(From left to right:) Michelle Richards – Executive Director, Great Lakes Women’s Business Council; Ann Walker – Practice Lead Director, Healthcare, OpTech; Ronia Kruse – President & CEO, OpTech; Lauren Hammer – Account Manager, OpTech; Lynda Rossi – Blue Cross EVP Strategy Government & Public Affairs, Corporate Executives
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
OpTech Wins Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan’s 2018 Women Business Diverse Supplier Achievement Award
Troy, MI, March 15, 2018 – Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan awarded OpTech, LLC the 2018 Women Business Diverse Supplier Achievement Award last week. The 13th annual celebration, featuring appreciative words from Blue Cross President and CEO Daniel J. Loepp, recognizes diverse partnerships within the verticals of healthcare, information technology and administrative services. “We are incredibly honored to be recognized by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan,” said Ronia Kruse, President & CEO of OpTech.
OpTech was recognized for its partnership with Blue Cross’ Veteran Employee Resource Network, an internal employee group, on veteran initiatives and event programming this year, particularly a special event with speaker and author Teresa Irish honoring veterans on Veteran’s Day 2017. Irish shared a captivating story about her book “A Thousand Letters Home,” a personal account of her discovery of 1,000 handwritten letters by her father during World War II.
“I know I speak for the entire OpTech team when I express our commitment to delivering diversity in the workplace alongside outstanding service to both our clients and our talent and hope to earn this distinctive recognition in years to come,” says Kruse.
OpTech provides effective programs for identifying, recruiting, training and assisting veterans in finding jobs and advancing their careers after their military service. The company’s success in employing veterans has earned them a Silver Level Employer certification status by the Michigan Veterans Affairs Agency. In addition, OpTech has been an enterprise wide Tier I supplier for Blue Cross since 2012.
OpTech is an award-winning Professional Services firm providing Technology and Engineering services to Fortune 1000 and Government clients. OpTech’s leadership and innovative solutions address the critical technology needs of its clients in the banking, manufacturing, insurance, utility, healthcare, and government sectors, particularly in data analytics, cyber security, connected vehicle and embedded systems and IT managed services. Their success is based on the effective application of both talent management and consulting services. OpTech’s responsiveness and exceptional service have led to the company’s outstanding reputation, including being ranked by Forbes as one of the best recruiting firms in the nation in 2017.