Engine & Performance Warehouse (EPWI) has named its 2011 "Vendor Of The Year" and "Representative Of The Year" at the company's Awards Dinner during its annual summer conference in Vail, Colorado, earlier this month.
Hastings Manufacturing Company was named EPWI’s Vendor of the Year, while Mike Katz of Bob Cook Sales was EPWI’s 2011 Representative of the Year.
Bob Kollar, CEO & Tom DeBlasis, Vice President of Domestic Aftermarket Sales, accepted the award for Hastings, a key supplier of replacement & racing piston rings. The annual Vendor of the Year award is presented to the supplier or manufacturer based on performance scores during the prior year in seven categories: distribution/sales policies, pricing policies, inventory, returns, labor claims, office support and shipping/packaging.
Past recipients of this award include S.A. Gear, Total Seal, Pioneer, B&P Rods, COMP Cams, Cylinder Head Center, Clevite Engine Parts, Dura-Bond Bearing Co., Damper Doctor, Melling Engine Parts, Joe Gibbs Racing, Howard Enterprises & SB International.
Katz, a sales representative for Bob Cook Sales, accepted his award during the dinner. He covers southern Texas & Louisiana, and represents many of EPWI's larger performance manufacturers. The Rep of the Year is selected annually, on a rotating basis by region, using combined votes based on performance scores during the prior year in three categories: sales support, distribution philosophies, and timely and accurate follow-through.
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