March 22, 2016—Brake Parts Inc. (BPI) announced Monday that it was named a General Motors Supplier of the Year and received GM’s Overdrive Award during GM’s 24th annual Supplier of the Year awards ceremony, held March 10 in Detroit.
“It was a great honor to be recognized during the GM Supplier of the Year ceremony with the coveted Overdrive Award,” said David Overbeeke, president and CEO of Brake Parts Inc. “While it takes a dedicated team to deliver the results reflected by this prestigious award, Michael Zissman, vice president OE/OES sales, has been the driving force behind BPI’s success with GM. As we look to the future, BPI will continue to work hard to ensure our business partnership with GM grows and flourishes.”
“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 recognized not only have brought innovation, they delivered it with the quality our customers deserve.”
The Supplier of the Year Award is given to companies that have exceeded GM’s expectations, created outstanding value, or brought new innovations to the company. GM recognized 110 companies from 17 countries. This is the first time BPI has won the award.
Additionally, GM awards the Overdrive Award to three companies who have undertaken extraordinary initiatives that drove outstanding results for GM’s business, while demonstrating values important to GM and commitment to their community.