Lear Corporation was presented the General Motors 2006 Supplier of the Year award for its overall business performance in providing GM with world-class parts and services. The 15th annual award was given during ceremonies Saturday, March 31 at the JW Marriott Orlando Grande Lakes in Orlando, Fla. “We are proud to honour Lear as one of the ‘Best of the Best’ GM suppliers in 2006,” said Bo Andersson, GM group vice president, global purchasing and supply chain. Lear was named Supplier of the Year for Global Seating Systems. Lear has supported GM in successfully launching 21 programs worldwide this year and continues to focus on superior quality, applying lessons learned for each progressive launch and sharing best practices around the world. “Quality and service go hand in hand and these attributes are ingrained in our corporate culture,” said Bob Rossiter, Lear chairman and CEO. The GM Supplier of the Year award began as a global program in 1992. Winners are selected by a global team of executives from purchasing, engineering, manufacturing and logistics who base their decisions on supplier performance in quality, service, technology and price. This year, General Motors honored 89 suppliers for their outstanding performance throughout 2006. Lear Corporation is one of the world’s largest suppliers of automotive interior systems and components, and is headquartered in Southfield, Michigan.