PMAC seeks nominations for 2011 Awards of Distinction

Awards celebrate innovative programs and thought leadership

November 10, 2010
by Purchasing b2b staff

The Purchasing Management Association of Canada (PMAC) is accepting nominations for its Awards of Distinction for 2011. The awards recognize individuals and organizations that demonstrate leadership in strategic supply chain management.

The three awards open to nominations are:

•    Outstanding Achievement Award, given to an individual who is a leader in the field, has had a measurable impact on an organization, and is an advocate for professional development;
•    Supply Chain Excellence Award, awarded to an organization that demonstrates the innovative use of strategic supply chain management to establish or enhance its leadership position;
•    Fellow Award, awarded to an individual who is distinguished through career service, contribution to PMAC and the profession, and service to the community. This award is PMAC’s highest honour.

The nomination deadline for all awards is December 31, 2010.

“Businesses that survived the economic downturn leveraged efficient supply chains to stay competitive,” said John Masselos, SCMP, chair of the PMAC Awards Committee. “These awards recognize the critical role that supply chain professionals play in creating value for their organizations.”

The winners will be honoured on June 10, 2011 during the PMAC National Conference in Whistler, British Columbia. Winners of past PMAC awards include Sylvain Lacoursière, purchasing manager at CEPSA Química Bécancour; Grand & Toy; and Tim O’Brien, SCMP, FPMAC, vice-president, procurement and corporate services at the Insurance Corporation of British Columbia.

“Our award winners set the benchmark for excellence in supply chain management in Canada,” said PMAC president and CEO, Cheryl Paradowski. “Companies need to be dynamic as market conditions rapidly evolve. This can only be achieved with an agile and responsive supply chain that is managed by skilled professionals.”

For more information or to submit a nomination, visit