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2016 Award Winners

Supplier of the Year

mobileLIVE is a one-stop shop for digital transformation of businesses.

Their customized approach of user driven and omni channel experience creation coupled with specialized focus on mobile, cloud, web applications, and automation tools ensure accelerated delivery with enhanced customer experience.

Procurement Business Advocate of the Year

As the North America Co-Leader for Procurement, Diversity & Inclusiveness (D&I) at EY, Lori Benson is dedicated and committed to align and broaden herorganization’s supplier diversity (SD) efforts across North America.

CATA Technology Innovation Award

Triplewell Products Ltd. is an automotive interior manufacturer of high qualityleather & fabric trims, and component parts, such as head rests, arm rests, and seat covers; and producer of designer-fashion apparel and functional technicalouterwear.

Tier 1 Champion of Supplier Diversity

Sodexo is a global food service and facilities management company dedicated to diversity.  It provides services that improve the quality of life of their clients and customers through the delivery of over 100 different services, including foodservices, reception, maintenance and cleaning, and facilities and equipment.

Small Business of the Year

Stratus Plastics International is dedicated to providing high quality injection molded products.  The fact that customers secured in 2014 now ask Stratus to run their production, speaks to the organization’s dedication to customer service. Stratus continues to grow and has achieved ongoing financial and operational growth.

Collaboration Award

RBC’s value of “Diversity and Inclusion” is clearly evident in the leadership role it has taken in engaging – and also inspiring – corporations, government and other stakeholders to develop and implement inclusive procurement processes and programs.

Corporation of the Year

BMO is a pioneer and leader in diversity.  They demonstrate a commitment to improving the diversity of their workforce and suppliers. Using diverse suppliers is an integral part of their commitment to meeting the needs of its customers and the community it serves.