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Mann+Hummel named a ‘Supplier of the Year’ by GM


Mann+Hummel has been named as a ‘Supplier of the Year’ by General Motors during its 27th annual Supplier of the Year awards ceremony held in Detroit in May. It is the 24th time Mann+Hummel has received the award.

Kurk Wilks, President and General Manager OEM at Mann+Hummel, accepted the award together with Bill Peers, Director Global Sales for GM.

Wilks said: “General Motors is a very important longstanding customer for Mann+Hummel. We believe in their direction and remain deeply committed to aligning to their business priorities.

“To be recognised for our 24th Supplier of the Year is an honour and demonstrates the deep commitment each of us at Mann+Hummel have towards our longstanding partnership.”

L-R: James Danahy, GM Executive Director, Global Functional Leader Chassis Engineering, Jerry Beemer, GM Director, Global Transmission Hardware Engineering, Kurk Wilks, President Original Equipment, Mann+Hummel, William Peers, Global Director Sales, Mann+Hummel, David Drouillard, GM Executive Director, Engine, Transmission and Thermal Purchasing

More than half of the suppliers are repeat winners from 2017. The Supplier of the Year award winners were chosen by a global team of GM purchasing, engineering, quality, manufacturing and logistics executives.

Winners were selected based on performance criteria in Product Purchasing, Global Purchasing and Manufacturing Services, Customer Care and Aftersales, and Logistics.

GM recognised 133 of its best suppliers from 15 countries that have consistently exceeded GM’s expectations, created outstanding value or introduced innovations to the company.