General Cable's Altoona Plant and Automotive Team Presented with Delphi's Prestigious Pinnacle Award


HIGHLAND HEIGHTS, KENTUCKY, April 27, 2010 – General Cable (NYSE: BGC) is pleased to announce that its Altoona, Pennsylvania, manufacturing facility and the entire Automotive Team were presented with Delphi’s Pinnacle for Supplier Excellence Award, which honors those suppliers for their commitment to and achievement of quality, value and cost performance. 

General Cable Altoona, which produces ignition wire sets, was represented at the awards celebration on April 14th, 2010 by Ken Glaser, Director of Automotive Sales, and Tim Wampler, Vice President, Manufacturing & Team Leader, Communications and Assemblies.  Rodney O’Neal, President and CEO of Delphi, and Sidney Johnson, Vice President of Procurement, Delphi, presented the Pinnacle Award.

“We congratulate General Cable Altoona on the Delphi Pinnacle Award,” said Rand Fusselman, Ignition Business Line Manager, Delphi Packard.  “The team’s commitment to exceeding your customer's expectations has not gone unnoticed.  We recognize that a lot of dedicated, hard work with every lead and harness produced for Delphi went into earning this award.”

General Cable, who has been a Delphi supplier since 2006, met or exceeded Delphi’s qualifying requirements for this award recognition, including: serving as a Delphi supplier for at least three years; providing exceptional quality; having large Delphi annual purchase value; supporting Delphi’s position on social responsibility; embracing Delphi’s cost-reduction efforts; and meeting all delivery expectations.

“General Cable Altoona works hard to achieve a level of excellence in all that we do, and we do not expect recognition, as we understand that being the best at what you do is necessary to succeed in today's business environment,” said Ken Glaser, Director of Automotive Sales, General Cable. “However, we do appreciate it when we are considered worthy of an award of this nature.”

In January 2010, General Cable’s Altoona Plant was also awarded Penton Media’s INDUSTRYWEEK’s Top 10 Best Plants.  This annual award recognized General Cable Altoona as one of the Best Manufacturing Plants in North America for 2009—their first was in 2003.

About General Cable
General Cable (NYSE:BGC), a Fortune 500 Company, is a global leader in the development, design, manufacture, marketing and distribution of copper, aluminum and fiber optic wire and cable products for the energy, industrial, specialty and communications markets.  For more information about General Cable, visit our Web site at www.generalcable.com.

About Delphi Packard

Delphi is a leading global supplier of electronics and technologies for automotive, commercial vehicle and other market segments. Operating major technical centers, manufacturing sites and customer support facilities in 30 countries, Delphi delivers real-world innovations that make products smarter and safer as well as more powerful and efficient. Connect to innovation at www.delphi.com.


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Release No. 0678
04/27/10