Mitchell International Named Grand Prize Winner in the 2012 Workplace Excellence Awards

Company Honored for Its Strategic Human Resources Leadership Practice

SAN DIEGO, CA--(Marketwire - Nov 15, 2012) - Mitchell, a leading provider of technology, connectivity and information solutions to the Property & Casualty claims and Collision Repair industries, today announced it was named the overall winner and recipient of the prestigious Grand Prize for 2012 Workplace Excellence, awarded by the San Diego Society for Human Resource Management. The awards highlight innovative Human Resource practices that lead to improved company performance. Mitchell was selected from 88 employee-nominated companies.

"Mitchell's success is based on our strong company culture, the Mitchell Way mission statement, our vast partner and customer base, and the staff's commitment," said Alex Sun, President and CEO at Mitchell. "I'm very proud of every member of the Mitchell team. Our employees are the cornerstone of our success and we are very thankful for their contributions in making us the most respected employer in San Diego."

In response to the need for a more results-driven, performance-based culture that still retained the Company's corporate heritage of being personal and connected, Mitchell developed a fully integrated Talent Management System. Comprised of talent acquisition, performance management, talent development, and rewards and recognition programs, this system resulted in significant performance improvement, employee retention, and cost savings for the Company. 

"The system has allowed the HR team to strategically partner with each business unit inside Mitchell, ensuring a formal talent review process is implemented throughout each level of the organization," said Jack Farnan, senior VP of Human Resources at Mitchell. "We've worked hard to make the Talent Management System a truly impactful business system for the Company and being named the grand prize winner for the award is a true honor."

Headquartered in San Diego, CA, Mitchell International has 1,700 employees and offices in San Francisco, CA; Redondo Beach, CA; Irvine, CA; Rochester, NY; Evansville, IN; Albuquerque, NM; Coppell, TX; Salt Lake City, UT and Toronto, Canada.

About Mitchell
Mitchell empowers clients to achieve measurably better outcomes. Providing unparalleled breadth of technology, connectivity and information solutions to the Property & Casualty claims and Collision Repair industries, Mitchell is uniquely able to simplify and accelerate the claims management and collision repair processes.

As a leading provider of Property & Casualty claims technology solutions, Mitchell processes over 50 million transactions annually for over 300 insurance companies/claims payers and over 30,000 collision repair facilities throughout North America. Founded in 1946, Mitchell is headquartered in San Diego, California, and has 1,700 employees. The company is privately owned primarily by the Aurora Capital Group, a Los Angeles-based investment group. For more information about Mitchell, visit