Kimberly-Clark Names Voith Paper Fabric & Roll Systems ‘2012 Supplier of the Year’

(l-r) Jerry Baker, Vice President Family Care R&E, KC; David Buchanan, Vice President Sales, Voith Paper FRS; Cory Riehl, Tissue Product Manager, Voith Paper FRS; Mark Buthman, CFO, KC; John Fox, Senior Vice President, Voith Paper FRS; Tom Falk, CEO, KC; Antony Morton, Specialty Products R&D Manager, Voith Paper FRS; Bill He, Vice President Strategic Sourcing, KC; Cynthia Dautrich, Chief Procurement Officer, KC; and Scott Prentice, Global Procurement Category Director, KC.

Aug. 5, 2013 (Press Release) - Kimberly-Clark Corporation (KC), a global leader in personal and health care products, has named Voith Paper Fabric & Roll Systems (FRS) 2012 Supplier of the Year.

Voith Paper FRS’ ongoing advancements in fabric technology was the key factor in KC’s selection of Voith for the award. Voith also supports KC with a Total Roll Management program and tissue cylinder service that has helped the tissue maker stay out in front in a very competitive marketplace.

“Voith Paper Fabric & Roll Systems is part of a very elite group by being selected as one of Kimberly-Clark’s top seven suppliers around the globe,” said Cynthia Dautrich, global procurement officer for Kimberly-Clark. “Voith serves as an exemplary model of what Kimberly-Clark values in supplier performance and is helping provide a framework to develop and implement best practices.”

A Global Supplier Criterion was followed to identify, evaluate and select the top vendors from its 75,000 global vendors that demonstrate above and beyond compliance of reliable on time delivery, quality performance, sustainability and innovation, among other factors.

“We’re honored to receive this award from Kimberly-Clark, one of our highly valued customers,” said John Fox, senior vice president at Voith Paper FRS. “It’s gratifying to be recognized and to know that our products and services truly help advance our customers’ position in the market.”

SOURCE: Voith Paper FRS