Honored for outstanding performance as a Minority Business Enterprise
Recently, Zones was honored by the National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC) as Class IV Supplier of the Year. The award was presented to Zones during the 2015 NMSDC Conference in San Diego.
Zones received this award for business acumen, outstanding performance and commitment to minority business development, as well as excellence in community service as a minority business enterprise (MBE). In August, Zones was named 2015 Regional Supplier of the Year by the NMSDC, which drove the company’s eligibility for the national award.
“This award recognizes Zones’ accomplishments as a business. Zones delivers exceptional service to its many customers, is a dedicated participant in community service in and around the Seattle community, and has a demonstrated commitment to minority business development,” said NMSDC President Joset Wright-Lacy. “NMSDC is proud of Zones’ contribution to the NMSDC network.” Continue reading
We are proud to share the news that Zones won the Excellence in Operations Award for delivering market-leading operational excellence supporting Microsoft technology over the past year.
This marks the ninth time that Zones has been recognized for excellence in operations by Microsoft, and the second award given to Zones by Microsoft in 2015.
“Zones and Microsoft have worked together successfully in key segments around strategic initiatives, including software, hardware and cloud solutions,” said Todd Leeson, vice president of Partner and Product Marketing, Software, at Zones. “Winning the Microsoft Excellence in Operations Award for the ninth time emphasizes our commitment to the Microsoft platform and demonstrates our ability to deliver positive business outcomes for our customers.”
Zones now eligible for National Supplier of the Year honors
On August 25, the National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC) honored Zones with a 2015 Regional Supplier of the Year award. As a Regional Supplier of the Year, we are now eligible for National Supplier of the Year honors, which will be announced at the NMSDC Conference Awards Banquet later this fall.
The Regional Supplier of the Year Awards are given annually to minority suppliers who have distinguished themselves and their businesses by successfully demonstrating growth in sales and employment, consistently providing high-quality products, services and solutions at competitive prices, and significantly contributing to the growth and development of the communities in which they operate.
“There are more than 12,000 NMSDC-certified minority business enterprises (MBE) nationwide who could have received this recognition,” said Murray Wright, president and CEO at Zones. “To be considered for the National Supplier of the Year Award is a testament to our team’s focus on enhancing and differentiating our customers’ experiences with Zones over the past year. We thank the NMSDC for the Regional Supplier of the Year Award and look forward to helping our customers reach even higher levels of success in the future.”
Sales Manager Stephanie Rhett, SVP and CIO Anwar Jiwani, Director of Sales Staci Stratton and Director of Supplier Diversity Chi Pak, who attended the May 20 award ceremony
On May 20, Zones was honored with the 2015 Microsoft Supplier Program (MSP) Excellence Award for Supplier Diversity.
Microsoft’s MSP Excellence Awards recognize superior performance, exemplary service and innovation by suppliers. Award winners were measured on excellence in a number of areas, including quality, value, service and innovation. Winners were announced today during the 13th Annual MSP Summit on Microsoft’s main corporate campus in Redmond, Wash., (view Microsoft’s press release announcing the award recipients here).
Last week, members of Zones’ executive staff were in Montreal, attending Cisco’s biggest and highest-profile partner event of the year, the 2015 Cisco Partner Summit.
And it was quite a week for Zones!
Zones was recognized with two prestigious Partner of the Year awards, highlighting our accomplishments in the Internet of Things (IoT) space:
Partner of the Year, Solution Innovation
This coveted award came to Zones, in part, for posting year-over-year growth that exceeded 300 percent in the Internet of Things (IoT) market.
Partner of the Year, U.S. National Solution Excellence
Zones earned this U.S.-based award also through our successful delivery of unique and industry-leading IoT implementations. Continue reading
Recently, Exelon Corporation presented Zones with the energy company’s Financial Discipline and Savings Partner award, during its annual supplier conference in Chicago.
Headquartered in Chicago, Exelon is one the nation’s leading energy providers, with approximately $24.9 billion in annual revenues.
National account executive Matt Camden, who leads the Exelon account, accepted the award with Executive Vice President, Enterprise Sales Tom Ducatelli. The award recognized Zones for delivering market-leading quantifiable cost savings, successful negotiation best practices with OEMs, and implementation of new cost-saving processes in addition to near flawless levels of execution in our sales and support services.
The award reflects the effort of people across all divisions of the company who make it possible for customers like Exelon to view us not simply as a supplier, but as a true partner.
Congratulations to Matt and the entire Exelon team at Zones for their excellent service and support of the Exelon business!