Meineke Names Advance Professional 'Vendor of the Year'

Meineke Names Advance Professional ‘Vendor of the Year’

The MDPCI Vendor of the Year is determined based on a number of factors, with one being survey results from the Meineke dealer group.

The Meineke Dealers Purchasing Cooperative Inc. (MDPCI) announced Advance Professional as the winner of the 2023 Vendor of the Year Award. Advance has been a member of the Meineke Dealers Purchasing Co-op for many years.

The MDPCI Vendor of the Year is determined based on a number of factors, with one being survey results from the Meineke dealer group. In addition to non-subjective categories that are measured, the dealer survey is based on criteria ranging from the cost and quality of parts and services, to vendor support, to the overall ease of working with the vendor. Selection for this award is “a testament to the commitment Advance has made to the MDPCI program and Meineke Dealers throughout the US and Canada,” the company said. 

Ron Soto, executive director of the MDPCI said, “The growth of our program with Advance and their support of our efforts has been tremendous over the past year. It is a testament to the true partnership they have provided our dealers and the delivery of the commitment they made to the MDPCI to help increase profitability of the Meineke Service Centers nationwide. Advance has developed an exceptional program working with the MDPCI as partners, and helped Meineke dealers across the country. We look forward to continued growth in 2024 and beyond.”

“On behalf of the entire Advance Professional team (Advance, Carquest, Autopart International, and WorldPac) that supports Meineke Dealers every single day, I’d like to express how honored we are to be named Vendor of the Year for Meineke Dealers throughout the US and Canada in 2023,” said Pete Masini, director of Strategic Accounts. “Moments like this do not typically happen by accident, and it takes an effort on both sides to build partnerships like the ones we have with our Meineke partners. Our relationship has been a journey to reach this point, and every day, more and more Meineke dealers are giving Advance Professional the opportunity to earn their business. Thank you for your support. Our promise is to continue our passion for providing you with industry-leading service that you can rely on, quality parts, solutions to support your business growth, and a partnership to last for many years to come. “

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