Lear Honored by GM as a 2009 Supplier of the Year
SOUTHFIELD, Mich., March 30 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Lear Corporation (NYSE:
LEA) was recently awarded General Motors 2009 Supplier of the Year award
for its significant contributions to GM's global product and
performance achievements. The 18th annual award was presented to Lear
during ceremonies March 11 at the GM Design Dome in Warren, Mich.
"The Supplier of the Year award is always special but those suppliers
recognized this year have risen above and beyond the call during one of
the most challenging years in GM history," said Bob Socia, vice
president, Global Purchasing and Supply Chain. "Lear belongs on what is
truly a world-class list of suppliers."
"This award from General Motors is especially meaningful because of
the challenges that 2009 presented to the automotive industry and to
Lear specifically," said Bob Rossiter, Lear's Chairman, CEO and
President. "I want to congratulate the entire Lear team for being
instrumental in earning this honor for the sixth consecutive year and
once again meeting GM's high performance standards set forth in
qualifying as a GM Supplier of the Year."
The GM Supplier of the Year award began as a global program in 1992.
Winners are selected by a global team of purchasing, engineering,
quality, manufacturing and logistics executives who base their decisions
on supplier performance in quality, service, technology and price. This
year, General Motors honored 76 suppliers for their outstanding
performance throughout 2009.
Lear Corporation is one of the world's largest suppliers of
automotive seating systems and electrical power management systems. The
Company's world-class products are designed, engineered and manufactured
by a diverse team of 75,000 employees at 197 facilities in 36
countries. Lear's headquarters are in Southfield, Michigan, and Lear is
traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol [LEA]. Further
information about Lear is available at www.lear.com.
SOURCE Lear Corporation
Posted on 3/30/2010