HARTFORD, Conn. – United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX) is proud to be named one of the nation’s most diverse companies. This year, UTC ranks 12th, up from 14th place, on DiversityBusiness.com’s list of the “Top 50 Organizations for Multicultural Opportunities.”
“As a global company, opportunity runs deep at UTC. It not only stretches around the world but covers all of our business units as well,” said Eileen Drake, UTC Vice President of Operations. “No matter where we are, opportunity and diversity is part of our culture, enhancing how we work with one another and with our suppliers and customers.”
“It’s wonderful to be honored for something we take very seriously,” said Claudia Munoz-Najar, UTC Manager of Corporate Supplier Responsibility and Diversity. “We understand that establishing and nurturing relationships with a diverse group of suppliers can spark innovation, and competition, and enhance our products.”
Munoz-Najar is also being honored by DiversityBusiness.com for her energy, commitment and leadership by being named one of “America’s Top Diversity Champions for 2011.” In April, she will be honored during the 11th Annual DiversityBusiness.com Awards Ceremony in Washington, D.C.
More than 750,000 business owners participated in the online survey for DiversityBusiness.com. The website has recognized United Technologies since 2000 for its activities with diverse suppliers.
United Technologies Corp., based in Hartford, Connecticut, provides energy efficient and high technology products and services to the building and aerospace industries.