TIBURON, Calif., Aug. 18, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Osceola Consulting received the prestigious Southern California Minority Supplier Development Council (SCMSDC) 2016 Supplier of the Year (SOTY) Award at SCMBDC's 26th Annual SOTY Awards luncheon held July 22nd. Presenting the Award were Rick Hobbs, SCMSDC Chairman and Director of Supply Management and Supplier Diversity, Southern California Gas Company (SoCalGas); Charles Harmon, Board Vice Chair and Senior Manager of Corporate Procurement and Corporate Services, American Honda Motor Co., Inc.; SCMSDC President Virginia Gomez and Joe Chow of SoCalGas who nominated Osceola for this award.
"Winning this Award recognizes Osceola's growth, job creation, procurement from other minority businesses, strong business performance and community involvement," stated Virginia Gomez. Gomez also noted, "Subsequent to winning SCMSDC's Award, Osceola was selected as one of four regional National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC) award recipients making them eligible for the national Class 3 SOTY Award."
"Southern California Gas Company started working with Osceola Consulting in 2008 as a subcontractor on a major business improvement project and we are pleased to see the firm's growth and strategic contributions as a result of our minority supplier development efforts," stated Joe Chow. He continued that, "Their outstanding performance on that project led to Osceola working to become a strategic diversity partner now with 17 active engagements across both SoCal Gas and SDG&E."
Rick Hobbs commented that, "As one of our top performing suppliers Osceola also demonstrated how to make effective use of the supplier development assistance we provide at UCLA's Management Development for Entrepreneurs (MDE) Program by doing a Business Improvement Plan (BIP) where they planned an onshore business services operation on tribal land in support of job creation and business opportunities with our local communities."
Vaughn Williams, of SoCalGas' Supplier Excellence team emphasized that, "Osceola's outstanding contributions to our core business efforts and partnership afford SoCalGas the opportunity to remain at the forefront of community and economic development, as well as technological innovation."
"We are humbled and grateful to SCMSDC and SoCalGas, especially considering the many outstanding businesses also nominated," said Kevin Narcomey, "and we are particularly appreciative for the trust SoCalGas has in continuing to work with us and assisting in our development." Narcomey added, "Our recent efforts – expanding our services into the mid-West and East Coast, along with opening the Technology Delivery Center (TDC) on the Morongo Indian Reservation – will also enable us to continue broadening our diversity objectives nationwide."
About Osceola Consulting
Osceola Consulting provides management consulting and information technology services focused on the energy and utilities industry. Osceola is a Minority-Owned Business Enterprise founded in 2006 committed to the sponsorship and promotion of diversity. Osceola's founder is a former utility industry partner with one of the major global consulting firms and is a member of the Seminole Nation of Oklahoma. See www.OsceolaC.com for more information.
About the Supplier of the Year Award
The Supplier of the Year Award (SOTY) is one of the most recognized programs of the NMSDC and its network of 23 regional councils across the US. The award is given annually to certified minority suppliers nominated by NMSDC member corporations with whom they are doing business in recognition of outstanding supplier performance. See www.scmbdc.org and www.nmsdc.org for more information.
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