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March 19, 2008

Dick Colliver Receives Prestigious J.D. Power and Associates 'Founder's Award' for Distinguished Service in the Automotive Industry

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Photo: J.D. "Dave" Power III, founder of J.D. Power and Associates (left), presents the Founder's Award to Dick Colliver. The award was presented at the 2008 Wall Street Automotive Awards Dinner Tuesday evening at The Plaza Hotel in New York City on Tuesday, March 18.


J.D. Power III, founder of J.D. Power and Associates, presented the prestigious Founder's Award to Dick Colliver of American Honda Motor Co., Inc. for his outstanding commitment to customer service in the automotive industry.

Power presented the Founder's Award to Colliver, executive vice president of American Honda Motor Co., during the Wall Street Automotive Awards Dinner held at the Plaza Hotel in New York City on Tuesday, March 18.

A discretionary award presented periodically, the Founder's Award recognizes individuals or companies demonstrating dedication, commitment and sustained improvement in serving customers. In the 40-year history of J.D. Power and Associates, only 19 companies or individuals have previously received the award.


Honda Accord Coupe 2008

Photo: Honda Accord Coupe 2008


HONDA


Honda is one of the world's leading producers of mobility products including its diverse line-up of automobiles, motorcycles and ATVs, power products, marine engines, personal watercraft, and aircraft. Founded in Japan in 1948, Honda began operations in the U.S. in 1959 with the establishment of American Honda Motor Co., Inc., Honda's first overseas subsidiary. The company has invested more than $9 billion in its North American operations with 14 major manufacturing facilities, employment of more than 35,000 associates, and annual purchases of more than $18 billion in parts and materials from suppliers in North America.

Colliver joined Honda as senior vice president of the Honda Automobile Division in 1993 and was promoted to executive vice president in July 1997. Prior to joining Honda, Colliver worked for more than 20 years with Mazda Motors of America. His automotive career, which began in 1962, included a variety of sales and marketing positions with General Motors and Chrysler.

Under Colliver's leadership, the Honda Automobile Division has set sales records each year, and Honda and Acura dealers are among the most profitable in the automotive industry.


J.D. POWER


Headquartered in Westlake Village, Calif., J.D. Power and Associates is a global marketing information services firm operating in key business sectors including market research, forecasting, performance improvement, training and customer satisfaction. The firm's quality and satisfaction measurements are based on responses from millions of consumers annually. J.D. Power and Associates is a business unit of The McGraw-Hill Companies. Founded in 1888, The McGraw-Hill Companies (NYSE:MHP) is a leading global information services provider meeting worldwide needs in the financial services, education and business information markets through leading brands such as Standard & Poor's, McGraw-Hill Education, BusinessWeek and J.D. Power and Associates. The Corporation has more than 280 offices in 40 countries. |GlobalGiants.com|


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