March 1, 2011
New OPE President / CEO Announced
On March 1, 2011, Colonel (retired) Al Faber
was named President & CEO of The Partnership
for Excellence (TPE), the premier Baldrige-based
state program for the promotion of performance excellence
in all sectors of the economy. TPE is a volunteer-driven,
501(c)3 non-profit member organization headquartered
in Columbus, Ohio, promoting the interests of performance
excellence throughout Ohio, Indiana, and West Virginia.
TPE has served more than 250 organizations that
represent more than 1.1 million jobs at 1,698 work
locations with revenues in excess of $121.3 billion
dollars and more than 199.4 million customers.
TPE Examiners have volunteered more than $30.1
million in services to these high-performing organizations.
Prior to joining TPE, Colonel Faber served in federal
& state government for more than 32 years, culminating
in executive positions and leading more than 11,500
employees, with 65 major facilities, a 250 million
dollar operating budget and real property exceeding
2.1 billion dollars. He has provided executive leadership,
establishing policies, priorities and oversight
of federal budgets, operations and training, personnel,
logistical operations and infrastructure management
to include numerous construction programs. He is
driven to create winning organizational results
with a deep sense of commitment to public service.