Ford Honors Walbridge at 23rd Annual World Excellence Awards

October 19, 2021
  • Walbridge has been honored by Ford Motor Company with a Diversity and Inclusion World Excellence Award
  • Ford’s World Excellence Awards recognize companies that exceed expectations and achieve the highest levels of excellence in quality, cost, performance and delivery
  • Award categories include Treat Customers Like Family, Turn Around Automotive Operations and Compete Like a Challenger, Create Must-Have Products, Sustainability, Diversity and Inclusion, plus Gold and Silver Quality awards

Walbridge has been recognized as a top-performing global supplier at the 23rd annual Ford World Excellence Awards. Walbridge was announced as a Diversity and Inclusion World Excellence Award winner on Monday, Oct. 11 at Ford Motor Company’s virtual event.

“Walbridge is steadfast in that diversity, equity and inclusion are not only part of our Core Values but a way of life,” Walbridge President John Rakolta III said. “We’re committed to leading by example within our organization and with all of the stakeholders we work with. Ford has long supported us in these efforts and we’re honored to receive a World Excellence Award.”

“Ford Motor Company’s World Excellence Awards recognize our top-performing suppliers around the world for helping bring the Ford+ plan to life,” said Hau Thai-Tang, chief product platform and operations officer. “Suppliers like Walbridge are key to Ford’s continued success as we leverage foundational strengths to build new capabilities and enrich customer experiences.”

Honorees are recognized for achieving the highest levels of global excellence in categories including:

  • Primary brand pillar awards – Treat Customers Like Family, Turn Around Automotive Operations and Compete Like a Challenger, Create Must-Have Products
  • Diversity and inclusion awards for suppliers that excel in integrating diversity into their organization and business process
  • Sustainability awards for suppliers that improve the business environment
  • Gold and Silver Quality awards for supplier manufacturing sites demonstrating superior quality, delivery and cost performance throughout the year
Walbridge, a U.S. top-50 construction, design and real estate services firm, is built on a century of growth, innovation, and uncompromising commitment to its core values. Regularly named among the Nation’s Best & Brightest Companies to Work For, Walbridge is an industry pioneer in safety, sustainability, diversity, equity and inclusion. With more than 1,500 team members, and offices in the U.S., Mexico, Canada and Brazil, Walbridge utilizes its integrated approach to serve our suppliers, customers and communities to build for good. For more information, visit