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SMP named Federated Outstanding Vendor of the Year

Bo Fisher, chairman of Federated Auto Parts (fourth from left) presents the Federated Outstanding Vendor of the Year award to Standard Motor Products (l to r):  Ken Wendling, Bob Kimbro, Matt Guden, Fisher, Bill Collins, Robert Frick and Alex Simmons.
<p>Bo Fisher, chairman of Federated Auto Parts (fourth from left) presents the Federated Outstanding Vendor of the Year award to Standard Motor Products (l to r):  Ken Wendling, Bob Kimbro, Matt Guden, Fisher, Bill Collins, Robert Frick and Alex Simmons.</p>

For the second consecutive year, the Federated Auto Parts membership has selected Standard Motor Products Inc. (SMP) as its Outstanding Vendor of the Year.

“When we tallied up the votes for the Outstanding Vendor of the Year, it was nearly a photo finish between many competent suppliers, but one stood out as the overall winner, Standard Motor Products,” said Bo Fisher, chairman of Federated Auto Parts.

“SMP earned our top honor again this year because of their commitment to excellence in areas such as education, plus their creativity in new products and market segments. We congratulate SMP and thank them for their dedication to the success of our membership.”

Fisher presented Federated’s most prestigious vendor award to SMP during the group’s national meeting and annual awards dinner April 25 in Orlando, Fla.

In addition to the Outstanding Vendor of the Year award, Federated presented its Outstanding Supplier Support awards to its supplier partners that excelled in five key categories:

* Education and Training Vendor of the Year – Denso

* Electronic Cataloging Vendor of the Year – Dorman

 * Marketing Vendor of the Year – Federal-Mogul

 * Order Fill Vendor of the Year – East Penn

 * SalesRepresentation Vendor of the Year – Gates

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