The AAM Group presented awards to eight supplier partners at its recent annual Membership Meeting in Frisco, Texas, earlier this month, the organization announced.
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, AAM Group representatives said.
For the second-consecutive year, Lippert received the Partnership Award, which honors the supplier that demonstrated outstanding overall performance across all the award categories, the group said. 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 contributions to the success and growth of AAM headquarters, members and resellers, according to the AAM Group. 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, the company said.
Retrax accepted the Manpower Excellence Award for fielding the most robust outside sales presence, including actively maintaining strong relationships with retailers and warehouses, AAM Group said.
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.
AAM also named three recipients of the Ambassador Award, given to individuals who provided unique and extraordinary support of member distributors over the last year, the AAM Group said.
- Patrick Cripe (Lippert)
- Chris Greer (RealTruck, Inc.)
- Matt McShane (Fab Fours)