MADISON –Wisconsin Forward Award, the state’s premier organization for recognition of high-performance management practices, has awarded Stevens Point-based Ortho Molecular Products, Inc. (OMPI) with the Forward Award of Excellence.

OMPI develops, manufactures, and distributes dietary supplement (nutraceutical) products for the licensed healthcare practitioner channel. The organization employs over 350 individuals at its 192,000 square foot manufacturing and distribution facility in Stevens Point, and office and distribution locations in Illinois and California respectively.

The Forward Award of Excellence is the highest achievement level possible under the Wisconsin Forward Award. Excellence recipients demonstrate refined approaches, good-to-excellent results, and are considered industry leaders and role models for others.  Independent examiners noted the organization’s strong leadership system, customer centric culture, strategic planning process and strong financial track record as significant strengths.

Wisconsin Forward Award, Inc. was created in 1997 by the Governor’s Council on Workforce Investment to advance the competitive position and world-class status of Wisconsin organizations in the international marketplace, and to enhance learning, continuous improvement, and enterprise performance. The award, based on the Baldrige Performance Excellence Framework, promotes excellence in organizational management, recognizes the achievements and results of Wisconsin organizations implementing performance excellence systems, and publicizes successful performance excellence management strategies.

All types and sizes of Wisconsin organizations are eligible to apply, including manufacturers, service companies, small businesses, educational institutions, health care organizations, and nonprofit organizations, including trade and professional associations, government entities, and charities.

The Wisconsin Forward Award program is modeled after the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Program and is a member of the national Alliance for Performance Excellence.  The program is administered by the Wisconsin Center for Performance Excellence.

OMPI receives Wisconsin Forward Award