2022 Annual Leadership Awards
The Southern Region Minority Supplier Development Council (SRMSDC)
announced the 2022 supplier diversity award winners in their annual leadership awards show on August 25.
This year’s award winners are comprised of minority business enterprises (MBE), corporations, and supporting partners from the Southern region - Arkansas, Alabama, Louisiana, and Mississippi that see value in creating racial wealth parity.
“These MBEs and corporations are leaders in their respective industries,” said Alvin-o Williams, president of SRMSDC. “They have set the standards and their awards are a testament to the positive and encouraging work they do.”
MBEs and corporations were nominated by their industry peers. An independent committee of supplier diversity managers and business owners scored each nominee based on five sets of criteria. Along with the recognition during the annual awards show, winners each received a plaque.
The winners are as follows:
MBE Supplier of the Year - Class 1 - African Bean Company, LLC
MBE Supplier of the Year - Class 2 - AE Touch Technologies
MBE Supplier of the Year - Class 3 - ProjectXYZ Inc
MBE Supplier of the Year - Class 4 - Kaul Glove & Manufacturing Company
Regional Automotive OEM of the Year - Nissan
Regional Automotive Prime Supplier of the Year - Systems Electro Coating
Regional Corporation of the Year - TVA
National Corporation of the Year - Toyota
Buyer of the Year - John Diendorf of BP
Corporate Advocate of the Year - Jean-Marc Villain of Ochsner Health
Supporting Partner of the Year - Birmingham Business Resource Center
View the recording of the awards show here.