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DFW International Airport Celebrates Exemplary Performances at 3rd Annual Excellence in Diversity Awards

Airport recognizes contributions of minority and women-owned businesses

DFW International Airport, Texas (Sept. 5, 2007) – DFW International Airport’s Small and Emerging Business Department celebrated the exemplary performances of businesses at the Airport by honoring the top disadvantaged, minority and women-owned businesses at its 3rd Annual “Excellence in Diversity” Awards. 

The highlight of the night was the “Excellence in Innovation & Technology” Award, which went to Chesapeake Energy Corporation for its efforts to increase in diversity in a non-traditional industry. The company demonstrated a willingness to partner with DFW and embrace the M/WBE Program through meaningful, active and diverse minority participation at the equity/ownership level and the subcontracting level. Chesapeake has also implemented innovative development programs which promote diversity at DFW and in the community. 

“Our M/WBE Program is continually recognized as one of the best in the country, not only because of our commitment to supply chain inclusion and excellence, but also because of the commitment of our minority- and majority-owned businesses,” said Jeff Fegan, CEO of DFW International Airport. “With this recognition, we are proud to express our deep gratitude and admiration for the hard work and unwavering commitment of these organizations.” 

FMC Technologies was the recipient of the “CEO Award” for its work at DFW as a prime contractor that exemplifies an outstanding commitment to the M/WBE program. During its five-year tenure in the Metroplex, FMC has awarded more than $32 million in sub-contracts to over 10 womenand minority-owned businesses.

“We are proud that DFW has recognized FMC Technologies for this prestigious award,” said Barbara Hermann, General Manager of Airport Services for FMC Technologies. “This award commemorates our subcontractor relationships and demonstrates our long-term commitment to the DFW community.”

The awards ceremony recognized winners in the areas of construction, general services, professional services, leadership, and innovation and diversity at the Grand Hyatt DFW on Thursday, Aug. 30. 

“We are incredibly proud of our contractors and their tremendous contributions to DFW,” said Don O’Bannon, vice president of small and emerging business at DFW. “This awards program recognizes a small handful of the many outstanding D/M/WBE and majority-owned firms who have contributed to the Airport’s success. Honoring these organizations is our modest, but sincere way of saying thank you for embracing our common value of diversity and supply chain inclusion.” 

Debbie Denmon, anchor/reporter for WFAA-TV, served as the mistress of ceremonies for the event. 

Below is the full list of “Excellence in Diversity Award” winners:

Excellence Award – CEO FMC Technologies, Inc. 

Excellence Award in Innovation & Diversity Chesapeake Energy Corporation

Excellence Award in Construction – Prime ERMC IV, L.P.

Excellence Award in Construction – Subcontractor LANtek Communications, Inc.

Excellence Award for General Services – Prime Centerline Supply, Ltd.

Excellence Award for General Services – Subcontractor CK World Service, Inc.

Excellence Award for Professional Services – Prime CCS Holdings, Limited Partnership

Excellence Award for Professional Services – Subconsultant Alpha Business Images, LLC

Excellence Award – Supply Contractor CECO Sales Corporation

Excellence Award for Leadership Moroch Partners, LP 

For J.D. Power and Associates Award information, visit www.jdpower.com