The Michigan Minority Supplier Development Council named Fiat Chrysler Automobiles its corporation of the Year during the 33rd annual Ambassadors Championing Excellence (ACE) Awards earlier this month.
In addition to receiving the Corporation of the Year award, FCA’s own Head of Diversity Supplier Development, Kevin Bell, received the Jethro Joseph Advocate of the Year Award. The award is named after a former FCA employee and is given to a “leader whose commitment to minority economic development symbolizes the true spirit and intent of supplier diversity,” FCA says.
“As FCA US attracts new customers to our global vehicle brands, like Jeep® and Ram, it is essential that we have diverse supplier partners who can offer fresh ideas and creative solutions,” said FCA chief purchasing officer Scott Thiele. “I am proud of our supplier diversity team’s dedication and the mentorship they offer our business partners as we look to ensure mutual long-term growth.”
Earlier this year, FCA was recognized by Latina Style Magazine for its efforts in hiring and fostering a positive work environment for Latina women by being named to the publication’s list of top employers.