Advance Auto Parts announces 2017 Vendor of the Year awards recipients

Leading parts provider recognizes five brand partners with awards during annual vendor summit

ROANOKE, Va., 2017-Aug-24 — /EPR Retail News/ — Advance Auto Parts, Inc. (NYSE: AAP), a leading automotive aftermarket parts provider that serves both professional installer and do-it-yourself customers, presented its 2017 Vendor of the Year awards during the company’s annual vendor summit held this week in Raleigh, North Carolina. Advance honored five companies, including ExxonMobil and Motorcar Parts of America, who both received the prestigious recognition as Advance’s 2017 Vendors of the Year. Additional vendor partner awards in 2017 included:

  • Commercial Excellence Vendor of the Year – MAT Holdings (GRI Engineering and Development)
  • DIY Excellence Vendor of the Year – Sylvania
  • Superior Availability Vendor of the Year – Dorman Products, Inc.

The 2017 Vendor of the Year award recognition was shared by ExxonMobil and Motorcar Parts of America, who both had proven their dedication to excellent service, commitment to quality, highly successful marketing campaigns, and unparalleled partnership to Advance. The Vendor of the Year Award was presented to Marni Gruitch, U.S. Retail Sales Manager for ExxonMobil and Selwyn Joffe, Chief Executive Officer for Motorcar Parts of America at an awards dinner.

“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.”

The 2017 Commercial Excellence Vendor of the Year, MAT Holdings, was recognized for innovative category management, excellent field team support and delivering quality products that professional customers trust. MAT Holdings was also recognized in 2016 as Advance’s Vendor of the Year.

Sylvania received the DIY Excellence Vendor of the Year award for category innovation and their 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 from Advance.

For more information about quality parts and services available from Advance, visit AdvanceAutoParts.com.

About Advance Auto Parts

Advance Auto Parts, Inc. is a leading automotive aftermarket parts provider that serves both professional installer and do-it-yourself customers. As of July 15, 2017, Advance operated 5,073 stores and 131 Worldpac branches and employed approximately 73,000 Team Members in the United States, Canada, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. The Company also serves approximately 1,250 independently owned Carquest branded stores across these locations in addition to Mexico and the Bahamas, Turks and Caicos, British Virgin Islands and Pacific Islands. Additional information about the Company, employment opportunities, customer services, and on-line shopping for parts, accessories and other offerings can be found on the Company’s website at www.AdvanceAutoParts.com.

Media Contact:
Laurie Stacy
540-561-1206
laurie.stacy@advance-auto.com

Source: Advance Auto Parts, Inc.

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