IAP Honored as a Top Corporation for Veteran-Owned Businesses
Cape Canaveral, FL – The National Veteran-Owned Business Association (NaVOBA) has named IAP Worldwide Services (IAP) on its annual list honoring the best U.S. corporations for working with veteran-owned businesses. The prestigious list honors the large corporations – both defense and non-defense – that most successfully engage the nation’s 3 million veteran-owned businesses (VOBs) as suppliers. IAP was listed as one of the top five defense industry companies for working with veteran-owned businesses in 2013.
“These corporations that earn a spot on this exclusive list are the best in the U.S. at recognizing how well the military prepares business leaders through teaching leadership, teamwork, resolve, integrity, and ingenuity,” said NaVOBA President Chris Hale. “Corporate America is eager to partner with business leaders who embody those intangibles combined with exemplary skills and the dedication needed to contribute to overall economic success. We’re delighted to highlight and honor them.”
Currently, more than 160 of the world’s largest companies maintain programs designed to use VOBs as preferred vendors in their supplier diversity efforts. All of this year’s honorees will be featured on the cover story of the April 2013 issue of NaVOBA’s Vetrepreneur magazine.
“As IAP is in the business of serving the men and women who serve our country, we acknowledge that nobody understands that commitment better than the veterans whohave lived it,” says IAP President Spence Wickham. “Because of veterans’ rigorous training and experience in real-world missions, veteran-owned and operated businesses are a vital part of our supply chain. When we work with veteran-owned business, we know we receive the kind of leadership and work ethic needed to support our mission.”
IAP is a leading international contractor providing a broad spectrum of services and solutions to commercial industries, the Department of Defense, and otherU.S. government agencies. IAP’s integrated capabilities include: Infrastructure Support, Information Technology, Power Solutions, Logistics and Supply Chain, and Emergency Services and Staffing Services.
IAP’s corporate headquarters is located in Cape Canaveral, Florida, and the company operates in over 120 locations worldwide. IAP’s website can be accessed at www.iapws.com.