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[June 28, 2013]


Daniel C. Whicker appointed to 2013 TNCPE Board of Examiners 

Daniel C. Whicker, Director, Strategic Planning for workspace interiors, has been appointed by the Board of Directors of the Tennessee Center for Performance Excellence (TNCPE) to the 2013 Board of Examiners. Every year, the TNCPE Award Program recognizes organizations demonstrating excellence in business operations and results.

As an examiner, Whicker is responsible for reviewing and evaluating organizations that apply for the TNCPE Award. The Board of Examiners comprises experts from all sectors of the regional economy, including health care, service, non-profit, manufacturing, education and government.  All members of the Board of Examiners must complete extensive training in the Baldrige Criteria for Performance Excellence.  Examiners take the skills developed during training and the assessment process back to their own jobs, benefiting and improving their own organizations in the process.

Each year, the TNCPE Board of Examiners contributes more than 10,000 hours of volunteer service to organizations across Tennessee

Established in 1993 as a public-private partnership, the Tennessee Center for Performance Excellence strives to promote economic development and drive organizational excellence by helping companies and organizations grow more competitive in today’s global marketplace through affordable, in-depth assessments. A statewide non-profit, TNCPE is patterned after the Baldrige Performance Excellence Program, the national standard for recognizing organizational excellence. More than 1,200 organizations have participated in and benefited from the TNCPE program. Four Tennessee businesses—Caterpillar Financial  Services, Pal’s Sudden Service, Eastman Chemical Company and Federal Express—have received both the prestigious Baldrige National Quality Award and the TNCPE Excellence Award. For more information, visit .

[February 2013]

workspace interiors honored with TNCPE Interest Award

workspace interiors was honored at the 20th Anniversary Excellence in Tennessee Awards Banquet, held on Wednesday, February 20, 2013. Bob Feathers, President of workspace interiors (middle right), along with Daniel Whicker, Director, Strategic Planning (middle left) accepted the organization’s Interest Award, which is the beginning level for organizations interested in adopting and applying performance improvement principles.  

The Interest Award was presented by Tennessee Lieutenant Governor Ron Ramsey and TNCPE President and CEO Katie Rawls. Nearly 600 business and community leaders from across Tennessee packed the ballroom of the Franklin Marriott Cool Springs to salute the winners. Forty-four organizations representing high performing businesses, government agencies, nonprofit and education organizations were recognized for their commitment to excellence and continuous improvement.  For more information, visit

[January 2012]  

workspace interiors, inc. awarded Tennessee Center for Performance Excellence, Copper Member 2013 status!