AutoZone named Standard Motor Products, a 25-year AutoZone partner, as its 2017 Vendor of the Year, recognizing its strong category management support and collaborative teamwork.
APW Knox-Seeman Warehouse of Carson, California, and Parts Authority of Rockville Centre, New York, were recently honored by the The Group for excellence in vendor support.
Parts Authority honored its customers and vendor partners at an exclusive celebration held at Citi Field in Queens, New York, teeming with lights, glitter, Las Vegas showgirls and the “Rat Pack” on May 2, which brought together more than 3,500 customers, vendors and Parts Authority team members.
The award was presented to Mevotech underneath the Presidential aircraft, Air Force One, at the Fast Undercar franchisee ceremony hosted at the Ronald Reagan Museum on April 20 in Simi Valley, California.
Accepting the award for BPI was Joe Parzick, chairman of the board; David Overbeeke, president and CEO; Ron Hoxsey, vice president of sales; and David Ferretti, business development manager.
Supplier of the Year, the highest recognition from Vast-Auto Distribution, is granted on an annual basis. Mevotech previously received this award in 2012 and 2015.
This award recognizes the dedication of WIX Filters and the business synergies between the two companies to grow sales and profitability in the filtration segment.
5th Annual NPW Million Dollar Vendor Dinner Highlights Symbiotic Growth Between Supplier And Customer
The black tie affair, now in its fifth year, was held Jan. 27 at the famed Starlight Ballroom in the Miami Beach Resort Hotel on the South Beach waterfront. Bill Hanvey, president and CEO of the Auto Care Association, was the keynote speaker for the event.
The employees of APH helped determine recipients of the supplier awards, which were presented by John Bartlett, executive chairman, and Corey Bartlett, president and CEO.
This is the first year Sanel has honored its vendors at its annual year-end dinner.