Tower Security from Russia, Winner of the B.I.D. International Star for Leadership in Quality Award
Aleksandr Nasonov, General Director of Tower Security, a leading company in its sector and in Russia, received the Business Initiative Directions International Star for Leadership in Quality (ISLQ) Award at the 15th ISLQ Convention in Paris. The city hosted a gathering of those companies and their leaders that are most dedicated to quality and innovation; two key requirements for the honor of receiving the B.I.D. Quality Award. Only the best from 61 different countries assembled in the center of Paris, an international relations gathering point, to receive what many call the "Oscar of the Business World".
Also awarded by B.I.D. in Paris was NCR Corporation India Private Limited; a technology company specializing in kiosk products and IT services. This company belongs to NCR U.S. which was ranked 451 on the 2010 Fortune 500 List and is listed on the NYSE. With 21,500 employees, the company had revenues of over $4.61 billion USD in 2009. Downer New Zealand was also distinguished. This company offers engineering and infrastructure management services for sectors including minerals and metals, oil and gas, road and rail infrastructure, power, telecommunications and water. With over 21,000 employees in Australia, New Zealand, the Asia-Pacific region and the United Kingdom, this company had over $20 billion USD of projects at the start of the year.
The Abu Dhabi Police Headquarter, from the United Arab Emirates, also took home a B.I.D. Quality Award. This police force aims to maintain security and stability in Abu Dhabi while protecting the citizens and visitors; creating a safe community and always working towards quality and improvement. Also awarded in Paris was ANKOL Poland; a leading supplier of parts and repair and overhaul services for the country's military aviation, police and border guards; as well as materials and products for civil and military aviation manufacture and repair plants. This company also collaborates on projects with NATO. S.C. Electrocentrale Deva S.A. is a company from Romania specializing in thermomechanics, electrical generation, hydrotechnical projects, civil works and architecture; and another B.I.D. award winner. This company generates electrical power to meet 47% of the country's energy demand. Also awarded was one of the most influential cooperatives in Mexico; on a business, social, cultural and athletic level: Cooperativa la Cruz Azul. With several companies in a variety of sectors; the social, educational and health services which it offers; and its football club that competes in the professional First Division, La Cruz Azul is a worthy B.I.D. Award winner. Along with these winners, Tower Security was honored before those gathered at the ISLQ Convention and presented to the business world through graphic and digital media broadcasting coverage for their noteworthy commitment to quality, excellence and innovation.
The companies awarded at the gathering in Paris were distinguished not only for their entrepreneurial achievement but for their dedication to continuous improvement and abiding by the principles of the B.I.D.- created QC100 model of Total Quality Management. This formula for business success values commitment to quality, customer satisfaction, communication, benchmarking, information analysis, leadership, planning and decision-making, human resources, continuous training, production systems and business results. Its main focus is the commitment to quality and innovation. Therefore the winning companies in 2011 were acknowledged for the example they set for other companies wishing to progress in the ever-changing and challenging economic, technological and business environment. The companies awarded by B.I.D. are not only successful but they push the rest of the world forward; contributing to the economies of their countries and developing technology that can aid the world. These companies, like Tower Security, provide a spirit of innovation and inspire the business world.
Commitment to Quality can be seen through those great companies that have previously been honored with the B.I.D. International Quality Award. Companies that already share B.I.D.'s corporate image in their logo, a symbol now present in more than 170 countries, include world renowned names on the Fortune 500 list: India's Reliance Industries & Reliance Energy (ranked 206 on a global scale); Indian Oil Corporation Limited (116); Korea Electric Power (245) and Beijing COFCO Plaza Development (398). Other firms worthy of mention include Turner Construction (USA); Plamex-Plantronics (USA) and USA-Mexico giant, Franklin Electric. Other B.I.D. awardees in the past include Viking Line (Finland); Alcoa Howmet (France); Haki (Sweden); Ansaldo Energy (Italy); Zepter (Austria); RAO-Unified Energy Systems (Russia); Als & Cachou-TBWA (France) and Tata Group (India).
Aleksandr Nasonov, General Director stood before the international community present at the 2011 Quality Convention and shared the achievements of Tower Security, as well as proposals for the future of their industry. It is a clear indication of their affirmative role as a leader that instead of yielding to negative situations, they spend every day excelling in quality and honing a competitive edge. For this reason Tower Security was named winner of the 2011 B.I.D. International Star for Leadership in Quality Award in Paris; a trophy that B.I.D. presents to those companies from around the world that best adhere to excellence and innovation in their practices and put quality first.