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APH Presents Outstanding Supplier Awards

Automotive Parts Headquarters Inc. (APH) recognized outstanding supplier achievements from 2023 at their annual conference held at the River’s Edge Convention Center in St. Cloud, Minnesota, amongst a crowd of 400 store owners, managers, salespeople, suppliers, and store support center staff.

The recipients of the supplier awards were determined by store teams and store support center staff at APH. These awards were presented by Corey Bartlett, CEO of APH; Kevin Mack, vice president of merchandising at APH; Jim Becker, merchandising manager at APH; Lonnie Kocmick, president of Refinish Supply Co.; and Jason Vogel, president of APH Stores.

“We’re delighted to recognize our top suppliers for their exceptional support of our organization,” said Bartlett. “Strong partnerships, exemplified by companies like SMP, Dorman, Valvoline, Gates, Grote, BBB Industries, East Penn, Castair and Powers Paper Company, are fundamental to our continued growth. We genuinely appreciate the significant efforts these companies have made to help us grow our business, and we’re thrilled to celebrate their achievements once again.”

Bartlett, Mack and Becker presented the following awards:
Supplier of the Year: East Penn Manufacturing
Spirit of APH: BBB Industries
Rising Star: Grote
Outstanding Sales Support: Gates
Outstanding Marketing Support: Valvoline
Outstanding Technology Support: Dorman Products
Outstanding Training Support: Standard Motor Products

Bartlett and Vogel presented the following award:
BENCO Equipment Supplier of the Year: Castair

Bartlett and Kocmick presented the following award:
Refinish Supply Co. Supplier of the Year: Powers Paper Company