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Kimball Electronics Receives Two Awards from Nexteer
Oct 06, 2014

Kimball Electronics – China was honored with two awards recently at the Nexteer Supplier Conference in China. Nexteer presented Kimball Electronics with the awards for "Perfect Launch" and "Superior Customer Service" in calendar year 2014. The Kimball Electronics - China team celebrated another great year of service to Nexteer, after receiving the "Superior Customer Service" award from Nexteer in calendar year 2013. Kimball Electronics-China manufactures printed circuit board assemblies (PCBA's) for numerous Nexteer Automotive assembly products and programs.

There were many compliments from Nexteer regarding the Kimball Electronics-China team and their dedicated, customer-focused teamwork resulting in an excellent launch of a new program. Nexteer cited Kimball Electronics' ability to meet their demand requirements, urgent Engineering Change Orders (ECO), high quality standards, and finally for truly making the new product launch a partnership.

"I am privileged to be here today to accept this award on behalf of our Kimball Electronics team. It is an honor for us to be recognized by such an outstanding global organization as Nexteer. It has been our pleasure to support your programs to the highest level, we truly value the business,"remarked Roger Chang, Kimball Electronics Vice President of Operations, Asia.

In his award acceptance message, Roger Chang stressed that communication between the Nexteer and Kimball teams was the key to success, and in the spirit of outstanding communication, he addressed the audience in both English and Mandarin,"We have been developing this relationship with Nexteer since 2007. It has at times been challenging but by continuing to provide a quality product with excellent customer support we have managed to grow the business quite successfully."

"Congratulations to the entire team! Thank you for your hard work and dedication! I am very proud of this accomplishment. Nexteer is one of our fastest growing customers and this is a great example of how excellent performance can lead to more growth. Keep up this level of performance, we continue to have an excellent partnership with Nexteer, both now and in the future,"stated Don Charron, President of Kimball Electronics.

The Kimball Electronics – China facility, located in Nanjing, China is ISO9001, ISO/TS 16949, ISO13485, and ISO14001 Certified. The facility produces Automotive electronic assemblies for anti-lock braking systems, electronic power steering modules, window lifter modules, and truck braking systems, as well as assemblies for the Medical, Industrial, and Public Safety markets.

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Roger Chang, Kimball Electronics Vice President of Asian Operations, gave the award acceptance speech in both English and Mandarin. He cited great communication as the reason for the success between the Kimball and Nexteer teams.

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Roger Chang (center), Kimball Electronics Vice President of Asian Operations, accepted the Nexteer Perfect Launch Award from Jim Corbeil (Left), Nexteer Vice President and Chief Procurement Officer, and Jackson Gong (Right) , Nexteer China Purchasing Director

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The Kimball Electronics and Nexteer Program Teams pictured with both the Nexteer Awards: Perfect Launch and Superior Customer Service. Pictured from Left to Right, Chris Thyen, Kimball Electronics Vice President of Business Development, Jackson Gong, Nexteer China Purchasing Director, Bright Zhu, Kimball Electronics Program Manager, Sastry Chimalakonda, Nexteer Enterprise Commodity Manager, Angus Watson, Kimball Electronics Director of Automotive Business Development, Roger Chang, Kimball Electronics Vice President of Asian Operations, Hans Xiong, Kimball Electronics Program Manager, and Mark Yaquinto, Kimball Electronics Business Manager.