Chicago, April 26th, 2016 – For the third year in a row, Czarnowski was named a GM Supplier of the Year by General Motors. GM presented the honor during its 24th annual Supplier of the Year awards ceremony held Thursday, March 10 at Cobo Center in Detroit, Mich.
GM recognized 110 of its best suppliers from 17 countries who have consistently exceeded GM’s expectations, created outstanding value, or brought new innovations to the company. The announcement represented the most suppliers GM has recognized since debuting the Supplier of the Year event in 1992.
“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 recognized not only brought innovation, they delivered it with the quality our customers deserve.”
“From creative strategy to craftsmen-level design, the Czarnowski team works tirelessly to bring an artist’s imagination and engineer’s eye to every one of our client projects,” said Mark Nagle, Czarnowski President. “It’s an honor that our partners at GM have recognized this work as valuable, for three years in a row.”
GM’s 2015 supplier recognition represents a nearly 40 percent increase in the number of suppliers honored compared to 79 recipients in 2014. More than half of the suppliers are repeat winners from 2014.
Winning suppliers were 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 and After sales, and Logistics.
“We’re proud that our passion and drive for top-quality and state-of-the-art work is recognized among an elite group of GM suppliers,” said Erik Schoneman, Senior Account Director at Czarnowski. “We strive to deliver innovative ideas and outstanding results for GM, and looking forward to doing so for many years to come.”