Former UNT quarterback Jordan Case leads company to win 2005 Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award

Monday, April 17, 2006

DENTON (UNT), Texas -- A company with former University of North Texas quarterback and alumnus Jordan Case as a top executive is one of six businesses nationwide to receive the 2005 Malcolm Baldrige National Quality award April 19 (Wednesday) in Washington, D.C. The award was established by Congress in 1987 to enhance the performance and competitiveness of American businesses.

Case is president of Park Place Lexus in Plano. The dealership is the first automotive dealership to win the award. All six Baldrige Award recipients were evaluated by an independent board of examiners in seven areas including: leadership; strategic planning; customer and market focus; measurement, analysis, and knowledge management; human resource focus; process management; and results. The award is named after Reagan Administration Commerce Secretary Malcolm Baldrige. Since it was established, 68 awards have been presented to 64 companies in a variety of fields.

"I knew the challenge we faced in winning this award," Case said. " But I was confident we had the team in place to do it. And together, we made it happen. Even if we had not won the award, we were a much better organization having gone through the process. This is the Super Bowl of business awards."

Case earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from UNT in 1981. He majored in Radio, Television and Film. On the athletic field, Case became UNT's all-time leader in pass completion percentage. He is a passionate supporter of UNT athletics, and serves on UNT's Athletic Board. Case was inducted into UNT's football hall of fame in 2001, and is a member of the university's President's Council -- a giving club comprised of donors who are leaders in supporting the university.

Case can be reached at (972) 407-7000.

UNT News Service Phone Number: (940) 565-2108

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