Welcome!

News Feed Item

IR professionals converge on New York City for 19th annual IR Magazine Awards - US

Winners include Coca-Cola, Covidien, Honeywell, Johnson & Johnson and Starbucks

NEW YORK, March 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Covidien has made it another year to remember after winning the grand prix for best overall IR by a large-cap company for the fourth year in a row at the IR Magazine Awards – US 2014. The medical equipment maker's head of IR, Cole Lannum, also picked up his fourth consecutive award for best IRO at a large cap. For the full list of all winners, please see below.

Tech giant Intel also did well, coming away from the evening with two titles to its name, including the award for the best use of technology for IR. Fellow large-cap competitor Honeywell picked up three awards from its three short lists, with the firm's David Anderson holding onto his title for best IR by a CFO at a large-cap company.

Retail group L Brands cemented its place in the US Top 100 this year, along with scooping the mid-cap grand prix for the best overall investor relations program, with CFO Stuart Burgdoerfer receiving praise for his role in the company's IR program.

Meanwhile, small-cap company Wright Medical Group climbed more than 100 places in the US Top 100 to also rank among the top 10 companies in the country for IR. The medical device firm's head of IR, Julie Tracy, was named the best IRO at a small-cap company while also steering her firm to the small-cap grand prix for best overall IR program.

The awards ceremony, now in its 19th year, was hosted by David Brancaccio, host and senior editor of American Public Media's Marketplace Morning Report, and saw more than 400 members of the US IR community gather at New York's Cipriani Wall Street.

IR Magazine Awards – US 2014 winners
Lifetime achievement: Barbara Gasper
Grand prix for best overall investor relations program – large cap: Covidien
Grand prix for best overall investor relations program – mid-cap: L Brands
Grand prix for best overall investor relations program – small cap: Wright Medical Group
Best investor relations officer – large cap: Cole Lannum – Covidien
Best investor relations officer – mid-cap: Ken Brause & Barbara Callahan – CIT Group
Best investor relations officer – small cap: Julie Tracy – Wright Medical Group
Best IR by a CEO or chairman – large cap: Jose Almeida – Covidien
Best IR by a CEO or chairman – mid-cap: Paul Bisaro – Actavis (joint winner)
                                                             Emanuel Chirico – PVH Corp (joint winner)
Best IR by a CEO or chairman – small cap: Robert Palmisano – Wright Medical Group
Best IR by a CFO – large cap: David Anderson – Honeywell
Best IR by a CFO – mid-cap: Stuart Burgdoerfer – L Brands
Best IR by a CFO – small cap: John Steele – Werner Enterprises
Best financial reporting: Honeywell
Best use of technology for investor relations: Intel
Best use of social media: Starbucks
Best investment community meetings: Covidien
Best corporate governance: Danaher
Most progress in investor relations: Pentair
Best sustainability practice: NextEra Energy
Best investor relations during a corporate transaction: Covidien
Best crisis management: Allscripts Healthcare Solutions
Best investor relations for an IPO: Gigamon
Best investor relations by an Asia-Pacific company in the US market: Tencent Holdings (China)
Best investor relations by a European company in the US market: NXP Semiconductors (Netherlands)
Best investor relations by a Latin American company in the US market: MercadoLibre (Argentina)

Best in sector
Chemicals: Praxair
Consumer goods: The Coca-Cola Company
Consumer services & business services: Ryder System
Diversified industrials : Honeywell
Finance & insurance: American Express
Healthcare: Covidien
Leisure, media & restaurants: Starbucks
Metals & mining: United States Steel
Oil & gas: Anadarko Petroleum
Pharmaceuticals & biotech: Johnson & Johnson
Real estate: Simon Property Group
Retail: L Brands
Technology: Intel
Transport: Kansas City Southern
Utilities: NextEra Energy

This event was sponsored by American Stock Transfer & Trust Company, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Barclays, Blender Media, Bloomberg, BNY Mellon, Business Wire, Computershare Georgeson, Corbin Perception, Cowen and Company, DG3, Dix & Eaton, EY, Eisenman Associates, Global IR Forum, Innisfree, Ipreo, Issuer Advisory Group, MacKenzie Partners, Marketwired, MBS Value Partners, Mizuho Securities, NASDAQ OMX, Q4 Web Systems, RR Donnelly, TD Bank, theIRapp, UBS and Wells Fargo.

About the awards
The winners of the IR Magazine Awards – US 2014 were determined by an independent survey of more than 800 analysts and investors based throughout the US. Each was asked to vote for the company they think provides the best IR service in each awards category.  Quotes from and views of analysts and investors about the award-winning companies and their IR programs, along with the full results and methodology for determining the rankings, can be found in the IR Magazine Investor Perception Study – US 2014, which will be published in April 2014. The study also profiles each award-winning company in the region and lists the other ranked firms mentioned in IR Magazine's survey.

To order a copy of the IR Magazine Investor Perception Study – US 2014, please contact Andrea Pion at [email protected].

About IR Magazine
For more than 25 years, IR Magazine has remained the only monthly global publication that focuses on the interactions between companies and their investors. IR Magazine helps investor relations professionals achieve more in their IR programs, benchmark their efforts and connect to the global IR community. IR Magazine also hosts events such as awards, think tanks and conferences around the world. To learn more, please visit us online at www.irmagazine.com, on Twitter @IRMagazine and via our LinkedIn group IR Magazine Leaders.

Media contacts:
Renee Walton       
Managing director, North America
IR Magazine
[email protected] 
+1 917 476 2242

Amy McGahan
Senior vice president
Dix & Eaton
[email protected] 
+1 216 241 3027

SOURCE IR Magazine

More Stories By PR Newswire

Copyright © 2007 PR Newswire. All rights reserved. Republication or redistribution of PRNewswire content is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of PRNewswire. PRNewswire shall not be liable for any errors or delays in the content, or for any actions taken in reliance thereon.

Latest Stories
Addteq is one of the top 10 Platinum Atlassian Experts who specialize in DevOps, custom and continuous integration, automation, plugin development, and consulting for midsize and global firms. Addteq firmly believes that automation is essential for successful software releases. Addteq centers its products and services around this fundamentally unique approach to delivering complete software release management solutions. With a combination of Addteq's services and our extensive list of partners,...
While not quite mainstream yet, WebRTC is starting to gain ground with Carriers, Enterprises and Independent Software Vendors (ISV’s) alike. WebRTC makes it easy for developers to add audio and video communications into their applications by using Web browsers as their platform. But like any market, every customer engagement has unique requirements, as well as constraints. And of course, one size does not fit all. In her session at WebRTC Summit, Dr. Natasha Tamaskar, Vice President, Head of C...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Outlyer, a monitoring service for DevOps and operations teams, has been named “Bronze Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 20th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. Outlyer is a monitoring service for DevOps and Operations teams running Cloud, SaaS, Microservices and IoT deployments. Designed for today's dynamic environments that need beyond cloud-scale monitoring, we make monitoring effortless so you...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Catchpoint Systems, Inc., a provider of innovative web and infrastructure monitoring solutions, has been named “Silver Sponsor” of SYS-CON's DevOps Summit at 18th Cloud Expo New York, which will take place June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. Catchpoint is a leading Digital Performance Analytics company that provides unparalleled insight into customer-critical services to help consistently deliver an amazing customer experience. Designed ...
Cloud Expo, Inc. has announced today that Andi Mann and Aruna Ravichandran have been named Co-Chairs of @DevOpsSummit at Cloud Expo 2017. The @DevOpsSummit at Cloud Expo New York will take place on June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, New York, and @DevOpsSummit at Cloud Expo Silicon Valley will take place Oct. 31-Nov. 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
SYS-CON Events announced today that CA Technologies has been named “Platinum Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 20th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY, and the 21st International Cloud Expo®, which will take place October 31-November 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. CA Technologies helps customers succeed in a future where every business – from apparel to energy – is being rewritten by software. From ...
SYS-CON Events announced today that CA Technologies has been named “Platinum Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 20th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY, and the 21st International Cloud Expo®, which will take place October 31-November 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. CA Technologies helps customers succeed in a future where every business – from apparel to energy – is being rewritten by software. From ...
DevOps and microservices are permeating software engineering teams broadly, whether these teams are in pure software shops but happen to run a business, such Uber and Airbnb, or in companies that rely heavily on software to run more traditional business, such as financial firms or high-end manufacturers. Microservices and DevOps have created software development and therefore business speed and agility benefits, but they have also created problems; specifically, they have created software securi...
SYS-CON Events announced today that CrowdReviews.com has been named “Media Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 20th International Cloud Expo, which will take place on June 6–8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. CrowdReviews.com is a transparent online platform for determining which products and services are the best based on the opinion of the crowd. The crowd consists of Internet users that have experienced products and services first-hand and have an interest in letting other potential buyers...
In the enterprise today, connected IoT devices are everywhere – both inside and outside corporate environments. The need to identify, manage, control and secure a quickly growing web of connections and outside devices is making the already challenging task of security even more important, and onerous. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Rich Boyer, CISO and Chief Architect for Security at NTT i3, will discuss new ways of thinking and the approaches needed to address the emerging challenges of securit...
Ayehu provides IT Process Automation & Orchestration solutions for IT and Security professionals to identify and resolve critical incidents and enable rapid containment, eradication, and recovery from cyber security breaches. Ayehu provides customers greater control over IT infrastructure through automation. Ayehu solutions have been deployed by major enterprises worldwide, and currently, support thousands of IT processes across the globe. The company has offices in New York, California, and Isr...
The emerging Internet of Everything creates tremendous new opportunities for customer engagement and business model innovation. However, enterprises must overcome a number of critical challenges to bring these new solutions to market. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Michael Martin, CTO/CIO at nfrastructure, outlined these key challenges and recommended approaches for overcoming them to achieve speed and agility in the design, development and implementation of Internet of Everything solutions with...
When it comes to cloud computing, the ability to turn massive amounts of compute cores on and off on demand sounds attractive to IT staff, who need to manage peaks and valleys in user activity. With cloud bursting, the majority of the data can stay on premises while tapping into compute from public cloud providers, reducing risk and minimizing need to move large files. In his session at 18th Cloud Expo, Scott Jeschonek, Director of Product Management at Avere Systems, discussed the IT and busine...
DevOps is often described as a combination of technology and culture. Without both, DevOps isn't complete. However, applying the culture to outdated technology is a recipe for disaster; as response times grow and connections between teams are delayed by technology, the culture will die. A Nutanix Enterprise Cloud has many benefits that provide the needed base for a true DevOps paradigm. In his general session at 20th Cloud Expo, Chris Brown, a Solutions Marketing Manager at Nutanix, will explore...
It is one thing to build single industrial IoT applications, but what will it take to build the Smart Cities and truly society changing applications of the future? The technology won’t be the problem, it will be the number of parties that need to work together and be aligned in their motivation to succeed. In his Day 2 Keynote at @ThingsExpo, Henrik Kenani Dahlgren, Portfolio Marketing Manager at Ericsson, discussed how to plan to cooperate, partner, and form lasting all-star teams to change the...