Border States Electric and Cooper Industries were recognized as distributor and manufacturer recipients, respectively, with the fifth annual Richard Buzun Award for Leadership and Innovation in eCommerce during the IDEA E-Biz Forum 2011.
In announcing the winners, IDEA President and CEO Bob Gaylord said, "The 2011 winners invested in the future by exploring and adopting more productive ways of conducting business with their trading partners. They are leveraging the outputs developed by the industry to generate positive outcomes for their companies which has a trickledown effect on the entire industry."
The Richard Buzun Award recognizes companies that demonstrate leadership by implementing and promoting successful eCommerce programs throughout the electrical industry. The award is named after the late Richard Buzun, former IDEA Chairman, and former president and CEO of Siemens Energy & Automation, Inc.