GXS Announces Winners of its 2013 B2B Heroes Awards

GAITHERSBURG, MD April 3, 2013— GXS, a leading provider of B2B integration services, today announced the 2013 winners of its annual “B2B Heroes” awards.  Each year, the awards honour individuals for their excellence in the B2B integration industry.

“This year’s nominations comprised such a high calibre of individuals from some of today’s most innovative companies making it difficult for the judges to select just a handful of winners.  While each nomination was impressive, the degree of each winner’s contributions to their company’s success is incomparable,” said Bob Segert, president and chief executive officer at GXS. “We are honoured to name these individuals our ‘B2B Heroes’ for the undeniable impact they have made to their organisations through B2B integration.”

Among this year’s winners are:

  • Steve Ashworth, Co-Operative Group
  • Stuart Blackery, Tesco Plc
  • Changwon Choi, Homeplus
  • Rebecca Avery, Arla
  • John Coon, Dow Corning Corporation
  • Marcio Florentino, United Airlines
  • Dawn Haymond, Roche Diagnostics
  • Kees Ketelaars, Shell International
  • Shohei Kihara, Toshiba I.S. Corporation
  • Adriana Lofrano, Natura
  • Keith McCarley & Chris Scott, BB&T
  • Renato Occhiuto, Whirlpool Brazil
  • Denise Pieri, Tesco Plc
  • Arthur Puah, Avago Technologies
  • Nobuhiro Saito, Mitsubishi Motors Corporation
  • Michelle Thiessen, Starbucks Coffee Company

The B2B Heroes program recognises the individuals responsible for leading the day-to-day supply chain and B2B programs at global brands. The award celebrates individuals who demonstrated excellence in driving business results and adding value through their contributions to the overall B2B operations. Each winner is a leader who has helped achieve B2B success for their organisation.

For the full list of this year’s winners and details on each of their stories, please click here.

About GXS
GXS is a leading B2B integration services provider and operates the world’s largest integration cloud, GXS Trading Grid®. Our software and services help more than 500,000 businesses, including 22 of the top 25 supply chains, extend their partner networks, automate receiving processes, manage electronic payments, and improve supply chain visibility. GXS Managed Services, our unique approach to improving B2B integration operations, combines GXS Trading Grid® with our process orchestration services and global team to manage a company’s multi-enterprise processes. Based in Gaithersburg, Maryland, GXS has direct operations in 20 countries, employing more than 2,800 professionals.  To learn more, see www.gxs.co.uk, read our blog at www.gxsblogs.com, follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/gxs and join us on LinkedIn at www.linkedin.com/company/gxs. You can also access our public filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission at www.sec.gov/edgar.shtml.


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