Veteran counterperson Bryan Gruninger, who works at C.E.P. Automotive Limited in Lethbridge, Alta., has been named the 2007 Jobber News Counterperson of the Year.
Gruninger, who has been in the automotive aftermarket for 40 years, was named to the award for his versatility, skill, desire to learn and selfless attitude that has made him an asset to the company he works for and the industry at large.
“He is always anxious to get any new information or training to better himself and our company and is usually the first to sign up for any and all in-house training that we do for the counter staff,” says Layne Whipple, CFO of C.E.P. Automotive Limited. “Also, when we hire new employees, Bryan is the one that does all of our training and has turned out some fantastic counterpeople who are an asset to the part industry even when they leave our employ.”