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Auto Value Salesperson of the Year 2011

St. Cloud, Minn. – January 19, 2012 – Automotive Parts Headquarters Inc., a St. Cloud-based aftermarket auto parts distributor and store group, named Erick Wallace as the recipient of the 2011 Auto Value Salesperson of the Year award. Wallace is a salesperson for the Alexandria Auto Value parts store. He was recognized during an awards banquet at Automotive Parts Headquarters’ annual Winter Conference on Monday, January 16, 2012 at Cragun’s Resort in Brainerd, Minnesota.

Each year Auto Value parts store managers throughout Minnesota, Wisconsin, North Dakota and Michigan have the opportunity to nominate a salesperson they believe deserves the award.

“Erick excels at selling training seminars to our professional technician customers and has been instrumental in launching our new customer relationship management initiative,” said Dan Thom, store manager. “His optimistic way of thinking, desire to learn and ability to relate with his customers has made him a true asset to the store.”

Wallace began his career in the automotive aftermarket as a counterperson for a Willmar auto parts store in 1998. In 2004, he joined the Auto Value parts store team in Alexandria as a counterperson. Two years later, he was promoted to outside sales.

(Left to right: John Bartlett, CEO; Tim Clark, regional manager; Phil Bahl, vice president and general manager; Erick Wallace, salesperson; Dan Thom, store manager; Mike Whiteis, sales development manager; and Corey Bartlett, president.)