FINDLAY, Ohio (May 11, 2001)–Cooper-Standard Automotive, an operating unit of Cooper Tire & Rubber Co., has been named a General Motors Corp. supplier of the year.
Cooper Standard was one of 165 suppliers from 19 countries honored for their excellence throughout 2000.
Companies were judged based on their performance in quality, service, technology and price.
“Cooper-Standard Automotive represents the best of the best, and it has set an example during the past year for other companies to follow,” said Bo Anderson, executive in charge of GM worldwide purchasing. “It is a role model and it is an honor to work with a company so committed to supporting our priorities for quality, launch and a balance between current and future business.”
Cooper Tire Chairman Thomas Dattilo expressed appreciation for being recognized as one of GM's best suppliers. “This award recognizes our quality, technology, accomplishments of our people and the powerful organization we have put together for our customers,” he said.