BGIS owned the podium as they were awarded 2 of the 4 presented during Procurecon’s Epic Awards Ceremony on April 9, 2019. Both the Innovation and Rising Star Awards made their way into the hands of team members from our world class strategic sourcing team.
John Castelhano, Associate Vice President, Strategic Sourcing, NA, accepted the Innovation Award on behalf of the BGIS Janitorial Category Management Team (Mirza Ahmad and Monruthai Sukthavorn), while Gurkirat Singh was recognized as this year’s Rising Star in the industry. Bahareh Razpoush and Kajen Arumugam were also finalists for the Rising Star Award for their substantial contributions.
“We are just thrilled with this industry recognition and it’s a testament to all of us executing our vision to be the most effective strategic sourcing team in the corporate real estate industry,” says John, who spoke about creating a blueprint for selecting a long-term procurement technology partner at the event. “Our whole team is proud of the recognition we’ve received and team members like Gurkirat, Kajen, Bahareh, Mirza, Mon and everyone else deserve it. It’s proof positive that we are delivering on our vision.”
In 2018, the BGIS Procurement Team led a multi-client formal procurement initiative, which delivered innovative solutions and technology advancements, ultimately leading their nomination for EPIC’s Innovation Award.
Gurkirat won the Rising Star Award for his role in the Elevator Maintenance Program. Despite facing multiple challenges, he led the multi-client formal procurement project to its successful completion. Gurkirat’s initiative to improve service quality while reducing costs was highly appreciated by all stake-holders and exceeded client expectations.
The EPIC Awards are recognized as one of the premier awards program for procurement professionals, which celebrate the most innovative, dynamic and accomplished procurement leaders.