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Mitsubishi Electric Recognized by General Motors as a 2007 Supplier of the Year


Northville, Mich. – April 2008 – Mitsubishi Electric Corporation and its U.S. subsidiary, Mitsubishi Electric Automotive America, 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 Saturday, April 26 at the Sawgrass Marriott Hotel in Jacksonville, Fla.

“GM is proud to honor Mitsubishi Electric Automotive America as a GM Supplier of the Year winner,” said Bo Andersson, GM group vice president, 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.

“Mitsubishi Electric Automotive America is among the best of the best,” he continued. “They understand that our mutual success can only be achieved by sharing common goals and priorities.”

“We are very pleased to once again be recognized by GM as one of its top suppliers,” said Mike DeLano, Mitsubishi Electric Automotive America group president, sales. “This is our ninth consecutive year to receive this award and it is a tribute to the many people at Mitsubishi Electric who work hard every day to build and maintain our relationship with GM.”

Mitsubishi Electric Automotive America supplies ignition coils, cam and crankshaft sensors, and starter motors as either standard or optional equipment on many GM models manufactured in North America.

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.


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