LAKE FOREST, Ill.--Tenneco (NYSE: TEN) a leading global supplier of Clean air and Ride Performance products and systems was recognized with an Excellent Supplier Diversity award from Toyota Motor North America, Inc. (TMNA) at its Annual Supplier Business Meeting (ABM) on March 21. Held at the COBO Center in Detroit, ABM brings together approximately 850 supplier representatives from across North America.
“We’re honored to be recognized by Toyota for the third consecutive year for excellence in supplier diversity,” said Mike Seurynck, Tenneco vice president and general manager, North America Clean Air. “Our commitment to develop a world-class, diverse supply chain not only supports our growth but strengthens our relationships with important customers like Toyota.”
Currently celebrating 21 years, ABM allows TMNA to discuss business objectives with direct and indirect suppliers in preparation for its upcoming fiscal year. Each year, TMNA recognizes suppliers who exceeded the company’s expectations in several categories.
"Toyota collaborates with each of our supplier partners in order to build vehicles with the high safety, quality and reliability standards to meet and exceed our customer’s expectation,” said Robert Young, Group Vice President, TMNA R&D Purchasing and Supplier Engineering Development. “We are pleased to recognize those in our supply base who exceed our high performance targets. We thank them and their team members for their tremendous support, partnership and commitment to continuous improvement and collaboration to build ‘ever better cars’ in North America.”
Tenneco is an $8.6 billion global manufacturing company with headquarters in Lake Forest, Illinois and approximately 31,000 employees worldwide. Tenneco is one of the world’s largest designers, manufacturers and marketers of clean air and ride performance products and systems for automotive and commercial vehicle original equipment markets and the aftermarket. Tenneco’s principal brand names are Monroe®, Walker®, XNOx® and Clevite®Elastomer.