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March 2017

Discover the Pathway to Business Success at the 32nd Annual Florida State Minority Supplier Development Council Business Expo

American Medical Depot President of Government Business, Beverly Kuykendall is an invited speaker at the Florida State Minority Supplier Development Council’s 32nd Annual Business Expo. The Expo will be held in Ft. Lauderdale, FL from March 30 – 31, 2017. American Medical Depot is proud to provide ongoing support for the Florida State Minority Supplier Development Council and the important mission of inclusiveness and diversity that they promote within the healthcare industry.

Kuykendall’s workshop titled Doing Business with Federal, State and Local Government will focus on how companies can take advantage of opportunities in the government contracting sector. Attendees will gain valuable insight on how to identify contracting opportunities and outline steps to successfully do business with federal, state and local governments. The topics to be discussed include how to win contracts, joint ventures, subcontracting opportunities and certifications.
Beverly Kuykendall is an accomplished business professional and highly requested speaker. She is the recipient of numerous awards, including the 2016 Legacy Healthcare Leadership Award, South Florida’s 25 Most Influential and Prominent Women in Business and Leadership for 2015, the 50 Most Powerful Minority Women in Business, Supplier of the Year by the Southern California Minority Supplier Development Council, 2013 Small Business Champion of the Year by the Los Angeles District office of the U.S. Small Business Association, Entrepreneur of the Year by the Black Business Association of Los Angeles, and Advocate of the Year by the National Association of Minority Contractors of Southern California.

Kuykendall has a BS in Business Management from Cal Poly University in Pomona, California, and an MBA from Pepperdine University in Malibu, California.

About the Florida State Minority Supplier Development Council

The Florida State Minority Supplier Development Council is a not for profit corporation established to foster the development and expansion of minority-owned businesses.  The mission of the Florida State Minority Supplier Development Council is to connect minority businesses, corporations, and government buyers. The Council aids in registering and certifying minority-owned business. For more information, visit www.fsmsdc.org.

November 2016

American Medical Depot President of Government Business Receives Nomination from Legacy Magazine for Second Year in a Row

Beverly Kuykendall, President of Government Business at American Medical Deport (AMD), has been nominated by Legacy magazine as one of South Florida’s Top Black Healthcare Professionals. In 2015, Kuykendall was awarded the honor of being selected as one of South Florida’s 25 Most Influential and Prominent Women in Business and Leadership. Kuykendall’s most recent nomination will be published on December 2, 2016 in the Sun Sentinel Newspaper and inserted in the Business Monday section of the Miami Herald Newspaper. She will also be honored at a special reception hosted by Legacy magazine.

Kuykendall offers deep expertise in doing business with both the public and private sectors. Her facilitative approach and keen understanding of economic issues has resulted in the development of key initiatives that move companies’ strategic missions forward. She has been integral to many successful projects during her career, including projects to outfit medical ships at Sea for the U.S. Navy, a project creating opportunities for the blind to create medical supplies kits for emergency initiatives, and a project providing humanitarian aid support to displaced persons in the Syrian conflict.

Beverly Kuykendall is an accomplished business professional and highly requested speaker. She is the recipient of numerous awards, including the 50 Most Powerful Minority Women in Business, Supplier of the Year by the Southern California Minority Supplier Development Council,  Small Business Champion of the Year by the Los Angeles District office of the U.S. Small Business Association, Entrepreneur of the Year by the Black Business Association of Los Angeles, and Advocate of the Year by the National Association of Minority Contractors of Southern California.

Kuykendall has a BS in Business Management from Cal Poly University in Pomona, California, and an MBA from Pepperdine University in Malibu, California.

 

About Legacy Magazine

Established in 2004, Legacy, through distribution partnerships with the Miami Herald and the Sun Sentinel Newspapers, has a combined readership of over two million and publishes bi-monthly. Legacy is a news/business publication providing Florida’s Black professional community with insightful articles and information on business, careers, politics, lifestyle, education, religion, culture and social commentary.

October 2016

American Medical Depot Offers Veterans Support during the 2016 National Veterans Small Business Engagement Event

Beverly Kuykendall, President of Government Business at American Medical Depot is scheduled to speak at the sixth annual National Veterans Small Business Engagement (NVSBE), November 1-3, 2016 at the Minneapolis Convention Center. The event is designed to connect Veteran Owned Small Businesses (VOSBs) with Procurement Decision Makers (PDMs) from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, other federal agencies, state government, and large commercial firms with small business needs.

Kuykendall will lead a session on November 2, 2016 at 11:10 AM titled “Certified? Now What?” The session will focus on leveraging certifications to secure federal contracts and successfully pursue business opportunities. Kuykendall will leverage her own experience in federal contracting to identify how to bridge the gap between identifying opportunities, responding to RFPs, successfully partnering with other businesses, and mitigating risk. Participants will learn the tools to successfully position their businesses as someone the government and government contractors want to do business with.

Beverly Kuykendall is an accomplished business professional and highly requested speaker. She is the recipient of numerous awards, including the 50 Most Powerful Minority Women in Business, Supplier of the Year by the Southern California Minority Supplier Development Council, 2013 Small Business Champion of the Year by the Los Angeles District office of the U.S. Small Business Association, Entrepreneur of the Year by the Black Business Association of Los Angeles, and Advocate of the Year by the National Association of Minority Contractors of Southern California. Most recently, Kuykendall was recognized as one of South Florida’s 25 Most Influential and Prominent Women in Business and Leadership for 2015.

Kuykendall has a BS in Business Management from Cal Poly University in Pomona, California, and an MBA from Pepperdine University in Malibu, California.

About American Medical Depot

AMD is a leading healthcare supply chain solutions company based in Miramar, FL that uses technology and insight to provide smarter ways for clients to manage medical supplies and equipment utilization within complex healthcare supply chains. AMD was recently awarded the VA MSPV-NG Contract to service the following VA Geographic Regions: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7 and 21. Having provided innovative supply chain solutions to healthcare providers for more than 20 years, AMD continually executes proven value-add models, combined with deep industry experience and strong leadership in order to deliver smarter and more cost-efficient turnkey solutions for government and commercial markets. For more information, visit www.amdnext.com.

About the National Veterans

NVSBE directly connects VOSBs with PDMs from the Department of Veterans Affairs, other federal agencies, state government, as well as large firms with small business needs—and provides training opportunities to improve the capabilities of small businesses to successfully compete for procurement contracts.

NVSBE also enables VA PDMs to engage with a large number of VOSBs in a short period of time, facilitating market research in support of meeting VA socioeconomic goals. For more information, visit https://nvsbe16.mybusinessmatches.com/.

AMD Celebrates Supplier Diversity and Achievement at the Florida State Minority Supplier Development Council 41st Annual Awards Gala

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On Friday, September 30th, business leaders and supply chain innovators came together to celebrate at the Florida State Minority Supplier Development Council (FSMSDC) 41st Annual Awards Gala. Held at the Rosen Plaza Hotel in Orlando, FL, the event recognized the achievements of Florida’s top minority-owned businesses and major corporations that are committed to Supplier Diversity.

American Medical Depot (AMD) President Akhil Agrawal was in attendance to present an award of appreciation to Frank Fernandez, Assistant Vice President, Supply Chain Services at Baptist Health of South Florida. Mr. Fernandez is an industry pioneer with over 30 years of contributions to healthcare.  Mr. Fernandez was recognized with a Lifetime Achievement Award, “In Recognition for Transforming the Healthcare Industry Landscape for Supplier Diversity, Forever,” for setting the pace for the healthcare industry to recognize and tap into disruptive supply chain innovations offered by firms like American Medical Depot.

AMD President Agrawal was joined on stage by Deborah Williams, Senior Director of Sourcing and Supplier Diversity, Premier, Inc., and Kenyetta Keys Director of Materials Management, Doctors Community Hospital, in Lanham, MD.   Mrs. Keys also serves as Chairwoman of the Premier Supplier Diversity Committee on behalf of all Premier Hospital Members. Said Mrs. Keys, “AMD has been a staunch and progressive leader of supplier diversity. I am proud to be a partner with them in the advancement and inclusiveness of diverse organizations in the healthcare landscape.”

Baptist Health South Florida is the largest healthcare organization in the Southeastern region, with seven hospitals, nearly 50 outpatient and urgent care facilities, Baptist Health Medical Group, Baptist Health Quality Network, and internationally renowned centers of excellence. The not-for-profit, faith-based Baptist Health has approximately 16,000 employees and 2,400 affiliated physicians. The Baptist Hospital network includes Baptist Children’s Hospital, Doctors Hospital, Homestead Hospital, Mariners Hospital, South Miami Hospital and West Kendall Baptist Hospital. Baptist Health South Florida has been recognized as one of the 100 Best Companies to Work For in America and as one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies.

 

About the Florida State Minority Supplier Development Council

The Florida State Minority Supplier Development Council is a not for profit corporation established to foster the development and expansion of minority-owned businesses.  The mission of the Florida State Minority Supplier Development Council is to connect minority businesses, corporations, and government buyers. The Council aids in registering and certifying minority-owned business. For more information, visit www.fsmsdc.org.

September 2016

American Medical Depot Leases 62,500 Square Feet at Rotterdam Corporate Park

The Schenectady County Metroplex Development Authority and the Galesi Group today announced that American Medical Depot, a Florida-based distribution and supply chain management company that leverages technology to manage multi-disciplinary supply chains, will lease 62,500 square feet of space at the Rotterdam Corporate Park in Schenectady County, New York. This expansion continues to build the company’s brand presence in the medical supply distribution industry and allows American Medical Depot to scale in response to increasing customer demand.

Anthony Jasenski, Chairman of the Schenectady County Legislature said, “Schenectady County welcomes American Medical Depot.  They searched across the entire Northeast for a location to serve our nation’s veterans and selected Schenectady County for this major expansion.  This is another example of Schenectady County’s growing reputation as a great place for businesses to expand and thrive.”

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) recently announced a major contract award to American Medical Depot that will bolster the VA’s ability to deliver timely health care to our nation’s veterans. The contract for Medical Surgical Prime Vendor-Next Generation Program (MSPV-NG) represents a major step forward in supply chain modernization and has been identified by the VA as “breakthrough priority” of the Department’s MyVA transformation effort.  The new Schenectady County facility will be used to serve Veterans Affairs medical facilities in the New England region.

American Medical Depot selected Schenectady County over competing sites in New York, Pennsylvania and New England states.  The company plans to create approximately 20 jobs at the new Rotterdam facility in the next five years.

Company CEO Sukrit Agrawal said, “We are excited to locate our newest facility at the Rotterdam Corporate Park.  This location in Rotterdam, New York will bring new job opportunities to the County, and increase the company’s geographic footprint.  It will make it easier for us to distribute life-saving medical supplies to our nation’s veterans, as well as other customer facilities up and down the eastern seaboard.”

A large part of the company’s decision to choose Rotterdam Corporate Park as a location for the new expansion was based on the welcoming nature of the community.  CEO Agrawal said, “It’s always reassuring to know you’ll be working with people who care about expanding opportunities in the community. From our initial meeting with Schenectady County officials and principals from the Galesi Group, we were confident that this would be a mutually beneficial relationship that would have a positive impact on the County.”

The company will be located in 62,500 square feet of brand new space just completed by the Galesi Group, owners of the Rotterdam Corporate Park, formerly the Rotterdam Army Depot. The project is a homecoming of sorts as it marks the return of military and VA supply work to the former Depot.  It also reconnects AMD co-founders Sukrit and Akhil Agrawal to Schenectady County.  The two brothers spent part of their early teenage years living in Niskayuna.

The Rotterdam Corporate Park has more than 3.7 million square feet of space and is the largest business park in the Capital Region. Tenants include Railex, FedEx Freight, Golub Corporation, GE, Distribution Unlimited and many others.

David Buicko, CEO of the Galesi Group said, “This is the type of fast growing company that we like to work with.  We welcome American Medical Depot to the Rotterdam Corporate Park and we look forward to growing with this company as they provide a critical service to our nation’s vets and to the military.”

Ray Gillen, Metroplex Chair said, “We worked hard to show this fast growing medical equipment company that the Rotterdam Corporate Park was the best choice for their expansion in the Northeast.  We also thank the Galesi Group for investing in this new 100,000 square foot building. Our goal was to use this new building to attract new companies to Schenectady County and before the building was even finished, we have leased more than half the available space.”

CBRE provided real estate site selection support for the project in multiple Northeastern locations including Dan Davitt from CBRE’s Albany office.

July 2016

AMD Joins Thought Leaders at Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Workshop

Akhil Agrawal, President of American Medical Depot (AMD), has been invited to join a prestigious panel of thought leaders as a panelist during the National Academy of Sciences’ (NAS) Workshop, Integration of FDA and NIOSH Evaluation Processes of Respiratory Protective Devices for Health Care Workers. The event will be held on August 1, 2016 at the Keck Center of the National Academies in Washington, D.C. Mr. Agrawal joins a panel of leaders from the Mayo Clinic, Johns Hopkins Medical Center, the University of Maryland Medical Center, and 3M to discuss respiratory solutions for protection from airborne pathogens. Mr. Agrawal will share his unique industry perspective based on AMD’s long and tenured experience as a supply chain innovator.

The National Academy of Sciences’ (NAS) Workshop explores how health care worker safety, health, and productivity can be protected. This forum allows industry experts to evaluate the potential next steps to integrate federal processes (FDA and NIOSH) used to certify and approve N95 respiratory protective devices with approved standards in health care settings.

As President and co-founder of AMD, Akhil Agrawal creates new opportunities to partner with public and private health care institutions to deliver smarter supply chain solutions that will improve the quality of patient care. Mr. Agrawal has a background in solving complex challenges with out-of-the-box approaches that transform the way companies think about distribution and logistics. He has demonstrated his expertise through his leadership at AMD for over 20 years, and has been an integral part of significant business deals with organizations such as the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, the University of Miami, and the U.S. Navy Fleet.

Mr. Agrawal sits on various boards and supports several organizations, including the Healthcare Industry Distributors Association (HIDA), the Education and Research Committee of the Healthcare Supplier Diversity Alliance (HSDA), Nexera Medical Inc., the Indian-American Republican Council and the National Minority Medical Suppliers Association. Mr. Agrawal has also been appointed to several government commissions, including the Executive Committee of the U.S. Small Business Administration National Advisory Council, and the State of Florida Council for Efficient Government. He is also a member of the Governor of the State of Florida’s Healthcare Policy Team and co-led the Florida Department of Health Transition Team.

Mr. Agrawal has a Bachelor of Science in Finance from the University of Florida.

About AMD

AMD is a leading healthcare supply chain solutions company that uses technology and insight to provide smarter ways for clients to source and purchase medical supplies and equipment. AMD is committed to innovation and understanding the requirements of leading healthcare provider customers and vendor partners. Having provided supply chain solutions to healthcare providers for more than 20 years, AMD continually executes a proven value-add model, combined with deep industry experience and strong leadership, in order to deliver smarter, more cost-efficient turnkey solutions for government and emerging commercial markets.

June 2016

AMD’s Beverly Kuykendall featured during 2016 Essence Festival

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AMD President of Government Business, Beverly Kuykendall, is a featured speaker at the 2016 Essence Festival – Essence Money and Power Expo – Leap, Run, Grow. Kuykendall will offer experiential insights in a session on July 1, 2016 at 2PM titled “So you think you’re ready to do business with the federal government?” The session will explore key steps to helping businesses become contract ready and carve out a path to doing business with the federal government.

The 2016 Essence Money and Power Expo – Leap, Run, Grow is a partnership between Essence Magazine and the Minority Business Development Agency to support the development of Black women by providing them with new and existing products, tools, services and experiences. This unique forum includes business topics such as Finance, Tech, Careers and Entrepreneurship with point of views from seasoned executives. Essence is dedicated to honoring the entrepreneurial accomplishments of women by providing a platform and rich content that appeal to the minority woman business owner.

Beverly Kuykendall leads AMD’s expansion into key areas aligned with the firm’s long-term strategic goals. She has a background in relationship development and government contracting, and brings a facilitative approach to understanding and proposing solutions to difficult economic issues. Kuykendall has demonstrated her expertise through her work with firms such as Proctor & Gamble, American Hospital Supply, Tremco Incorporated, Xerox and Herman Miller. She also served as President and CEO of Federal and Commercial Contracts, Incorporated (FCCi).

Kuykendall is the recipient of numerous awards, including the 50 Most Powerful Minority Women in Business, Supplier of the Year by the Southern California Minority Supplier Development Council, Small Business Champion of the Year by the Los Angeles District office of the U.S. Small Business Association, Entrepreneur of the Year by the Black Business Association of Los Angeles, and Advocate of the Year by the National Association of Minority Contractors of Southern California. Most recently, Kuykendall was recognized as one of South Florida’s 25 Most Influential and Prominent Women in Business and Leadership for 2015.

Kuykendall is a recognized expert in the field of federal procurement and has a BS in Business Management from Cal Poly University in Pomona, California, and an MBA from Pepperdine University in Malibu, California.

AMD Brings Valuable Insight to Veterans’ Business Forum

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Beverly Kuykendall, President of Government Business at American Medical Depot (AMD) will lead a discussion at the Central Florida Government Direct Access Event in Tampa, Florida on June 9th. The event will begin on June 8th and is an opportunity for Veteran-Owned Small Businesses (VOSBs) to learn how to increase their business presence in the state and federal marketplace. The Event is part of the Direct Access Program, which is a vehicle that gives VOSBs a unique opportunity to build partnerships, maximize networking, and gain access to Procurement Decision Makers.
Ms. Kuykendall will discuss how to identify and win opportunities targeted to the small business community. She will share her expertise and real-world business strategies based on her extensive experience leading AMD’s expansion into key areas aligned with the firm’s long-term strategic goals. She has played a key role in securing contracts for AMD with government entities like the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA), and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).

Beverly Kuykendall is an accomplished business professional and highly requested speaker. She is the recipient of numerous awards, including the 50 Most Powerful Minority Women in Business, Supplier of the Year by the Southern California Minority Supplier Development Council, 2013 Small Business Champion of the Year by the Los Angeles District office of the U.S. Small Business Association, Entrepreneur of the Year by the Black Business Association of Los Angeles, and Advocate of the Year by the National Association of Minority Contractors of Southern California. Most recently, Kuykendall was recognized as one of South Florida’s 25 Most Influential and Prominent Women in Business and Leadership for 2015.

Kuykendall has a BS in Business Management from Cal Poly University in Pomona, California, and an MBA from Pepperdine University in Malibu, California.

About AMD

AMD is a leading healthcare supply chain solutions company that uses technology and insight to provide smarter ways for clients to manage medical supplies and equipment utilization within complex healthcare supply chains. Having provided innovative supply chain solutions to healthcare providers for more than 20 years, AMD continually executes proven value-add models, combined with deep industry experience and strong leadership in order to deliver smarter and more cost-efficient turnkey solutions for government and commercial markets. For more information on AMD, visit www.amdnext.com.

About the Direct Access Program

The Direct Access Program enables Veteran-Owned Small Businesses to engage with Procurement Decision Makers (PDMs) from federal and commercial agencies to build relationships. The Program also provides a forum for VOSBs to participate in networking roundtables where they can present and pitch their businesses. Those who participate in the Program can take advantage of subcontracting and teaming opportunities set aside specifically for VOSBs. For more information about the Direct Access Program, visit https://dapevents.mybusinessmatches.com/.

April 2016

AMD Supports Corporate Diversity Initiatives at the University of Florida

As a long-time supporter of supplier diversity initiatives, American Medical Depot (AMD) is excited to announce our support of the University of Florida’s Division of Small Business & Vendor Diversity Relations (SBVDR). The SBVDR provides support to the university’s various procurement departments and academic units regarding the utilization of Small Businesses, including Minority Business Enterprises (MBEs), Women Business Enterprises (WBEs), and Small Disadvantaged Businesses (SDBs). AMD’s President of Government Business, Beverly Kuykendall will serve as the keynote speaker for the University of Florida’s Community Small Business Breakfast at the 25th Annual Vendor Opportunity Fair on April 26, 2016. Kuykendall will share her insights and AMD’s platform of success with attendees from small, minority- and women-owned businesses.  AMD’s participation in the breakfast complements the South Florida Minority Supplier Development Council Business Familiarization (FAM) Tour which AMD will host at our Miramar Headquarters on April 27, 2016.

Said Beverly Kuykendall, “AMD is committed to the importance of driving positive change and inclusion at AMD and within the greater business community. By supporting the University of Florida’s Division of Small Business & Vendor Diversity Relations, AMD continues to further the effort to open up new opportunities and knowledge resources to the small, minority- and women-owned business communities.”

For more information about American Medical Depot, visit https://www.amdnext.com.

For more information about the University of Florida’s Division of Small Business & Vendor Diversity Relations, visit https://sbvdr.admin.ufl.edu/.

For more information about the South Florida Minority Supplier Development Council, visit http://www.fsmsdc.org/.

About AMD

AMD is a leading healthcare supply chain solutions company that uses technology and insight to provide smarter ways for clients to manage medical supplies and equipment utilization within complex healthcare supply chains.  Having provided innovative supply chain solutions to healthcare providers for more than 20 years, AMD continually executes proven value-add models, combined with deep industry experience and strong leadership in order to deliver smarter and more cost-efficient turnkey solutions for government and commercial markets.

About the University of Florida, Division of Small Business & Vendor Diversity Relations

The Small Business & Vendor Diversity Relations Division’s mission is to ensure equal access for: Small, HUB Zone, Minority, Small Disadvantaged, Veteran, Service-Disabled Veteran, and Women-Owned businesses by providing them equal opportunity to compete for procurement and contracting opportunities at the University.

The division seeks out, identifies and utilizes a diverse supply of qualified vendors interested in providing the many services and products required by the University. The division works with the various colleges and departments at the University to increase awareness and to help identify opportunities for small businesses.

March 2016

AMD Attends First of Its Kind DHS Event in El Paso

On Friday, March 18, 2016, AMD representatives traveled to El Paso, TX to participate in a meeting of the Department of Homeland Security’s Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Community. The event was designed to further familiarize the EMS Community with approved contractors under the current Blanket Purchase Agreement for Medical Supplies (BPA#: HSBP10-15-A-00036). This was also an opportunity for AMD to better understand the BPA end user and their specific operational needs.

The BPA for Medical Supplies simplifies purchasing of medical supplies and equipment for participating agencies, and provides access to quality supplies at competitive prices. AMD is the only contractor awarded in all three categories of the DHS BPA and delivers the largest inventory of medical supplies with the convenience of one-stop ordering. Said AMD CEO Sukrit Agrawal, “As a supply chain distribution company we always look to identify new ways to deliver quality, speed, and efficiency to our customers. With the Department of Homeland Security’s initiative to streamline the purchasing of medical supplies, we listened to the needs of the customer and created a web portal that makes BPA-ordering simple. We thank DHS for allowing AMD to be an integral part of supply chain improvements in the government sector.”

For access to AMD’s special order Department of Homeland Security BPA website, contact (800) 328-0266 or sales@amdnext.com. For more information on the BPA, or to place an order, visit https://www.amdnext.com/bpa_faqs/.

 

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About AMD

AMD is a leading healthcare supply chain solutions company that uses technology and insight to provide smarter ways for clients to manage medical supplies and equipment utilization within complex healthcare supply chains. Having provided innovative supply chain solutions to healthcare providers for more than 20 years, AMD continually executes proven value-add models, combined with deep industry experience and strong leadership in order to deliver smarter and more cost-efficient turnkey solutions for government and commercial markets.

About the Department of Homeland Security

The Department of Homeland Security secures the nation’s air, land, and sea borders to prevent illegal activity while facilitating lawful travel and trade. This requires the dedication of more than 240,000 employees in jobs that range from aviation and border security to emergency response, to cybersecurity and chemical facility inspectors.