The Automotive Hall of Fame in Dearborn will honor Steven Kiefer, senior vice president of global purchasing and supply chain at General Motors Co., with its Distinguished Service Citation at its 2018 Induction and Awards Gala. The ceremony will be held on July 19 at the MGM Grand Detroit. Kiefer will be honored for his work to end distracted driving through the Kiefer Foundation.
“We are pleased to recognize Steve for his important work to end distracted driving, through the creation of the Kiefer Foundation and the foundation’s noteworthy accomplishments to date,” says Ramzi Hermiz, chairman of the Automotive Hall of Fame and president and CEO of Shiloh Industries. “Steve has taken his personal tragedy and redirected his energy to putting an end to this practice that has sadly taken so many innocent lives.”
The foundation was created to honor Kiefer’s son, Mitchel, who was killed in an auto crash by a distracted driver. The mission of the Kiefer Foundation is to end distracted driving and all associated traffic deaths and injuries. The Kiefer Foundation is working with several organizations to align around this mission through raising awareness about the dangers of distracted driving and supporting technologies and policies to end it.
The awards gala will take place at 6 p.m. Tickets are available here.
The Automotive Hall of Fame has honored nearly 800 people from around the world.