(Photo: Business Wire) Left to right: Sig Huber, Director, Supplier Relations and Risk Management, FCA - Global ; Susan Ulrey, Tenneco Vice President FCA customer business unit; Fernando Ronderos, Tenneco supplier diversity manager; Scott Thiele, Chief Purchasing Officer, FCA - Global.
Tenneco Inc. (NYSE:TEN) was named Diversity Supplier of the Year by FCA US LLC during its annual Supplier of the Year awards ceremony held Tuesday, May 2 at MotorCity Casino Hotel in Detroit, Michigan. FCA US honored 16 North American supplier partners that have shown an extraordinary commitment to innovation, quality, warranty, cost, delivery and the FCA Foundational Principles.
“We’re extremely honored to receive this important recognition from FCA US,” said Brian Kesseler, Tenneco chief operating officer. “This award demonstrates Tenneco’s commitment to organizational and supply chain diversity that encourages creativity, fosters collaboration and creates greater value for our customers.”
Award recipients were determined based on an evaluation of each company’s supplier scorecard performance in 2016 – a rating system that evaluates supplier performance in areas such as quality, delivery, cost, warranty and partnership – and input from FCA senior leadership. Suppliers nominated themselves for the innovation, sustainability and diversity award categories.
“We honor those who continue to fuel our momentum by providing us not only the best ideas and cutting-edge technologies, but also the suppliers who consistently exceed our expectations,” said Scott Thiele, Chief Purchasing Officer, FCA – Global.
Tenneco is an $8.6 billion global manufacturing company with headquarters in Lake Forest, Illinois and approximately 31,000 employees worldwide. Tenneco is one of the world’s largest designers, manufacturers and marketers of clean air and ride performance products and systems for automotive and commercial vehicle original equipment markets and the aftermarket.