Stanadyne, a global fuel systems supplier based in Connecticut, was named a GM Overdrive Award winner during General Motors’ 27th annual Supplier of the Year awards ceremony held Thursday, May 16 in Warren, Michigan.
GM’s Overdrive Award, introduced in 2012, recognizes supply partners for extraordinary leadership in cultural change and commitment initiatives that drove exceptional business results for GM. Stanadyne was named one of four 2018 Overdrive Award winners.
“Everyone at Stanadyne is focused on providing the utmost quality and precision products to solve our customers’ fuel system challenges,” says Stanadyne CEO David Galuska. “However, in September 2018, Mother Nature presented a different type of test when Hurricane Florence tore into the East Coast, including Jacksonville, NC, where we manufacture gasoline direct injection pumps, and other fuel system components.”
“Well in advance of the storm, we implemented our emergency preparedness plan to prioritize the specific steps we were taking to first ensure the safety and wellbeing of our employees, and to protect GM engine builds. Despite the widespread devastation to roads and infrastructure in our area, Stanadyne employees went above and beyond to keep GM at the center of our recovery efforts. Thanks to our dedicated Jacksonville team, we were able to maintain supply without interruption, once again displaying our dedication to the experience of our customers.”
During the event, GM recognized 133 of its best suppliers from 15 countries that have consistently exceeded GM’s expectations, created outstanding value or introduced innovations to the company.
“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.”