Ascend Performance Materials has received the General Motors 2020 Supplier Quality Excellence Award for its Pensacola, Florida, polyamide 66 plant. The award recognizes GM suppliers who meet or exceed the company’s rigorous quality performance criteria and support multiple functions across GM’s organization.
Ascend, one of the largest fully integrated producer of polyamide 66 resin, produces materials used to make parts that improve the safety, performance, and fuel efficiency of automobiles — including fasteners, electrical connectors, airbags, and radiator end tanks.
“Customer-focused is one of our core values at Ascend and it means that everything we do is in service to our customers,” said Phil Jeszke, automotive segment lead at Ascend. “The strength of our relationship with GM is built on partnerships throughout the production chain focused on quality and performance, from the materials to the design and manufacturing.”
This year’s award marks the second consecutive year Ascend has been recognized by GM.
“We strive to be a strategic partner to our customers, helping them drive growth,” said Isaac Khalil, senior vice president for polyamides at Ascend. “We’ve spent the last several years investing in our global footprint, product portfolio and technical resources in order to provide our customers with the materials and support they need. We value the recognition from GM and look forward to continue to support them.”
Ascend is based in Houston, Texas, with regional offices in Detroit, Brussels, and Shanghai. Its 2,600-person global workforce makes the plastics, fabrics, fibers, and chemicals used to make safer vehicles, cleaner energy, better medical devices, smarter appliances and longer-lasting apparel and consumer goods.