OAKLAND, Calif., April 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Northern California Minority Supplier Development Council (NCMSDC), a local non-profit dedicated to promoting minority supplier development, announced the winners of its 2011 Excellence in Supplier Diversity Awards at its 34th Annual Gala on April 6 in San Francisco. Present to celebrate the eleven award winners were over 370 guests from major Fortune 500 corporations, Minority-owned Business Enterprises (MBEs), and strategic alliance partners.
In recognition of this year's award winners, NCMSDC President Scott A. Vowels commented, "In these challenging economic times, the inclusion of minority businesses in the procurement process demonstrates an enduring commitment to diversity and community development. Such commitment only comes with top-down support and genuine corporate stewardship. I commend the eleven winners of NCMSDC's 2011 Excellence in Supplier Diversity Awards for their ongoing leadership."
Over thirty Corporate Members and certified MBEs competed for eleven distinguished awards. A list of 2011 Excellence in Supplier Diversity Award winners follows:
Corporation of the Year
Tier 1 Winner: Pacific Gas and Electric Company
Tier 2 Winner: Robert Half International
Executive of the Year: Kent Harvey, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Pacific Gas and Electric Company
Supplier Diversity Leader of the Year: Sally Saba, Executive Director, National Supplier Diversity, Kaiser Permanente
MBE Choice Award: AT&T
Sourcing Manager of the Year: Edward Mosley, Program Director, External Human Services, Procurement and Supply, Kaiser Permanente
Corporate Buyer of the Year: Nick Leles, Director of Distribution System, Logistics and Procurement, San Jose Water Company
Supplier of the Year
2011 Class 1 Winner (Annual sales less than $1M): Anthony M. Payne Real Estate
2011 Class 2 Winner (Annual sales from $1M-$10M): Mosaic Global Transportation
2011 Class 3 Winner (Annual sales from $10M-$50M): OneSource Supply Solutions, LLC
2011 Class 4 Winner (Annual sales greater than $50M): World Wide Technology, Inc.
About the Northern California Minority Supplier Development Council:
The Northern California Minority Supplier Development Council (NCMSDC) promotes minority participation in the procurement process to create economic wealth in minority business communities in Northern California, Hawaii, and the nation. Please visit us online at www.ncmsdc.org.
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