Bridgestone and its full global family of companies were named General Motors Supplier of the Year during the 26th annual Supplier of the Year awards ceremony recently held by GM in Orlando, Florida.
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 16thoccasion 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. “We are honoured 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 honour on behalf of Bridgestone.
“This is an opportunity for General Motors to honour 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.”