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MANN+HUMMEL Recognized By General Motors As A 2018 Supplier Of The Year

This is the 24th time MANN+HUMMEL has received the award.

Left to right: James Danahy, GM executive director, Global Functional Leader Chassis Engineering; Jerry Beemer, GM director, Global Transmission Hardware Engineering; Kurk Wilks, president Original Equipment, MANN+HUMMEL; William Peers, global director sales, MANN+HUMMEL; and David Drouillard, GM executive director, Engine, Transmission and Thermal Purchasing.

MANN+HUMMEL was named a Supplier of the Year by General Motors during its 27th-annual Supplier of the Year awards ceremony held in Detroit in May. It is the 24th time MANN+HUMMEL has received the award.

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“We hold our suppliers to a high bar,” said Steve Kiefer, GM senior vice president, Global Purchasing and Supply Chain. “They went above and beyond to deliver the innovations and quality that will help us earn customers for life.” 

Kurk Wilks, president and general manager OEM at MANN+HUMMEL, accepted the award together with Bill Peers, director, Global Sales for GM. “General Motors is a very important longstanding customer for MANN+HUMMEL. We believe in their direction and remain deeply committed to aligning to their business priorities,” said Wilks. “To be recognized for our 24th Supplier of the Year is an honor and demonstrates the deep commitment each of us at MANN+HUMMEL has toward our longstanding partnership.”


More than half of the suppliers are repeat winners from 2017. The Supplier of the Year award winners were chosen by a global team of GM purchasing, engineering, quality, manufacturing and logistics executives. Winners were selected based on performance criteria in Product Purchasing, Global Purchasing and Manufacturing Services, Customer Care and Aftersales, and Logistics.

GM recognized 133 of its best suppliers from 15 countries that have consistently exceeded GM’s expectations, created outstanding value or introduced innovations to the company.