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M2 Global Chairman named to Shingo Prize Board of Governors
San Antonio, TX
February 2nd, 2004

M2 Global, Inc. is pleased to announce that its president and chairman of the board, Douglas Carlberg, has been reappointed to the Shingo Prize Board of Governors.   Previously Mr. Carlberg served as vice president of operations for Harris Corporation Microwave Communications Division.  Under his leadership, the division’s San Antonio operation received numerous awards including the Shingo Prize for Excellence in Manufacturing, the Organization for Quality and Participation’s Organizational Excellence Award, and IndustryWeek’s Top 25 Best Plants in North America.

The Shingo Prize was established in 1988 to promote awareness of lean manufacturing concepts and to recognize companies that achieve world-class manufacturing status.   Today, the Shingo Prize is regarded as one of the premier manufacturing award and recognition programs.   Busniness Week magazine considers it “the Nobel Prize of Manufacturing.”

The Shingo Prize is presented to manufacturing sites that have achieved dramatic performance improvements.   Prize recipients report phenomenal statistics such as reducing setup times by one million minutes per year, achieving inventory turns of 250 per year, and cutting lead times from months to days.  The Shingo Prize highlights the value of using lean manufacturing practices to attain world-class status.  Winners of the Prize are invariably organizations that make it a priority to continually strive to improve their core manufacturing processes.

Utah State University's College of Business administers the Shingo Prize, which is awarded annually.  The Prize is open to manufacturers in the United States, Canada, and Mexico and to researchers worldwide.

M2 Global Solutions, Inc. is the general partner of M2 Global Technology, Ltd. and M2 Global, Inc.  M2 Global Technology is a worldwide supplier of microwave components and contract manufacturing.  M2 Global Solutions offers consulting and training services in strategic planning, lean improvement process, and assessment services.   Additional information is available through the company’s website at www.m2global.com or the Shingo Prize website at www.shingoprize.org.

M2 Global Solutions, Inc. & its partner Global Marketing and Development (GMD) Solutions provide a full range of lean manufacturing and marketing consulting services.

M2 Global and GMD Solutions offices are located in San Antonio, Texas and Washington, D.C.

Contact Information

Douglas F. Carlberg
President / CEO
M2 Global, Inc.
E-Mail:  Doug Carlberg

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