MidwayUSA's Matt Fleming Delivers Keynote at Oklahoma Quality Foundation Conference
November 22, 2016 (Press Release) - COLUMBIA, MO - Oklahoma Quality Foundation recently welcomed Matt Fleming, President of MidwayUSA, to their 5th Annual Sharing of Best Practices Conference & Awards Luncheon where he delivered the opening keynote speech entitled "Achieving Industry Leading Results Through Strategic Planning and Employee Engagement." The conference was held November 15th at the Moore Norman Technology Center - South Penn Campus, Oklahoma City, OK.
"Matt's opening session keynote presentation, "Achieving Industry Leading Results Through Strategic Planning and Employee Engagement," was just what our conference guests needed to hear," said Cary Hill, CEO of MESA and Executive Director of Oklahoma Quality Foundation. "The results that MidwayUSA has been able to achieve by ingraining the Baldrige Criteria in how they run their business was an inspiration to the leaders of the Oklahoma organizations in attendance who are on their own "Journey to Excellence" and hope one day to be a Baldrige Award recipient showcasing similar levels of role model results."
Following Matt's opening keynote, concurrent sessions were led by speakers from several other Baldrige and or Oklahoma Quality Award recipients -- sharing insights from their respective performance excellence journeys. During the awards luncheon, two applicants were recognized by Oklahoma Quality Foundation for their dedication to performance excellence. Honored at the Achievement level, Southern Oklahoma Technology Center (Ardmore) was presented with the Achievement of Excellence Award. Honored at the Commitment to Excellence level, Oklahoma City Indian Clinic (Oklahoma City) received the Commitment to Excellence Award.
A valued MidwayUSA Employee since 2001, and President since 2009, Matt Fleming has played a critical role in the development of MidwayUSA's business model. His leadership and continued pursuit of performance excellence has contributed significantly to MidwayUSA's unprecedented growth. He was instrumental in MidwayUSA's receipt of the Missouri Quality Award in 2008 and 2015, and the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award in 2009 and 2015. Matt continuously drives MidwayUSA to achieve its vision "To be the best-run, most respected business in America, for the benefit of our Customers."
About Oklahoma Quality Foundation
Oklahoma Quality Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit whose purpose is to be a catalyst for economic prosperity in Oklahoma by promoting the principles of performance excellence and sharing best practices. Supported by a community of sponsors, members and volunteers who passionately contribute time, money and resources, their vision is to be the recognized thought leader for organizational performance improvement in Oklahoma. For more information visit www.oklahomaquality.com/
Both country kids from Missouri, Larry and Brenda Potterfield turned their passion for shooting sports into a career by opening a small gun shop in 1977 that would eventually become MidwayUSA (www.midwayusa.com). They instilled family values like honesty, integrity and respect for others into the business, and strive to maintain this culture with each Employee added to their growing team. For over 39 years, MidwayUSA has maintained an unyielding focus on Customer Satisfaction and continues to offer JUST ABOUT EVERYTHING® for Shooting, Hunting and the Outdoors.