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NIST Promotes Performance Excellence Through Baldrige Program

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Baldrige Program
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A former vice president of automation control solutions at Honeywell, Daniel Sheflin recently retired after more than two decades holding executive roles in the engineering sector. During his career, Daniel Sheflin was active in the professional community and was the chairman of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST).

A part of the U.S. Department of Commerce, NIST is one of the oldest physical science labs in the country. As part of its efforts to promote performance excellence among U.S. organizations, NIST maintains the Baldrige Program, a public-private partnership designed for leaders in business, health care, nonprofit, government, and educational roles.

Through the Baldrige Program, NIST develops and releases evaluation criteria, promotes excellence, and provides leadership learning opportunities. Beyond that, the program manages the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award, a recognition that goes to organizations that demonstrate outstanding customer, workforce, financial, and product outcomes.

The Baldrige Program has achieved a ratio of 820 to 1 in terms of the benefits provided by the program compared to the cost. On average, two-time award winners enjoy an 85 percent increase in revenue and 55.5 percent increase in job growth. Further, award applicants between 2010 and 2017 have represented more than $153 billion in revenue and budgets and 450 million customers served.


Daniel Sheflin Heads NIST’s Smart Grid Federal Advisory Committee


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National Institute of Standards and Technology
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As the chief technology officer of Honeywell International’s Automation Control Solutions division, Daniel Sheflin guides a 5,000 member team in its product development efforts. Daniel Sheflin additionally serves as chairman of the Smart Grid Federal Advisory Committee for the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST).

Appointed to the position in 2010, Mr. Sheflin guides a committee of diverse industry and technology representatives spanning the business, higher education, and professional organization sectors.

The overarching aim of the committee is to provide NIST with technical and strategic inputs that will assist efforts to maximize, modernize, and secure America’s electric power grid. In particular, long term efforts are underway to improve energy efficiency and stabilize electrical systems underpinning the grid via a Smart Grid structure. In selecting Mr. Sheflin to head the advisory committee, NIST recognized his experience within a company that has installed environmental and energy controls in more than 10 million buildings and 150 million residences worldwide.