DETROIT – VisionIT, a global leader in information technology consulting, managed services and staffing and vendor management, was announced as the winner of the Hispanic Supplier of the Year and one of three finalists for the overall 2012 Supplier of the Year Award during the Urban Wheel Awards. The Urban Wheel Awards was named the Official Multicultural Event of the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) by the 2012 NAIAS Executive Committee.
The event will be held on Sunday, Jan. 8, 2012 at the Sound Board Theater, MotorCity Casino Hotel in Detroit. The finalists of the 2012 Supplier of the Year awards are being honored for demonstrating an unprecedented record of quality, growth and service to the automobile industry.
The Annual Urban Wheel Awards is the nation’s only award show bringing together celebrities, automotive executives, international media, government representatives and the multicultural community to celebrate inclusion in the automotive industry.
The awards are a daylong event, expected to attract nearly 2,500 movers and shakers in the automobile industry, as well as auto enthusiasts from across the country. The festivities begin at 2 p.m. with a vehicle exhibit, followed by a reception at 4 p.m. in honor of William “Bill” Perkins, the first African-American chairman of the NAIAS. The celebrity Green Carpet and VIP reception will be held at 5:30 p.m., followed by the awards show from 7 – 9 p.m., and the evening will conclude with an afterglow reception from 9 – 11 p.m.
In addition to the Supplier of the Year award category, the Dealer of the Year, Executive of the Year, Company of the Year, Car/Truck and Green Vehicle of the Year, and a Lifetime Achievement award to Warren Brown, an auto writer for the Washington Post, will be among those presented.