FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich. – Akebono Brake Corp. has been awarded the Altrom Group 2013 Supplier of the Year Award. The Altrom Group, a division of Genuine Parts Co. (GPC), presents this award to its most accomplished vendor based on performance measurements, including sales growth, fill rate, marketing, sales support, product quality and coverage. This is the second time in three years that Akebono has received this honor.
The award was presented to Mike Eldard, district sales manager; Borise Cota, Western regional sales manager; and Ken Selinger, director, aftermarket sales and marketing, on behalf of Akebono at Altrom’s 2014 North American Sales Summit held June 18-20 in Tulalip, Wash. This three-day event was attended by Altrom’s and GPC’s management team, sales professionals and key vendor partners from around the world.
Aside from achieving significant sales growth in both the U.S. and Canada, Akebono was recognized as having the highest-quality product with extensive coverage. In addition, Akebono has been an active participant in supporting Altrom’s dealer clinics and trade shows.
“We are deeply honored to be recognized by Altrom,” said Robert Douglas, vice president, aftermarket and OE service sales and marketing at Akebono Brake Corp. “This award is a testament to the high quality and standards of Akebono’s associates, products and customer service.”