Concentric Rockford, Inc. awarded 2014 Bronze Award for ‘Commitment to Excellence’

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NAPERVILLE, Dec. 4 — Illinois Performance Excellence announces Concentric Rockford, Inc. is a recipient of the 2014 Bronze Award for “Commitment to Excellence” for demonstrating that senior leaders’ actions guide and sustain the organization, and the use of systematic approaches to improve key work processes.

Concentric Rockford, Inc. will be formally honored at the 20th annual award recognition ceremony, “Saluting Excellence,” March 26 at the Abbington Banquets in Glen Ellyn.

“We are proud of our team in Rockford. The Illinois Performance Excellence model is the foundation from which our Concentric Business Excellence program has been mapped out. This is the second time the Rockford team has been recognized by Illinois Performance Excellence, and this further confirms that our journey for excellence in all we do remains steadfast and on track to support the business growth aspirations for the future. This Bronze Award from Illinois Performance Excellence supports this, and we are honored to receive it”, said Martin Bradford, Senior Vice President, Hydraulics.

Recipients of the ILPEx Bronze Award go to those organizations that have demonstrated earnest efforts to adopt and apply continuous improvement principles, following the Baldrige Criteria for Performance Excellence.

Concentric Rockford, based in Illinois, is a wholly owned subsidiary of Concentric AB. Concentric AB’s purpose is to design, develop and manufacture high quality, customer-focused solutions for hydraulic and engine applications within our global markets.

Our Rockford business is our North America Centre of Excellence for hydraulic product and is a key part of our vision to deliver sustainable growth in every application in the markets we serve using world-class technology, a global infrastructure and business excellence in all we do.

“Congratulations to Concentric Rockford, Inc. and all of its employees for its commitment to an ongoing journey to excellence,” says Darcy Davidsmeyer, President and CEO of Illinois Performance Excellence. “Applying the principles of the Baldrige Criteria can transform an organization, helping it to perform and become more efficient while always focusing on results.”

ILPEx was founded in 1994 to nurture, develop and highlight excellence by bringing individuals and organizations together, to learn from each other, to share best practices for organizational change and process improvement. As a 501(c)(3), ILPEx’s mission is to advance Illinois organizations’ capability and knowledge of performance excellence by delivering consultation, instruction and assessments within the framework of the Criteria for Performance Excellence.

For more information on how your organization can benefit from services provided by Illinois Performance Excellence, visit or call 630-637-1595.

For more information on the Baldrige Performance Excellence Program, visit


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