Southfield, Michigan - Seating and electronics supplier Lear Corp. has gained a General Motors 2007 Supplier of the Year award for the fourth year in a row, for its "significant contributions to GM's global product and performance achievements," said a Lear announcement.
The award was presented to Lear 26 April at the Sawgrass Marriott Hotel in Jacksonville, Florida.
"This award is our way of telling the winners that we appreciate all of their efforts in working together with GM to manufacture world-class vehicles," said Bo Andersson, GM group vice president, Global Purchasing and Supply Chain, in Lear's announcement. … "They understand that our mutual success can only be achieved by sharing common goals and priorities."
Lear is one of the world's largest suppliers of automotive seating systems, electrical distribution systems and related electronic products. The company employs 91 000 people at 215 facilities in 35 countries.
Bob Rossiter, Lear's chairman, ceo and president said the award "is especially meaningful because of the sheer size of its [GM's] global supply base and the performance criteria set forth in qualifying as a GM supplier of the year."