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Ideal Contracting and Ideal Setech Jointly Recognized by General Motors as 2015 Supplier of the Year Winners

Ideal Group was named GM Supplier of the Year for its construction management (Ideal Contracting) and indirect materials management (Ideal Setech) by General Motors during its 24th annual Supplier of the Year awards ceremony, held on Thursday, March 10 at Cobo Center in Detroit, Mich.
GM recognized 110 of its best suppliers from 17 countries who have consistently exceeded GM’s expectations, created outstanding value, or brought new innovations to the company. The announcement represented the most suppliers GM has recognized since debuting the Supplier of the Year event in 1992. This is the 12th time, Ideal Group has received the award…Ideal Contracting’s 9th and Ideal Setech’s 3rd recognition.
“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 recognize tonight not only have brought innovation, they delivered it with the quality our customers deserve.”
GM’s 2015 supplier recognition represents a nearly 40 percent increase in the number of suppliers honored compared to 79 recipients in 2014. More than half of the suppliers are repeat winners from 2014.
Winning suppliers were chosen by a global team of GM purchasing, engineering, quality, manufacturing, and logistics executives and selected based on performance criteria in Product Purchasing, Indirect Purchasing, Customer Care and Aftersales, and Logistics.
“Being recognized as a Supplier of the Year means a lot to Ideal,” stated Jesse Venegas, Vice President of The Ideal Group, “It helps us understand that what we do and how we do it aligns with what our customer wants. That is the most important thing for us at Ideal.”
Vice President of Ideal Contracting, Nick Luxon, accepted this year’s award for Ideal Contracting. He said, “There’s no better feeling personally and professionally than being recognized by your customer for outstanding service. The core values of Ideal Contracting align with those of General Motors, and hence the recognition from an organization like GM makes it even more special. Thanks to you GM for being such a valued customer and thank you team Ideal for keeping us in the forefront of the construction industry.”
Frank Venegas, Ideal Group Chairman and CEO, remarked, “Ideal Group’s 12th General Motors Award is a great customer tribute to our employees, suppliers and our communities. This is the first year General Motors jointly recognized the performance of two of our Ideal companies, Ideal Contracting and Ideal Setech. The GM Supplier of the Year Award inspires us to do more.”