Suddath Named 2022 International Company of the Year
NEWS // December 5, 2022
JAXUSA Partnership recognizes Suddath’s significant international business contributions to the North Florida region.
Jacksonville, Fla (December 5, 2022) – Suddath was recently honored with a 2022 International Company of the Year award from the JAXUSA Partnership, the economic development division of JAX Chamber. Each year, JAXUSA traditionally celebrates both a company and an individual who have made significant international business contributions to the North Florida region. Suddath and Brian Fay, Americas Head of Operations for Deutsche Bank, were this year’s honorees at the Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront event on November 30.
“International business opens up incredible opportunities for our region and everyone who lives here,” observed Aundra Wallace, JAXUSA President, in the JAX Chamber news release, adding that “Suddath and Brian Fay have played a major role in raising the global profile of our community and growing jobs in our region.”
Suddath was recognized for its growth from a small moving company founded in Jacksonville in 1919, to its current position as an $850 million global business, employing over 2,000 individuals in 180 countries. Suddath, together with its group of privately-owned companies and family of brands, is a leading provider of global transportation, relocation, comprehensive workplace solutions, commercial moving and specialized logistics services, Suddath currently operates from more than 30 U.S. and 13 international locations in eight different countries.
David Dance, President of Sterling Lexicon, Suddath’s global relocation management company, accepted the award on the company’s behalf. He noted “With founding roots in Jacksonville that go back more than a century, Suddath has long been a proud contributor to the North Florida community, furthering its reputation as a vital business and transportation hub. Our company’s significant global expansion affords us unique opportunities to showcase the outstanding culture, infrastructure and talent this region has to offer, and we look forward to continuing to benefit from and contribute to its international business development and growth.”
The JAXUSA Partnership’s final luncheon of the year was sponsored by Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront, Jacksonville Transportation Authority, Leadership Jacksonville, PRI Productions, TruTechnology and UNF MedNexus. Peter Menziuso, company group chairman for Johnson & Johnson Vision, delivered the keynote address.