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APH Presents Outstanding Supplier Awards

From left: Rich Vierkant, vice president of merchandising at APH; John Bartlett, executive chairman of APH; Dan West, president of Action Sales and Marketing; Joe Bergsieker, regional vice president of sales for program groups at BBB Industries; Glen Barco, senior vice president of sales at BBB Industries; Jay Knopick, account manager at Action Sales and Marketing; Dale Ulen, technical support at BBB Industries; and Corey Bartlett, president and CEO of APH.

APH recognized outstanding supplier achievements from 2017 with all of their storeowners, managers and salespeople present at their annual Winter Conference held at Cragun’s Resort and Conference Center in Brainerd, Minnesota.

The employees of APH determine the recipients of the supplier awards, which were presented by John Bartlett, executive chairman, and Corey Bartlett, president and CEO. “We’re pleased to recognize our top suppliers for their outstanding support of our organization,” said Corey Bartlett. “Strong partnerships, like the ones we have with Arnott, BBB, East Penn, Gates, SMP and WIX are essential for our continued growth. We really appreciate the significant efforts these companies put forward to help us grow our business, and we’re delighted to once again celebrate their accomplishments.”

The Bartletts presented the following awards:
Rising Star – Arnott Inc.
Spirit of APH – Gates Corporation
North Star Award – BBB Industries
Outstanding Training Support – Standard Motor Products Inc.
Outstanding Technology Support – Gates Corporation
Outstanding Marketing Support – WIX Filters
Outstanding Sales Support – East Penn Manufacturing
Supplier of the Year – BBB Industries