WIX Filters Wins Two Parts Depot Vendor Partner Awards

Monday, 14 November 2005

WIX Filters won two Parts Depot Vendor Partner Awards, earning top honors as the 2005 Vendor of the Year and for 2005 Best Field Representation at an awards banquet Nov. 10 held in conjunction with the Parts Depot 10th Annual Training Conference in Roanoke, Va.
“We accept these two prestigious awards on behalf of everyone from WIX Filters and Affinia,” said Bill Sheehan, vice president of sales, WIX Filters. “It’s always gratifying to win one award at a customer’s awards banquet, so winning two in one evening is a very rewarding achievement. At WIX, customer sales and service is a fundamental component of our success, and we are honored to be recognized by our partners at Parts Depot.”
Joining Sheehan onstage in front of the over 500 conference attendees were WIX Filters Brand Manager Bruce Johnston and seven of the 12 WIX Filters salespeople who service the Parts Depot account, including Mike Mahoney, regional manager; Joel Osborne, regional manager; Mario Figueredo, district manager; Donn Berney, district manager; Donna Curtis, district manager; Dave York, district manager; and Susan Thompson, technical services manager.
“For our company, WIX exemplifies achieving excellence in several key areas of measuring our business partners’ performance,” said Parts Depot Vice President of Marketing and Merchandising Alan Bostwick, who presented the award along with Parts Depot President and Chief Operating Officer Willi Alexander and Parts Depot Chief Executive Officer Rollie Olson. “In 2005 they were our best field representatives, one of our top service level providers, and contributed again this year with significant sales growth. The combination of those outstanding accomplishments is why they were voted as our vendor of the year.”
The Parts Depot Vendor Partner Awards honor excellence in sales support, marketing and customer service. Parts Depot – a member of the Aftermarket Auto Parts Alliance – is WIX Filters’ brand third-largest customer and sells WIX Filters from Ohio to Florida.
Since 1939, WIX Filters has been an innovator in filtration products. WIX designs, manufactures and distributes products for automotive, diesel, agricultural, industrial and specialty filter markets. Its product line includes oil, air, cabin interior, fuel, coolant, transmission and hydraulic filters for automobiles, trucks and off-road equipment. WIX, a member of the Affinia family of brands, is the number one filter in NASCAR and an exclusive NASCAR Performance Product. Its NASCAR relationship also includes the WIX Filters Lap Leader Award, which recognizes the drivers leading the most laps in each race. WIX Filters’ Internet address is www.wixfilters.com.