PARIS, Il (September 5, 2019) –North American Lighting, Inc. (NAL) was recognized as a top-performing supplier at the 2019 Nissan Regional Supplier Awards. 

Heath Holtz, Nissan Senior Vice President of Manufacturing, Supply Chain Management and Purchasing, and Rob Pitt, Nissan Vice President of Purchasing, presented NAL with a Monozukuri Spirit Award.

“NAL sincerely appreciates this recognition from Nissan, and we are grateful for the business relationship we enjoy with them,” said Ron Wheat, NAL Director of Sales and Marketing. “Nissan is a valued partner for NAL, and we strive to provide them, and all customers with the most cost competitive and highest value lighting products in the automotive industry.”

“This award is a testimony to the hard work and dedication of NAL employees who aggressively maintained focus on the total value chain of our lamps,” said Kirk Gadberry, President of NAL. “I’d like to thank them for making this achievement possible.”

The Monozukuri Spirit Award is given to suppliers who embrace the Monozukuri mindset, a cross-functional effort between purchasing, quality, supply chain, manufacturing, logistics, product planning, design, and engineering that encourages a collaborative exchange of improvement ideas between Nissan and its suppliers.

“Our suppliers play a key role in our shared success,” said Rob Pitt. “We appreciate their collaboration and support of Nissan’s business strategy of brand power, sales power, product power and top quality in our products and for our customers.”

About North American Lighting, Inc.
North American Lighting, Inc., member of the Koito Group of Companies, is the largest automotive lighting manufacturer in North America and has been manufacturing since 1983. NAL is a pioneer in vehicular lighting from LEDs to adaptive driving beams and is now pursuing the latest technology in autonomous driving. NAL’s nine facilities in North America combined with the global network of Koito Group Companies, uniquely positions the company to meet increasing global demands for safe, energy-efficient, eco-friendly, and intelligent automotive lighting systems. For more information, visit

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