Teresa LeFevre & Gloria Oldani
Vice President of Supplier Diversity, Director of Corporate Procurement, Comerica Bank
Purchasing Director, DTE
D2D connects Detroit companies as buyers and suppliers. D2D programs help buyers identify local suppliers who know the market and can offer good value. D2D programs help companies looking for sales by identifying contract opportunities and preparing them to be “Buyer-Ready Businesses.”
D2D Featured Supplier – EKS Services Incorporated
EKS Services Incorporated is an environmental consulting company. It performs services such as air monitoring and asbestos investigation in addition to being a Michigan-certified asbestos training company. After working for two other environmental services companies, EKS founder and CEO Clarence Carpenter started his own firm in 2000 so he could make positive impact in the city of Detroit. EKS Services is located in Detroit and consults throughout Michigan as well as other parts of the U.S.
Clarence Carpenter, CEO of EKS, discusses the D2D program and why it is important to his company in a cool video produced by MCCI. Check out the video here.Contact a Business Development Manager
D2D Buyer Council Members – Quicken Loans and Greektown Casino-Hotel
Detroit-based Quicken Loans Inc. is the nation’s largest online home lender and the country’s third largest mortgage lender. The company moved its headquarters to downtown Detroit in 2010. Today, 8,000 of the company’s 10,000 team members call Detroit home. Greektown Casino-Hotel opened in November 2000 as the state’s third commercial casino. In February 2009 Greektown Casino-Hotel expanded its gaming floor and developed a new 400-room, 30-story hotel tower. The Quicken Family of companies have an interesting perspective because they have companies on both the buyer and supplier side of the D2D program. Both Quicken Loans and Greektown Casino-Hotel are D2D Buyer Council Members.
Scott Moore, Manager of Contracts and Purchasing at Quicken Loans and Ash Fukhari, Purchasing Manager at Greektown Casino discuss the D2D program and why it is important to them as buyers in a video produced by MCCI. Check out the video here.Contact a Business Development Manager