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John Deere Selects Aquent IT Solutions for Achieving Excellence Program for 8 Years Running

John Deere Selects Aquent IT Solutions for Achieving Excellence Program for 8 Years Running

BOSTON, MA (February 25, 2008)—Aquent IT Solutions, the technology consulting arm of the world’s leading marketing and creative staffing agency, announced today that it has earned recognition as a Partner-level supplier for 2006 in the John Deere Achieving Excellence Program for the eighth consecutive year. The Partner-level Supplier classification is the highest level in John Deere’s Achieving Excellence supplier program.

John Deere is the world's leading producer of agricultural equipment and a leader in the production of equipment for construction, forestry and lawn and turf care.

John Deere defines Partner Supplier status as a company that has exceeded Deere's performance standards, reached world-class levels and has a high impact on the satisfaction levels of its customers. Of the 64 John Deere suppliers who qualified for the Achieving Excellence award, only seven performed at the level required to achieve the Partner Supplier classification recognition.

Suppliers who participate in the Achieving Excellence program are evaluated annually in several key performance categories, including quality, cost management, delivery, technical support and wavelength, which is a measure of responsiveness.

Aquent IT Solutions was selected for the honor in recognition of its dedication to providing products and service of outstanding quality as well as its commitment to continuous improvement.

John Deere Supply Management created the Achieving Excellence program in 1991 to provide a supplier evaluation and feedback process that promotes continuous improvement.

The award of Partner Status in 2007 represents Aquent IT Solution’s eighth consecutive achievement of this prestigious honor from Deere.

"John Deere customers expect the highest degree of performance. These awards acknowledge that Aquent IT Solution’s services meet the exacting quality standards that John Deere customers expect," said Dan Neff, President of Aquent IT Solutions, located in Moline, IL.

The Aquent IT Solutions Account Team will accept the recognition during formal ceremonies to be held at the Deere Corporate Data Center in Moline, Illinois.

About Aquent IT Solutions

Aquent IT Solutions is a supplier of custom application development services as well as support and consulting services. Other customers include TMP Worldwide, UBS, Campbell Eward and GM.

About Aquent

For over twenty years Aquent has led the way in transforming how companies find and utilize marketing and creative talent to execute their brand strategies. Aquent’s pioneering approach to staffing and services has helped thousands of companies - including two-thirds of the Fortune 500 and 90 of the Fortune 100 - build their internal marketing and communications capabilities. Last year we placed over 11,000 Aquent talent at more 3,000 companies. Aquent is headquartered in Boston, MA.


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