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Palmquist Named Counterperson of the Year

Kevin McCarthy, store manager, presents award to Dean "Parnelli" Palmquist.

APH named Dean “Parnelli” Palmquist as the recipient of the 2019 Auto Value Counterperson of the Year award. Palmquist is a counterperson for the Willmar Auto Value parts store. He was recognized during an awards banquet at APH’s annual Winter Conference on Monday, January 20, 2020 at Cragun’s Resort in Brainerd, Minnesota.

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

Palmquist has been a member of the Willmar Auto Value team since 2010. When not behind the counter, he enjoys spending time with her significant other, Cindy, repairing vehicles for family, and attending the Minnesota State Fair.