The AAM Group presented awards to eight supplier partners at its recent annual Membership Meeting, held May 9–11 in Frisco, Texas.
Highlighted by the Partnership and Group Impact Awards, the categories also included Data Quality, Fastest Growing, Manpower Excellence, Marketing Excellence, Product Innovation, Profit Generator and Shipping Excellence.
Supplier Partner Winners
For the second consecutive year, Lippert accepted the prestigious Partnership Award, which honours the supplier that demonstrated outstanding overall performance across all the award categories. AAM brands under the Lippert umbrella include ARIES, CURT, LUVERNE, Ranch Hand and UWS.
The Group Impact Award went to the Warn Industries family of brands for its tremendous contributions to the success and growth of AAM headquarters, members and resellers. AAM brands under the Warn Industries umbrella include Fab Fours, Fabtech, Factor 55 and WARN.
Presented with the Data Quality Award, BedRug earned special recognition for the quality and completeness of its product data.
DECKED took home the Fastest Growing and Marketing Excellence Awards for achieving the largest sales growth as measured as a percentage over the previous year and for exceptional marketing concepts and execution, respectively.
Retrax accepted the Manpower Excellence Award for fielding the most robust outside sales presence, including actively maintaining strong relationships with retailers and warehouses.
Go Rhino won the Product Innovation Award for its E1 Electric Running Boards.
The Profit Generator Award, presented to BAK Industries, recognized the supplier partner that generated the greatest opportunity for profit across distribution and retail.
The Shipping Excellence Award went to ARC Lighting, which demonstrated the best overall purchase order fulfillment rate. ARC repeated as a winner in this category.
Ambassador Award Winners
AAM also named three recipients of the Ambassador Award, given to key individuals who provided unique and extraordinary support of member distributors over the last year.
- Patrick Cripe (Lippert)
- Chris Greer (RealTruck, Inc.)\
- Matt McShane (Fab Fours)
About The AAM Group
Automotive Accessories Marketing USA, Inc. (The AAM Group) is the largest distribution group in the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) marketplace.
Now in its 35th year, the corporation was founded by eight high performance warehouse distributors that sought to achieve cooperative scaled purchasing and marketing advantages.
The AAM Group now counts 27 member-companies operating 76 distribution centeres throughout North America.Headquartered in Piney Flats, Tenn., The AAM Group manages product purchasing and marketing for distributors, resellers and suppliers affiliated with four flagship retail marketing programs: Engine Pro, Parts Pro, Performance Corner and Total Truck Centers.
Leveraging a strategic blend of marketing tactics, including turnkey social media, local-optimized website design, physical store flyers, videography and multi-channel news distribution, The AAM Group equips and influences local resellers on behalf of its members and supplier partners.