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Award Winners at the 2013 Business Initiative Directions (B.I.D.) Convention in New York, from left to right: Édgar Samaniego Rojas, Chancellor of Universidad Central del Ecuador; Thomas Cooney, Director of Luna-National Food Industries Company Ltd; Alexey Abrameytsev, Chairman of the Board of RusslavBank; Jose E. Prieto, President and CEO of B.I.D.; Metin Recepoglu, General Manager of Delta Group; and Laura Collada, Managing Partner of Dumont Bergman Bider.
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Delta Turkish Contracting Company from Saudi Arabia, winner of the BID International Quality Summit Award in New York 2013

New York played host to this year's BID International Quality Summit Convention, where professionals and business representatives from around the world gathered in recognition of achievements and recent successes. In particular, the convention celebrated quality in business and operations. Award winners demonstrated commitment to the criteria of the QC100 TQM Model, which ensures customer satisfaction and cost efficiency at every level of activity.

Among this year's winners, Metin Recepoglu, Baris Tavilogullari and Ekrem Aksu of Delta Turkish Contracting Company, from Saudi Arabia, proudly accepted the International Quality Summit Award in the Platinum Category at the BID Quality Convention in New York. The company has made huge strides this year as a leader not only for its sector, but also in Saudi Arabia. The Award came as an ideal way to celebrate yet another successful year of operations well underway.

Business Initiative Directions selected New York, considered the world's most important city economically and culturally, as it is the reference point for international businesses. With a population of over 8 million inhabitants within an area of 1,214 square kilometers, it is distinguished among other cosmopolitan cities as the location of the United Nations and with its stock market as the center of the global economy. It is also a cultural and entertainment center with a wealth of monuments of great historical value: the Statue of Liberty, Rockefeller Center, the Empire State Building, its museums, most notably the Museum of Modern Art (MOMA), the center of theatrical productions (Broadway) and the location of the world's most visited media enclave- Times Square, all of which have made it the perfect city to present the B.I.D. International Quality Awards.

Delta Turkish Contracting Company won the International Quality Summit Award in the Platinum category in New York in the presence of leaders and representatives from 52 countries at the International Quality Summit Convention. The prestigious award, representing the height of quality and innovation in a field, is presented by BID President and CEO, Jose E. Prieto. From left to right: Jose E. Prieto, President and CEO of B.I.D, Metin Recepoglu, General Manager of Delta Group, Craig Miller, President of the QC100 and Norman Ingle, President of the Quality Mix.

Metin Recepoglu stood before the international community gathered, sharing the company's achievements as well as its future ambitions and goals. Defiant in the face of current difficulties in the global economy, Delta Turkish Contracting Company strives to excel in quality each day, creating a competitive advantage in its industry. For this reason, Delta Turkish Contracting Company was named a winner of the 2013 BID International Quality Summit Award in New York; a trophy which BID presents to those companies and organizations from around the world that best adhere to excellence and innovation in their practices, putting quality first at all levels of organization.

Leaders awarded through the BID community clearly demonstrate creativity and leadership in their respective sectors. This year, such winners included Luna-National Food Industries Company, from Saudi Arabia. A top exporter of dairy and canned food items to over 60 countries, the National Food Industries Company factory has made it the largest integrated food industry in the Middle East. Cutting edge modern facilities, its own can-making facility and tetra pack line make it a comprehensive food industry.

Innovation expert, was also awarded in New York, WIR Group Indonesia. With a presence in London, Europe, and throughout Asia, WIR Group of Companies is rapidly expanding and has become an expert in branding in the innovation, technology, and entertainment sectors. Its prestigious clientele includes names like Sky, McDonald's, and Ronald McDonald's House Charities.

Likewise receiving the honor was Universidad Central del Ecuador. Founded in 1826, UCE is both the largest and oldest University in Ecuador with a student body of 50,000. Its main campus is in Northern Quito with locations in different cities as well as the Galapagos Islands, offering a full range of academics.

Original Birth Limited, from Egypt. A leader in luxury hospitality Original Birth has pioneered innovation in its field through conceptualizing, creating and managing boutique hotels, restaurants, events and hospitality consulting. Original Birth is part of Tatanaki Group, an international conglomerate comprised of a vast range of companies from oil drilling to construction, which operate in Europe, Asia, the Middle East and Africa.

Batumi Oil Terminal, from Georgia. An expert in transshipment services for oil products from Kazakhstan, Azerbaijan, Turkmenistan, Georgia, as well as other countries located on the shore of the Black Sea, Batumi Oil Terminal, along with the Batumi Sea Port, is a key player for both Georgia and Kazakhstan, providing a strategic alternative export route for Kazakh crude.

The companies honored in New York were recognized not only for their entrepreneurial achievements, but also for their dedication to continuous improvement and innovation, key concepts of the QC100 Total Quality Management Model. Seeking to increase customer satisfaction and optimize efficiency, the model promotes an organizational culture of engagement and a proactive approach to improving processes.

Each of the winning companies in New York this year has proven the success of the QC100 TQM Model, and serves as a fantastic example for other companies in today's rapidly changing business environment. By making customer satisfaction the highest measure of quality, BID award winners set the benchmark in their sectors and contribute to the social and economic development of their countries, paving the way for world-changing initiatives. A key example can be seen through Delta Turkish Contracting Company, whose spirit of innovation and positive growth has overcome and indeed thrived in the current global economic climate.

The enduring commitment to Quality, one of the core requirements for receiving a BID Award, can be witnessed through the distinguished companies previously honored with a BID Quality Award. Companies which already share BID's corporate seal are present in more than 170 countries and include world-renowned names on the Fortune 500 list such as: Wal-Mart Stores (1) Indian Oil Corporation Limited (83); ArcelorMittal (70); and Alcoa Helmet (439).

Other previous BID winners worthy of mention include Turner Construction (USA); Haki (Sweden); Ansaldo Energy (Italy); Zepter (Austria); RAO-Unified Energy Systems (Russia); Als & Cachou-TBWA (France); Tata Group (India); Plamex-Plantronics (USA); Korea Electric Power (264); Beijing COFCO Plaza Development (393); Dogus Holding A.S. (Tukey); Franklin Electric (USA and Mexico); QMS International from the United Kingdom, FSUE VO "Safety" (Russia); and Viking Line (Finland).

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