Willi Alexander and Jerry McCabe accepting their awards from Mike Gingell and Stephen Polk
by Amy Antenora
DETROIT — Inventory management is often a subject that gives professionals in this industry a major headache, to say the least. But now, R. L. Polk & Co. has made inventory management a more pleasant topic by rewarding aftermarket businesses that excel in this challenging business process.
Polk presented its second annual Polk Inventory Management Awards Tuesday afternoon at GAAS in Detroit. In the Distributor category, the award was presented to Roanoke, VA-based Parts Depot. Affinia Group Inc. won the award in the manufacturing category. Mike Gingell, vice president of Polk’s North American Aftermarket business unit and Chairman and CEO Stephen Polk presented the awards to Parts Depot’s Willi Alexander and Jerry McCabe of Affinia.
This year, Polk has announced it will donate $1,000 to the Global Automotive Aftermarket Symposium (GAAS) Scholarship Committee in the name of 2006 Polk Inventory Efficiency Award winners in both the Manufacturer and the Retail/Distribution categories.
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