McDonald’s selected HM Electronics, Inc. (HME) as its 2011 Equipment Supplier of the Year. The award is presented annually to the equipment supplier that makes the most significant impact on, and contribution to, McDonald’s business over the previous year.

The award criteria include commitment to quality and food safety, product, equipment and process innovation, exemplary customer service, and value.

“Customers expect more from an iconic brand like ours. HME is a partner who shares our values and vision,” says Fernando Esparaza, senior director at McDonald’s. “They never stop innovating. They’re always striving to improve and bring us the next great thing.”

“McDonald’s has incredibly high standards, and to be named its Equipment Supplier of the Year is an incredible honor,” says Chuck Miyahira, chief executive officer of HME. “It is a testament to the hard work and dedication of literally everyone at HME—we couldn’t be happier.”

McDonald’s presented HME the award at their 2012 Worldwide Convention, a biannual gathering of thousands of McDonald’s staff, owner operators, and suppliers from around the world. It was the first time HME was named its Equipment Supplier of the Year.

“This award is something that has tremendous meaning to our employees,” Miyahira says. “It recognizes them directly for their dedication to quality, innovation, and service.”

“We are honored that McDonald’s has selected HME as their 2011 Equipment Supplier of the Year,” says Paul Foley, senior vice president of sales.

“HME and McDonald’s worked closely together on a number of key initiatives in 2011. Being recognized by McDonald’s as a leading strategic supplier is very significant and rewarding to the HME team. HME greatly values our 35-plus-year relationship with McDonald’s. We look forward to our continued partnership and to even greater achievements in the future.”

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