The AAM Group presented awards to eight supplier partners at its recent annual membership meeting held May 9-11 in Frisco, Texas. Highlighted by the Partnership and Group Impact Awards, the categories also included Data Quality, Fastest Growing, Manpower Excellence, Marketing Excellence, Product Innovation, Profit Generator and Shipping Excellence.
Supplier Partner Winners
For the second-consecutive year, Lippert accepted the Partnership Award, which honors the supplier that demonstrated outstanding overall performance across all the award categories. AAM brands under the Lippert umbrella include ARIES, CURT, LUVERNE, Ranch Hand and UWS.
The Group Impact Award went to the Warn Industries family of brands for its contributions to the success and growth of AAM headquarters, members and resellers. AAM brands under the Warn Industries umbrella include Fab Fours, Fabtech, Factor 55 and WARN.
Presented with the Data Quality Award, BedRug earned special recognition for the quality and completeness of its product data.
DECKED took home the Fastest Growing and Marketing Excellence Awards for achieving the largest sales growth as measured as a percentage over the previous year and for exceptional marketing concepts and execution, respectively.
Retrax accepted the Manpower Excellence Award for fielding the most robust outside sales presence, including actively maintaining strong relationships with retailers and warehouses.
Go Rhino won the Product Innovation Award for its E1 Electric Running Boards.
The Profit Generator Award, presented to BAK Industries, recognized the supplier partner that generated the greatest opportunity for profit across distribution and retail.
The Shipping Excellence Award went to ARC Lighting, which demonstrated the best overall purchase order fulfillment rate. ARC repeated as a winner in this category.
Ambassador Award Winners
AAM also named three recipients of the Ambassador Award, given to key individuals who provided unique and extraordinary support of member distributors over the last year.
- Patrick Cripe (Lippert)
- Chris Greer (RealTruck, Inc.)
- Matt McShane (Fab Fours)