Denis Leonard has a degree in construction engineering an M.B.A. and a Ph.D. in quality management. Denis is a Fellow of the American Society for Quality, a Certified Quality Manager, Auditor and Six Sigma Black Belt. He has been an Examiner for the Baldrige National Quality Award Board of Examiners a Judge on the International Team Excellence Competition and a Lead Judge on the National Housing Quality Award. A former Professor of Quality at the University of Wisconsin, he has experience as a quality manager in the homebuilding industry as well as construction engineer, site manager and in training, auditing and consulting with expertise in strategic and operational quality improvement initiatives. His work has achieved national quality, environmental and safety management awards for clients.

Denis is co-author of 'The Executive Guide to Understanding and Implementing the Baldrige Criteria: Improve Revenue and Create Organizational Excellence'.

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Call for entries for the 2014 National Housing Quality Award

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For over 20 years, the National Housing Quality Award has been helping some of America’s best home builders improve their operations and make more money!

Learn how applying for the NHQ Award can help your company:

  • Increase profitability
  • Improve customer satisfaction
  • Sell more homes

Submissions are due April 5, 2013.

This link will take you to the 2014 NHQA Application document.

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