PANAMA CANAL AUTHORITY PLACES FIRST AMONG MORE THAN 300 COMPANIES IN SUMMA MAGAZINE AND HAY GROUP STUDY
PANAMA CITY, Panama, August 23, 2009 – The Panama Canal Authority (ACP) has been recognized, for the second year in a row, as the leading organization among more than 300 companies in Central America and the Dominican Republic according to an annual study conducted by Summa magazine and the management consultancy firm Hay Group.
The award presented this year to ACP Administrator/CEO Alberto Alemán Zubieta evaluates companies on management practices, financial performance, operations, products and services, human resources, image and reputation, social responsibility and customer service. This year, the study evaluated companies from Costa Rica, the Dominican Republic, Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua and Panama.
“I am very honored to receive this recognition from Summa Magazine and Hay Group,” said Mr. Alemán Zubieta. “Everyone at the ACP works hard to ensure that the Panama Canal provides safe, reliable and efficient service and I accept this award on behalf of the entire organization.”
Results of the study were evaluated based on a survey administered to one thousand executives and owners of more than 300 local, regional and multinational companies headquartered in Central America and the Dominican Republic.
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