CITGO CEO Receives Houston Minority Supplier Development Council Award
Jul 15, 2009
HOUSTON, July 15, 2009 --- CITGO Chairman, President and CEO, Alejandro Granado, received the Helping Hand Award presented by the Houston Minority Supplier Development Council during a ceremony at the Hilton Americas in downtown Houston, in recognition of the company’s efforts to help grow minority-owned businesses.
“Just a year ago, we were launching a series of supplier diversity networking events right here, in
Last year, CITGO hosted four supplier diversity networking events in
CITGO is one of the largest refiners in the
“CITGO’s supplier diversity effort offers our potential business minority partners access to this tremendous pool of resources to help them grow and, above all, to improve the quality of life for them and their communities,” Granado noted. “Furthermore, our efforts have allowed an increase in the number of minority and women owned businesses registered as potential suppliers in critical refining activities, such as crane operations, excavation and general plant maintenance. Their bids have been highly competitive,” he added.
Granado concluded by praising the work being done by the Houston Minority Supplier Development Council and thanked the council for the award. The council represents more than 250 corporations and over 900 minority-businesses enterprises that share a common mission to increase and expand business opportunities and business growth for minority business enterprises.
The Helping Hand Award is added to several awards CITGO has received this year, including nine refining safety performance awards from the National Petrochemical and Refiners Association (NPRA). Additionally, Talento Bilingüe de Houston, a non-profit organization that has evolved into the city’s
CITGO, based in
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