GKN Sinter Metals North America wins four GM Supplier Quality Excellence awards

October 22, 2014

GKN Sinter Metals North America received four Supplier Quality Excellence awards from General Motors (GM) during a ceremony at the Cobo Center in Detroit, Michigan, on September 24, 2014. The awards were presented to GKN Sinter Metals plants in Conover, Germantown, St. Marys, and Manitowoc.

The Supplier Quality Excellence Award is presented to top manufacturers that meet GM’s strict quality criteria. Manufacturers are evaluated on more than twelve criteria including timely delivery of high-quality products, smooth production processes and innovative strength.

Chris Franks, President of GKN Sinter Metals Americas Operations, stated, “Being recognised once again by General Motors is an exciting acknowledgement for GKN. The fact that we received several consecutive awards from GM proves that our employees strive to not only meet but exceed our customers’ requirements. Thank you again to our employees for their efforts and commitment to GKN.”

GKN Sinter Metals supplies GM with a range of Powder Metallurgy products for engines, transmissions, and other vehicle components from these locations. In total the awarded GKN plants produced about 18 million components for GM, including main bearing caps, aluminium camshaft caps, clutch plates and bushings.


Left to right: Wade C Sheffer, Executive Director, General Motors; Mike Taylor, Operations Manager, Germantown; Kris Kahl, Sales, Auburn Hills; Lynann Porter, Quality Manager, St Marys; Bo Muzyk, Quality Director, Auburn Hills; Amy Dietz, Site Continuous Improvement Leader, Conover; Terry Shutter, Plant Manager, Conover; Randy Beaudette, Quality Manager, Germantown; Scott Jorgens, VP Sales/Marketing, Auburn Hills; Matt Reddick, Plant Manager, Germantown, Brian Slusarick, Plant Manager, St. Marys, Guy Lynch, Director, General Motors 

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