Engine & Performance Warehouse (EPWI) has named Topline Automotive its 2013 Vendor of the Year and Jesse Waddell of MAHLE Aftermarket its Representative of the Year.
Chet Staron, CEO/president, accepted the award on behalf of Topline Automotive. The honor is bestowed upon a supplier or manufacturer based on performance scores during the prior year in seven categories: distribution/sales policies, pricing policies, inventory, returns, labor claims, office support and shipping/packaging, according to a press release.
Past recipients include Federal Mogul, S.A. Gear, Total Seal, Pioneer, B&P Rods, COMP Cams, Cylinder Head Center, Clevite Engine Parts, Dura-Bond Bearing Co., Damper Doctor, Melling Engine Parts, Joe Gibbs Racing, Howard Enterprises, SB International and Hastings Piston Rings.
Meanwhile, Waddell, account manager for the western region, earned the Rep of the Year award based on performance in three categories: sales support, distribution philosophies, and timely and accurate follow-through, the release noted. The winner is selected annually on a rotating basis by region.
Engine & Performance Warehouse is a full-service warehouse distributor specializing in engine kits and parts, high-performance parts, related components and shop supplies. Founded in 1972, EPWI serves customers from warehouses in Denver, Phoenix, Albuquerque, Oklahoma City, Dallas, San Antonio, Houston, Anaheim, Oakland, Portland, Ore., Tacoma, Wash., and Anchorage.
EPWI is a member of the Engine Pro distributor network.