Gentex Recognized by Ford Motor Company as a Top-Performing Global Supplier

ZEELAND, Mich., May 26, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Gentex Corporation (NASDAQ:GNTX) was recognized as one of Ford Motor Company’s Top-Performing Global Suppliers during its 19th annual Ford World Excellence Awards ceremony held Wednesday, May 17 in Dearborn, Michigan.

Fifty-four companies were selected from thousands of Ford global suppliers. Production and nonproduction suppliers from more than a dozen countries were honored for achieving the highest levels of excellence in quality, cost, performance and delivery.

Strong suppliers are an integral part of Ford’s success. Gentex was one of four companies honored with a World Excellence Award under special recognition.

“The Ford World Excellence Awards recognize our outstanding suppliers around the world,” said Hau Thai-Tang, Ford group vice president, global purchasing. “These suppliers deliver excellence at every level, and are key to Ford’s success as we transform to an auto and mobility company.”

Gentex is a leading supplier of vision-enhancing technologies to the global automotive industry and a long-time supplier to Ford Motor Company.

“We’re honored to be recognized as a Ford Motor Company top-performing supplier,” said Gentex Senior Vice President and CFO Steve Downing. “We strive to be a resource – a supplier our customers can rely on – and Ford Motor Company continues to be a great partner as we work together to consistently deliver innovative, high-quality products to our customers.”

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. Visit the company website at

Ford Motor Company is a global automotive and mobility company based in Dearborn, Michigan. With about 202,000 employees and 62 plants worldwide, the company’s core business includes designing, manufacturing, marketing and servicing a full line of Ford cars, trucks and SUVs, as well as Lincoln luxury vehicles. To expand its business model, Ford is aggressively pursuing emerging opportunities with investments in electrification, autonomy and mobility. Ford provides financial services through Ford Motor Credit Company. For more information regarding Ford and its products and services, please visit

For a complete list of 19th annual Word Excellence Award winners, click here.


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