IPC Global Solutions, an independent filter supplier in the North American automotive aftermarket specializing in automotive and heavy duty filters and supply chain management for a global supply base, has been named 2009 Vendor of the Year by the Association of Independent Oil Distributors (AIOD). This is the second time in three years that IPC has been recognized by the AIOD for this award, which is presented, “In recognition of enthusiastic and creative participation and exemplary commitment to the ideals of the Association of Independent Oil Distributors.”
Doug Roberts, executive director of AIOD, presented the 2009 Vendor of the Year Award to Michael C. Bowden, president of IPC Global Solutions and Shannon Nunes-Brown, director of business development for IPC; during the 2010 AIOD Spring Conference, which was held at the Kierland Resort in Scottsdale, Arizona. Roberts noted, “IPC Global Solutions has been a distinguished supplier to our association for many years and continually delivers the product quality and service integrity that we (AIOD) are always looking for in our supply chain.”
“We are highly honored to have been selected by the Association of Independent Oil Distributors as their 2009 Vendor of The Year,” noted Bowden. “Everyone at IPC is very appreciative of this prestigious award and proud to be in association with the members of AIOD. We know that we have to compete with world class suppliers to AIOD for this award and feel a special sense of satisfaction to have been chosen for the second time in three years. I am personally very proud of our people and their dedication to the pursuit of excellence in customer support, supply chain management, product development and marketing/sales support.”
Since 1998, AIOD has presented the annual vendor award to the supplier that delivers extraordinary value and best demonstrates excellence in all key service areas, especially product supply, sales support, training, marketing, and customer service.
AIOD is an international marketing and buying group comprised of independently owned distributors who provide a comprehensive line of lubricants, filters, chemicals, antifreeze/coolants, car care products, industrial fluids and accessories under the Service Pro brand. IPC has been a supplier to AIOD since 2005.