Jack Vollbrecht, senior vice-president of customer development for Remy Power Products in Edmond, Oklahoma, was presented with the Automotive Parts Remanufacturers Association’s Distinguished Service Award. The award honours Vollbrecht for “Distinguished Business Statesmanship and Dedicated Service Rendered to the Entire Industry of Automotive Parts Remanufacturing.” In presenting the award, APRA chairman George Davis, stated, “There is a relatively small segment of leaders in the business world; individuals who seem able to build relationships, trust, and rapport with almost anyone, and then are able to broker the relationships and make connections between people, creating partnerships and alliances, and motivating forward momentum to ‘get things done.’ “Jack Vollbrecht is one of those people.” With an enthusiastic and genuinely professional attitude, Jack radiates a sincere passion for fostering strong strategic relationships with a clear vision of future market needs and opportunities. To sustain a customer driven organization, Jack is involved in ongoing, productive interactions with senior leaders in channel partners’ organizations; he actively listens to customer needs, and maintains a proactive leadership role in key trade organizations, such as APRA. Jack Vollbrecht has been involved in the Automotive Aftermarket Industry for the past 34 years and a large part of his success in business comes from a solid family base of support and the well-earned admiration and respect of his peers. As one customer said, “Jack is one of the few people left today whose handshake really means something.” Before his current position with Remy Power Products, Vollbrecht served as Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Remy. Vollbrecht was also President and CEO of Unit Parts Company from 1980 to 2005, prior to its acquisition by Remy in 2005.