The Partner-level status is Deere & Co.’s highest supplier rating.
PPG was selected for the honor in recognition of its dedication to providing products and service of outstanding quality as well as its commitment to continuous improvement. Courtney Jungjohann, Reggie Horne and Mike Brefeldt accepted the recognition during formal ceremonies Feb. 17 in Moline, Ill.
PPG supplies electrocoat, liquid and powder coatings, as well as pretreatment chemicals, to John Deere’s operations in the United States, Mexico, South America, Europe, India and China.
Suppliers that participate in the Achieving Excellence program are evaluated annually in several key performance categories, including quality, cost management, delivery, technical support and wavelength, which is a measure of responsiveness. John Deere Supply Management created the program in 1991 to provide a supplier evaluation and feedback process that promotes continuous improvement.
About Deere & Co.
John Deere (Deere & Company — NYSE: DE) is the world's leading provider of advanced products and services for agriculture and forestry and a major provider of advanced products and services for construction, lawn and turf care, landscaping and irrigation. John Deere also provides financial services worldwide and manufactures and markets engines used in heavy equipment. Since it was founded in 1837, the company has extended its heritage of integrity, quality, commitment and innovation around the globe.
Pittsburgh-based PPG (ppg.com) is a global supplier of paints, coatings, optical products, specialty materials, chemicals, glass and fiber glass. The company has more than 140 manufacturing facilities and equity affiliates and operates in more than 60 countries. Sales in 2008 were $15.8 billion. PPG shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange (symbol: PPG).
Reggie Horne (center), PPG general manager for industrial coatings global marketing and global segments, along with Courtney Jungjohann (second from left), PPG sales and business development representative, and Mike Bredfeldt (second from right), PPG global market manager for heavy-duty equipment, are presented with the John Deere 2009 “Partner-level” supplier award by Kevin Hernandez (far left), John Deere global supply base commercial and technical manager, and Mark LaRue (far right), John Deere strategic source manager. John Deere selected PPG for the honor to recognize its dedication to providing products and service of outstanding quality as well as its commitment to continuous improvement.
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