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Federated Auto Parts Announces “Vendors of the Year”

Federated Auto Parts announced its 2003 “Vendors of the Year” at its annual meeting held May 12-15 in Salt Lake City. The awards were presented by Federated Chairman of the Board Bo Fisher and Rusty Bishop, Federated CEO, at the awards luncheon held May 14.

STAUNTON, VA — Federated Auto Parts announced its 2003 “Vendors of the Year” at its annual meeting held May 12-15 in Salt Lake City. The awards were presented by Federated Chairman of the Board Bo Fisher and Rusty Bishop, Federated CEO, at the awards luncheon held May 14.

The Federated “Vendor-of-the-Year” awards are presented annually to the suppliers who provide the best overall service to the Federated membership. The award recognizes dedication to excellence in the areas of leadership, marketing, training and sales support.

“We have many fine partners and friends at Federated,” said Fisher. “We initiated the Vendor-of-the-Year Awards as a way to recognize some of the companies that stand out each year with their marketing initiatives, customer service and leadership abilities. The companies we chose for 2003 truly are committed to establishing an outstanding and long-lasting partnership with Federated.”

KYB America LLC, the world’s largest supplier of shocks and struts to vehicle manufacturers, was named Federated’s “Outstanding Vendor of the Year.” KYB was chosen for its continuous improvement and willingness to solve problems and move forward into the future. It was the first time KYB has earned this award.

Two companies, ARI and Dana Brake & Chassis, were each awarded with Federated’s “Vendor of the Year” award while four additional companies, ConiSeal, Douglas, Merit and the Four Seasons Division of Standard Motor Products, were named honorable mention “Vendors of the Year” by Federated.

Also at the awards luncheon, Federated announced its “Vendor of the Year” Hall of Fame inductees for 1992-1999. The following are the honorees:

1992 – Roy Kent, Moog

1993 – Bob Wallin, Hastings Filters

1994 – Frank Grosser, Walker

1995 – Gene Jeffries, Raybestos

1996 – Peter Calo, Cardone

1997 – John Bedard, Drive Plus

1998 – Charles Douglas, Douglas Battery

1999 – Bill Lisle, Lisle Corp.

For more information, visit: www.federatedautoparts.com.

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