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Award Winners 2014


Supplier of the Year –New Malwa Express
Founded in 1997 by Gursewak and Narinder Singh, New Malwa Express began with just three trucks working as owner-operators for other transportation providers. With recent purchases, New Malwa now owns a fleet of 95+ trucks and 250 various types of trailers providing services to General Motors and Linamar along with numerous others


CATA Technology Innovation Award – Canadian Prairie Garden Purees
Canadian Prairie Garden Purees (CPG), founded by Sandy Bay First Nation member Kelly Beaulieu is a Manitoba-based agri-business whose mission is to provide top quality vegetable, berry and legume puree products to the food industry in Canada and around the world. Their Innovative Steam Infusion Cooking Technology

Procurement Business Advocate of the Year – Edet Umoafia, ABC Group
Edet Umoafia and ABC Group are strong supporters and advocates of CAMSC. As the Lead Coordinator for ABC Group’s Supplier Diversity Program, he reached out to over sixty small businesses and referred them to the CAMSC diversity supplier program. Sharing about the benefits of CAMSC and how business owners can become certified suppliers…..

Small Business of the Year – Manitobah Mukluks
Manitobah Mukluks, is an Aboriginal–owned company, whose vision is to build a vibrant global brand that makes a significant impact in Aboriginal communities. Founded in 1997 by Sean McCormick, this Winnipeg-based footwear company has taken traditional mukluks and moccasins and adapted them for modern wear. Along with natural hides and fur

Tier 1 Champion of Supplier Diversity – Flex N Gate
Since joining CAMSC in 2006, Flex-N-Gate has demonstrated an outstanding commitment to inclusion of CAMSC suppliers in opportunities to support its extensive range of automotive components and assemblies. Their investments in inclusion range from demonstrated leadership support and consistent supplier diversity reporting at Global Purchasing meetings

Collaboration Award – Accenture
Accenture has demonstrated a collaborative approach to supplier development since it launched its supplier diversity program in Canada. In addition to engaging a range of CAMSC certified suppliers in IT and Professional staffing, Accenture recognized early on that it could make a significant contribution to a broader group of suppliers with the launch of its Diversity Supplier Development Program

Corporation of the Year – General Motors
As a pioneer of supplier diversity, GM is committed to building a global culture of diversity and inclusion which provides a strategic advantage for designing, building, and selling the world’s best vehicles. Their commitment to diverse supplier inclusion is apparent from their direct spend of more than $210 million dollars with CAMSC certified suppliers in 2013, a 95% increase from the previous year

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