Haier Honored As Silver Stevie® Award Winner in 2012 International Business Awards
--Winners to Be Celebrated at Gala Banquet on October 15 in Seoul, South Korea --
New York (September, 12 2012) – Haier, the world’s number one appliance brand*, was named the winner of a Silver Stevie® Award in the Consumer Products - Durables category in The 9th Annual International Business Awards.
“Haier is honored to be selected as a Silver Stevie Award winner,” said Shariff Kan, president of Haier America. “We are dedicated to meeting customer needs through practical innovation and by providing more sensible options that empower people to live a modern, affordable and sustainable lifestyle.”
The International Business Awards are the world’s premier business awards program. All individuals and organizations worldwide are eligible to submit nominations – public and private, for-profit and non-profit, large and small. The 2012 IBAs received entries from more than 50 nations and territories.
Nicknamed the "Stevies" for the Greek word for “crowned,” the awards will be presented to winners at a gala awards banquet at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Seoul, South Korea on 15 October.
More than 3,200 nominations from organizations of all sizes and in virtually every industry were submitted this year for consideration in a wide range of categories, including Most Innovative Company of the Year, Management Team of the Year, Best New Product or Service of the Year, Corporate Social Responsibility Program of the Year, and Executive of the Year, among others. Haier won in the Silver category for Consumer Products – Durables. Stevie Award winners were selected by more than 300 executives worldwide who participated in the judging process this year. Details about The International Business Awards and the lists of Stevie Award winners are available at www.StevieAwards.com/IBA.
Based in the landmark Haier Building in midtown Manhattan, Haier America is a division of the multinational Haier Group, the world’s #1 major appliance brand as ranked by Euromonitor International 2011, and a global leader in consumer electronics and air conditioner systems. Haier employs more than 70,000 people around the world and distributes products in more than 165 countries and regions with global revenues reaching $23.3 billion in 2011. Haier is a proud supporter of the National Parks Conservation Association. For more information, please visit www.haieramerica.com. You can also become a Fan of Haier America on www.facebook.com/Haieramerica or follow Haier America via Twitter @haieramerica.
About the Stevie Awards
Stevie Awards are conferred in four programs: The International Business Awards, The American Business Awards, the Stevie Awards for Women in Business, and the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service. Honoring organizations of all types and sizes and the people behind them, the Stevies recognize outstanding performances in the workplace worldwide. Learn more about The Stevie Awards at www.StevieAwards.com. * Source from Euromonitor International that Haier is the number one Major Appliance brand in the world with 7.8% retail volume share in 2011.