The shareholders of Aftermarket Auto Parts Alliance Inc. (Alliance), marketing under the names Auto Value and Bumper to Bumper, gathered in Boca Raton, Fla. Dec. 6-9, for their annual winter meeting.
It brought together the 54 shareholders from Canada, Mexico and the United States. This year, the banquet was a tribute to retiring President and CEO Richard Morgan (See Editor’s Ink).
The Alliance presented the coveted Annual Vendor Awards. The vendor partners are:
Supplier of the Year-Category I, Monroe Ride Control
Supplier of the Year-Category II, Gates Rubber Co.
Supplier of the Year Alliance Parts Warehouse, ACi Automotive Components
Outstanding Manpower Support, Wix Filters
Outstanding Private Label Vendor, PartsMaster Oil by Valvoline
Outstanding Training Support, Standard Motor Products
Outstanding ReMan Vendor, CARDONE
Outstanding Marketing Support, Federal-Mogul
Outstanding Technology Partner, WHI Solutions
Outstanding Promotion, East Penn Mfg., Exide Technologies, Gates Rubber, Monroe, Standard Motor Products and Valvoline
Outstanding Shipping Performance-Bronze Level was for vendors obtaining 95.0-96.9 percent shipping performance for the year. Recipients were Amrep, CARDONE, Continental Battery, Delphi, Gates Rubber, GSP North America, Motorcar Parts, PartsMaster Filters, PartsMaster Wire, Plews/Truflate/Edelman, Precision U-Joints, Robert Bosch, Standard Wire, Wilmar Tool and Wix Filters.
Outstanding Shipping Performance-Silver Level vendors with a 97.0-98.9 percent fill rate were ASC Industries, ATP, BBB Industries, Cooper Bussmann, CRC Industries, Dayco, East Penn Mfg., Forney Industries, Foster Parts, GOJO Industries, Haynes Manuals, IAP/Dura, International Brake, Lisle Corp., Lucas Oil, Permatex, Peterson Mfg., Plasti-Kote, Remy Products, Universal Mfg., UQuality Auto Parts, USA Industries and Walker Exhaust.
Outstanding Shipping Performance-Gold Level outstanding shipping performance vendors achieved 99 percent or above during 2008. These exceptional vendors were Castrol, Cloyes, Curt Mfg., Duragloss, Exide, K&N Engineering, MANN & HUMMEL, NGK Spark Plugs, Old World Industries, PartsMaster Oil, Specialty Products and Spectra Premium.
Kenny Payne, marketing board chairman of Auto Value/Bumper to Bumper, presented Maureen Brown from Susan G. Komen for the Cure with a check for $15,000. Proceeds were generated from company-wide sales of a 1955 Fleetwood 60 Series Cadillac Die-Cast Collector 1:24 scale replica of the legendary pink sedan made famous by Elvis Presley.