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Federated inducts Bill Collins to Hall of Fame

Bill Collins (right) of Standard Motor Products receives the 2010 Federated Vendor Hall of Fame inductee award from Bo Fisher, chairman of Federated Auto Parts.
<p>Bill Collins (right) of Standard Motor Products receives the 2010  Federated Vendor Hall of Fame inductee award from Bo Fisher, chairman of  Federated Auto Parts.</p>

Federated Auto Parts honored Bill Collins of Standard Motor Products (SMP) as its 2010 Federated Vendor Hall of Fame inductee.

“A lot of people say they are going to do something but don’t always follow through,” said Bo Fisher, chairman of Federated Auto Parts. “Bill Collins stands out because he follows up his words with action. When Bill says he is going to do something, it gets done.

“Our members have great respect for Bill and his induction into the Federated Vendor Hall of Fame is a testament to his value to our membership. We want to congratulate Bill and thank him for working so hard to make the Federated-SMP partnership the great success it is.”

Collins began his career with SMP in 1988 as a territory sales manager based in Eau Claire, Wis. In 1994, he began covering the Minneapolis area, calling on all the major warehouses located in the Twin Cities area.

In 1997, Collins was promoted to zone sales manager and in 2004, he was promoted again to a sales and marketing coordinator position. In that role, he began to work with Federated. SMP has honored Collins with many sales awards over the years including a Western Region Territory Sales Manager of the Year award, three Territory Sales Manager of the Year awards and three Zone Sales Manager of the Year awards.

For more information and a list of recent Federated Hall of Fame inductees, visit http://www.federatedautoparts.com/VHOF_Pg.aspx.

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