ISELIN, New Jersey June 26, 2008 - Siemens PLM Software, a business unit of the Siemens Industry Automation Division and a leading global provider of product lifecycle management (PLM) software and services, today announced the company has been selected as a “Best Diversity Company for 2008” by Diversity / Careers in Engineering & Information Technology (Diversity/Careers) magazine.
Throughout March and April 2008, Diversity/Careers magazine readers and Website visitors were asked to identify those organizations, corporations and/or government agencies employing technical professionals and also carrying out best-practice level diversity programs and initiatives. Selections were based on perceptions formed by personal experiences, discussions and published information.
“Siemens is an industry-leading corporate citizen and we value our relationship tremendously,” said Roberta Renard, CEO and publisher, Diversity/Careers in Engineering & Information Technology.
“Siemens strives to develop and nurture partnerships that provide significant value for academic institutions, youth/displaced workers development programs, regional productivity partnerships, Partners for the Advancement of collaborative Engineering Education (PACE) and our global communities,” said Joe Santana, senior director, Siemens Corp. “We work closely with Diversity/Careers to improve the technical stature of underrepresented institutions and improve their ability to develop top-notch engineers and technologists.”
Siemens PLM Software’s GO PLM™ initiative leads the industry in the commercial value of the in-kind grants it provides and brings together four complementary community involvement programs focused on academic partnership, regional productivity, youth and displaced worker development and the PACE (Partners for the Advancement of Collaborative Engineering Education) program. GO PLM provides PLM technology to more than 960,000 students yearly at nearly 9,500 global institutions, where it is used at every academic level – from middle schools to graduate engineering research programs. For more information on GO PLM and the partners and programs it supports visit http://www.plm.automation.siemens.com/en_us/about_us/goplm/index.shtml.
Diversity/Careers Magazine reaches over 100,000 professionals in Engineering and IT who are Women, African Americans, Hispanics, Native Americans, Asian Americans, and People with Disabilities. The professional issue is distributed six times a year. Our editorial is superb and each issue has special sections such as Focus on Diversity, Changing Technology, Tech Update, and Supplier Diversity Focus.
Diversity/Careers magazine and Diversity/Careers online are owned and operated by Renard Communications, Inc. Renard Communications is certified as a woman business enterprise (WBE) by the Women President’s Educational Organization (WPEO), a certifying partner for the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC). Our certificate number is 241285. We regularly attend matchmaking functions and national conventions of both WBENC and NMSDC.
Siemens PLM Software, a business unit of the Siemens Industry Automation Division, is a leading global provider of product lifecycle management (PLM) software and services with 5.5 million licensed seats and 51,000 customers worldwide. Headquartered in Plano, Texas, Siemens PLM Software’s open enterprise solutions enable a world where organizations and their partners collaborate through Global Innovation Networks to deliver world-class products and services. For more information on Siemens PLM Software products and services, visit www.siemens.com/plm.
The Siemens Industry Automation Division (Nuremberg), a division of the Siemens Industry Sector, is a worldwide leader in the fields of automation systems, low-voltage switchgear and industrial software. Its portfolio ranges from standard products for the manufacturing and process industry to solutions for whole industries and systems that encompass the automation of entire automobile production facilities and chemical plants. As a leading software supplier, Industry Automation optimizes the entire value added chain of manufacturers – from product design and development to production, sales and a wide range of maintenance services.
Note: Siemens and the Siemens logo are registered trademarks of Siemens AG. GO PLM is a trademark or registered trademark of Siemens Product Lifecycle Management Software Inc. or its subsidiaries in the United States and in other countries. All other trademarks, registered trademarks or service marks belong to their respective holders.