Siemens Honors 2021 Small and Diverse Business Suppliers
Siemens works with 3,700 small and diverse business suppliers and spends nearly $1 billion each year doing business with these companies
October 28, 2021
At its 5th annual Small and Diverse Supplier Awards, Siemens today honors eight of its business partners from across the country in a virtual event. Siemens has a community of 3,700 small and diverse businesses and honors them each year as part of its continued commitment to give businesses owned by minorities, women, veterans and other diverse suppliers maximum opportunity to compete and succeed. Each year, Siemens businesses nominate outstanding suppliers in the company’s Supplier Diversity Program and winners are chosen based on business achievements, quality teamwork and impact to Siemens.
“More than ever, we’re reminded that a strong supplier base is linked to resiliency, competitiveness and customer satisfaction,” said Patric Stadtfeld, head of Supply Chain Management for the Americas, Siemens USA. “Our partnerships with small and diverse-owned suppliers, who make up roughly a quarter of our supplier base, reflect our commitment to creating a more inclusive marketplace.”
The awards were presented to the following recipients:
- AIA Technologies, LLC, in Pittsburgh, PA
- Zuma Southeast LLC dba Dexco Inc., in Burlington, NC
- Collier Construction Services LLC, in Wheelersburg, OH
- Hunter & Bard LLC, in Lafayette, CA
- Larsen Manufacturing LLC, in Mundelein, IL
- Clarke Packing & Crating Company, in Bartlett, IL
- Lean Goat LLC, in Rapid City, MI
- Metalform, Inc., in Tulsa, OK
“This year’s awardees haven’t just gone above and beyond to support our work across our business segments; they’ve done so in difficult times,” said Natasha Vialva-Haynes, Siemens USA Supplier Diversity Program Manager. “Our partnerships with small and diverse-owned suppliers don’t just help to maximize our business success and help us drive forward our mission; they’re inspiring, representing some of the best work that we do. And that’s why we spend nearly $1 billion each year doing business with these companies.”
Siemens’ Small Business and Supplier Diversity Program is committed to developing strategic supplier sourcing with small and diverse businesses and businesses located in historically underutilized business zones. With a focus on digitalization, innovation and sustainability, these partnerships will help to create future economic growth for Siemens employees, suppliers, customers and community.
This annual awards event complements Siemens’ ongoing efforts to promote diversity, equity and inclusion and ensure everyone has the opportunity to succeed in business. Earlier this year, Siemens announced it will provide a total of $140,000 in grants to Black-owned businesses to support diversity and inclusion in entrepreneurship and business development. Siemens and its partner, the Atlanta MBDA Business & Advanced Manufacturing Centers at Georgia Tech, selected businesses to receive the grants across seven U.S. cities including Atlanta, Baltimore, Chicago, Detroit, New York, Orlando, and Pasadena.
For more information on Siemens’ Small Business and Supplier Diversity Program, visit here.
For more information on Siemens’ commitment to DEI, visit usa.siemens.com/diversity
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Siemens Corporation is a U.S. subsidiary of Siemens AG, a global technology powerhouse that has stood for engineering excellence, innovation, quality, reliability and internationality for more than 170 years. Active around the world, the company focuses on intelligent infrastructure for buildings and distributed energy systems and on automation and digitalization in the process and manufacturing industries. Siemens brings together the digital and physical worlds to benefit customers and society. Through Mobility, a leading supplier of intelligent mobility solutions for rail and road transport, Siemens is helping to shape the world market for passenger and freight services. Via its majority stake in the publicly listed company Siemens Healthineers, Siemens is also a world-leading supplier of medical technology and digital health services. In addition, Siemens holds a minority stake in Siemens Energy, a global leader in the transmission and generation of electrical power that has been listed on the stock exchange since September 28, 2020. In fiscal 2020, Siemens Group USA generated revenue of $17 billion and employs approximately 40,000 people serving customers in all 50 states and Puerto Rico.