General Motors Names Hankook Tire a 2021 Supplier of the Year

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Eric Shirley (V.P., Hankook Tire North America OE Sales), Tom McMillen (Exec. Dir., GM Global Purchasing, Chassis and Body Structures at General Motors), and Simon Yoo (V.P., Hankook Tire North America/Asia Pacific OE Sales). PHOTO Hankook Tire

General Motors recognized Hankook Tire & Technology as a 2021 Supplier of the Year. GM celebrated honourees at its 30th annual Supplier of the Year awards ceremony.

GM’s Supplier of the Year award recognizes global suppliers that distinguish themselves by exceeding GM’s requirements, in turn providing GM customers with innovative technologies among the highest quality in the automotive industry. This year, GM recognized 134 suppliers from 16 countries with the Supplier of the Year distinction. This is the sixth time Hankook Tire has received the award.

Hankook values partnership with GM 

“We truly value our partnership with GM, and we are honoured to receive this annual recognition as the best-performing supplier partner for six years in a row,” said Jeongho Park, Executive Vice President and Director of OE Division at Hankook Tire. “We believe it’s a testament to our capabilities to develop top-quality tires that further boost vehicle performance and to our commitment to providing our customers with industry-leading solutions.”

“This year’s Supplier of the Year event was special not only because it’s the 30th anniversary of the program, but because it provided us with the opportunity to recognize our suppliers for persevering through one of the most challenging years the industry has ever faced,” said Shilpan Amin, GM Vice President, Global Purchasing and Supply Chain. “These top suppliers showed resilience and reinforced their commitment to pursuing sustainability and innovation. Through our strong relationships and collaboration, GM and our suppliers are poised to build a brighter future for generations to come.”

A global cross functional team selected the 2021 Supplier of the Year winners based on performance criteria in Product Purchasing, Global Purchasing and Manufacturing Services, Customer Care and Aftersales and Logistics.


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