Federated Membership Names Standard Motor Products Outstanding Vendor Of The Year

Federated Membership Names Standard Motor Products Outstanding Vendor Of The Year

Five supplier support awards also presented.

STAUNTON, Va. – It was a "three-peat" for Standard Motor Products (SMP) as the company was selected as Outstanding Vendor of the Year by the Federated Auto Parts membership for the third consecutive year.
 
The Federated vendor award was presented to SMP by Rusty Bishop, CEO of Federated Auto Parts, during the group’s national meeting and annual awards dinner in Phoenix, Ariz. Accepting the award on behalf of SMP were Bill Collins, Leon De Long, Joe Donaggio, Phil Hutchens, Eric Sills and Ken Wendling.
 
“It is a great accomplishment to be chosen as the Federated Outstanding Vendor of the Year and it’s even more impressive to be honored with this top award three years in a row,” said Bishop. “SMP received the most votes from Federated members again this year and we want to extend our sincere gratitude for their continued commitment to excellence.”
 
In addition to the Outstanding Vendor of the Year award, Federated presented its Outstanding Supplier Support Awards to those suppliers deemed exceptional in five key categories:
 
Order Fill Vendor of the Year – Hastings
Education and Training Vendor of the Year – East Penn
Marketing Vendor of the Year – Dorman
Sales Representation Vendor of the Year – Federal-Mogul
Electronic Cataloging Vendor of the Year – CARDONE
 
“These five categories are particularly important to our membership and essential to the overall success of Federated,” continued Bishop. “We salute these valued supplier partners for leading the way in each of these vital categories.”
 

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