Aug 3, 2016 NASHVILLE, Tenn.

Bridgestone Receives FCA US Qualitas Foundational Principles Award

Bridgestone Receives FCA US Qualitas Foundational Principles Award
Mike Martini, president, original equipment, U.S. and Canada Consumer Tire Sales Division, Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations

This prestigious recognition is a result of the incredible efforts of Bridgestone teammates around the globe who design, engineer and manufacture best-in-class tires that meet the needs of the driving public.

Mike Martini, president, original equipment, U.S. and Canada Consumer Tire Sales Division, Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations

Pictured (left to right): Mike Martini, President, Original Equipment, U.S. and Canada Consumer Tire Sales Division, Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations; Scott Thiele, Global Purchasing Officer, FCA NV and Head of Purchasing and Supplier Quality, FCA North America and Dale Ray, Senior Director, OE Account Management, Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations.

Company honored for continuous improvement and exceptional collaboration

Bridgestone Corporation and its global family of companies (Bridgestone) received a Qualitas Foundational Principles Award from FCA US LLC. The award recognizes suppliers that display an extraordinary commitment to the Company’s Foundational Principles of integrity, proactive collaboration and continuous improvement.  

“This prestigious recognition is a result of the incredible efforts of Bridgestone teammates around the globe who design, engineer and manufacture best-in-class tires that meet the needs of the driving public,” said Mike Martini, president, original equipment, U.S. and Canada Consumer Tire Sales Division, Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations. “We have a longstanding relationship with FCA US and are honored they recognized our innovation and commitment to excellence with this award.”

FCA US presented awards to North American strategic supplier partners that demonstrate operational excellence, as well as exhibit strong corporate values in areas such as diversity, innovation and sustainability. Martini, alongside Dale Ray, senior director, OE account management, Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations, accepted the honor at the Qualitas awards ceremony held in Detroit earlier this month.

FCA US Qualitas award recipients were determined using an evaluation of each company’s performance in 2015. The rating system calculated supplier performance in key areas including quality, delivery, cost, warranty and partnership, and also included input from FCA US senior leadership.

This is the sixth year for the FCA US Qualitas awards.