Leading parts provider recognizes five brand partners with awards
during annual vendor summit
ROANOKE, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug. 23, 2017--
Advance Auto Parts, Inc. (NYSE: AAP), a leading automotive aftermarket
parts provider that serves both professional installer and
do-it-yourself customers, presented its 2017 Vendor of the Year awards
during the company’s annual vendor summit held this week in Raleigh,
North Carolina. Advance honored five companies, including ExxonMobil and
Motorcar Parts of America, who both received the prestigious recognition
as Advance’s 2017 Vendors of the Year. Additional vendor partner awards
in 2017 included:
Commercial Excellence Vendor of the Year – MAT Holdings (GRI
Engineering and Development)
DIY Excellence Vendor of the Year – Sylvania
Superior Availability Vendor of the Year – Dorman Products, Inc.
The 2017 Vendor of the Year award recognition was shared by ExxonMobil
and Motorcar Parts of America, who both had proven their dedication to
excellent service, commitment to quality, highly successful marketing
campaigns, and unparalleled partnership to Advance. The Vendor of the
Year Award was presented to Marni Gruitch, U.S. Retail Sales Manager for
ExxonMobil and Selwyn Joffe, Chief Executive Officer for Motorcar Parts
of America at an awards dinner.
“Advance’s vendors are brand partners that play a critical role in our
ability to serve our customers better than anyone else,” said Mike
Broderick, Senior Vice President, Merchandising and Operations Support
for Advance Auto Parts. “I especially want to thank the five Vendor of
the Year winners for their dedication to providing great service and
quality products, which makes each of these organizations stand out in
the automotive industry. We at Advance are proud to be called their
The 2017 Commercial Excellence Vendor of the Year, MAT Holdings, was
recognized for innovative category management, excellent field team
support and delivering quality products that professional customers
trust. MAT Holdings was also recognized in 2016 as Advance’s Vendor of
Sylvania received the DIY Excellence Vendor of the Year award for
category innovation and their commitment to putting the customer first,
while Dorman was honored as the Superior Availability Vendor of the Year
for first-to-market successes and expanded coverage offerings that
benefit customers across the country. This is the third year in a row
that Dorman has received the Superior Availability Vendor of the Year
award from Advance.
For more information about quality parts and services available from
Advance, visit AdvanceAutoParts.com.
About Advance Auto Parts
Advance Auto Parts, Inc. is a leading automotive aftermarket parts
provider that serves both professional installer and do-it-yourself
customers. As of July 15, 2017, Advance operated 5,073 stores and 131
Worldpac branches and employed approximately 73,000 Team Members in the
United States, Canada, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. The
Company also serves approximately 1,250 independently owned Carquest
branded stores across these locations in addition to Mexico and the
Bahamas, Turks and Caicos, British Virgin Islands and Pacific Islands.
Additional information about the Company, employment opportunities,
customer services, and on-line shopping for parts, accessories and other
offerings can be found on the Company's website at www.AdvanceAutoParts.com.
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