Tenneco Automotive has received a 2003 Vendor of the Year Award from Advance Auto Parts. The award recognizes the company as a top performing, service-oriented supplier during the past year. The award was announced at the recently held Advance Auto Parts Leadership Conference. Advance Auto Parts, the second largest automotive retailer in the United States, annually selects from among hundreds of its suppliers Vendor of the Year recipients based on outstanding service, product quality and customer support. “We are pleased to receive the award and proud of our strong partnership with Advance,” said Mark P. Frissora, chairman and CEO, Tenneco Automotive. “The award reflects our commitment to providing customers with exceptional brands, premium products and outstanding customer service.” To receive the Vendor of the Year Award, a company must demonstrate: excellence in category management; high order fill; creativity in developing breakthrough products and marketing initiatives; effective training; and innovative advertising and promotions.