For Immediate Release
TROY, MARCH 18, 2022 – General Motors recognized Gallagher-Kaiser (GK) as an Overdrive Award winner as part of GM’s 30th annual Supplier of the Year awards. Gallagher-Kaiser was one of 31 companies to earn an Overdrive Award for 2021. The company celebrated honorees at an awards ceremony in Phoenix, Arizona, earlier this week.
First presented in 2012, the Overdrive Award is a distinction reserved for suppliers who display outstanding achievement across the Global Purchasing and Supply Chain organization’s key priorities. These include sustainability, innovation, relationships, total enterprise cost, launch excellence and safety.
“Like General Motors, safety is a key priority for Gallagher-Kaiser. To receive our 2nd Overdrive Award for our emergency response teams effort at GM Bowling Green following the dangerous tornado in December 2021 is evidence that safety at GK goes beyond our job sites,” said Bob Kaiser, GK CEO. “I’m proud of our Kais-AIR and GK team, who contacted the plant immediately and mobilized on site within hours of the tornado touching down. Our assessment identified damage that, if not addressed, could jeopardize the safety of the facility. As demonstrated by our team’s response, safety goes beyond our dedicated safety professionals and is a value held by our entire team. For General Motors to recognize that with this prestigious accolade is now one of the most meaningful events in our company history.”
“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 and Overdrive Award 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 turn-key supplier of paint finishing systems, commercial HVAC and mechanical automotive systems. GK maintains a headquarters in Troy, Michigan, manufacturing facilities in Detroit and offices in Monterrey, Mexico and Ontario, Canada. GK has grown to become the world’s top paint finishing supplier. Kais-AIR is a division of Gallagher-Kaiser. Universal Piping Industries (UPI) is a wholly owned subsidiary of Gallagher-Kaiser. More information on GK and its divisions and subsidiary can be found at www.gkcorp.com.
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