De European Quality Leader (EQL) Award wordt jaarlijks uitgereikt door de Europese kwaliteitsorganisatie EOQ.
An EOQ ‘Quality Leader’ is a leader in an organization having succeeded in moving the organization to success for the different stakeholders through his leadership and through the change and Quality improvement processes, in its broadest sense, he has implemented directly through his team.
The EQL Award winner for 2014 is Dr. Uwe Schweigert from Germany, since 2007 CEO of Robert Bosch Fahrzeugelektrik Eisenach GmBH and Senior Vice President Production of Powertrain Sensors of Bosch Group worldwide.
Dr. Uwe Schweigert was selected the winner of EQL award because of his significant and exceptional achievements in the field of automotive supply industry, sound national and international recognition and especially for successfully leading a worldwide production network with 15 production locations all over the world.
After having acquired a long experience in working as an expert in manufacturing and quality in automotive supply industry, starting as a senior consultant and scientific research engineer at Fraunhofer Institute for Production Technologies and Automation of Stuttgart and continuously strengthening his specific education, in the year 2007 Dr. Uwe Schweigert became the CEO of Robert Bosch Fahrzeugelektrik Eisenach GmBH and Senior Vice President Production of Powertrain Sensors of Bosch Group worldwide.
As leader of the management team of the plant in Eisenach and through the implemented strategic development he secured the employment of about 2000 employees of Robert Bosch Fahrzeugelektrik Eisenach, Germany. He also set up a Centre of Competence to develop new production technologies for new products to secure the company’s future with new businesses in Eisenach plant and in its international production network for automotive powertrain sensors with 15 manufacturing locations in 11 countries worldwide.
His strong quality orientation was transposed into life by the set-up of a zero defect organization and of an international learning organization with monthly Quality and Engineering Yokotens and monthly exchange of production benchmarks. Through his intercultural management skills he succeeded to motivate the German leadplant team to train the staff in the international manufacturing locations as well as learning from their ideas.
Under the passionate and committed leadership of Dr. Uwe Schweigert, the work and efforts of Robert Bosch Fahrzeugelektrik team, have been crowned by several well-known national and external recognitions like
- Bosch Quality Prize 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2010,
- TPCA (Toyota Citroen Peugeot Automobile) Supplier Performance Award 2007 and 2011,
- European Excellence Award Finalist 2010,
- Ford JLRQ Award 2011,
- GM Supplier Excellence Award 2013 and 2014,
- Volvo Quality Excellence Award 2013,
- Certificate „5 stars“ of EFQM 2014,
- Ludwig Erhard Prize 2014.
Apart from the company’s high accomplishments reached under his leadership, the expertise in manufacturing and quality in automotive supply industry of Dr. Uwe Schweigert was valued by 7 patents about automation with industrial robots, more than 100 scientific publications and lectures held in Germany and abroad. He is an EFQM-assessor, leading member of automotive cluster at (Automotive Thüringen), member of VMET (Verband der Metall- und Elektroindustrie Thüringen), member of ACOD (Automotive Cluster Ostdeutschland) and member of the Advisory Council of the City of Eisenach.
3 Georges Borel Awards
The European Organization for Quality (EOQ) has celebrated the recipients of the EOQ presidential Georges Borel Awards at the EOQ Presidential Meeting, in Athens/Greece on June 10th, 2015.
By definition, Georges Borel Award has born from the idea that the development and the promotion of the European Quality Movement is done by outstanding individuals who spend their time and energy in sharing their beliefs and knowledge for the benefit of the European Society.
The recipients of the 2015 EOQ presidential Georges Borel Awards are:
Dr. Thomas Facklam
Awarded with the EOQ presidential Georges Borel Award for governmental achievements for making an outstanding accomplishment through successful promotion and deployment of quality at governmental level through his professional activities and behaviors and thus creating a visible impact in the field of quality at governmental level in his own country and at European level.
He has committed himself for a long time on the national, European and international level in the sector of accreditation and of conformity evaluations harmonization, being for seven years the Chairman of the International Accreditation Forum (IAF) and currently the Chairman of the European co-operation for Accreditation (EA). He is furthermore engaged as executive in numerous national and international standards committees and work groups.
Dr. George Anastasopoulos
Awarded with the EOQ presidential Georges Borel Award for international achievements for being at the edge of the development, use and diffusion of quality at international level through his professional activities and behaviors, personally contributing to the development of the European Quality movement through his accomplishments with a global impact in the field of quality.
He actively participated in the development of ISO 9001 and ISO 17024, achieved in 2003 the first accreditation, globally to ISO 17024:2003 and became the first Chairman of the International Personnel Certification Association, chairing the development of the first competence based IPC regulations for certification of QMS/EMS auditors.
MSc. Eng. Tiia Tammaru
Awarded with the EOQ presidential Georges Borel Award for European achievements for being at the edge of the development, use and diffusion of quality in Europe through her professional activities and behaviors and thus she has not only brought an outstanding contribution to the realization of EOQ mission at European level but also personally contributed to the development of the European Quality movement.
Through her positions in the EOQ, as official representative of EAQ/Estonia since 20 years and member of EOQ Executive Board (2005–2011), she actively contributed to the development of EOQ’s activities and further development. Under her leadership and Quality committed involvement were organized the 57th EOQ Congress 2013 in Tallinn/Estonia and the first EOQ Winter Camp. She has been teaching Quality&Strategic Management at Tallinn University of Technology and other different Estonian universities, dedicating her R&D activities to the development of national Quality and Excellence programs, including the Estonian Quality Award.
EOQ Georges Borel Award recognizes individuals who have brought an outstanding contribution to the EOQ mission, who is: “Improve European society through the promotion of Quality in its broadest sense”. The European Organization for Quality wants to show them recognition and to thank them for their contribution.
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