Member News

July 2009

High Performance Technologies, Inc. awarded a Medallion of Performance Excellence from the United States Senate Productivity and Quality Award for Virginia (SPQA)

RESTON, Va.,—United States Senators Jim Webb and Mark Warner recently announced that High Performance Technologies, Inc.—a Reston-based technology services firm—has been awarded a Medallion of Performance Excellence from the United States Senate Productivity and Quality Award for Virginia (SPQA). The SPQA program was established in the early 1980s by the United States Senate and is a state-level equivalent of the national Malcolm Baldrige Quality Award Program administered by the U.S. Department of Commerce. The Medallion of Performance Excellence is the program's highest honor—a maturity rating that no organization has achieved since 2006.

"SPQA has been a wonderful experience for HPTi," commented Tim Keenan, HPTi's president. We have been able to grow the company using feedback from some of the best quality experts in Virginia. It is so rewarding to see our dedication to constant improvement and growth recognized by independent evaluators." The SPQA encourages and rewards companies throughout the Commonwealth for practicing high-quality knowledge sharing and process improvement. The awards program fosters quality services and products in every sector of the Virginia economy. Virginia SPQA Board Chairman Mark Smith offered that "although these organizations do different things, they share one important attribute, which is a commitment to performance excellence."

The SPQA Board of Directors, judges, and examiners evaluate and select award recipients. Selection criteria are based on written application submissions and on-site visits that demonstrate measurable quality and productivity results. The SPQA for Virginia was started in 1983 and is one of the longest continuously running award programs for performance excellence in the country.

HPTi has been actively involved in the program since 2004. In 2006, it was recognized with a Certificate for Commitment to Performance Excellence, and in 2007 and 2008, it was award Plaques for Progress in Performance Excellence.

About HPTi
Founded in 1991, HPTi provides professional technology services to the federal government. Its core capabilities are computational science, enterprise technology and planning, systems architecture and engineering, secure mission software development, and knowledge discovery and visualization. The company employs over 300 people and enjoys revenues approaching $75 million. Learn more at www.hpti.com.

Jake Weyant