Photo Gallery: NPW Million-dollar Vendor Dinner

Photo Gallery: NPW Million-dollar Vendor Dinner

The black-tie affair was created to honor the company’s suppliers who’ve reached at least $1 million with NPW.

Now in its ninth year, the annual NPW Million-Dollar Vendor award dinner took place Jan. 28 at the EAST Hotel in Miami. The black-tie affair was created to honor the company’s suppliers who’ve reached at least $1 million with the auto parts distribution business. This year’s dinner featured a record 41 million-dollar vendors, up from an inaugural nine charter members in 2012, doing business with the family owned NPW. As has become tradition, vendors were treated to cocktails and hors d’oeuvres, a surf-and-turf dinner and bananas foster for dessert. Check out Babcox Editor David Sickels’ coverage of this year’s event, here.

NPW’s John Pacey at left with Melling’s Mark and Leanne Melling, and Chris Pacey at right.
Top, left to right: Paul Farwick of SMP; Christian Karney and Colby Flores of Gates; and Drew Stahl from First Brands Group.
 
Bottom, left to right, Leah and Eric Sills, of SMP; the Aftermarket Auto Parts Alliance’s John Washbish; and Jason Best of First Brands Group.
At left, NPW’s Chris Pacey with Mahle’s Jerry Starling, Larry Pacey and John Pacey.
Top, left to right, WIX’s Jeff Blocher; Bruce Herman, Deka Batteries; Sam Rusenovich of Dura Go; Frankie Nelson and Brent Fletcher, both of DRiV. 
 
Bottom, left to right, Babcox Media’s David Sickels; JC Washbish of the Aftermarket Auto Parts Alliance; and Jeff Koviak of DRiV.
Top, left to right: Bradley Rivett, Hastings Piston Rings; Matthew Kenefick, Edelmann; Jay Kedia, Hastings Piston Rings; Ken Holbrook, Hastings Piston Rings.
 
Bottom, left to right: Ryan Hamilton and Phil Data, SB International; Rick Piotrowski, Warren Distributing; Ben Johnson, Redhorse Performance.
On Saturday, Jan. 29, the Pacey family hosted its annual FAST Expo Customer and Vendor Awards, headlined by professional drifter Kelsey Rowlings and Discovery Channel stars Farmtruck & AZN.
Chris Pacey, executive vice president and chief operating officer of NPW at left, makes some introductory remarks as his father, Larry Pacey, who founded NPW, celebrates.
 
The names of NPW’s million-dollar vendors are added to the beautiful trophy cup.

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