July 2, 2015 – Press Release
Great Dane Announces Supplier Summit & Innovation Challenge
(Savannah,GA – July 2, 2015) Great Dane has announced plans for the company’s first Supplier Summit & Innovation Challenge, to be held September 28th-30th, 2015 in Savannah, GA.
According to Bob Brege, Great Dane’s Vice President of Procurement, the goal of the new Supplier Summit is to provide a forum to celebrate the contributions of Great Dane’s key suppliers, including an awards dinner on September 28th.
Also new this year is the company’s Innovation Challenge, an optional event designed to bring together the most talented and creative resources to create cutting-edge solutions for Great and its customers.
Rick Mullininx, Great Dane’s EVP of Engineering and a member of the company’s Innovation Advisory Board, said that the solutions the company has in mind can be in the form of new products, processes or services—whatever it takes help Great Dane deliver a best-in-class customer experience.
He added that the Innovation Challenge will also provide suppliers with an opportunity to spend additional time in collaborative discussions with a cross-functional team of Great Dane managers and leaders — with goal of developing new business solutions that leverage both company’s specific areas of expertise.
“We’re truly excited about these new opportunities to collaborate with our key suppliers,” Mullininx said. “We look forward to strong participation and a lot of great new ideas in the process.”
Interested suppliers who haven’t already registered for one of Great Dane’s informational webinars can obtain more information by contacting Great Dane’s VP of Marketing, Brandie Fuller, at email@example.com. The next webinar is scheduled for Wednesday, July 8th.
ABOUT GREAT DANE:
Great Dane, a manufacturer of dry van, refrigerated and platform trailers, has long been regarded as the industry leader in technology, innovation and quality. The company is headquartered in Chicago, Ill., and has additional corporate offices Savannah, Ga., with manufacturing plants and a parts distribution center strategically located throughout the United States. Great Dane’s network of company-owned branches and full-line independent dealers and parts-only independent dealers offer distribution points for both trailers and aftermarket parts across North and South America. Great Dane can be accessed online at www.greatdanetrailers.com.
The company’s wholly owned subsidiary, Johnson Refrigerated Truck Bodies, acquired in 2010, is the innovator and manufacturer of specialized refrigerated truck bodies and trailers that range from eight to 36ft. in length. With headquarters in Rice Lake, Wis., markets include dairy, meat, frozen food, keg beer, live poultry, vending products, flowers and plants, and ice. Johnson Refrigerated Truck Bodies can be accessed online at www.johnsontruckbodies.com.