Outback Purveyor of the Year Award 2007-2009
Summit Energy, a global energy management and sustainability services firm, announced today that it has received Outback Steakhouse’s 2009 Purveyor of the Year Award. Over the past five years, Summit Energy has worked as an energy consultant for Outback Steakhouse and its nearly 1,200 locations worldwide.
“The leadership Summit Energy provides our company is top-notch,” commented Kristen Brooks, Vice President of Procurement at Outback Steakhouse. “We view Summit as an extension of our procurement team. They sit on our side of the table and lead us in making the best possible decisions.”
“We are honored to accept the 2009 Purveyor of the Year Award, a recognition that speaks to the merit of our approach to energy management,” said Steve Wilhite, CEO at Summit Energy. “We’re proud to say that the 2009 award marks the third consecutive year in which Summit Energy has received this honor. We value Outback Steakhouse as a client and look forward to continuing our partnership in the years to come,” added Mr. Wilhite.
Outback Steakhouse has recognized a selective group of outstanding suppliers with the Purveyor of the Year Award since the company’s inception in 1988. Today, Outback Steakhouse works with over 3,500 suppliers, distributors, and vendors. Out of these thousands of suppliers, fifty six received a Purveyor of the Year Award for 2009.