InfinityQS’ Founders Michael Lyle and Chris Kearsley Win Gold Stevie® Award in the 2018 International Business Awards®

As Founding Team of the Year in the Business Products Industries category, Lyle and Kearsley were recognized for leading InfinityQS’ corporate realignment and development of the Enact® platform

FAIRFAX, Va. – Sept. 20, 2018 – InfinityQS® International, Inc. (InfinityQS), the global authority on data-driven enterprise quality, announced today founders Michael Lyle and Chris Kearsley won a Gold Stevie® Award in the 15th Annual International Business Awards®. Named Founding Team of the Year in the Business Products Industries category, Lyle and Kearsley won for leading the corporate realignment of InfinityQS and development of the Enact® Quality Intelligence Platform—both initiatives aimed at meeting the enterprise-level needs of today’s manufacturers.

Stevie AwardSelf-taught leaders in statistical process control and technology development, Lyle and Kearsley founded InfinityQS in 1989. Under their direction, InfinityQS has grown into a global provider of innovative technologies to companies of all sizes, including 2,500 of the world’s leading manufacturers. Recently, Lyle and Kearsley identified a shift in the manufacturing industry, with technology and quality decisions being elevated to the corporate level rather than individual plants. With a vision for enterprise-wide quality management, the co-founders completely reimagined InfinityQS’ nearly 30-year corporate strategy—from its products and sales teams, to marketing and customer service. Notably, they built Enact, a first-of-its-kind, native-cloud platform designed to provide manufacturers with the visibility needed to compare enterprise-wide data and identify opportunities for continuous improvement.

Michael Lyle, President and CEO, InfinityQS, said, “The needs and challenges of manufacturers continue to change through the years. When we founded InfinityQS in the 1980s, they simply needed higher-level data collection and analytics capabilities to take control of quality on the shop floor. Now, their needs are becoming more complex as supply chains stretch across the globe. Rather than cling to the status quo, we have evolved as a company and in our solutions to continue to help manufacturers not only achieve their process improvement goals, but also realize new competitive advantages by elevating quality data in a new, modern way.”

The International Business Awards are the world’s premier business awards program. More than 3,900 nominations from organizations of all sizes and in virtually every industry were submitted this year for consideration in a wide range of categories. Nicknamed the Stevies for the Greek word for “crowned,” the awards will be presented to winners at a gala awards banquet at the InterContinental London Park Lane Hotel in London, England on Oct. 20.

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