WIX Filters received for the second consecutive year the prestigious Supplier of the Year Award from Aftermarket Auto Parts Alliance during its annual banquet in Boca Raton, FL, on Dec. 5.
The 2006 Aftermarket Auto Parts Alliance Supplier of the Year award recognizes WIX as the overall outstanding major supplier and as a valued and appreciated partner in the success of the Aftermarket Auto Parts Alliance.
“Customer service and sales support are the key components of our continued success, and I am honored to accept this outstanding recognition on behalf of everyone from WIX Filters and Affinia,” said WIX Filters Vice President of Sales Bill Sheehan, who accepted the award on behalf of WIX. “At WIX Filters and Affinia, we take pride in providing our customers with the best filtration products, on-time shipping and innovative marketing and sales support and we are honored that our efforts were recognized by the Alliance with their most prestigious award.”
The Aftermarket Auto Parts Alliance Awards honor excellence in sales support, marketing and customer service. One of the largest auto parts distribution and marketing organizations in the world, the Aftermarket Auto Parts Alliance markets the Auto Value and Bumper to Bumper brands.
“We are pleased to recognize WIX Filters as a strong business partner who shares our commitment to exceptional customer service, mutual growth and shareholder value,” said Aftermarket Auto Parts Alliance President Dick Morgan, who presented the award. “WIX earned this recognition from our shareholders due to their excellent support for the growth of our members’ filter businesses.”
“Through our family of aftermarket brands, Affinia has an extensive and successful relationship with the Alliance, and we are committed to providing exceptional sales and service support to contribute to the Alliance’s continued growth and success,” said Affinia Under Vehicle Group’s President of CRM John Washbish.
Joining Sheehan and Washbish onstage to receive the award for outstanding performance from Morgan and Eli Futerman, chairman of the Aftermarket Auto Parts Alliance, were: Terry McCormack, president and chief executive officer, Affinia Group; Jeff Stauffer, senior vice president for global group marketing, Affinia Group; and Don Reimondo, senior vice president of customer relationship management, Affinia Group.