Michigan International Auto Show
January 30 - February 2, 2020
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Grand Rapids New Car Dealers Association Recognizes West Michigan Automotive Supplier

Grand Rapids New Car Dealers Association Recognizes West Michigan Automotive Supplier


Dianna Stampfler, Show Publicist (269-330-4228 / dianna@promotemichigan.com)
Dawn Baker, Show Manager (616 447-2860 ext 1011 / dawnb@showspan.com)
Henri Boucher, Show Producer (616-447-2860 / henrib@showspan.com)
Terry Burns, GRNCDA Executive Director (616-956-9300 / tburns@michiganada.org)
George Sharpe Jr., GRNCDA President (616-452-5101 / gsharpe@sharpecars.com)
Scott Worden, Magna (248-631-5389 / scott.worden@magna.com)


Grand Rapids New Car Dealers Association

Recognizes West Michigan Automotive Supplier


GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – The Grand Rapids New Car Dealers Association (GRNCDA) is excited to announce Magna as the recipient of its 2019 “Celebration of Innovation: Automotive Supplier of the Year” award. The award was presented to Keith Foote, Vice President of Global Engineering for Magna Mirrors, during the January 30 VIP Reception, held prior to the Charity Spectacular Preview for the 2019 Michigan International Auto Show.


“I am always in awe of the entrepreneurial spirit and innovative companies that live here in our home-town,” says George Sharpe Jr., president of the GRNCDA. “Local companies are developing the latest technologies that make vehicles all around the globe more stylish, efficient and safe.


“One way we can express our gratitude to these companies is with the GRNCDA Celebration of Innovation award, which recognizes West Michigan automotive suppliers that play an integral part and have a positive impact in our industry. Magna, right here in Kentwood, is one of those companies.”


Magna is a company of entrepreneurs dedicated to delivering new mobility solutions. The company is a leading full system supplier for innovative mirror and vision systems to the global automotive industry, with a significant presence in West Michigan. As mirrors have increasingly become a prime location for increased feature integration, electronics have enabled them to transform into vision systems – offering increased safety and style. A two-time Automotive News PACE Award winner for its mirror technologies, innovation is at the core of everything Magna does.


“It’s an honor to receive this recognition,” said Keith Foote, Vice President of Global Engineering for Magna Mirrors. “Through the innovative spirit of our employees and ongoing collaboration with our customers, we are proud to provide smart, highly-engineered vision systems that help improve safety, styling and the driving experience.”


The 21st Annual Michigan International Auto Show is presented by the Grand Rapids New Car Dealers Association and is one of 14 consumer expositions produced by ShowSpan Inc., in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Founded in 1945, ShowSpan – a John D. Loeks Company – has grown to be one of the largest producers of consumer shows in the Midwest.


Michigan International Auto Show: January 31-February 3, 2019

Thursday, January 31    11:00am – 9:30pm*
Friday, February 1         11:00am – 9:30pm*
Saturday, February 2     10:00am – 9:30pm
Sunday, February 3       10:00am – 5:00pm

Admission: $12 adults, $5 children aged 6 to 14.  Kids 5 and under are admitted free.

*Planning on attending Thursday or Friday? Enter Promo Code “AUTO” in the box below or on the ticketing page to get $2 off each adult ticket purchased! Discount ticket not valid on Saturday or Sunday.


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