WALTER L. HURD FOUNDATION
The Walter L. Hurd Foundation is a nonprofit-making organization established to promote the interchange of quality methodologies throughout Asia and all countries bordering on the Pacific. The Foundation's funds and activities are managed by the Asia Pacific Quality Organization (APQO). The APQO is a twenty year old nonprofit-making umbrella type organization that has brought together all professional quality organizations that border on the Pacific Ocean. It includes organization representing countries like Australia, China, India, Indonesia, Iran, Korea, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Pakistan, Philippines, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Thailand, United Arab Emirates, United States and Vietnam. It is incorporated and headquartered in Manila, Philippines.
The Foundation is named after Walter L. Hurd to honor his many contributions and continuous interest in furthering the quality movement in the Americas, Asia, Australia and New Zealand.
The Walter L. Hurd Executive Medal is presented annually to an exeutive (president, CEO, principal, owner, or senior vice president of a major corporation) who has demonstrated exceptional adherence to quality principles and provide leadership in the quality movement, both within his/her organization and outside of that organization. This individual must be an excellent role model for executives throughout the Pacific Rim nations, with an excellent personal reputation and a high degree of integrity.
The selection considerations for the Walter L. Hurd Executive Medal:
- The degree of personal involvement and leadership provided to the quality movement within the nominees' organization.
- The quality reputation of the organization that the nominee is a member of.
- The nominee's personal values.
- The lenght of time that the nominee has been visibly contributing to the quality movement.
- Contributions that the nominee has made to the quality movement outside of the candidates organization.
- The candidate's contribution to the quality movement throughout the Pacific Rim nations.
- The size of the organization that the candidate works for.
Requirements to be considered for the Walter L. Hurd Executive Medal:
- The nominee must be from an organization of more than 150 people.
- The nominee must be in a position that is responsible for the organizations total performance (return on investment, value added per employee, and customer satisfaction). Typical titles would be president, chief operating officer, chief executive officer, owner, principal, plant manager, division manager, partner, etc.
- The organization that the candidate is from must be in the Pacific Rim, which includes all countries bordering on the Pacific Ocean, and India.
- The nominee must have served in one of the roles mentioned in item 2 or an equivalent role during the last five years, as the prize will be based upon the candidate’s contributions while he/ she was in that position, and his/her contributions made to the quality movement before that date.
The Walter L. Hurd Executive Medal committee will designate not more than one executive each year, that nominee, not previously so designated who has demonstrated exceptional adherence to quality principles and provide leadership in the quality movement, both within his/her organization and outside of that organization. This individual must be an excellent role model for executives throughout the Pacific Rim nations, with an excellent personal reputation and a high degree of integrity.