The Richard Buzun Award
Be recognized as an eBusiness Leader.
Hubbell Incorporated accepts the manufacturer award
Kirby Risk Electrical Supply accepts the distributor award
The Richard Buzun Award is named after the late Richard C. Buzun, former President and CEO, Siemens Energy & Automation and second IDEA Chairman. The award was created to honor one manufacturer and one distributor company for reaching the highest standards in eBusiness and promoting eCommerce best practices in the electrical supply chain.
Past winners include: Border States Electric, Cooper Industries, Crescent Electric Supply, ERICO, Graybar, Hubbell Incorporated, Kirby Risk Electrical Supply, Leviton Manufacturing, OSRAM SYLVANIA, Rockwell Automation, Van Meter Industrial and Viking Electric Supply.
Winner Takes All
Winning the Richard Buzun Award helps your company:
- Attract and Build Business – Winning this award recognizes your company as 'easy to do business with,’ which is very important to buyers and suppliers. The acknowledgement that you are a reliable business partner will help you expand and improve business relationships.
- Receive Complimentary Publicity – The winners are announced during a general session at the Forum, and the announcement is sent to influential media contacts throughout the industry. Winners receive a speaking opportunity at the 2012 Forum.
- Reinforce Corporate Direction – You demonstrate that improving B2B eCommerce processes and trading partner relationships are top priorities at your company.
- Gain & Retain Talented Employees – Your staff will be proud to work for a company recognized as a leader in eCommerce best practices.
Nominations are accepted until Friday, August 16th.
Richard Buzun served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Siemens Energy & Automation, Inc. (SE&A) from October 2000 to June 2002. He joined SE&A in 1994 as Vice President of the Residential business. In 1995, he was appointed to Vice President, Distribution Products Division. In 1999, Buzun was named Executive Vice President when he assumed responsibilities for the motors and controls businesses. In December of 1999, he was named Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer for all operating divisions of SE&A. Prior to joining Siemens, Buzun held positions of increasing responsibility at General Electric.
In addition to serving as a member on the IDEA Board of Directors, Buzun held a variety of other positions. He was the Chairman of the Continental Automated Buildings Association (CABA) Board of Directors, a member of the Board of Directors for Workbrain, the Georgia Tech President's Advisory Board, and served on the Board of Directors of the Carter Center.