From left: Greg Warden, Executive Director and Global Functional Leader - Body Engineering, General Motors; David Powell, Axalta Global Business Director - GM; Steven Markevich, Axalta Executive Vice President and President of Transportation Coatings and Greater China; and Randy Pappal, Executive Director, Global Purchasing and Supply Chain, General Motors.
Axalta Coating Systems Recognized by General Motors as a 2015 Supplier of the Year Winner
Axalta Coating Systems (NYSE: AXTA), a leading global supplier of liquid and powder coatings, was named a GM Supplier of the Year by General Motors during its 24th annual Supplier of the Year awards ceremony held Thursday, March 10, at Cobo Center in Detroit. GM recognized 110 of its best suppliers from 17 countries who consistently exceeded GM’s expectations, created outstanding value, or brought new innovations to the company.
“We are focused on building positive supplier relationships, bringing new, customer-centric innovations to GM, and being the OEM of choice among suppliers,” said Steve Kiefer, GM vice president, Global Purchasing and Supply Chain. “The companies we recognize tonight not only have brought innovation, they delivered it with the quality our customers deserve.”
The number of suppliers to receive the award in 2015 represents a nearly 40 percent increase in the number of suppliers honored in 2014 and constitutes the largest number of winners recognized in any year since the Supplier of the Year award debuted in 1992. More than half of the suppliers are repeat winners from 2014. This is the fifth time Axalta has received the award.
Winning suppliers were chosen by a global team of GM purchasing, engineering, quality, manufacturing, and logistics executives and selected based on performance criteria in Product Purchasing, Indirect Purchasing, Customer Care and Aftersales, and Logistics.
“The Axalta team around the world takes great pride in receiving this recognition from GM and repeating last year’s success,” said Steven Markevich, Axalta Executive Vice President and President of Transportation Coatings and Greater China. “This award from GM is especially significant as we celebrate our 150 years of creating innovative coatings.”
About Axalta Coating Systems – Celebrating 150 Years in the Coatings Industry
Axalta (NYSE: AXTA) is a leading global company focused solely on coatings and providing customers with innovative, colorful, beautiful and sustainable solutions. From light OEM vehicles, commercial vehicles and refinish applications to electric motors, buildings and pipelines, our coatings are designed to prevent corrosion, increase productivity and enable the materials we coat to last longer. With 150 years of experience in the coatings industry, the 12,800 people of Axalta continue to find ways to serve our more than 120,000 customers in 130 countries better every day with the finest coatings, application systems and technology. For more information visit axaltacoatingsystems.com and follow us @axalta on Twitter and on LinkedIn.
General Motors Co. (NYSE:GM, TSX: GMM) and its partners produce vehicles in 30 countries, and the company has leadership positions in the world's largest and fastest-growing automotive markets. GM, its subsidiaries and joint venture entities sell vehicles under the Chevrolet, Cadillac, Baojun, Buick, GMC, Holden, Jiefang, Opel, Vauxhall and Wuling brands. More information on the company and its subsidiaries, including OnStar, a global leader in vehicle safety, security and information services, can be found at http://www.gm.com