● PPG Industries has been named a supplier of the year by General Motors for its superior performance, quality,
service, technology and value in supplying coatings for GM operations worldwide during 2001. The
award also covers glass products PPG supplies to the automaker.
Charles E. Bunch, executive vice president; Richard Zahren, vice president of automotive coatings and Ernest A. Hahn, vice president of automotive glass were on hand to receive the award, which was
presented in Toronto.
“PPG is an industry role model that through performance has set an example during the past year
for other companies to follow,” said Bo Andersson, vice president, GM worldwide purchasing, production
control logistics. “It is a pleasure to work with a company that excels at meeting our priorities for quality,
service, technology and competitive pricing.”
“Recognition from a customer is the highest performance measure we have,” said Mr. Bunch. “Our job
is all about customer satisfaction. It’s especially satisfying to receive this type of recognition from a customer
as large and strategically important as GM.”
GM’s Supplier of the Year initiative began as a global program in 1992. Winners are selected by a
global team of executives from purchasing, engineering, manufacturing and logistics who base their decision
on supplier performance in quality, service, technology and price. This year, GM honored 91 suppliers
in 18 countries for their excellence throughout 2001.