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Governor Recognizes VGT’s Efforts for Excellence

Pictured above from left: VGT CEO, Jon Yarbrough, Oklahoma Governor, Mary Fallin, VP of Performance Excellence, Steve Hodlin, VP of Operations Rodney Ratcliff, Sr. VP of Sales James Starr

Video Gaming Technologies, Inc. (VGT) has received the prestigious Commitment Award presented annually by the Quality Oklahoma Foundation.

Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin presented the award at a special ceremony held on Thursday, December 8th at the Governor’s Mansion. On hand to receive the award were VGT Founder and CEO Jon Yarborough, and several executives who were instrumental in helping VGT achieve this honor.

“VGT is committed to performance excellence, and this award is a significant milestone in our journey to achieving our goal,” said Steve Hodlin, Vice President, Performance Excellence. “Senior management started this initiative with the objective of using it to continually strive for improvement. It has been enthusiastically adopted throughout the organization at every level.”

The Oklahoma Quality Foundation began in 1993 and has modeled its awards after the nationally recognized Malcolm Baldridge National Quality Award. The foundation is the only program in Oklahoma that determines the level of an organization’s performance and publicly recognizes the organization based on its accomplishments.

Winners of the award are selected by an independent Board of Examiners comprised of experts in both quality and business. The Board of Examiners evaluates each applicant on seven different criteria which includes; leadership, strategic planning, customer focus, measurement, workforce focus, process management and results.

“This Oklahoma Quality Commitment Award represents a milestone in VGT’s pursuit of achieving excellence in all we do,” said VGT Vice President, Operations, Rodney Ratcliff. “VGT aspires to be the industry benchmark in regards to utilizing and achieving best-in-class business practices and performance results.”