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Store Manager of the Year 2009

St. Cloud, Minn. – January 22, 2010 – Automotive Parts Headquarters, a St. Cloud-based automotive aftermarket distributor and store group, named Cory Bugge as the recipient of the 2009 Auto Value Store Manager of the Year award.  Bugge is the manager of the Thief River 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 regional managers throughout Minnesota, Wisconsin, North Dakota and Michigan have the opportunity to nominate a store manager they believe deserves the award.

Bugge began his career with the Thief River Falls Auto Value parts store in 2000 and is a true testament to his profession.  “Cory is compassionate about his work and knows how to take care of customers,” said Phil Bahl, vice president and general manager of Automotive Parts Headquarters stores.  “He also does his best to make each member of his staff feel like they are an important part of the team.  Automotive Parts Headquarters is proud to recognize Cory as the 2009 Store Manager of the Year.”

When away from work, Bugge enjoys spending time with his son and daughter.  He also takes pleasure in hunting deer and prairie dogs, watching NASCAR and snowmobiling.

(From left: Corey Bartlett, John Bartlett, Cory Bugge, Phil Bahl and Jon Anderson)