OEC is Honoree for 2018 "Smart Culture Award"

CLEVELAND, OH, April 6, 2018 – OEConnection LLC (OEC), a leading technology employer in Northeast Ohio, was honored last night by Smart Business and Alliance Solutions Group as a recipient of the 2018 Smart Culture Award. OEC was nominated for the honor by Arthur J Gallagher Company, a company with which OEC has worked for employee benefits plans.

The 2018 Smart Culture Conference, held at the Intercontinental in Cleveland on April 5, recognized organizations that have developed a culture that bolsters productivity, enhances job satisfaction and creates a competitive advantage in the marketplace. OEC was among 20 companies chosen for this distinction.

In the past year, OEC created a “culture committee” comprised of employees who help to generate ideas and execute various activities throughout the year. Additional activities that OEC has offered for numerous years range from health and wellness challenges, to offering a shared urban farming plot on-site, to various opportunities to volunteer with area non-profits — including a dedicated afternoon known as “Community Connection Day” where the entire company donates their time to various local charities.

In addition, OEC recently completed a building expansion with space designed to enhance the overall employee experience, including an extensive workout facility, a comfortable lounge area known as the “Break Pad” which includes pool and foosball tables, and an on-site café, which already offers breakfast and lunch, expanded their offerings to include ice cream, milkshakes and smoothies.

“We have worked quite purposely to develop and enhance OEC’s company culture so it’s a true honor to be recognized in this way by the community,” said Amy French, Executive Vice President of Human Resources for OEC. “A company culture that resonates with its employees is directly tied to strong overall employee engagement, which in turn helps drive business outcomes. We strive every day to provide a workplace that our employees value and where they can be their best."

“OEC has demonstrated what it means to be a destination employer,” said Michelle Babich, Senior Account Manager at Gallagher. “They provide a well-rounded total rewards package that provides flexibility for its employees and their families. But it’s not just about the building or employee perks … it’s the way the people at OEC treat one another, the way they treat their customers, visitors, and the community.”

OEC congratulates all Smart Culture Award recipients.


About OEC

OEConnection (OEC) is the leading automotive technology provider for OEM distribution networks, enabling automakers and dealerships around the world to deliver parts and service information quickly and accurately into the hands of repairers in collision, fleet, mechanical and retail segments, as well as their own service lanes, through a suite of parts cataloging, supply chain, pricing, ecommerce, service and business intelligence solutions. OEC serves nearly 50 international auto brands and fleet companies, and more than 150,000 dealership and repair customers worldwide. OEC is headquartered in the greater Cleveland area at 4205 Highlander Parkway, Richfield, Ohio, USA, 44286. Additional information is available at or by emailing Kathy Jambor at