Carrus Technologies Inc. has signed on as co-sponsor of the highly popular Jobber News Counterperson of the Year Award that recognizes counterpeople in the Canadian automotive aftermarket. Carrus Technologies Inc., a Canadian supplier of automotive aftermarket business computer systems based, has signed onto the award alongside founding sponsor Wakefield Canada. In less than three years this award has become incredibly popular, and is a well-deserved recognition for those aftermarket professionals on the front line of the distribution network. Its great to have such an enthusiastic Canadian company like Carrus on board, said Jobber News publisher and editor Andrew Ross. “Carrus Technologies is honoured and extremely excited about co-sponsoring the Counterperson of the Year Award with Wakefield Canada and Carrus is looking forward to supporting this very meaningful award for many years,” said Bob Worts, director of sales for Carrus Technologies Inc. The Counterperson of the Year Award is formally known as the Abe Schwartz Memorial Award after the late owner of British Auto Supply who spent half a century working the counter at the century old Toronto jobber, was introduced three years ago. In that short time it has become one of the most popular awards in the Canadian automotive aftermarket. Hundreds of counterpeople have been nominated for the award with Rob Grabowski of Auto Parts Central in Thunder Bay, Ont., receiving the honour in 2005, and Barry Fitzgerald, Colonial Auto Parts, St. John’s, Nfld., being named to the award in 2006. The 2007 winner will be announced late this year, and profiled in the December issue of Jobber News.