NEW ALBANY, Ohio, Feb. 13, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — On January 29th, 2015, Commercial Vehicle Group’s National Seating team was awarded Diamond supplier status by Navistar in a ceremony held at Navistar International Corporation’s, world headquarters in Lisle, IL. Diamond supplier status is Navistar’s highest recognition in supplier excellence. Earning this award places CVG’s award-winning seating group in the top 2% of suppliers who have shared this elite honor. To compete for this award, suppliers are expected to exceed standards of excellence set in Quality, Delivery, Cost and Innovation, as well providing world class customer service. This award specifically recognizes CVG’s seating facilities located in Vonore, TN and Saltillo, MX where commercial truck seating products are manufactured.

“Our products are only as good as the parts we use to build them. We expect every one of our products to have exceptional quality and uptime, and the 26 suppliers receiving this award have set the bar for that level of performance,” said Phil Christman, Navistar’s Senior Vice President and Chief Procurement Officer.

“CVG and Navistar are strategically aligned and achieving this level of excellence strengthens our partnership and demonstrates CVG’s commitment to this valuable customer. This award recognizes an outstanding performance by the CVG employees involved in truck seating, customer support, and manufacturing who are dedicated to producing a best in class seat product,” said Patrick Miller, President, Global Truck and Bus. Greg Boese, Vice President, Global Seating added “our team met this challenge on a wide range of seat products in 2014. The Navistar award exhibits our long term commitment to a very valued customer.”