AAM also named five recipients of the Ambassador Award, given to key employees of partner vendors who provided unique and extraordinary support of member distributors.
For the second consecutive year, LUND accepted the Partnership Award, which honors the vendor that demonstrated outstanding overall performance across all the award categories.
The Impact Award went to Truck Hero for its contributions to the success and growth of AAM headquarters, members and jobbers. AAM vendors under the Truck Hero umbrella include Alloy USA, BAK Industries, BedRug, Extang, Husky Liners, N-FAB, Omix-ADA, Retrax, Rugged Liner, Rugged Ridge, TruXedo and UnderCover.
CURT accepted the Excellence in Manpower Award for fielding the most robust outside sales presence, including actively maintaining strong relationships with retailers and warehouses.
The Excellence in Marketing Award, which honors the vendor that exhibited the best overall marketing concepts and execution, went to Extang.
The Excellence in Shipping Award went to Husky Liners, which demonstrated the best overall purchase order fulfillment rate.
Air Lift took home the Fastest Growing Vendor Award for achieving the largest sales growth as measured as a percentage over the previous year.
Bestop won the Most Innovative Award for its Trektop NX Jeep soft top series (NX Plus and NX Glide), whose patented technologies facilitate quick and convenient off-road experiences.
The Profit Generator Award, presented to Big Country/Go Rhino, recognized the manufacturing partner that generated the greatest opportunity for profit across distribution and retail.
Ambassador Award Winners
Ambassador Awards went to Mark Cappucci from RIGID Industries, Al Kucera from TruXedo, Dan Kruzic from Dee Zee, Shane McNallie from CURT and Kay Walker from TITAN Fuel Tanks.