Duquesne Light Company Hosts Fourth Annual Supplier Summit
Nearly 250 suppliers joined electric utility in July for recognition of partnerships, ongoing strategy
August 14, 2023
Duquesne Light Company (DLC) hosted its fourth annual Supplier Diversity Summit in July.
Nearly 250 suppliers attended the summit, which was held at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Pittsburgh-Green Tree, highlights the electric utility’s ongoing partnerships with suppliers and how these relations strengthen DLC’s service to customers and communities in the Pittsburgh region.
The event started with opening remarks from Duquesne Light Holdings President and CEO Kevin Walker. Subsequent programming included an overview of DLC’s preparation for the future, strategic imperatives and compliance processes.
Joel Burstein, CEO and founder of BEAM Collaborative, a strategic planning advisory firm the fosters corporate suppler partnerships to improve the quality of Black lives in Pittsburgh, delivered the keynote address.
Other activities included breakout sessions and panel discussions.
The event concluded with supplier recognition and DLC handing out several awards. The categories included Customer Service Excellence, Innovation Excellence, Quality Excellence, Safety Excellence and Supplier Diversity Excellence.
The recipients were:
Customer Service Excellence: Sargent Electric Company
Innovation Excellence: E Source
Quality Excellence: Nelson Tree Service
Safety Excellence: Burns & McDonnell
Supplier Diversity Excellence: Wesco Distribution
To learn more about DLC’s commitment to supplier diversity or the electric utility’s procurement and supply chain process visit here.