BD Honors Suppliers at 2014 Supplier Recognition Reception
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FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J., June 18, 2014 – BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company), a leading global medical technology company, has recognized eight suppliers for increasing BD’s customer satisfaction by advancing or supporting key corporate initiatives, products and processes.

The eight honorees were recognized as part of BD’s Supplier Recognition Program at an awards reception recently held at BD World Headquarters in Franklin Lakes, NJ. The program was inaugurated in 2010.

“BD’s Supplier Recognition Program honors businesses and organizations that are aligned with our purpose of ‘Helping all people live healthy lives’,” said Chris Shanahan, Vice President of Global Procurement, BD. “This year’s winners range from very large organizations to small businesses. All of our suppliers are eligible, and we recognize the very best regardless of size.”

The honorees for 2014 include:

  • PolyOne Corporation – Global Award for Product Innovation
  • Agile-1 – Regional Award for Process Innovation and Efficiency
  • Creative Metal Products – Local Award for Process Innovation and Efficiency
  • STERIS Corporation – Risk Mitigation
  • Henkel – Local Award for Sustainability
  • Unisource Worldwide, Inc. – Regional Award for Partnership
  • RR Donnelley – Regional Award for Partnership
  • Peko Precision Products – Local Award for Small Business

In addressing the honorees, William Kozy, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, BD, stressed the importance of procurement and suppliers “sharing a common, correct understanding of customer needs and expectations – and fulfilling them.

In an open letter to all BD suppliers, Shanahan congratulated and thanked this year’s winners and encouraged other BD suppliers to demonstrate their value in the coming year. “The competition is sure to be keen,” he said.


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