2018 MMSDC ACE Awards Buyer of the Year Nominees

The MMSDC Corporate Buyer of the Year ACE Award is presented to one who directly makes purchases and through his/her efforts advances the cause of minority economic development. This award acknowledges the buyer who goes above and beyond normal purchasing requirements by significantly aiding MBEs, increasing his/her dollar purchases over the previous year offers referrals to other companies and attempts to identify new market opportunities.

CompanyBuyer Name
Accident Fund HoldingsPaul Colligan
AdientAnthony Batalucco
Blue Cross Blue Shield of MichiganLisa Pointer
Blue Cross Blue Shield of MichiganUlysee Rice Jr.
Continental AG Wendy Pucher
Dana Incorporated Chris Dawson
DTE EnergyMatthew Cheetam
DTE EnergyCarla Hardaway
DTE Energy Giovanni Loria
DTE Energy Daniel J. Muschong
FCALorik Abdullai
FCAMark Kozma
FCAJennifer Lowenberg Good
Ford Motor Company Jennifer Adams
Ford Motor Company Paul Dygert
Ford Motor CompanyAnupum Sehgal
Ford Motor CompanyJay Shields
Ford Motor CompanyNancy Bradford Skinner
GALLAGHER-KAISER CORPORATIONDale Payne
General MotorsKathy Calcaterra
General MotorsWesley Casper
General MotorsDavid Dowdall
General MotorsIrwin Leong
Grand Rapids Community CollegeMansfield Matthewson
Grand Valley State UniversityValerie Rhodes-Sorrelle
Herman Miller Saleem Usmani
Henry Ford Health SystemAmy P. Strauss
Quicken LoansAnthony Ron
Tower InternationalMark Bateman
ToyotaChristopher Froschauer
ToyotaJim Holloway
Yanfeng Automotive InteriorsKris Baldovino
Yanfeng Automotive InteriorsBryson Batiato

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