ROSEMONT, IL--(Marketwired - Sep 1, 2015) - The Quality Show, the only trade show focused exclusively on quality education, technology, equipment, and products, is excited to announce the presentation of two prestigious awards honoring the Company & Plant of the Year, as well as three webinars at the trade show and conference taking place October 27-29, 2015 at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, Illinois. 

"We developed a dynamic conference program to keep our attendees current on trends, advancements and the future of quality manufacturing including three top-notch webinar presentations for those industry professionals who are not able to attend the show," said Darrell Dal Pozzo, Group Publisher of QUALITY Magazine. "In addition to our conference program, we are also very excited to be presenting two of the most prestigious awards in the industry during the keynote presentation to the company and plant of the year."

Quality Magazine first awarded the Plant of the Year Award in 2005. The award recognizes companies that have reduced scrap, rework, warranty, and manufacturing costs; improved productivity or cycle time; increased capacity; and/or improved adherence to quality standards. This year's winner of the Plant of the Year Award is Clickenbeard.

The Professional of the Year Award recognizes an individual who has demonstrated the commitment and vision in supporting the development and growth of the quality field. This year's winner of the Professional of the Year Award is T.M. Kubiak, Founder & President, Performance Improvement Solutions. Both of these awards will be presented during the keynote presentation on the morning of Wednesday, October 28 from 8:45 a.m. to 10 a.m.

In addition to the conference sessions, exhibiting companies, and presentations, three webinars will be offered on Wednesday, October 28th for industry professionals who are unable to attend the show. 

  • InfinityQS International, Inc. Session, presented by Eric Weisbrod, Technical Services Manager at InfinityQS International, will discuss how more manufacturers than ever recognize the high demands of today's quality-sensitive world and are deploying quality management systems. But too many manufacturers stop there and never realize the full value of the manufacturing intelligence that can be gleaned from quality data. Successful companies are leveraging modern technology and statistical methodology to gain insight into the products, manufacturing processes, and enterprise and shop floor systems that impact their business. In this session, attendees will learn meaningful ways to get value from quality data and create a competitive advantage to succeed over those that believe what they are doing now is good enough. (12:30 - 1:00 pm CST).
  • Reduce Operator Influence on Inspection in Production Session will discuss how quickly and reliably obtaining ISO-compliant, traceable and reproducible inspection results in production should be the goal of all manufacturers. In production environments, optical and contact CNC coordinate measuring machines are increasingly replacing manual equipment in order to accomplish this objective. Yet, with existing technologies, operators can still accidentally cause systematic measurement errors just by selecting the wrong settings and not even notice them. Learn how to use newly developed automated, intelligent measuring systems and techniques to overcome these potential problems and turn production inspection into a fast, simple matter. (1:30 - 2:00 pm CST)
  • Starrett Company Session, more information to be announced. (2:30 - 3:00 CST)

To register for the above webinar sessions, click here.
For a complete list of the Conference Program Agenda, click here.

The Quality Show will also feature an interactive show floor with 100+ Exhibiting Companies, including, Mitutoyo America Corporation, Carl Zeiss Industrial Metrology, LLC, Hexagon Metrology, Inc., Jenoptik Industrial Metrology Division, Starrett Company, Faro Technologies, Nikon Metrology, Renishaw Inc., Wenzel America Ltd., and Olympus, to name a few. The exhibit hall will be open Tuesday, October 27 from 4:00pm - 7:00pm, Wednesday, October 28 from 10:00am - 5:00pm, and Thursday, October 29 from 10:00am - 3:00pm. 

About The Quality Show
The Quality Show is a brand new tradeshow in the manufacturing sector produced and owned by BNP Media and QUALITY Magazine. The Quality Show is the only tradeshow focused exclusively on quality technology, equipment and products. QUALITY Magazine is a monthly business publication serving the quality assurance and process improvement needs of more than 57,000 manufacturing professionals. Visit for information. The event is produced by BNP Media, one of the country's leading business-to-business media companies serving industry professionals across 50+ industries through magazines, custom media, e-newsletters, webinars, events and market research. Visit For the most up to date information and to register to attend, visit

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For further information, contact:
Amy Riemer
Media Relations
978-475-4441 (office) or 978-502-4895 (cell)