Eagle Ottawa, LLC received the General Motors 2007 Supplier of the Year award for its significant contributions to GM's global product and performance achievements. The 16th annual award -- themed the "Best of the Best" -- was given during ceremonies Saturday, April 26 at the Sawgrass Marriott Hotel in Jacksonville, Fla. Eagle Ottawa CEO Jerry Sumpter was on hand to accept. Eagle Ottawa was the only automotive leather supplier to receive this award.

Issue: May 2008


Eagle Ottawa Recognized by General Motors as a 2007 Supplier of the Year



by Steve Barclay

Eagle Ottawa, LLC received the General Motors 2007 Supplier of the Year award for its significant contributions to GM's global product and performance achievements. The 16th annual award -- themed the "Best of the Best" -- was given during ceremonies Saturday, April 26 at the Sawgrass Marriott Hotel in Jacksonville, Fla. Eagle Ottawa CEO Jerry Sumpter was on hand to accept. Eagle Ottawa was the only automotive leather supplier to receive this award.

"We are proud to honor Eagle Ottawa as one of our Supplier of the Year winners in 2007," said Bo Andersson, GM group vice president, Global Purchasing and Supply Chain. "Eagle Ottawa received this honor for its outstanding performance and making a significant contribution to the manufacturing of our world-class vehicles."

"Eagle Ottawa is very proud to receive this award from General Motors," said Pat Catlin, Vice President of Sales. "We have been a supplier to GM for 100 years and look forward to continuing our strong relationship into the future."

The GM Supplier of the Year award 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 decisions on supplier performance in quality, service, technology and price. This year, General Motors honored 92 suppliers for their outstanding performance throughout 2007.

Eagle Ottawa is the world's largest producer of premium automotive leather and interior leather solutions. They set the standard by focusing on design, innovation, research, development, craftsmanship and validation. Additionally, they are industry leaders in manufacturing leather with methods that help safeguard the environment



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