Top-performing auto suppliers acknowledged for commitment to excellence in 2012
On September 26, 2012, Kimball Electronics was one of just thirty-four automotive suppliers honored by Johnson Controls, a global diversified company in the building and automotive industries, for their leadership and commitment to the Automotive Experience business at the company's 17th annual North American Supplier Performance Awards ceremony.
"The dedication of our suppliers is integral to our success as a global automotive leader," said Jim Bos, vice president of purchasing, North America, for Johnson Controls' Automotive Experience business. "The awards provide an opportunity for us to thank our supplier base for their leadership and commitment to excellence throughout the year."
Johnson Controls' North American Supplier Performance Awards are presented for top performance in the following key business areas: quality; cost; logistics; development; technology; and service. This year, outstanding performance by the company's supply base was recognized on four levels – platinum, gold, silver and bronze.
Kimball Electronics received the Johnson Controls Silver 2012 Supplier Performance Award.
Kimball Electronics makes a variety of Printed Circuit Board Assemblies for Johnson Controls in their Jasper, Indiana and Reynosa, Mexico manufacturing locations.
"On behalf of the entire KEG team, I would like to thank Johnson Controls for this supplier performance award. I would also like to say thank you to all of our associates in each of our locations around the world. Without their hard work and dedication, this level of performance would simply not be possible. We are honored to receive this recognition and we are grateful to have such a strong partnership with a company like Johnson Controls,"Commented Don Charron, President of Kimball Electronics.
The partnership between Kimball Electronics and Johnson Controls which began in 2004, has grown into one of the largest programs for Kimball Electronics in both our Jasper, Indiana and Reynosa, Mexico facilities.
"Over the past 8 years, Johnson Controls has truly helped us grow and become a better company. We know that their performance expectations and the performance expectations of their customers continue to rise and as a key supply partner, we are up for the challenge. We are committed to the journey of continuous improvement and we are hopeful that our efforts will keep us on the list of Johnson Controls supplier award recipients next year," concluded Charron.
About Johnson Controls Automotive Experience:
Johnson Controls is a global leader in automotive seating, overhead systems, door and instrument panels, and interior electronics. They support all major automakers in the differentiation of their vehicles through their products, technologies and advanced manufacturing capabilities. They have 240 locations worldwide. Consumers have enjoyed the comfort and style of their products, from single components to complete interiors. With global capability, they supply approximately 50 million cars per year.
Pictured Left to Right: Terry Nadeau, Johnson Controls, Group Vice President, Purchasing, Seating
Steve Korn, Kimball Electronics, Vice President of North American Operations
David Borski, Johnson Controls, Senior Purchasing Manager, Electronics
Mark Mitchell, Kimball Electronics, Business Manager
Don Charron, Kimball Electronics, President
Jim Bos, Johnson Controls, Vice President, Purchasing, Electronics