IHS SPECTRUM Excellence Awards Spotlight Global Industry Leaders

IHS SPECTRUM Excellence Awards Spotlight Global Industry Leaders

December 18th, 2014

IHS SPECTRUM Excellence Awards Spotlight Global Industry Leaders
Awards honor final group of 2014 winners from auto, chemical, energy and marine industries for achieving success through use of information, analytics and expertise ENGLEWOOD, Colo.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Dec. 18, 2014– IHS Inc. (NYSE: IHS), a leading global source of critical information and insight, today announced that four companies have been selected to receive the final set of 2014 IHS SPECTRUM Excellence Awards. This prestigious industry award program spotlights organizations and individuals around the world who make critical decisions and achieve their business goals through innovative use of information, analytics and expertise. The new group of award winners represents four major market sectors including the automotive, chemical, oil and gas, and marine industries.

“Each day, we see enterprises around the world making choices that change lives in ways both big and small – from ground-level tactics to high-level strategy – by leveraging best-in-class economic, operational and technical expertise,” said Scott Key, president and chief executive officer of IHS. “We are delighted to recognize our award winners’ successes and we look forward to continuing our support of their work in the future.”

Established in 2006, this popular industry award program was expanded in 2014 to honor achievements across not only a broader assortment of markets but also a growing number of professional disciplines and geographic regions.

The latest and final round of 2014 IHS SPECTRUM Excellence Award winners includes: Alberta’s Industrial Heartland Association (AIHA) – Dedicated to promoting sustainable development of Canada’s largest hydrocarbon processing region, this leading association gained objective, independent expertise/credibility for investor research that identifiedAlberta’s four most competitive chemical products and brought eleven companies to Alberta for tours and discussions. Anadarko – One of the world’s largest independent energy exploration/production companies responded to a request from the Government of Mozambique by sponsoring a third-party study of requirements for developing trillions of cubic feet of natural gas as well as the value of related mega-projects for the local economy and people. The study was completed in only 30 days. CityTwist – As a partner to hundreds of US auto dealers, this email advertising firm enabled them to increase web traffic, lower marketing costs per vehicle, sell more incremental vehicles per email, and earn higher profits. In the process, this firm has acquired new dealers to achieve 100 percent year-over-year growth for three years and maintained strong client loyalty with 81 percent renewals. Svitzer – This global leader gained a competitive edge when it strengthened its safety culture to become the first tugboat company to fully comply with Offshore Vessel Management and Self- Assessment standards as well as decreasing lost-time incidents by 66 percent; reducing monthly average of total incidents by 80 percent; and training 1,700 employees on new safety protocols.

To read the full case studies for each of these award winners, as well as dozens of other winners honored earlier in 2014 and in past years, visit www.IHS.com/SPECTRUM-Awards.

“We want to thank all of our 2014 IHS SPECTRUM Excellence Award winners for sharing their stories,” Key said. “They have clearly demonstrated their industry leadership by allowing others to benefit from their experiences, accomplishments and lessons learned.”

Nominations for the first round of IHS SPECTRUM Excellence Awards for 2015 will open starting January 15, 2015. The IHS SPECTRUM Excellence Awards are part of the IHS Customer Recognition Program. For more information, please contact KC Chartrand, IHS SPECTRUM Excellence Awards committee chair, at kc.chartrand@ihs.com. About IHS (www.ihs.com) IHS (NYSE: IHS) is the leading source of insight, analytics and expertise in critical areas that shape today’s business landscape. Businesses and governments in more than 150 countries around the globe rely on the comprehensive content, expert independent analysis and flexible delivery methods of IHS to make high-impact decisions and develop strategies with speed and confidence. IHS has been in business since 1959 and became a publicly traded company on the New York Stock Exchange in 2005. Headquartered inEnglewood, Colorado, USA, IHS is committed to sustainable, profitable growth and employs about 8,800 people in 32 countries around the world. IHS is a registered trademark of IHS Inc. All other company and product names may be trademarks of their respective owners. © 2014IHS Inc. All rights reserved. Source: IHS Inc. News Media Contact: IHS Inc.
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