Nexteer Automotive Earns 2020 Manufacturing Leadership Award

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AUBURN HILLS, Mich. – August 14, 2020 Nexteer Automotive earned a 2020 Manufacturing Leadership Award by the National Association of Manufacturers for Nexteer’s outstanding achievement in Manufacturing Engineering Global Talent Management and Training.

Nexteer’s Manufacturing Engineering Global Talent Management and Training Program enables the Company to train, grow, advance and retain its technical workforce globally. The program provides Nexteer Manufacturing Engineers with comprehensive development and training opportunities, as well as a feedback system to advance their knowledge base to world-class levels.

“We are honored to be recognized by the National Association of Manufacturers for the third straight year for our commitment to manufacturing excellence and our people,” said Robin Milavec, Senior Vice President, Executive Board Director, Chief Technology Officer (CTO) and Chief Strategy Officer (CSO), Nexteer Automotive. “As Nexteer grows with our customers, it becomes even more important for us to onboard, train and grow our global technical talent to keep pace with the lightning speed of innovation in our industry. This talent management and training program provides us with a custom solution to keep elevating our Manufacturing Engineering department and share knowledge and expertise across our global team.”

The Manufacturing Engineering Global Talent Management and Training Program offers more than 495 base level courses and publications online – including more than 60 Nexteer specific courses and more than 40 Nexteer custom instructor-lead and hands-on labs. With these combined systems and resources, Nexteer’s Manufacturing Engineers can help manage, grow and retain the Company’s valued resources.

In 2019, Nexteer was recognized with a Manufacturing Leadership Award for Enterprise Integration and Technology Leadership. In 2018, Nexteer received the Engineering and Production Technology Award from the National Association of Manufacturers (then Manufacturing Leadership Council).

Nexteer will be formally recognized at the Manufacturing Leadership Awards Gala, which will take place as a virtual event on October 8, 2020.

About Nexteer

Nexteer Automotive (HK 1316), a global leader in intuitive motion control, is a multi-billion dollar global steering and driveline business delivering electric and hydraulic power steering systems, steering columns, driveline systems, as well as advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) and automated driving enabling technologies for original equipment manufacturers (OEMs). The company has 28 manufacturing plants, four technical and software centers and 13 customer service centers strategically located in North and South America, Europe, Asia and Africa. The company serves more than 60 customers in every major region of the world including BMW, Fiat Chrysler, Ford, GM, PSA Groupe, Toyota and VW, as well as automakers in India and China.

About the Manufacturing Leadership Awards

The Manufacturing Leadership Awards honor manufacturing companies and individual manufacturing leaders that are shaping the future of global manufacturing. Winning projects and individual manufacturing leaders have demonstrated achievement in one of a wide range of categories, and are chosen by a panel of expert judges for results that have delivered clear and compelling value, return on investment, and other tangible outcomes. There will be several winners in each category, including one High Achiever’s Award in each category, as well as a 2020 Manufacturer of the Year for both small and large enterprises. Also unveiled at the gala will be the ML Awards Manufacturing Leader of the Year and Lifetime Achievement Award winners.

For more information on the Manufacturing Leadership Awards Gala or Rethink: The Manufacturing Leadership Council Summit, please go to

About the National Association of Manufacturers

The National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) is the largest manufacturing association in the United States, representing small and large manufacturers in every industrial sector and in all 50 states. Manufacturing employs more than 12 million men and women, contributes $2.25 trillion to the U.S. economy annually, has the largest economic impact of any major sector and accounts for more than three-quarters of all private-sector research and development in the nation. The NAM is the powerful voice of the manufacturing community and the leading advocate for a policy agenda that helps manufacturers compete in the global economy and create jobs across the United States.

The NAM’s world-class staff of policy experts provide unmatched access and information on the key issues affecting your business and bottom line. We are on the front lines of a wide range of policy battles, from immigration reform and labor relations, to energy and the environment, to trade policy and taxes. At every turn, we are working on behalf of manufacturers in America to advance policies that help manufacturers do what they do best: create economic strength and jobs.