Issue: Apr 2010


General Motors Honors EMC as a 2009 Supplier of the Year for the Seventh Year



EMC Systems, Software and Services Support General Motors Next-Generation Information Infrastructure

by Steve Barclay

EMC Corporation, the world leader in information infrastructure solutions, today announced that, for the seventh time, it was named as a General Motors Supplier of the Year for its overall business performance in providing GM with world-class products and services.

"The Supplier of the Year award is always special, but EMC and the other suppliers recognized this year have risen above and beyond the call during one of the most challenging years in GM history," said Bob Socia, Vice President, Global Purchasing and Supply Chain at General Motors. "EMC joins this truly world-class list of suppliers."

The award recognizes the significant contributions of GM's suppliers in 2009 as part of the company's global product and performance achievements. The Supplier of the Year program started in 1992, and each year a global team of purchasing, engineering, quality, manufacturing and logistics executives determines the winners. The decisions are based on supplier performance in the areas of quality, service, technology and price.

Frank Hauck, EMC's Executive Vice President, said, "We're honored to be recognized as a GM Supplier of the Year for the seventh time. GM has a tremendous legacy around the globe for furthering supplier excellence and maximizing its competitive advantage while driving product development and performance. We are proud to contribute to the company's global product and performance achievements."

For the Supplier of the Year awards, GM evaluated EMC based on its technical competency, its world class information infrastructure products and solutions, and its understanding of GM and the automotive industry. GM currently has seven petabytes of EMC storage throughout its worldwide datacenters, including EMC Symmetrix® V-Max(TM) high-performance storage systems that store, protect, optimize, and leverage critical information in its physical and virtualized datacenters.

About EMC

EMC Corporation (NYSE:EMC) is the world's leading developer and provider of information infrastructure technology and solutions that enable organizations of all sizes to transform the way they compete and create value from their information. Information about EMC's products and services can be found at www.EMC.com.

EMC, Symmetrix and V-Max are registered trademarks or trademarks of EMC Corporation in the United States and other countries. All other trademarks used herein are the property of their respective owners.

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