ROANOKE, Va. – ExxonMobil and Motorcar Parts Of America received 2017 Vendor of the Year awards during Advance Auto Parts’ annual vendor summit in Raleigh, N.C.
Both vendors have “proven their dedication to excellent service, commitment to quality, highly successful marketing campaigns and unparalleled partnership to Advance,” the company noted.
Advance Auto Parts presented the Vendor of the Year award to Marni Gruitch, U.S. retail sales manager for ExxonMobil, and Selwyn Joffe, CEO for Motorcar Parts of America, at an awards dinner.
Advance Auto Parts also presented awards to:
- MAT Holdings (GRI Engineering and Development) – Commercial Excellence Vendor of the Year
- Sylvania – DIY Excellence Vendor of the Year
- Dorman Products – Superior Availability Vendor of the Year
“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 partner.”
Advanced said it recognized the 2017 Commercial Excellence Vendor of the Year, MAT Holdings, for “innovative category management, excellent field-team support and delivering quality products that professional customers trust.” Advanced also recognized MAT Holdings in 2016 as Vendor of the Year.
Sylvania received the DIY Excellence Vendor of the Year award for “category innovation and its 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.