TORONTO, June 9, 2011 /CNW/ - Celestica Inc. (NYSE: CLS) (TSX: CLS), a
global leader in the delivery of end-to-end product lifecycle
solutions, is pleased to announce that it has been selected as a
recipient of the 2011 CIO 100. The 24th annual award program recognizes organizations around the world that
exemplify the highest level of operational and strategic excellence in
information technology (IT).
"This year's CIO 100 awards draw well-deserved attention to companies
that are not only innovating with IT, but creating genuine business
value as well," said Maryfran Johnson, Editor in Chief, CIO magazine. "These winning companies and their IT organizations are an
inspiration to businesses everywhere."
Celestica is being recognized by CIO for its creation of a custom Manufacturing Execution System (MES), a
unique IT service that is designed to support the complex requirements
of the electronics manufacturing services industry. It serves as an
online transaction processing system that controls the process flow and
configuration of a diverse inventory of serialized electronic products
throughout the entire product lifecycle. Celestica developed the
proprietary IT solution to become more efficient and adaptive in
identifying and delivering product solutions for its customers.
"Being named to CIO 100 is a significant honour and is testament to how
closely aligned our IT strategy is with our overall business," said
Mary Gendron, Chief Information Officer. "By taking an innovative
approach to IT, we can deliver the speed, flexibility and transparency
that delivers strategic value to our customers and supports their
The 2011 CIO 100 awards will be presented at The Broadmoor in Colorado
Springs, Colorado on August 14-16 at the conclusion of the 16th annual
CIO 100 Symposium® and Awards Ceremony.
About the CIO 100
The recipients of this year's CIO 100 award were selected through a
three-step process. First, companies filled out an online application
form detailing their innovative IT and business initiatives. Next, a
team of judges reviewed the applications in depth, looking for unique
practices and substantial results. Finally, CIO editors reviewed the
judges' recommendations and voted on the final 100.
Complete coverage of the 2011 CIO 100 awards will be online at www.cio.com on August 1, 2011 and in the August 1 issue of CIO magazine.
About CIO Magazine
CIO produces award-winning content and community resources for information
technology executives and leaders thriving and prospering in this
fast-paced era of business, as well as create opportunities for
information technology and consumer marketers to reach them. The CIO
portfolio includes CIO.com, CIO magazine (launched in 1987), CIO Executive Programs and the CIO
Executive Council. CIO properties provide business technology leaders with analysis and
insight on information technology trends and a keen understanding of
IT's role in achieving business goals. The U.S. edition of the magazine
and website are recipients of more than 200 awards to date, including
the American Society of Business Publication Editor's Top B-to-B
Magazine since 2000 and two Grand Neals from the Jesse H. Neal National
Business Journalism Awards. CIO websites and printed publications
appear in more than 25 countries, including Australia, Canada, Finland,
India and Sweden. CIO Executive Programs—a series of face-to-face
conferences including the CIO 100 Awards & Symposium™—provide
educational and networking opportunities for pre-qualified corporate
and government leaders. The CIO Executive Council is a professional
organization of CIOs created to serve as an unbiased and trusted peer
advisory group. CIO is published by IDG Enterprise, a subsidiary of International Data
Group (IDG), the world's leading media, events, and research company.
Company information is available at www.idgenterprise.com.
Celestica is dedicated to delivering end-to-end product lifecycle
solutions to drive our customers' success. Through our simplified
global operations network and information technology platform, we are
solid partners who deliver informed, flexible solutions that enable our
customers to succeed in the markets they serve. Committed to providing
a truly differentiated customer experience, our agile and adaptive
employees share a proud history of demonstrated expertise and
creativity that provides our customers with the ability to overcome any
For further information on Celestica, visit www.celestica.com.
Celestica Safe Harbour and Fair Disclosure Statement
This news release contains forward-looking statements related to our
future growth, trends in our industry, our financial and or operational
results, and our financial or operational performance. Such
forward-looking statements are predictive in nature, and may be based
on current expectations, forecasts or assumptions involving risks and
uncertainties that could cause actual outcomes and results to differ
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"should," or "would," or may otherwise be indicated as forward-looking
statements by grammatical construction, phrasing or context. The risks
and uncertainties referred to above include, but are not limited to:
variability of operating results among periods; inability to retain or
grow our business due to execution problems resulting from significant
headcount reductions, plant closures and product transfer associated
with major restructuring activities; the effects of price competition
and other business and competitive factors generally affecting the EMS
industry; the challenges of effectively managing our operations during
uncertain economic conditions; our dependence on a limited number of
customers; our dependence on industries affected by rapid technological
change; the challenge of responding to lower-than-expected customer
demand; our ability to successfully manage our international
operations; and delays in the delivery and/or general availability of
various components used in the manufacturing process. These and other
risks and uncertainties and factors are discussed in the Company's
various public filings at www.sedar.com and www.sec.gov, including our Form 20-F and subsequent reports on Form 6-K filed with
the Securities and Exchange Commission.
We disclaim any intention or obligation to update or revise any
forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information,
future events or otherwise.
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