Gates Corporation was named Carquest’s Supplier of the Year for 2011.
The honour was announced at Carquest’s 2012 Supplier Summit. The annual award was recently renamed the Larry McCurdy Award, in memory of Larry McCurdy, an industry leader and former board member of General Parts International, Inc. McCurdy passed away in 2010.
Carquest’s Supplier of the Year Award was created in 1992 to recognize a supplier’s contribution to Carquest’s success through quality products and outstanding marketing support. Each supplier is evaluated on several key areas: quality; driving sales; providing the right product, right place, right time; and delivery of unparalleled customer service.