AKWEL recognised by General Motors as a 2018 Supplier of the Year Winner


AKWEL was named a GM Supplier of the Year by General Motors during its 27th annual Supplier of the Year awards ceremony held Wednesday, May 15 in Detroit.

During the event, GM recognized its best suppliers from 15 countries that have consistently exceeded GM’s expectations. “ We hold our suppliers to a high bar, ” said Steve Kiefer, GM senior vice president, Global Purchasing and Supply Chain. “They went above and beyond to deliver the innovations and quality that will help us earn customers for life.”

From left to right – James Danahy (Executive Director, global Functional Leader Chassis Engineering), Jerry Beemer (Director Global Transmission Hardware Engineering), Bill Gale (Sales Director – North America), Mathieu Coutier (President of the Executive Board) and David Drouillard (Executive Director – Engine, Transmission, Thermal).


The Supplier of the Year award winners were chosen by a global team of GM purchasing, engineering, quality, manufacturing and logistics executives. Winners were selected based on performance criteria in Product Purchasing, Global Purchasing and Manufacturing Services, Customer Care and Aftersales, and Logistics.