BMW Manufacturing Announces Management Changes.

Spartanburg, SC - 09/08/2015

BMW Manufacturing announced today four new senior management appointments. Included in the new management appointments is the formulation of a new management function to oversee project integration to serve the needs of the plant’s future growth.

2015 BMW Charity Pro-Am Raises $758,985 for Local Charities.

Greenville, SC - 08/18/2015

GREENVILLE, S.C. (August 18, 2015) – The 15th annual BMW Charity Pro-Am presented by SYNNEX Corporation
golf tournament raised $758,985 for Upstate charities. The tournament’s 2015 charity earnings push the total
charitable giving of the event to more than $11.5 million since 2001.
“The tournament’s impact on the community over the past 15 years has been exciting to watch,” explained BMW
Charity Pro-Am presented by SYNNEX Corporation president Bob Nitto. “The economic impact of tournament week
coupled with the impact of more than $11.5 million to charity makes all involved very proud.”
Tournament officials presented checks to charity representatives at the Charity Check Presentation presented by
High Cotton, held at the downtown Greenville restaurant.
The tournament’s charity partners in 2015 were BMW Car Club of America Foundation – Street Survival, Child
Evangelism Fellowship of Greenville, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Greenville Family Partnership, Greenville Tech
Foundation, Habitat for Humanity of Greenville County, Harvest Hope Food Bank, Mobile Meals of Spartanburg,
National Christian College Athletic Association (NCCAA), New Foundations Home for Children, Palmetto Animal
Assisted Life Services (PAALS), Project HOPE Foundation, Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Carolinas, Set
Free Alliance, Shriners Hospital for Children-Greenville, SYNNEX Share the Magic, The First Tee of Greenville, The
Reserve at Lake Keowee Charitable Foundation, Urban League of the Upstate and Vested Partners.
The BMW Charity Pro-Am presented by SYNNEX Corporation provides charities with the opportunity to earn funds
through three tournament-sponsors programs: ticket sales, volunteer recruitment and one-day pro-am team sales.
The 2016 charity partners and programs will be announced later this year.
“These funds are the culmination of an immense amount of hard work performed by our charities, volunteers, staff
and sponsors,” said Nitto. “It’s gratifying to see 20 local organizations walk away with checks that support such
worthy causes.”
Awards were also presented today to the 2015 volunteers of the week. Those volunteers are Kim
Calhoun (Thornblade Club), Tom Triplitt (Green Valley Country Club), Sherry Haithcock (The Reserve at Lake
Keowee), Michelle Palmer (Transportation) and Jack McCarthy (
The pro champion of the 2015 tournament was Australian Rod Pampling who fired a 5-under-par 66 during the
tournament’s final round. Pampling, a two-time winner on the PGA TOUR, finished 25-under par and beat out Texan
Kelly Kraft by two shots and earned his first Tour title.
The BMW Charity Pro-Am presented by SYNNEX Corporation is the only tournament on the Tour where
168 amateurs and celebrities are grouped with 168 Tour professionals in a four-day better-ball competition
over three courses. Amateurs, celebrities and pros rotate between the three courses on Thursday, Friday and
Saturday, with celebrities playing once at each course by the end of Saturday’s third round.
In 2013, Clemson University’s International Institute of Tourism Research and Development conducted a study of the
economic impacts of expenditures related to tournament operations and found that the 2013 tournament generated
total direct spending of $4.712 million, supported 139 jobs, generated net local government revenues of $541,048
and net state government revenues of $868,479, and yielded $6.744 million in total output/impact.
For more information about the BMW Charity Pro-Am presented by SYNNEX Corporation call (864) 297-1660, visit
the tournament’s website at or follow the tournament at
and @BMWCharityProAm.

Rod Pampling Wins BMW Charity Golf Pro-Am

Greenville, SC - 05/21/2015

Australian Rod Pampling fired a 5-under-par 66 Sunday to cap off a wire-to-wire win at BMW Charity Pro-Am presented by SYNNEX CORPORATION. Pampling, a two-time winner on the PGA TOUR, finished 25-under par and beat out Texan Kelly Kraft by two shots and earn his first Tour title. “I don’t care where you’re playing, […]

Rod Pampling Leads after 54 Holes at the BMW Charity Pro-Am

Greenville, SC - 05/17/2015

Australian Rod Pampling drained a 25-footer for birdie on No. 9, his finishing hole, at Thornblade Club for a 2-under 69 to maintain his lead after 54 holes of the BMW Charity Pro-Am presented by SYNNEX Corporation. Pampling’s 20-under, 195, after three days places him two shots in front of Maysville, Ken. native Mark Blakefield […]

Rod Pampling Increases Lead at BMW Charity Pro-Am

Greeville, SC - 05/17/2015

As if driving one of the tournament sponsor vehicles, Australia’s Rod Pampling kept the gas pedal down in the second round of the Tour’s BMW Charity Pro-Am sponsored by SYNNEX Corporation Friday, firing a second consecutive 63 to grab a four-shot lead. The two-time PGA TOUR winner and first-round leader stands at 18-under par […]

Rod Pampling Takes First-Round Lead at BMW Charity Pro-Am

Greenville, SC - 05/15/2015

Rod Pampling of Brisbane, Australia, shot a bogey-free 63 at The Reserve at Lake Keowee in the opening round of the BMW Charity Pro-Am presented by SYNNEX Corporation to take a two-stroke lead over Pepperdine product Jason Allred and South Korea’s Si Woo Kim.   Five players are tied for fourth place at 6-under-par: the […]

BMW Charity Pro-Am to Honor and Support Military Members and Families.

GReenville, SC - 05/04/2015

Officials from the BMW Charity Pro-Am presented by SYNNEX Corporation have announced plans to honor and support military members during the 2015 tournament. The tournament will host two fundraisers, Big Break: Warrior Edition at The Reserve at Lake Keowee and Birdies for the Brave at Green Valley Country Club. In addition, the tournament will grant complimentary daily grounds admission to all active duty, retired and Reserve military members and veterans, along with their dependents. Only a valid military ID is required for en-try.

2015 BMW Charity Pro-Am Announces Celebrity Tournament and Concert Participants.

Greenville, SC - 04/24/2015

Twenty-nine celebrities, including seven first-time participants, will be in Greenville the week of May 11 for the 2015 BMW Charity Pro-Am presented by SYNNEX Corporation. In addition to the participating celebrities, tournament officials also announced the lineup for the free Celebrity Concert on Main presented by Piedmont Natural Gas and The Reserve at Lake Keowee. […]

Production Figures

  • October 2015
    • X3 Vehicles: 13,708
    • X4 Vehicles: 5,002
    • X5 Vehicles: 14,987
    • X6 Vehicles: 3,935
  • Number of jobs – 8,000
  • North American suppliers – 270
  • South Carolina suppliers – 40

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