Congratulations to our latest recipients of awards from the SPQA-VA. Winners since our inception are presented below. Organizations have been applying for the Senate Productivity and Quality Award since 1983.

Recognition and feedback are given to all applicants. Recipients of the Medallion award — our top award — are those exceptional organizations that have demonstrated best practices and superior achievement of results across all categories of the Baldrige Performance Excellence Framework. A few organizations have maintained that same high level of performance and have earned this designation twice. Medallion award winners may apply for the award again after a three-year period in which to address findings in the feedback report and gather new results. Organizations that succeed in earning the Medallion award a second time are awarded the ACE award.

The companies and organizations that have participated in our awards program are listed below, by sector. Medallion and Two-time Medallion Award winners are noted with asterisks.

*Medallion (Top) Award winner 

** Two-time Medallion Award winner, winner of the ACE award


Federal Government

Air Combat Command, Langley Air Force Base** (1993)

Atlantic Research Corp.*(1988)

Defense Supply Center** (2005, 1999, 1995)

Federal Facilities Division (2019, 2018, 2016)

Internal Revenue Service, Large and Mid-sized Business Division* (2006)

National Cemetery Administration, Dept of Veteran Affairs (2011)

National Reconnaissance Office – Media Services Center* (2013, 2012))

Naval Audit Service* (1993)

Naval Aviation Depot, Norfolk* (1988)

Naval Security Group Activity Northwest* (1997)

Naval Seal Support Center, Atlantic* (1990)

Navy, PMS, In-Service Aircraft Carriers Program Office (2019)

Norfolk Naval Shipyard **(2001, 1989, 1983)

Office of the Inspector General (2019)

Richmond Social Security Administration*

Tactical Air Command, Langley Air Force Base* (1989)

U.S. Coast Guard, CAMSLANT (2007)

U.S. Coast Guard Finance Center** (1998, 1994)

Veteran Affairs Medical Center* (2009)


State Government

Virginia Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy** (2001, 1996)


Local Government

Albemarle County Human Resources (2009)

Albemarle County Department of Social Services (2011, 2007)

Chesterfield County** (2004, 1998, 1994)

City of Virginia Beach* (1998)

Hanover County (2010)

Prince William County Service Authority (2018)

Town of Blacksburg* (1993)


Health Care

Bon Secours St Mary’s Hospital (2014, 2012)

Brinton Woods Health and Rehabilitation (2014)

Community Memorial Health Center (2012)

Hunter Holmes McGuire VA Medical Center (2012)

Inova Fair Oaks* (2006)

Mary Washington Healthcare (2014, 2012)

Mountain States Health Alliance* (2012)

Riverside Health Systems (2008)

Sentara Health Care* (1992)

Virginia Hospital and Health Care  Association (2019)



American Society of Landscape Architects (2015, 2014)

MVLE Services, Inc. (2008)

United Network for Organ Sharing, (UNOS), (2019)


K-12 Education

Arlington County Public Schools* (2014)

Chesapeake Public Schools* (2005)

Chesterfield County Public Schools* (1999)

Clarke County Public Schools* (1992)

Danville Public Schools* (1993)

Hanover County Public Schools** (1996, 1991)

Henrico County Public Schools** (1998, 1987)

Norfolk Public Schools* (2004)

Portsmouth Public Schools* (1994)

Prince William County Public Schools* (1997)

Virginia Beach City Public Schools* (2005)


Post Secondary Education

Marymount University School of Business Administration (2009, 2008)

Mt. Empire Community College* (1998)

New River Community College* (1988)

Paul D. Camp Community College* (1990)


Manufacturing, Service and Other

ABB Power Transmission & Distribution* (1997)

Abex Commercial Friction Products Division* (1989)

AMP Incorporated* (1996)

Bristol Compressors, Inc.* (1987)

Canon, Virginia* (1993)

Dana Bristol* (1998)

Dana Corporation, Spicer Drivershaft Division* (2001, 1992)

Datatel, Inc.* (1997)

Georgia Pacific* (1994)

IBM Corporation, Federal Systems* (1991)

Ingersoll-Rand* (1986)

High Performance Technologies, Inc.* (2009, 2008, 2007)

ITT Electro-Optical Products Division* (1990)

Maid Bess Corporation* (1985)

Nabisco Bakery and Distribution Center* (1998)

Northrop Grumman Newport News, Operations Division* (2004)

Philip Morris USA* (1983)

Plow and Hearth** (1998, 1994)

PRC Standard Systems* (1997)

Raytheon Information Solutions (2008)

Sara Lee Knit Products* (1993)

Siemens Automotive, Induction, Fuel, and Emission Components Div.* (1995)

Stihl, Inc.* (1999)

The Restaurant Company* (2004)

URS Corporation, an AECOM company (2019)

World Access Corp.* (1998)

Xerox* (1996)



Aurora Flight Sciences, Inc. (2009)

Babcock and Wilcox* (1984)

ComSonics, Inc.** (1990, 1984)

Engineers and Surveyors Institute* (1990)

Global Linguist Solutions, LLC (2012)

Independent Container Line, Ltd.** (1995, 1991)

National Technical Information Center* (1986)

Shenandoah Life Insurance Company* (1988)

Southwest Virginia Enterprise* (1989)

Telnet Communications Corp* (1985)

TRW Federal Systems Group** (1991, 1986)

Video Gaming Technologies, Inc. (2012)

Virginia Farm Bureau* (1995)

Virginia Power* (1987)

Willard InterContinental Hotel (2009)