Press Release
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.



He has led his teams to two consecutive national awards in the Army Communities of Excellence competition using the Baldrige Criteria and also achieved both "Silver and Gold" status in The Partnership for Excellence Program. Colonel Faber has led department-wide organizational restructuring initiatives to meet the demand for greater efficiency and process optimization, while institutionalizing Lean Six Sigma, Balanced Scorecards, Strategy Maps and several supporting professional development programs. He believes in empowering employees, strengthening workforce engagement and promoting diversity and inclusion to fully engage human capital

Colonel Faber graduated Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Management from Capital University, Columbus, Ohio; and holds a Master of Arts Degree in International Relations from Salve Regina University, Newport, Rhode Island. He was also a National Security Fellow at the J.F.K. School of Government, Harvard University and studied International Leadership & Management at the Fletcher School of Law & Diplomacy, Tufts University. Colonel Faber is a graduate of the U.S. Army War College Fellowship program and the U.S. Naval War College Command & Staff Program.

Colonel Faber has served on several Boards of Directors for the past two decades. He is a member of the American Society for Quality (ASQ), American Mensa, numerous conservation organizations, and is active in his church.

For additional information, contact:
Al Faber, President/CEO
Phone (614) 425-7157

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