For Immediate Release
General Motors Honors Gallagher-Kaiser Corporation as
First Winner of the GM Customer of the Year Award
TROY, APRIL 17, 2017 – Gallagher-Kaiser (GK) was named the first winner of the 2016 General Motor’s Customer of the Year Award at the 25th annual Supplier of the Year awards ceremony held Friday, March 31 in Orlando, Florida.
GM’s new Customer of the Year Award recognizes Gallagher-Kaiser for purchasing the most vehicles during the 2016 GM Supplier Discount Holiday Bonus Program. Joined by automotive suppliers from 15 different countries, GK was the first and only winner of this award.
One GK employee was especially thankful for the opportunity provided by General Motors. When Jessica Caskey became a new mom, she knew she needed a vehicle she could count on. She took advantage of the discount provided by GM and the extra $1,000 incentive that GK CEO, Bob Kaiser contributed to each employee who purchased or leased a GM vehicle.
“It was a no-brainer to get the Equinox,” said Caskey. “With the supplier discount, Mr. Kaiser’s added incentive, and a new baby, I knew it was the right time to invest in a safer vehicle.”
Since 2013, Bob Kaiser has provided the extra $1,000 incentive, alongside the GM discount, totaling nearly $6 million in GM vehicles sales by the GK team.
“We are honored to be the first recipient of the new General Motor’s Customer of the Year Award. Thisachievement is evidence of the true partnership between our teams,” said Bob Kaiser. “Thank you, General Motors, for the incentive program and thank you to the GK team who made our parking lot resemble a GM show room! I hope this award inspires the automotive community and continues to showcase what we can achieve together.”
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Gallagher-Kaiser Corporation. Founded in 1952, Gallagher-Kaiser Corporation (GK) is a privately owned, Michigan based turn-key supplier of Paint Finishing Systems, Commercial HVAC and Mechanical Automotive Systems. GK has grown to become the world’s top paint finishing supplier. Universal Piping Industries is a wholly owned subsidiary of Gallagher-Kaiser. More information on GK and its subsidiary can be found at www.gkcorp.com.
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
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