TRICO, a Subsidiary of First Brands Group, Receives 2022 Overdrive Award From General Motors

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This year's award ceremony theme was 'Fiesta Flair'. Pictured are GM Leadership Representatives with Darren Phillips and Nick Viveiros (centre) representing TRICO, a subsidiary of First Brands Group. Photo First Brands Group

General Motors recognized TRICO, a subsidiary of First Brands Group, as an Overdrive award winner as part of GM’s 31st annual Supplier of the Year awards.

TRICO was one of 16 companies to earn an Overdrive award for 2022. The company celebrated honourees at an event in San Antonio, Texas.

First presented in 2012, the Overdrive Award is a distinction reserved for suppliers who display outstanding achievement across the Global Purchasing and Supply Chain organization’s key priorities. These include sustainability, innovation, relationships, total enterprise cost, launch excellence and safety.

Privilege and honour

“We have the privilege and honour of being recognized by GM as one of 16 exemplary suppliers for their Overdrive Award this year,” said Darren Phillips, Vice President of Global Sales for OE/OES at First Brands Group. “TRICO has been doing business with GM for over 100 years and we are proud that this partnership has not only continued to thrive but has grown globally. Our world-class manufacturing and exceptional people, help ensure that we support GM with the best possible products and services. We look forward to our continued long-lasting collaboration with GM, as we deliver on our commitment to supplying the highest quality products, advanced innovation, and superior customer service.”

“We are thrilled to recognize these outstanding suppliers after yet another challenging year in the automotive industry,” said Jeff Morrison, GM Vice President of Global Purchasing and Supply Chain. “They overcame countless obstacles and exemplified what it means to be resilient, resourceful and determined. Beyond that, these suppliers demonstrated their commitment to sustainable innovation and to driving advanced solutions in collaboration with the GM team.”

Each year, the Supplier of the Year and Overdrive award recipients are selected by a global, cross-functional GM team for their performance in criteria such as Product Purchasing, Global Purchasing and Manufacturing Services, Customer Care and Aftersales and Logistics.


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