Holman, a global automotive services organization, was honored with ExxonMobil’s inaugural Diverse Supplier award. The award recognizes a diverse supplier who delivers superior performance that aligns with ExxonMobil’s expectations and values. Holman is the first and only global fleet management company to be certified as a women-owned business enterprise (WBE) by the Women’s Business Enterprise Council (WBENC).
“We take great pride in helping clients such as ExxonMobil establish a diverse supplier base and working together to continue driving what’s right,” said Chris Conroy, Chief Executive Officer, Holman. “Our entire organization is extremely proud of the long-standing partnership we’ve built with ExxonMobil, and it is truly an honor to be the inaugural recipient of this prestigious award.”
What is the New ExxonMobil Award?
This new award category from ExxonMobil focuses on diverse suppliers that are at least 51% owned and managed by one or more persons of ethnic minorities, women, people with disabilities, U.S. military veterans, and LGBTQ. The evaluation process encompasses quantifiable metrics and qualitative feedback from various internal stakeholders. Nominees are evaluated on various criteria, including on-time delivery, safety, responsiveness, service quality, and differentiated value.
“Diversity in our supply chain is a key competitive advantage,” said Pamela Skaufel, Vice President of Global Procurement at ExxonMobil. “Holman delivers real value in fleet management for ExxonMobil, and we’re delighted to honor this outstanding, women-owned business as the first recipient of this award.”
Holman has provided a full range of holistic fleet management and upfitting services to ExxonMobil for more than two decades, helping the company maximize the potential of its fleet as a strategic business asset.
“It is an honor to present Holman with ExxonMobil’s inaugural Diverse Supplier award,” said Kok-Yew See, E&PS Vice President, ExxonMobil. “As a woman-owned business that has grown into a leader within the automotive services industry, Holman is delivering their commitment to provide innovative fleet management processes, which our company uses to identify strategic opportunities and extract value. Equally important, Holman shares the core values critical to our mutual success, leading with an innovative approach and advancing our competitive advantage.”
The award ceremony occurred at ExxonMobil’s headquarters in Spring, Texas, on November 15, where Holman was recognized alongside ExxonMobil’s Supplier of the Year and Supplier Innovation honorees.
“Being certified as a woman-owned business reflects the significant role women throughout our organization have played – and continue to play – in our sustained growth and success,” said Mindy Holman, Chair of the Board, Holman. “This award from ExxonMobil, whose core values and principles mirror our own, further validates our efforts and unwavering commitment to foster a diverse, equitable, and inclusive environment that allows every individual to flourish.”
Holman’s recognition as the inaugural Diverse Supplier award winner by ExxonMobil highlights the importance of diversity in supply chains and the value of excellent fleet management services to commercial work truck fleets. Holman’s achievement should encourage other organizations to embrace supplier diversity.