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NATIONAL PRONTO ASSOCIATION HONORS CENTRIC PARTS WITH 2009 SUPPLIER OF THE YEAR AND PARTNERSHIP AWARDS
LOS ANGELES (October 2009) - Centric Parts, a leading manufacturer and supplier of aftermarket brake components and systems for import and domestic cars in all driving situations as well as light and medium trucks, has been presented the 2009 Supplier of the Year Award and 2009 Partnership Award by the National Pronto Association. The awards were decided upon by votes by the organization's membership.
"Centric Parts is honored for this recognition that our Right Part, Right Place, Right Time philosophy gives National Pronto Association members a competitive advantage they can use," said Mike Musso, Centric Parts' Vice President of Sales, during an award ceremony in San Antonio. "The support Centric Parts has received in return makes our business relationship a partnership." The ceremony on September 24 was held as part of the 2009 National Pronto Association Fall Shareholder's Conference & Expo, which attracted hundreds of member warehouse and vendor attendees.
The Partnership Award recognizes Centric Parts for the company's efforts to help to grow sales and profitability through support and an ability to manage member's local marketplace issues. Voters cited Centric Parts' field support, product expertise, and quick, efficient cataloging when casting their ballots.
The Supplier of the Year Award recognizes Centric Parts for working the hardest to ensure "mutual success" for the shareholders, exemplifying excellence and performance. Factors mentioned by the shareholders during the voting process included best catalog and products, being first to market, strong margins and a great sales team.
The National Pronto Association (www.pronto-net.com) is an organization of independent automotive aftermarket PRONTO Warehouse Distributors, PRONTO Auto Parts Stores and PRONTO Auto Service Centers all of whom take advantage of a multitude of services provided by the Association. The National Pronto Association is committed to the independent automotive aftermarket and demonstrates leadership within the industry by providing PRONTO Member distributors and their customers a professionally-managed, member-directed organizational structure with many functions.
Centric Parts (www.centricparts.com) continually innovates significant improvements to brake technology for the street and track, having earned four patents along the way, providing superior performance, quality and value. Centric Parts offerings include Posi Quiet premium Metallic, Ceramic and Extended Wear formulas, an OE product line, plus C-TEK standard grade materials. StopTech (www.stoptech.com), Centric's ultra performance division, is a leading innovator of world class brake components and systems for production-based racing cars and high performance vehicles on the street and track. Power Slot (www.powerslot.com), Centric's performance division, focuses on entry level brake upgrade solutions and pioneered direct fit performance rotors for trucks, SUVs and severe duty vehicles.