Bethesda, MD (Vocus/PRWEB) February 24, 2011
Catapult Technology, Ltd., a leading Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned (SDVO) Information Technology (IT) contractor to the federal government, announced that Michael White, Service Desk Manager at Catapult’s call center operation serving a contract with General Services Administration (GSA), has won the Stevie® Award in the Customer Service Contact Center Professional of the Year category. White ensures the provision of service desk support as the single point of contact for over 17,000 GSA customers world-wide.
The call center is just one component of Catapult’s premier contract with the GSA. This $200 million contract—called GSA Infrastructure Technology Global Operations (GITGO)—was also recognized with the Outsourcing Excellence Award in the Best in IT Infrastructure category. That award was presented in 2009 by the Outsourcing Center, Everest Group, and Forbes magazine.
The Stevie Awards were presented to honorees on Monday, February 21 at the 5th annual Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service, an awards ceremony held at the Eden Roc Renaissance Hotel in Miami Beach, FL.
“Michael has progressed rapidly from service desk agent to supervisor to senior supervisor and has assumed many leadership responsibilities at the service desk,” said Jeffery McCracken, Associate Vice President of Catapult. “He was pivotal in moving Catapult’s call center operation to a new location in August 2009, which was a seamless transition that enabled uninterrupted service in a critical component of our most important contract.”
CEO Randy J. Slager added, “We are incredibly proud that Michael has been recognized as a leader in customer service. His ability to motivate the call center team to meet record call levels this year and to champion continued process improvement activities is key to the ongoing success of our GSA support.”
More than 800 entries from organizations of all sizes and in virtually every industry were submitted to this year’s competition, an increase of more than 60% over 2010. The awards are presented by the Stevie Awards, which organizes several of the world’s leading business awards shows including the prestigious American Business AwardsSM and International Business AwardsSM. The awards are nicknamed ‘the Stevies’ for the Greek word for ‘crowned.’
Members of the Awards' Board of Distinguished Judges & Advisors and their staffs selected Stevie Award winners from among the Finalists. Finalists were chosen by business professionals worldwide during preliminary judging.
Nominated customer service and sales executives from the U.S.A. and several other countries attended. The awards ceremony benefited Camfed, which supports the education of girls and women in Africa.
Details about the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service and the list of honorees in all categories are available at http://www.stevieawards.com/sales.
The Business TalkRadio Network will broadcast the awards presentations from 8:00 pm ET on Thursday, February 24 across the U.S.A. The broadcast may be heard worldwide on their web simulcast, at http://www.businesstalkradio.net.
About Catapult Technology
Catapult Technology is a leading Service Disabled Veteran Owned (SDVO) Information Technology contracting firm that provides a wide array of Technology and Management Solutions and Enterprise Systems to the federal government. Catapult is focused on quality service delivery and has been independently certified as a Software Engineering Institute (SEI) Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI) Level 3 company and is also ISO 20000:2005 and ISO 9001:2008 registered. Catapult was founded in 1996 and is headquartered in Bethesda, Maryland. Go to http://www.catapulttechnology.com for more information.
About The Stevie Awards
Stevie Awards are conferred in four programs: The American Business Awards, The International 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 http://www.stevieawards.com.
Sponsors of the 5th annual Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service include American Support, the Business TalkRadio Network, Competence Call Center, Infogroup, the Sales Management Association, and ValueSelling Associates.