BURSCHEID, Germany, June 26, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --
Terry C. Nadeau, group vice president of Purchasing for Johnson Controls Automotive Experience, a global leader in automotive interiors and electronics, has been awarded the Rising Star Award from the trade publication Automotive News Europe. Nadeau was honored in the Purchasing category.
Automotive News Europe awards the prize annually to pan-European automotive industry executives who drive change and innovation, make courageous decisions and have the potential to rise to the top of the automotive industry in a few years.
"I am delighted with the Rising Star Award, it is an honor to be recognized by Automotive News Europe," Nadeau said. "Although this is an individual award, it is a reflection of the accomplishments of our global purchasing team."
Nadeau impressed the jury by implementing a consistent supplier management process, precisely planning cooperation with suppliers and developing a comprehensive risk management strategy for purchasing. In addition, Johnson Controls Purchasing and Engineering departments developed a process that enables suppliers to easily submit product and process innovations. These innovations have led to significant competitive advantages which played a key role in the jury's decision.
Selected from more than 150 nominees, 15 executives working for automakers and automotive suppliers received Rising Star Awards this year.
"These individuals stand out because they have achieved so much already, and we expect them to continue to rise within their organizations and within the industry in the years to come," Automotive News Europe Publisher and Editorial Director Jason Stein said.
About Johnson Controls
Johnson Controls is a global diversified technology and industrial leader serving customers in more than 150 countries. Our 162,000 employees create quality products, services and solutions to optimize energy and operational efficiencies of buildings; lead-acid automotive batteries and advanced batteries for hybrid and electric vehicles; and interior systems for automobiles. Our commitment to sustainability dates back to our roots in 1885, with the invention of the first electric room thermostat. Through our growth strategies and by increasing market share we are committed to delivering value to shareholders and making our customers successful.
About Johnson Controls Automotive Experience
Johnson Controls is a global leader in automotive seating, overhead systems, door and instrument panels, and interior electronics. We support all major automakers in the differentiation of their vehicles through our products, technologies and advanced manufacturing capabilities. With 240 locations worldwide, we are where our customers need us to be. Consumers have enjoyed the comfort and style of our products, from single components to complete interiors. With our global capability we supply approximately 50 million cars per year.
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