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Auto-Wares Group Honors Its Top Suppliers

Posted on January 7, 2019
Tenneco earned overall supplier of the year honors from the Auto-Wares Group. Pictured are (from left): Tim Snyder (Tenneco), Bruce Gumenick (Auto‐Wares), Fred Bunting (Auto‐Wares), Jeff Koviak (Tenneco), Larry Friesner (Tenneco), Chuck Hawkins (Tenneco), Carl Tellier (Tenneco), Bill Johnston (Tenneco), Todd Leimenstoll (Auto‐Wares) and John Sanford (Auto‐Wares).
Tenneco earned overall supplier of the year honors from the Auto-Wares Group. Pictured are (from left): Tim Snyder (Tenneco), Bruce Gumenick (Auto‐Wares), Fred Bunting (Auto‐Wares), Jeff Koviak (Tenneco), Larry Friesner (Tenneco), Chuck Hawkins (Tenneco), Carl Tellier (Tenneco), Bill Johnston (Tenneco), Todd Leimenstoll (Auto‐Wares) and John Sanford (Auto‐Wares).

The Auto-Wares Group of Companies has recognized four companies for outstanding performance and collaboration in 2018, with Tenneco Inc. earning overall supplier of the year honors.

Auto-Wares cited Tenneco’s performance as “a strong marketing partner, fully committed to training, offered excellent support in the field, had strong sales and high shipping rates.”

The other supplier awards and the recipients are:

  • Rising Star Supplier of the Year - Power Stop LLC
  • Data & Technology Supplier of the Year - Dorman Products Inc.
  • Sales & Marketing Supplier of the Year - Standard Motor Products Inc.

All awards were voted on by Auto-Wares leadership, store and sales staff.

“Congratulations to the 2018 winners of the Auto-Wares Supplier of the Year Awards,” says Todd Leimenstoll, president/CEO.

“Their outstanding performance in 2018 allowed Auto-Wares to provide exceptional customer service levels to our parts store and service center customers. We are grateful for the continued partnership of all our supplier partners.”

The awards were presented at the Auto-Wares Group’s year-end sales meeting in Grand Rapids, Mich., where over 150 people were in attendance.

Auto-Wares is a distribution company made up of a group of privately held companies. Founded in 1976, Auto-Wares is headquartered in Grand Rapids, Mich., and operates 175 company-owned retail store locations and 13 distribution centers. The Auto-Wares Group of Companies is part of the Aftermarket Auto Parts Alliance. For more information, visit www.autowares.com.

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