General Motors Corp. recognized 97 companies today with its highly
coveted Supplier of the Year Award at the 16 th annual awards
presentation held at the Sawgrass Marriott Hotel.
There are 57 multiple-year winners among this year’s nominees.
This year’s ceremony will be highlighted with the presentation of the
Corporation of the Year winner this evening during a special gala.
“GM is proud to honor our best suppliers with the Supplier of the Year
Award, an award that we believe is the most meaningful honor in the
industry,” said Bo Andersson, GM group vice president, Global
Purchasing and Supply Chain. “It is our way of telling them that we
appreciate all their efforts in helping GM manufacture its world-class
“These suppliers are the best of the best. They
understand that our mutual success can only be achieved by sharing
common goals and priorities.”
The award recognizes the
significant contributions of GM’s suppliers in 2007 to the company’s
global product and performance achievements. The Supplier of the Year
program started in 1992, and each year a global team of purchasing,
engineering, quality, manufacturing and logistics executives determine
the winners. The team’s decisions are based on supplier performance in
the areas of quality, service, technology and price.
MANN HUMMEL GmbH of Germany won its 16 th Supplier of the Year award
making it the only company to receive an award every year since the
trophies have been presented.
There were eight minority
suppliers honored for their achievements. They included Advanced
Assembly Products, Inc., The Bartech Group, Black River Manufacturing
Inc., Detroit Technologies Inc., The Ideal Group, Inc., Motor City
Express, NYX Inc. and Production Services Management Inc.
Other top GM executives were in attendance and addressed the suppliers.
They were Rick Wagoner, GM chairman and chief executive officer; Fritz
Henderson, GM president and chief operating officer; Gary Cowger, GM
group vice president, Global Manufacturing and Labor Relations; and
Dennis Mooney, GM vice president, Global Vehicle Systems and