For Immediate Release
General Motors Names Gallagher-Kaiser Corporation a 2021 Supplier of the Year
TROY, MARCH 18, 2022 – General Motors recognized Gallagher-Kaiser (GK) as a 2021 Supplier of the Year. GM celebrated honorees at its 30thannual Supplier of the Year awards ceremony in Phoenix, Arizona, earlier this week.
GM’s Supplier of the Year award recognizes global suppliers that distinguish themselves by exceeding GM’s requirements, in turn providing GM customers with innovative technologies and among the highest quality in the automotive industry. This year, GM recognized 134 suppliers from 16 countries with the Supplier of the Year distinction.
This is the 9th time Gallagher-Kaiser has received the award.
“Gallagher-Kaiser has been a GM supplier since our inception 70 years ago. Throughout that time, we have faced a number of challenges together. From recessions to a pandemic, we have showcased the attributes of our organization that make us one of the best of the best,” said Bob Kaiser, GK CEO. “Gallagher-Kaiser has not and will not ever let General Motors down. That commitment to our partner is not only what ensures the successful completion of our projects, but what inspires us to continue innovating. The 2021 Supplier of the Year Award is especially meaningful when we consider all that we’ve accomplished despite the many challenges of the past year.”
“This year’s Supplier of the Year event was special not only because it’s the 30th anniversary of the program, but because it provided us with the opportunity to recognize our suppliers for persevering through one of the most challenging years the industry has ever faced,” said Shilpan Amin, GM vice president, Global Purchasing and Supply Chain. “These top suppliers showed resilience and reinforced their commitment to pursuing sustainability and innovation. Through our strong relationships and collaboration, GM and our suppliers are poised to build a brighter future for generations to come.”
A global cross functional team selected the 2021 Supplier of the Year winners based on performance criteria in Product Purchasing, Global Purchasing and Manufacturing Services, Customer Care and Aftersales and Logistics.
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 (UPI) is a wholly owned subsidiary of Gallagher-Kaiser. More information on GK and its subsidiary can be found at www.gkcorp.com.
General Motors (NYSE:GM) is a global company focused on advancing an all-electric future that is inclusive and accessible to all. At the heart of this strategy is the Ultium battery platform, which will power everything from mass-market to high-performance vehicles. General Motors, its subsidiaries and its joint venture entities sell vehicles under the Chevrolet, Buick, GMC, Cadillac, Baojun and Wuling brands. More information on the company and its subsidiaries, including OnStar, a global leader in vehicle safety and security services, can be found at https://www.gm.com.
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