SOURCE: Kenco Logistic Services

November 30, 2009 15:31 ET

Craig Riggins and Graham Cano, Kenco Quality Engineers, Recognized as ASQ-Certified Managers of Quality/Organizational Excellence

CHATTANOOGA, TN--(Marketwire - November 30, 2009) - Kenco Logistic Services, LLC (, one of the most well respected names in the third-party logistics industry, reports that Craig Riggins and Graham Cano have been certified by the American Society for Quality (ASQ) as Managers of Quality/Organizational Excellence.

According to Andy Smith, Kenco Logistics Services President and COO, "Everyone at Kenco congratulates Craig and Graham for becoming certified by ASQ. They are the embodiment of the Kenco Operational Excellence Program that creates and fosters a culture of quality throughout the entire organization. At its essence, the Kenco Quality Management System (KQMS) is a way to consistently organize the current business improvement programs already active in Kenco facilities. By structuring our Safety, Security, the Efficiency Improvement Program, Business Improvement Plans, and other Operational Excellence programs into a high-quality standard, we have the ability to take what we already do well and do it even better."

"ASQ provides certification as a way to provide formal recognition to professionals who have demonstrated an understanding of, and a commitment to, quality techniques and practices in their job and career," explains Peter Andres, ASQ president. "This accomplishment represents a high level of recognition."

Craig Riggins presently is Senior Quality Engineer, Financial Engineering. He has served Kenco as General Manager, Komatsu Operations/Chattanooga, Corporate Operations Manager and Director of Operations.

Graham Cano is Senior Quality Engineer, Financial Engineering. Previous assignments include Quality Assurance Supervisor, Quality Engineer and Project Manager.

About ASQ

ASQ,, has been the world's leading authority on quality for more than 60 years. With more than 85,000 individual and organizational members, the professional association advances learning, quality improvement and knowledge exchange to improve business results and to create better workplaces and communities worldwide. As champion of the quality movement, ASQ offers technologies, concepts, tools and training to quality professionals, quality practitioners and everyday consumers. ASQ has been the sole administrator of the prestigious Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award since 1991. Headquartered in Milwaukee, Wis., ASQ is a founding sponsor of the American Customer Satisfaction Index (ACSI).

About The Kenco Family of Companies

Kenco's core competencies include logistic services but also transportation, real estate management and material handling equipment. The Kenco Family of Companies includes Kenco Logistic Services, Kenco Transportation, Kenco Toyota-Lift, Kenco Management Services, and JDK Real Estate. For more information, visit us at

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