Brake Parts Inc (BPI) was named a GM Supplier of the Year and received the company’s Overdrive Award during General Motors’ 24th annual Supplier of the Year awards ceremony.
The event was held March 10, 2016 at the Cobo Center in Detroit, Mich.
“It was a great honor to be recognized during the GM Supplier of the Year ceremony with the coveted Overdrive Award,” said David Overbeeke, president & CEO of Brake Parts Inc. “While it takes a dedicated team to deliver the results reflected by this prestigious award, Michael Zissman, vice president OE/OES sales, has been the driving force behind BPI’s success with GM. As we look to the future, BPI will continue to work hard to ensure our business partnership with GM grows and flourishes.”
GM recognized 110 of its best suppliers from 17 countries who have consistently exceeded GM’s expectations, created outstanding value, or brought new innovations to the company. The announcement represented the most suppliers GM has recognized since debuting the Supplier of the Year event in 1992. This is the first time Brake Parts Inc has received the award.
In addition to being named a 2015 Supplier of the Year, Brake Parts Inc earned GM’s Overdrive Award, an honor given to just three companies worldwide. This award recognizes suppliers who have undertaken extraordinary initiatives that drove outstanding results for GM’s business, while demonstrating values important to GM and exceptional commitment to their community.
GM recognized the most suppliers since debuting the Supplier of the Year event in 1992, representing a nearly 40 percent increase compared to 79 recipients in 2014. More than half are repeat Supplier of the Year winners from 2014.
“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 recognized not only have brought innovation, they delivered it with the quality our customers deserve.”