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Trico names O’Reilly Auto Parts top vendor

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O’Reilly Automotive Inc. has named Trico Products Corporation its 2012 vendor of the year.

The award recognizes vendors who have offered exceptional business partnership across all operational areas of O’Reilly Auto Parts. Trico Products is the only company to ever receive the award and become a new vendor in the same year.

 “Trico was well-deserving of this distinction through their ability to shift purchasing decisions and increase our profits with highly innovative wiper products, various off-shelf promotions and cutting-edge marketing support,” says Tom Seboldt, O’Reilly Auto Parts vice president of merchandise.

He adds, “Any order we place is always in-stock and ready for shipment right when we need it, which really communicates Trico’s dedication to our company.”

More than 500 vendors were considered for this honor. O’Reilly Auto Parts has identified outstanding vendors with this award for the past 12 years.

“We worked closely with our partners at O’Reilly to create, develop and deploy a category management driven plan that leverages unique wiper programs and focuses on more profitable retail and commercial sales,” said Rick Stempien, vice president of sales and marketing for the aftermarket business at Trico Products.

Trico says it is the one of the world’s largest manufacturers of wiper blade products and systems with major operations in Asia, Australia, North America, South America and the European Union.

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