The Automotive Parts Services Group Honors its Top Suppliers

The Automotive Parts Services Group Honors its Top Suppliers

Automotive Parts Services Group (The Group) honored its top suppliers with awards during its first combined member meeting.

The Automotive Parts Services Group Vendor of the Year
Federated CEO Rusty Bishop (second from left) and Pronto CEO Bill Maggs (fourth from left) present SMP executives with the Outstanding Vendor of the Year award during the Automotive Parts Services Group meeting. (L to R): Paul Farwick, Bishop, Dale Burks, Maggs, Bill Collins, Ryan Kooiman, Ken Wendling and Eric Sills.

The Automotive Parts Services Group (The Group) honored its top supplier partners during its first combined member meeting held April 9-12 at the Gaylord Texan Resort and Convention Center in Grapevine, Texas.

Standard Motor Products (SMP) was honored as its outstanding vendor of the year and five additional supplier partners received special recognition from The Group for exceptional support in key categories important to the membership.

  • Sales Representation Support vendor of the year – KYB Marketing
  • Marketing Excellence vendor of the year – Dorman
  • Excellence in Education & Training vendor of the year – AVI
  • Service Level Excellence Vendor of the Year – Hastings
  • Catalog & Product Data Excellence – Bosch

“We are very fortunate to work with so many extraordinary suppliers who are committed to the success of Pronto and Federated members,” said Larry Pavey, CEO of Automotive Parts Services Group. ”We congratulate these six award winners who stand out for their demonstrated excellence and thank all of our vendor partners for their continued support of The Group and its programs.”

More than 650 members, vendors and associates participated in The Group meeting, attending a series of general sessions and informational meetings as well as participating in a vendor expo.

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