IAC Honored by General Motors as a 2012 Supplier of the Year Winner

SOUTHFIELD, Mich. (March 12, 2013) – For the fourth time in five years, General Motors has recognized International Automotive Components with its prestigious Supplier of the Year Award. The award was presented to President and CEO Jim Kamsickas, Senior Vice President Commercial Group John Smail, and Vice President General Motors Commercial Group Ray Mylenek, at the 21st Annual General Motors Supplier of the Year Award Ceremony held in Detroit, Michigan on March 13. IAC is one of 83 suppliers to receive the honor, a truly elite group considering GM’s global supply base eclipses 18,500.

IAC was among only four suppliers to GM to be honored by with the newly created GM Overdrive Award.

General Motors presents the 2012 GM Overdrive award to President and CEO Jim Kamsickas (third from left) and Senior Vice President Commercial Group John Smail (far right) and Vice President General Motors Commercial Group Ray Mylenek (second from left)

General Motors presents the 2012 GM Overdrive award to President and CEO Jim Kamsickas (third from left) and Senior Vice President Commercial Group John Smail (far right) and Vice President General Motors Commercial Group Ray Mylenek (second from left)

“The Overdrive Award recognizes those world-class companies that have truly gone above and beyond,” explained GM Vice President, Global Purchasing and Supply Chain Grace Lieblein. “They have not only met the demands of our business, they have also demonstrated through their actions a great commitment to their communities.”

GM’s executive team provided the industry audience with numerous examples of IAC’s extraordinary global actions leading to the special award selection. These actions included, but were not limited to:

  • the successful execution of the Adam Opel hoodliner business transfer from a failing supplier in Europe;
  • the successful business transfer of the Chevrolet Impala floor carpet program from a troubled supplier in North America;
  • tremendous overall operating performance (i.e. 3 PPM in 2012);
  • superior performance by the IAC Logrono, Spain plant, which supplies exterior bumper fascias to Opel, and;
  • assisting GM on numerous independent continuous improvement work-streams in multiple disciplines including service parts, accounts receivable, advanced program development, materials/logistics and procurement, containerization, etc.

According to Jim Kamsickas, this award, which comes from IAC’s largest global customer, is the most significant customer acknowledgment IAC has received in its seven-year history.

“World class performance from the global IAC team was behind this tremendous recognition,” he said. “To be placed in this elite group of four suppliers is an accomplishment that required contributions from every discipline in the organization, allowing us to provide customer satisfaction levels higher than most any other supplier in GM’s global supply base.”

“IAC helped play a critical role in GM’s success in 2012 through their dedication and commitment to consistently exceed our expectations by being innovative, delivering high quality products and services on time and by creating outstanding value,” said Grace Lieblein, GM vice president, Global Purchasing and Supply Chain. “We are thrilled to recognize IAC, who we consider to be a world-class supplier.”

The Supplier of the Year and Overdrive award winners are chosen by a global team of GM purchasing, engineering, quality, manufacturing and logistics executives.

– For the fourth time in five years, General Motors has recognized International Automotive Components with its prestigious Supplier of the Year Award. The award was presented to President and CEO Jim Kamsickas, Senior Vice President Commercial Group John Smail, and Vice President General Motors Commercial Group Ray Mylenek, at the 21st Annual General Motors Supplier of the Year Award Ceremony held in Detroit, Michigan on March 13. IAC is one of 83 suppliers to receive the honor, a truly elite group considering GM’s global supply base eclipses 18,500.

IAC was among only four suppliers to GM to be honored by with the newly created GM Overdrive Award.

“The Overdrive Award recognizes those world-class companies that have truly gone above and beyond,” explained GM Vice President, Global Purchasing and Supply Chain Grace Lieblein. “They have not only met the demands of our business, they have also demonstrated through their actions a great commitment to their communities.”

GM’s executive team provided the industry audience with numerous examples of IAC’s extraordinary global actions leading to the special award selection. These actions included, but were not limited to:

  • the successful execution of the Adam Opel hoodliner business transfer from a failing supplier in Europe;
  • the successful business transfer of the Chevrolet Impala floor carpet program from a troubled supplier in North America;
  • tremendous overall operating performance (i.e. 3 PPM in 2012);
  • superior performance by the IAC Logrono, Spain plant, which supplies exterior bumper fascias to Opel, and;
  • assisting GM on numerous independent continuous improvement work-streams in multiple disciplines including service parts, accounts receivable, advanced program development, materials/logistics and procurement, containerization, etc.

According to Jim Kamsickas, this award, which comes from IAC’s largest global customer, is the most significant customer acknowledgment IAC has received in its seven-year history.

“World class performance from the global IAC team was behind this tremendous recognition,” he said. “To be placed in this elite group of four suppliers is an accomplishment that required contributions from every discipline in the organization, allowing us to provide customer satisfaction levels higher than most any other supplier in GM’s global supply base.”

“IAC helped play a critical role in GM’s success in 2012 through their dedication and commitment to consistently exceed our expectations by being innovative, delivering high quality products and services on time and by creating outstanding value,” said Grace Lieblein, GM vice president, Global Purchasing and Supply Chain. “We are thrilled to recognize IAC, who we consider to be a world-class supplier.”

The Supplier of the Year and Overdrive award winners are chosen by a global team of GM purchasing, engineering, quality, manufacturing and logistics executives.