Ryder recognized by GM as a 2007 Supplier of the Year

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Ryder System Inc. announced that it recently 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 held recently at the Sawgrass Marriott Hotel in Jacksonville, Fla.

“GM is proud to honor Ryder System as a GM Supplier of the Year winner,” says Bo Andersson, GM group vice president for global purchasing and supply chain. “This award is our way of telling the winners that we appreciate all of their efforts in working together with GM to manufacture world-class vehicles. Ryder System is among the best of the best. They understand that our mutual success can only be achieved by sharing common goals and priorities.”

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 97 suppliers for their outstanding performance throughout 2007.

“Ryder is honored to be recognized as a Supplier of the Year by GM for the fourth consecutive year,” says Tom Jones, senior vice president and general manager of supply chain solutions for Miami-based Ryder. “We are proud to support GM’s operations and contribute to their global success and quality reputation. I would like to congratulate the Ryder team that strives to drive value and excellence for GM.”