Parts Authority held its vendor appreciation reception and award ceremony during 2022 Industry Week in Las Vegas. The event took place on Wednesday, November 2 at the TAO Asian Bistro and Nightclub in the Venetian Hotel.
“Our vendor reception finally returned after a small hiatus,” said Randy Buller, president and CEO of Parts Authority. “We couldn’t be happier to have hosted such a spectacular ceremony honoring phenomenal companies and exceptional partners. We are lucky to work with great leaders in the industry who are dedicated and committed to the success of our company. Congratulations and thank you from all of us at Parts Authority.”
Supplier of the Year: Highline Warren, recognized for its overall outstanding business practices, partnership, and dedication to Parts Authority and its customers.
Partnership Award: FCS and Trakmotive, recognized for their efforts and willingness to find innovative methods that fuel both Parts Authority’s and their own organizations’ growth.
Supply Chain Award: Durago and Mevotech, recognized for maintaining a strong and steady supply chain despite challenging circumstances.
Operational Performance Award: Standard Motor Products, measured on communication, organization, and the ability to adapt and grow alongside Parts Authority. Standard Motor Products truly delivered exceptional operational performance.
Program Performance Award: ACDelco, recognized for going above and beyond the “call-of-duty” to grow and support their brand across multiple channels nationwide, in turn benefiting both Parts Authority and their customers.
2022 Import Supplier of the Year: URO Parts, recognized for it ability to be a market leader in the import segment.
2022 New Vendor Award: Depo (aftermarket lighting and collision parts supplier), recognized for its high-quality products and ability to move quickly and successfully through the challenging process of becoming a new vendor.
2022 Marketing Excellence Award: Bosch, recognized for consistently delivering successful marketing strategies and support throughout the year.
2022 Catalog and Data Award: Dorman, recognized for its leadership in all aspects of cataloging and data.
2022 Brand Recognition Award: Driv, recognized for maintaining strong brand awareness within its portfolio of products and their consistent support of Parts Authority’s business.
2022 Factory Representative of the Year: Bryan Moberly, national key account manager at Bosch, recognized for delivering consistent and outstanding support throughout the year, resulting in significant growth for Bosch, Parts Authority, and its customers.
2022 Manufacturer Representatives of the Year: Mike Glazier, president at Glazier Sales Associates, and Robbie Riefberg of NA Williams, recognized for successfully managing multiple brands and inventory within Parts Authority, while educating team members and customers.
Road Warrior Award (5 in total): Justin Masseo from Glazier Sales Associates; Hector Garcia from NA Williams; Bill Wilson from KSW Enterprises; Mike Beam from Idemitsu Lubricants America; and Kendell Smith from Standard Motor Products. They were recognized for their outstanding and ongoing efforts on the front lines.These “road warriors” trained customers, educated team members, and solved problems with passion and precision.