H+K International has the tremendous honor to announce that Mike Azhadi has been awarded the Global Lifetime Achievement Award from McDonald’s for his 35 years of Service to the system.
The McDonald’s Lifetime Achievement award recognizes contributions over the whole of a career, rather than or in addition to single contributions. This award recognizes the efforts of an individual in support of their organization, McDonald’s and the people we collectively serve. These individuals have consistently demonstrated strong moral and ethical behavior in support of our Values, Exceptional leadership, service and a passion for excellence. Through their actions and contributions, the recipients have contributed to McDonald’s Supply Chain leadership.
Mike started in 1985 with McDonald’s at a restaurant in Canada as a trainee manager. After numerous promotions, he became General Manager at McDonald’s Sky Dome location in Toronto where he was responsible for the facility management of food and beverage services. Mike later served as Operation Development Manager, Equipment Development/Purchasing Manager and Manager of Design and Construction for McDonald’s Canada. Mike has been recognized with numerous awards such as McFlurry and MFY development and in 1996 was the recipient of the prestigious President’s Award.
Mike joined H+K Dallas in 2001 as Director of Sales for North America. In 2005, he was promoted to Vice-President, joined the Board of H+K International, was later appointed President of McDonald’s Global Account and subsequently Chief Global Officer. Mike has always delivered and coached a “System First” mentality, both at McDonald’s and H+K. He has truly been a part of the three-legged stool for over 35 years.
Mike was presented the award on a WebEx call by Francesca DeBiase, Executive Vice President and Chief Global Supply Chain Officer. Also, on the call from McDonald’s who some provided recognition and appreciation to Mike were Bob Stewart, Warren Anderson, Angelika Wendt, Jennifer McColloch, Francois Blasini, Kandace McCloud and Mike Large. Some of the McDonald’s team members on the call also shared personal comments and gratitude towards Mike.
Mike and his wife Janet, who have been married for 38 years, moved back to Canada several years ago to be closer to family and friends. He continues to serve on the Board as a Director of H+K International.
We strive to be the global leader in providing distinctive value through Integrated Equipment and Service Solutions to the restaurant and retail industry that enables our customers, partners and employees to succeed.
Based on our customers’ increased needs we are utilizing the Integrated Project Management model to actively develop new competencies in areas of field data collection and in the creation of architectural engineering drawings. This in turn translates into site execution while monitoring suppliers manufacturing schedules and influencing their inventory management. This extended role is particularly valuable in more mature markets with significant numbers of rebuilds and relocations.
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