At the 2016 Automotive Global Awards held in Las Vegas, GPA Executive Director Curtis Foltz received the outstanding achievement award, while International Auto Processing, based at the Port of Brunswick, received the North American Auto Processor of the Year award.
“What a great honor it is for me to receive the outstanding achievement award,” Foltz said. “To me, it’s about all of the people who help drive these awards. Our Georgia Ports Authority employees, the great ILA women and men who work for us in Brunswick and Savannah, and the outstanding auto processors understand that you as a customer or service partner have a choice, and they want to continue to build on your business, and earn your business every single day.”
Award program organizers said International Auto Processing at the Port of Brunswick, Georgia, has achieved a stellar reputation within the automotive industry, providing services that exceed its customers’ standards of quality in a consistently timely manner.
“Being awarded Auto Processor of the Year is a tribute to every associate at IAP, a tremendous accolade for their passionate and hard work and their unfailing dedication to providing first-class service to each customer every day,” said Robert Miller, president & CEO of International Auto Processing. “IAP appreciates that our good work is only possible because of the superior service given by the many other local groups with whom we work, including our collaborative customers, Georgia Ports Authority, local ILA professionals, vessel pilots, trucking companies, railroads, surveyors, every GStar employee, and all the other companies with whom we do business. We are humbled by this award, and understand our responsibility to continue earning it in everything we do.”
The Port of Brunswick ranks as the busiest in the nation for the import of new vehicles, with IAP pioneering vehicle processing operations when it began its services in 1986. Since then, IAP has processed more than 4.95 million vehicles on-site and over 1.7 million units at other locations for its customers, and at the same time has assisted in setting the Port of Brunswick up as a world-wide player in the finished vehicle logistics industry.
The rationale for awarding IAP stated that, “through its clear understanding of the port process and the impacts this has on the customer’s own service levels, IAP is dedicated to quality of service, lean efficient processing and positive customer relationships.”
“These awards reflect the enthusiasm for development and innovation across the whole industry. Encouraging individuals through creativity of ideas, through adaptation and flexibility, through planning and pioneering new ways, through new thoughts and new ideas,” said Peter Wooding, Chief Executive of Three6Zero who organized the awards. “I am delighted with the support we have had to bring this event to North America once again and believe it has brought the opportunity to connect, debate and share the hot topics in the industry but also, to celebrate the achievements of our colleagues and peers. We are proud to have welcomed a truly outstanding group of individuals and companies for our annual North American celebrations.”