Eagle Ottawa Receives Johnson Controls Silver 2009 Supplier Performance Award

DEARBORN, Mich., Dec. 15/PRNewswire/ -- Eagle Ottawa, the world's largest supplier of leather to the automotive industry, recently received the Silver 2009 Supplier Performance Award from Johnson Controls (NYSE: JCI). Johnson Controls recognized its top performing automotive suppliers during its 14th annual North American Supplier Performance Awards ceremony. Craig Tonti, President of the Americas, accepted the award on behalf of the Eagle Ottawa team.

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"Eagle Ottawa is proud of the recognition we received from Johnson Controls," said Craig Tonti, President of the Americas, Eagle Ottawa. "Eagle Ottawa is focused on providing the best for our customers by demonstrating our passion for leather making - in skilled craftsmanship, unparalleled artistry and a focus on innovation. We're committed to providing our customers superior quality, innovation and performance. This award shows that we're making good on that promise to our customers."

Johnson Controls' North American Supplier Performance Awards are presented for top performance in the following key business areas: quality; cost; logistics; development; technology and service.

About Eagle Ottawa

Eagle Ottawa is the world's largest supplier of leather to the automotive industry. Their premium leather products are found in nearly every automotive brand on every continent. A global company with design, sales and manufacturing, facilities in Asia, Europe, and North and South America, Eagle Ottawa is headquartered in Auburn Hills, Mich.

Eagle Ottawa has won numerous awards and accolades for its products and services. Among these, in 2007 they received the Toyota Global Value Improvement Award and were the only automotive leather supplier named as a 2007 General Motors Supplier of the Year.

The company's award-winning leather can be found in over 100 current models, including some of the world's most acclaimed 2008 vehicles, such as the Chevrolet Malibu, Cadillac CTS, Chevrolet Tahoe Hybrid, BMW 3-Series, Toyota Venza and Honda Accord.

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