Standard Motor Products, Inc. Named 2012 Vendor Channel Partner Of The Year By Aftermarket Auto Parts Alliance, Inc.

Standard Motor Products, Inc. Named 2012 Vendor Channel Partner Of The Year By Aftermarket Auto Parts Alliance, Inc.

Standard Motor Products, Inc. (SMP) was recently honored by the Aftermarket Auto Parts Alliance, Inc. by receiving two prestigious awards during The Alliance's annual shareholders' winter meeting held Dec. 2-5 at the Turnberry Isle Resort in Aventura, Fla.

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Standard Motor Products, Inc. (SMP) was recently honored by the Aftermarket Auto Parts Alliance, Inc. by receiving two prestigious awards during The Alliance’s annual shareholders’ winter meeting held Dec. 2-5 at the Turnberry Isle Resort in Aventura, Fla. SMP was named the 2012 Vendor Channel Partner of the Year in addition to being recognized for its outstanding fill rate performance.

(L-R): Wayne Butts, vice president product management, Automotive Aftermarket Parts Alliance;  John Bartlett, CEO, Automotive Parts Headquarters, St. Cloud, Minn.; Lawrence I. Sills, chairman of the board and CEO, SMP; Garey Lange, director of program distribution, SMP; Eric Sills, vice president engine management division, SMP; and Ken Wendling, national sales manager, SMP “Our Vendor Channel Partner of the Year is our highest accolade for a vendor channel partner and is awarded annually to the most deserving recipient,” said John Bartlett, CEO, Automotive Parts Headquarters, St. Cloud, Minn. 

"We, at SMP, are honored and grateful to receive the Aftermarket Auto Parts Alliance’s Channel Partner of the Year award for 2012,” said Bob Kimbro, vice president distribution sales, SMP.  “As with any award of this stature, it requires great teamwork from both customers and vendors alike to accomplish our goals and achieve our desired results. We strive to make this award a regular occurrence as we target a successful 2013 and beyond."  

In the fill rate category, the award was presented to SMP for achieving a 95 percent or greater average fill rate to The Alliance for engine management products for the entire year.  

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