SOURCE: Executive Alliance

December 13, 2007 08:02 ET

Quality Assurance Leaders Win Recognition at Quality Leadership Executive (QLE) of the Year Awards Gala 2007

ATLANTA, GA--(Marketwire - December 13, 2007) - Executive Alliance, creator and provider of premium leadership recognition forums worldwide, announced the winners of the Quality Leadership Executive (QLE) of the Year Awards 2007.

The JW Marriott Buckhead in Atlanta, Georgia, was the place to be on December 11, 2007, as the QLE Awards recognized Quality Assurance nominees and winners for outstanding contributions in Quality Assurance for Application Delivery and Visionary categories.

Winners of the QLE Application Delivery Awards were Bryson Koehler, Vice President, Global Distribution Technology, InterContinental Hotels Group, for the End-User Category and Kevin Ketts, Director, Business Systems,, for the Software Company Category. They were recognized for achieving technical acumen and best practices in Quality Assurance lifecycle development.

The QLE Visionary Awards End-User and Software category winners were Dr. Barbara White, Chief Information Officer and Associate Provost, University of Georgia, and Charlie Taylor, Vice President of Quality Assurance, Procuri, Inc. They were recognized for demonstrating exceptional strategic planning, initiative, foresight, and thought leadership to support business objectives in Quality Assurance.

"IT organizations are constantly tasked with finding more reliable and effective ways to deliver efficient, high-quality applications to the business," said Chris Sirosky, Worldwide Solutions Sales Director at Compuware Corporation. "This year's QLE Award winners demonstrate the success that IT organizations can achieve when they embrace a rigorous quality assurance approach and best practices."

"William Edwards Deming, the famous American statistician and quality expert, noted in 1950 that, 'improving quality reduces expenses, increases productivity and improves market share,'" said Patrick D. Gaul, Vice President, Operations at Tescom, USA. "Over a half a century later, the QLE Southeast Awards acknowledges the ongoing validity of Deming's remarks and recognizes the Quality Assurance Leaders who continue to drive that philosophy in business today. Tescom congratulates the winners and all the nominees for demonstrating the contributions that Quality Assurance makes to bottom-line business results. We salute your outstanding achievements!"

"The stature of the QLE Award is validated by the prominent class of nominations," said Marci McCarthy, CEO of Executive Alliance. "The judges did not have an easy task to choose the winners from the great lineup of candidates; however, what made their job difficult is exactly why the QLE Awards Gala is a resounding success."

About the QLE Awards 2007 Sponsors

The QLE Awards is property of Executive Alliance, Inc., and was brought to the business community by the following: Founding Sponsors -- Compuware (NASDAQ: CPWR) and Tescom (LSE: TSCM); Association Sponsors -- Atlanta Quality Assurance Association and Technology Association of Georgia.

About Tescom Software Systems Testing Ltd.

Tescom is a global leader in independent software quality assurance and testing solutions with over 600 professionals around the world dedicated to helping companies mitigate the technological risks inherent to the development, implementation and integration of software and information technology applications. Founded in 1990, Tescom is a public company (LSE: TSCM) that maintains operations in Australia, France, Israel, Singapore, the United Kingdom and the United States. Visit

About Compuware Corporation

Compuware Corporation (NASDAQ: CPWR) maximizes the value IT brings to the business by helping CIOs more effectively manage the business of IT. Compuware solutions accelerate the development, improve the quality and enhance the performance of critical business systems while enabling CIOs to align and govern the entire IT portfolio, increasing efficiency, cost control and employee productivity throughout the IT organization. Founded in 1973, Compuware serves the world's leading IT organizations, including more than 90 percent of the Fortune 100 companies. Learn more about Compuware at

About Executive Alliance

Executive Alliance is the creator and provider of premium leadership-recognition forums that honor and celebrate outstanding achievement of executives worldwide. These forums facilitate deep relationships within a network of peers; provide visibility for executives and their companies, and offer access and insight into the leaders of industries. Through an extensive platform of collaborative events, which include Industry Award Events, Summits, Executive Forums, Private Receptions and Customized Programs, Executive Alliance creates interactive assemblies for bringing together top executives and innovators in their field. For more information on this prestigious award series, visit

Contact Information

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    Bridget Greiner
    Executive Alliance, Inc
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    Kayla White-Siefker
    Compuware Corporation
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    Patrick D. Gaul
    Tescom, USA
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