Tuesday, 22 March 2016 14:06

BASF Named A General Motors Supplier of the Year

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On March 10, a GM Supplier of the Year award was presented to BASF. Accepting the award were Wayne T. Smith, BASF North America Chairman and CEO (second from left) and Sean McKeon, BASF Vice President, Global Accounts, Automotive Coatings (second from right). Also pictured are Randy Pappal, GM Executive Director Body Group and GM Mexico Global Purchasing Vehicle Engineering Center (far left) and Greg Warden, GM Executive Director, Body Engineering (far right).

BASF was named a General Motors (GM) Supplier of the Year for 2015 at an awards ceremony in Detroit on March 10. Wayne T. Smith, Chairman and CEO, BASF Corporation accepted the award, which BASF has received 11 times since 2002.

“GM is an important customer for BASF and this award signifies the value of the relationship we have developed over the years,” said Smith.  “Working closely with GM colleagues, we integrate modern paint processes with special effect pigments and technologies to offer car buyers a wide array of colors and coatings for their vehicles.”  

“We are focused on building positive supplier relationships, bringing new, customer-centric innovations to GM and being the OEM of choice among suppliers,” said Steve Kiefer, GM vice president, Global Purchasing and Supply Chain. “The companies we recognize not only have brought innovation, they delivered it with the quality our customers deserve.”

The Supplier of the Year award winners are chosen by a global team of GM purchasing, engineering, quality, manufacturing and logistics executives and selected based on performance criteria in product purchasing, indirect purchasing, customer care, aftersales and logistics.

For more information, please contact Mary Ann Short: (248) 948-2253 / maryann.short@basf.com or visit the BASF website: www.basf.com