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Centric Parts again honored by FMSI

Posted on June 13, 2014

Centric Parts announced that for the 12th year in a row, it has once again been awarded a Friction Materials Standards Institute (FMSI) Award for contributions to the automotive industry. The unbroken streak dates back to the award's inception in 2003.

FMSI honored Centric Parts for New Assignments & Applications in 2014, acknowledging Centric’s ongoing status as the single-largest contributor to identifying new applications for the FMSI system.

FMSI President, Patrick Healey presented this year’s plaque to Centric Parts Product Manager, Mario Figueroa. Figueroa leads a group of researchers, engineers and technicians at Centric that is responsible for gathering and examining new model year vehicle components to identify carryover parts and to catalog new ones to be entered into the FMSI registry.

This year alone the Centric Parts team was responsible for adding over 260 new numbers to the FMSI database.

“This is for everyone in our research department. It’s really a group effort – all of us working hard to help keep Centric first to market with new applications every year,” said Figueroa.

FMSI was founded in 1948 to maintain a standardized part numbering system used by the automotive aftermarket friction industry, and to disseminate to its members scientific, engineering, technological, statistical, and other relevant information.

The FMSI Award program was started ten years ago to recognize companies that excel in actively contributing information and research to support the system.

For more information visit www.centricparts.com.

Related Topics: Centric Parts, FMSI Award, Friction Materials Standards Institute, Mario Figueroa

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