Integrated Project Management Company, Inc. Announced as a 2017 Gold Award Recipient for Achievement of Excellence by the ILPEx Recognition Program

Peoria, IL (January 10, 2018) The ILPEx Recognition Program has announced Integrated Project Management Company, Inc. (IPM) of Burr Ridge, IL as a recipient of the 2017 ILPEx Gold Award for Achievement of Excellence. Integrated Project Management will be formally honored at the annual award ceremony and recognition dinner on February 22, 2018, at the Hyatt Lodge at Hamburger University located in Oak Brook, IL.

“If you ask an IPMer to name the hallmark of our company, the answer will be ‘to provide unmatched quality and value to our clients,’” stated C. Richard Panico, IPM’s Founder, President, and CEO. “I am honored to announce that we earned the ILPEx Gold Award for Achievement of Excellence in performance practices, principles, and strategies.  It is with sincere gratitude that I say this award belongs to all IPM family members who care deeply and pursue excellence every day. We intend to continue our journey in pursuit of excellence. To this end, will be pursuing the national Baldrige Performance Excellence Award.”

The ILPEx Gold Award for Achievement of Excellence is granted to those organizations who demonstrate effective, systematic, well-deployed approaches that respond to the multiple requirements of most Baldrige Framework for Performance Excellence criteria items and are integrated to meet organizational needs.  The organization can show a fact-based evaluation and improvement process is in place to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of key approaches, and results validate the accomplishment of the organization’s mission and performance and demonstrates them as an industry leader relative to key results areas.  Gold award recipients serve as a true role model for organizations on the Baldrige journey.

Integrated Project Management Company, Inc. (IPM) is a privately held business consulting firm focused on planning and implementing strategically critical initiatives in the life sciences, healthcare, consumer products, and industrial sectors. Since its inception in 1988, IPM has served more than 350 clients and completed nearly 4,000 projects. Headquartered in Chicago, IPM has regional offices in Boston, St. Louis, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Minneapolis, and Parsippany.

IPM’s longevity is attributable to its ability to provide solutions and reliably plan and execute critical initiatives for its clients while continually evolving its own business model, capabilities, and market position. Its competitive advantages are its family members (employees), culture, and consistently high-quality services. To support growth objectives, IPM has developed Centers of Excellence (CoEs) to establish deeper subject matter expertise in specific areas to address market needs and opportunities.  IPM employs a full-time Knowledge and Process Management group whose mission is to provide training and professional development.  This group fosters a culture of active knowledge sharing, ensuring best practices, high standards of quality with lessons learned disseminated throughout the organization for the benefit of its clients.

“Integrated Project Management has set a very high bar for the achievement of organizational excellence,” said Ben Krupowicz, Executive Director of the ILPEx Recognition Program. “By engaging their number one asset – their employees – in the professional development, actionable work plans and the overall continued pursuit of the journey, IPM creates an environment for excellence to thrive. Their receipt of the 2017 Gold Award is evidence of that passion.”

The 2017 ILPEx Board of Examiners – comprised of 41 experts in business, education, health care and government – volunteered over 9,000 hours assessing each applicant in seven categories: leadership; strategy; customer engagement; measurement, analysis and knowledge management; workforce; operations; and results. The ILPEx Panel of Judges is responsible for validating the integrity of the ILPEx Awards for Excellence recognition cycle and determining recognition levels for each applicant. The panel is composed of experts selected from all industry sectors and geographic regions across the state of Illinois.

Since 1994, there have been 275 ILPEx Award for Excellence applications and approximately 1,550 examiners, representing over 160,000 hours of work, resulting in appropriately $7.4 million in volunteered time – all to make Illinois organizations more competitive, create jobs, and improve communities. As your preferred resource for growth and enterprise excellence, IMEC also offers training and support to help you address the Baldrige Criteria from leadership to results.

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About the ILPEx Recognition Program (IMEC)

IMEC leverages the Baldrige Excellence Framework as a foundation for driving organizational improvement and innovation across the state of Illinois. By providing a range of hands-on, goal-oriented solutions in the areas of leadership; strategy; customer engagement; measurement, analysis, and knowledge management; operations; and workforce, IMEC leads organizations in their mission to improve business results and to create sustainable competitive futures. Through the ILPEx Recognition Program, IMEC celebrates the organizations committed to achieving enterprise excellence and sets them apart as a true class of distinction.

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