Gentex Recognized by General Motors as a 2016 Supplier of the Year Winner

ZEELAND, Mich., April 10, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Gentex Corporation (NASDAQ:GNTX) was named a GM Supplier of the Year by General Motors during its 25th annual Supplier of the Year awards ceremony held Friday, March 31 in Orlando, Florida. 

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GM recognized 118 of its best suppliers from 15 countries that have consistently exceeded GM’s expectations, created outstanding value or brought new innovations to the company. The announcement represented the most suppliers GM has recognized since debuting the Supplier of the Year event in 1992.

Gentex is a leading supplier of vision-enhancing technologies to the global automotive industry and a long-time supplier to General Motors. This is the 18th time Gentex has received the award.

“We are focused on building positive supplier relationships, bringing new, customer-centric innovations to GM and being the OEM of choice among suppliers,” said Steve Kiefer, GM vice president, Global Purchasing and Supply Chain. “The companies we recognize tonight not only have brought innovation, they delivered it with the quality our customers deserve.”

Winning suppliers were chosen by a global team of GM purchasing, engineering, quality, manufacturing and logistics executives and selected based on performance criteria in Product Purchasing, Indirect Purchasing, Customer Care and Aftersales, and Logistics.

“We’re honored to be counted among GM’s top suppliers once again,” said Gentex Senior Vice President and CFO Steve Downing. “Quality and consistency have always been cornerstones at Gentex, and GM has been a great partner as we’ve worked to develop and implement technologies that consumers demand and appreciate.”

Founded in 1974, Gentex Corporation (NASDAQ:GNTX) is a supplier of automatic-dimming rearview mirrors and electronics to the automotive industry, including the new Full Display Mirror, available on an increasing number of General Motors vehicles. Visit the company website at

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