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Salesperson of the Year 2009

St. Cloud, Minn. – January 22, 2010 – Automotive Parts Headquarters, a St. Cloud-based automotive aftermarket distributor and store group, named Steve Kronemann as the recipient of the 2009 Auto Value Salesperson of the Year award.  Kronemann is a salesperson for the Fergus Falls Auto Value parts store.  He was recognized during an awards banquet at Automotive Parts Headquarters’ annual Winter Conference on Monday, January 18, 2010 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.

“Steve is a real asset to the store, not only because of his many years of experience in the automotive industry, but because of his willingness to be a great team player,” said Dick Nelson, manager of the Fergus Falls Auto Value parts store.  “He consistently puts in long hours and makes many afterhours trips to his customers’ places of business in order to get them the parts they need, when they need them.”

Kronemann has been with the Fergus Falls Auto Value parts store since 2007 and in the industry for more than 25 years.  His favorite part about being a salesperson is building trusting relationships with his customers.  “Today’s automotive aftermarket is extremely competitive and complex,” said Kronemann.  I feel very fortunate that I have such wonderful customers who support Auto Value and put their trust in me.”

When away from work, Kronemann enjoys spending time with his wife, Roxanne, and their children, Nicole and her husband Tyler, and Kyle.  He is also a Minnesota Twins fan and takes pleasure in hunting, fishing, and working in the garden.

(From left: Corey Bartlett, John Bartlett, Steve Kronemann, Phil Bahl and Jon Anderson)