SOURCE: IT & E International, Inc.

December 06, 2010 10:42 ET

IT&E International Named Top Veteran-Owned Small Business Contract Staff Supplier by Amgen Supplier Diversity Program

THOUSAND OAKS, CA and POTTSTOWN, PA--(Marketwire - December 6, 2010) -  Amgen Inc. (NASDAQ: AMGN) http://www.amgen.com awarded IT&E International http://www.iteinternational.com/ top honors as Veteran-Owned Small Business Contract Staff Supplier in its Supplier Diversity Program.

According to Audrey Porter, IT&E International Vice President, "A special flag-raising ceremony at Amgen's Thousand Oaks, California headquarters hosted by the Supplier Diversity program was attended by Rocky Chavez, California Secretary of Veteran Affairs, Debbie Gregory Co-Chair of the Veteran and Military Business Owners Association, Ryan Funderburg of IT& E International, and senior Amgen leadership.

"We are extremely grateful to Amgen for this recognition," continued Ms. Porter, "and appreciate the opportunities to help the company make significant strides in the fight against cancer, kidney disease, rheumatoid arthritis, and other serious illnesses," she said.

About Amgen's Supplier Diversity Program

Amgen has established a Supplier Diversity Program to ensure that small businesses are not excluded from participating in the supply of goods and/or services required by Amgen. Amgen is committed to identifying and awarding contracts to small, disadvantaged, women-owned businesses consistent with Amgen's requirements. Amgen strives to identify, develop, and utilize small, disadvantaged, veteran, disabled veteran, and women-owned business enterprises, as well as Historically Underutilized Business Zones (HUBZone), in our procurement program. Amgen's intent is to support economic development efforts to the extent that jobs may be provided, entrepreneurship may be advanced, and useful goods and/or services may be procured at competitive prices.

About IT&E International

IT&E International offers global regulatory compliance and validation services throughout the product development lifecycle. Consulting services include regulatory planning, providing skilled personnel for development operations, data management to ensure FDA compliance, and validation of new pharmaceutical manufacturing facilities. IT&E International provides our qualified, technical employees to work at pharmaceutical, biotech and life sciences organizations site under client supervision in FDA regulated areas. The company is headquartered at 1610 Medical Drive, Suite 210Pottstown, PA 19464; tel: (610) 340-2012; fax: (610) 340-2007; www.iteinternational.com

Contact Information

  • For further information contact:
    Ryan Funderburg
    Business Analyst
    IT&E International
    610.340.2010
    Email Contact
    or
    Steven Swartz
    978-524-9595
    Email Contact