SPQA Award Winners by Economic Sector, 1983-Current


Organizations have been applying for the Senate Productivity and Quality Award since its inception in 1983. Recognition and feedback are given to all applicants. Exceptional organizations that have demonstrated best practices and superior achievement of results across all categories of the Baldrige Performance Excellence Framework earn the Medallion award — SPQA’s top award. A few of these organizations are able to maintain that high level of performance excellence and 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 ACE award winners are noted.

*Medallion (Top) Award winner 

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


Federal Government
Federal Facilities Division (2018, 2016)

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

National Cemetery Administration, Dept of Veteran Affairs (2011)

Albemarle County Department of Social Services (2011, 2007)

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

U.S. Coast Guard, CAMSLANT (2007)

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

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

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

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

Naval Security Group Activity Northwest* (1997)

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

Naval Audit Service* (1993)

Richmond Social Security Administration*

Naval Seal Support Center, Atlantic* (1990)

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

Atlantic Research Corp.*(1988)

Naval Aviation Depot, Norfolk* (1988


Local Government

Prince William County Service Authority (2018)

Hanover County (2010)

Albemarle County Human Resources (2009)

Chesterfield County** (2004, 1998, 1994)

City of Virginia Beach* (1998)

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)

Veteran Affairs Medical Center* (2009)



American Society of Landscape Architects (2015, 2014)

MVLE Services, Inc. (2008)


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)

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)

PRC Standard Systems* (1997)

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)