Thomas Taylor, a 41-year automotive industry veteran, has been named Counterman magazine’s 2012 Counter Professional of the Year, sponsored by Affinia, WIX and Raybestos chassis.
Each year, Counterman, a Babcox Media property, seeks nominations for the best of the best of automotive aftermarket parts pros. Taylor, who was nominated by his colleagues at Motown Automotive of Michigan, a Federated Auto Parts member where he is a manager, has traveled with his wife to AAPEX in Las Vegas for an all-expenses-paid trip.
For his nomination, his colleagues wrote, “His customers trust him as a parts authority. When they call him looking for a part, any part, they know that Tom will exhaust all possibilities in an effort to help them identify the part they need and then meet his commitment to them. Tom’s customers know he is dependable because of his experience, work ethic, charming personality and commitment to stand behind all of his parts and services; that he will do whatever it takes.
“His store always sells parts and supplies that other stores do not because his customers rely upon him to stock the parts that other stores are not able to or are unwilling to search out. He has consistently been able to grow sales at every location where he has worked and generate sales that his store would not otherwise enjoy.”
This is the 27th year Counterman magazine has awarded the Counter Professional of the Year.
Motown Automotive is the leading full-line undercar and underhood auto parts warehouse in southern Michigan with more than 50 years of experience in the automotive marketplace. Family owned and operated, Motown has 12 locations in Ann Arbor, Brighton, Grand Rapids, Lansing, Plymouth, Southfield, Sterling Heights, Taylor, Troy and Waterford and two locations in Farmington Hills.