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Advance Auto Parts Presents Co-Vendors of the Year Award

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Sept. 8, 2015—During Advance Auto Parts' annual vendor summit, the 2015 Vendors of the Year awards were announced.

The top honors were presented to Motorcar Parts of America (MPAA) and BBB Industries for overall Co-Vendors of the Year.

The 2015 Co-Vendors of the Year showed strong category management support in driving product assortments and availability of new applications, according to an Advance Auto Parts release. MPAA and BBB Industries were also highlighted for their organizations’ investments in a dedicated field sales force and product specialist training.

Advance recognized four additional vendor partners with category specific awards including:

  • Superior Availability Vendor of the Year – Dorman Products, Inc.
  • Supply Chain Reliability Vendor of the Year – BP
  • DIY Excellence Vendor of the Year – Shell
  • Commercial Excellence Vendor of the Year – GRI Engineering & Development

“The six recipients of our Vendor of the Year awards are key to Advance’s success in delivering quality parts and services to our customers when they need them,” said Charles Tyson, executive vice president of merchandising, marketing and supply chain for Advance Auto Parts. “MPAA and BBB Industries have each been valued partners with Advance for more than seven years and 11 years respectively, leading to consistent sales growth in the category.”

Tyson presented the Co-Vendor of the Year Awards to Selwyn Joffe, chairman, president and chief executive officer at MPAA, and Trey Smart, executive vice president at BBB Industries at an annual awards dinner.

“Superior product management and customer service are fundamental commitments throughout our company. We are gratified to be recognized by Advance Auto Parts for our entire Street Smart Suite of services that distinguish MPAA as an industry leader and we look forward to continued mutual success,” said Joffe.

“It is a tremendous honor to receive this recognition from Advance Auto Parts,” said Smart. “We are thrilled to receive this award and look forward to continue providing world-class products, customer service and category management.”

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