SOUTHFIELD, Mich.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Bartech Group, Inc. (Bartech), a leader in global workforce management solutions, announced today that their President and CEO, David Barfield was elected to serve on the National Minority Supplier Development Council’s (NMSDC) Board of Directors. The NMSDC is one of the nation’s leading corporate membership organizations dedicated to advocating for increased procurement opportunities for Asian, Black, Hispanic, Women and Native American businesses in the global corporate supply chain.
In addition to serving on the NMSDC board, Mr. Barfield also serves on the organization’s Corporate Plus® Management Committee (CPMC). Corporate Plus® is a national membership category for NMSDC-certified minority business enterprises (MBEs) designed to recognize their national capabilities, bring them to the attention of more National Corporate Members and expand their participation in the NMSDC Network. The committee sets policies, reviews applications and approves MBEs for Corporate Plus® membership. Mr. Barfield is one of three Corporate Plus® members who serve on the NMSDC board.
“We are excited to leverage David’s leadership and expertise to further guide the growth and development of minority businesses,” said NMSDC President, Joset B. Wright. “The Bartech Group is a successful, growing company that has been part of the NMSDC network for nearly 30 years, and we welcome David’s perspective and insight.”
Bartech is certified by NMSDC as a Minority-Controlled Company (MCC) with Corporate Plus® status; and has more than 210 diversity suppliers, which provide nearly 40% of total spend (over $500 million), Bartech provides its clients with 100% Tier 1 diversity spend. Minority Businesses are one of the fastest growing business segments contributing to the economic health of the country and are very important to Mr. Barfield, both personally and professionally.
“As an advocate for supplier diversity, we look to offer recommendations and share our knowledge and marketplace experience with our clients about the benefits of supplier diversity. I’m very proud to be serving on the Board of Directors of such a respected organization such as the NMSDC, especially since their mission marries well with the diversity philosophy we promote throughout Bartech,” stated David Barfield, Bartech’s CEO.
Established in 1977, Bartech provides a unified strategy for the convergence of managed and staffing solutions. As a Managed Services Provider, we improve clients’ market position through greater quality, efficiency, cost savings and transparency; while minimizing the risks associated with the management of contract labor and a contingent workforce. Bartech manages more than 26,000 daily work assignments and $2 billion in annualized spend and continues to receive top industry recognition for its global solutions. Learn more at www.bartechgroup.com.
The National Minority Supplier Development Council advances business opportunities for certified Asian, Black, Hispanic and Native American business enterprises and connects them to corporate members. One of the country's leading corporate membership organizations, NMSDC was chartered in 1972 to provide increased procurement and business opportunities for minority businesses of all sizes. The NMSDC Network includes a National Office in New York and 36 regional councils across the country. The regional councils certify and match more than 16,000 minority-owned businesses with member corporations which want to purchase their products and services.