Long Beach, CA, July 11, 2013 – Southern California Minority Supplier Development Council (SCMSDC) Chairman Joseph Alderete of Southern California Edison Company and Charles Harmon of Event Title Sponsor American Honda Motor Company presented the 2013 Supplier of the Year (SOTY) Award to Osceola Consulting’s founder, Kevin Narcomey.
The Award was presented at the SCMBDC’s 23rd Annual SOTY awards luncheon held at the Hyatt Regency, Long Beach. Osceola was nominated for this competitive award by Southern California Gas Company (SoCal Gas). Twelve other firms were nominated in Class II and thirty-two companies overall for SOTY recognition. “Winning this Award recognizes Osceola’s continued growth, development and ability to create jobs, utilization of other MBEs, business performance and community involvement," according to Virginia Gomez, President of SCMSDC.
“Osceola Consulting started working with Southern California Gas Company in 2008 as a subcontractor. Their outstanding performance on complex information technology and process reengineering projects consistently exceeded expectations and led to additional business as a prime contractor,” said Andy Carrasco, SoCal Gas Supplier Diversity Manager.
“Osceola demonstrates that a small firm can successfully deliver value to highly complex, missioncritical systems integration requirements,” commented Patrick Lee, Senior Vice President, Customer Service, Innovation, and Business Strategy for SoCal Gas.
“We are deeply humbled and grateful for this recognition, both to the SCMSDC and The Gas Company,” said Narcomey, “and are especially appreciative for the trust SoCal Gas has in continuing to work with us and in assisting our growth and development.”
Narcomey added, “We have been subsequently notified that we are one of four winners of the Regional Supplier of the Year award for Class II.” He noted that, “This places us in contention for national recognition at the National Minority Supplier Development Council Awards Banquet in San Antonio, Texas on October 30, 2013.”
About Osceola Consulting
Osceola Consulting provides management consulting and information technology services focused on the energy and utilities industry. Management consulting services include program management, change management, and business process reengineering typically around large, complex business transformation programs. Information technology services include software procurement, solution planning, and end-to-end systems integration and support. The company provides highly experienced industry and solution experts with specialties including customer service, finance and performance management, field operations, and asset management. Osceola is a Minority-Owned Business Enterprise (MBE) 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. Please visit www.OsceolaC.com
About the Supplier of the Year Award
The Supplier of the Year Award (SOTY) is one of the most effective and recognized programs of the National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC) and its network of 35 regional councils, including SCMSDC. The award is given annually to certified minority suppliers nominated by the NMSDC corporations that they are doing business with in recognition of outstanding performance. One winner is selected in each class category, based on annual sales of less than $1 million (Class I), between $1 million and $10 million (Class II), between $10 million and $50 million (Class III), and greater than $50 million (Class IV). Local winners receive business scholarships and special recognition and compete in the regional and national competition for the NMSDC Supplier of the Year award. Nearly 1600 suppliers are nominated nationally for this prestigious recognition of supplier excellence. Please visit www.scmbdc.org
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