MES Inc. was one of four organizations to receive yesterday an award in the Outstanding Diverse Organization category for Columbus Business First’s inaugural Diversity in Business Awards. With this initiative, Columbus Business First recognizes and celebrates individuals, companies and organizations that make diversity and inclusion key elements of their business and workplace.
MES Inc. is incredibly proud and honored to have received this award and to share the spotlight with extraordinary Columbus based companies. When asked about the diversity and how it can help our customers and our associates, Hiten Shah, President of MES Inc. said, “Two thirds of our team is located outside of U.S. We focus on attracting the best people who will fit in our “family”.
These are people who seamlessly align with our values of impeccable customer service, who are pro-active and team players. In our Columbus office, we celebrate Diwali, the Dragon Boat Festival, the Day of the Dead as well as Thanksgiving and Christmas to join in our teams’ celebrations and learn more about each other in the process. We want MES Inc. to be the best place to work with diversity in thought, background and experiences. Once our associates become part of MES Inc., we challenge them but we also provide them with the autonomy and accountability they need to be top performers. It is this engaged work force who returns customer calls, addresses supplier emergencies in the middle of the night, if needed, and works with our shipping partners to achieve best-in-class indicators for quality, cost, delivery and service”.
The other recipients in the Outstanding Diverse Organizations category include Pearl Interactive Network Inc., Diversity Search Group and Diversified Systems Inc.
The awards were presented at a ceremony on August 17 at the Hyatt Regency, 350 N. High St., Columbus, Ohio.