APQC Appoints Mike Hinson As Chief Financial Officer

Hinson, former president and CEO of Wright Therapy Products, will replace Mike Shea, who retires after a 28-year career with APQC

(Houston, Texas – January 13, 2016)APQC, the benchmarking and best practices authority, announced today that Mike Hinson, C.P.A., M.B.A., has joined the organization as chief financial officer. Hinson brings broad, hands-on commercial and operational experience gained during more than 25 years in a variety of professional, business services, medical device, and manufacturing environments.

Hinson will lead APQC’s finance and accounting teams as well as its facilities department. APQC’s long-time CFO Mike Shea will assist with the transition until his retirement on March 1, 2016, after 28 years with the organization.

“We are delighted to have Mike Hinson join the APQC family,” said Dr. Carla O’Dell, APQC’s chairman of the board and chief executive officer. “Mike comes with wisdom gained in a lengthy career focused on driving performance excellence, continuous improvement, growth, and profitability. Most importantly, he shares our commitment to help organizations work smarter, faster, and with greater confidence.”

Prior to joining APQC, Hinson spent more than four years as the president and chief executive officer of Wright Therapy Products, Inc., a Pittsburgh-based medical device manufacturer.  During his time with Wright, the company tripled its revenues leading to the eventual acquisition by a strategic partner. He gained extensive sales, finance, and international experience in leadership roles at Bayer Healthcare (MEDRAD), Sony Electronics, ARCO International Oil & Gas, and KPMG. His contributions helped develop a culture of excellence that led to Bayer earning two Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Awards – a Presidential award created under APQC’s leadership.

Hinson received his Bachelor of Business Administration degree in accounting from Texas Tech University and his Master of Business Administration degree from Southern Methodist University. He is a licensed Texas Certified Public Accountant.

In recalling the achievements of retiring CFO Mike Shea, O’Dell noted “Mike Shea has been a tremendous asset and a highly valued member of our team. Since joining APQC in 1987, Mike has helped implement a gain sharing program for employees, developed organizational performance dashboards, implemented a rolling forecast approach within APQC’s financials, and ensured APQC maintained top performance in closing the books and business reporting practices. Our organization simply would not be where we are today without him.”

About APQC

APQC helps organizations work smarter, faster, and with greater confidence. It is the world’s foremost authority in benchmarking, best practices, process and performance improvement, and knowledge management. A member-based nonprofit, APQC partners with more than 500 organizations worldwide in all industries. With 40 years of experience, APQC remains the world’s leader in transforming organizations. Visit www.apqc.org, call +1.713.681.4020, or follow @APQC and learn how to Make Best Practices Your Practices®.

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