CHICAGO, IL (Oct. 24, 2017) – Sphera, the largest global provider of Operational Excellence software and information services, has announced the winners of the 2017 Embracing Excellence Awards. The awards were announced today at Sphera’s 2017 inspire North America user conference, which takes place at the Lost Pines Resort in Austin, Texas, through Oct. 25.

The Embracing Excellence awards recognize Sphera customers that have used Sphera products to achieve Operational Excellence in a number of areas. Winners were selected following an in-depth screening and voting process that took place this past summer and analyzed the success of more than 30 projects.

“The Sphera Embracing Excellence award winners stand out for their commitment to making their workforce and the world a safer place to operate in,” said Paul Marushka, Sphera’s president and CEO. “Achieving success across high risk industries requires an overwhelming commitment and organizational focus that starts with the executive leadership team.  These companies have fully committed to addressing and reducing risks, and we congratulate them all for their ongoing efforts and successes.”

Several companies were awarded Embracing Excellence Awards at inspire. The companies are listed alphabetically below along with the category in which they were named the winner.

  • Archer Daniels Midland Co. (ADM): Compliance Assurance
  • Chevron Corp.: Risk Management
  • Kinder Morgan: Incident Management
  • Molson Coors Brewing Co.: Maintenance, Repair & Operations
  • The Sherwin Williams Company: Product Compliance
  • World Oil Corp.: New Project of the Year (Midsize Company)
  • WILD Flavors & Specialty Ingredients (A Business Unit of ADM): New Project of the Year (Enterprise-size Company)

About Sphera

For more than 30 years Sphera has been committed to creating a safer, more sustainable and productive world by advancing operational excellence. Sphera is the largest global provider of Operational Excellence software and information services with a focus on Environmental Health & Safety (EH&S), Operational Risk and Product Stewardship. The Chicago-based company serves more than 2,500 customers and over 1 million individual users across 70 countries. Sphera is a portfolio company of Genstar Capital, a leading middle-market private equity firm focused on the software, industrial technology, financial services and healthcare industries. Learn more at www.spherasolutions.com. Follow Sphera on LinkedIn and Twitter @SpheraSolutions.

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