Bridgestone Corporation, including Bridgestone Americas, Inc. (Bridgestone) and the full global family of companies, was named General Motors Co. (GM) Supplier of the Year during the 26th annual Supplier of the Year awards ceremony recently held by GM in Orlando, Fla.
GM recognized 132 of its best suppliers from 17 countries that have consistently exceeded GM’s expectations, created outstanding value or brought new innovations to the company. This is the third consecutive year and 16th occasion that Bridgestone has received this award.
“This recognition reflects the outstanding work that Bridgestone global employees are delivering to exceed the expectations of important partners like General Motors,” said Shannon Quinn, president, original equipment sales, U.S. and Canada, Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations, LLC. “We are honored to be recognized not only for our commitment to quality and performance, but for our ongoing focus on bringing value to General Motors and its customers.”
More than 45 percent of this year’s Supplier of the Year awardees are repeat winners from 2016. Quinn and Fred Cusimano, Bridgestone senior director, global original equipment sales, accepted the honor on behalf of Bridgestone.
“This is an opportunity for General Motors to honor suppliers who are truly the best of the best,” said Steve Kiefer, GM senior vice president, global purchasing and supply chain. “The automotive industry is transforming at an incredible rate. The relationships we have with our supply base are critical to delivering a strong vehicle lineup today and the cutting-edge mobility services of tomorrow.”
GM’s Supplier of the Year award is reserved for suppliers that distinguish themselves by meeting performance metrics for quality, execution, innovation and total enterprise cost. Award winners represent companies that provide products and services to GM in the area of vehicle components, supply chain and logistics, customer care and aftersales and indirect services.