the U.S. commerce department’s National Institute of Standards and Technology in cooperation with the private sector.

More information is available by calling (301) 975-2036, emailing nqp@nist.gov or visiting http://www.nist.gov/baldrige. Media inquiries may be directed to Michael E. Newman, NIST Public Affairs Office, at (301) 975-3025 or michael.newman@nist.gov.