MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- AutoZone announced that it has recognized Great Neck Saw as Extra Miler: Supplier of the Year during the annual AutoZone Vendor Summit held in Memphis, Tenn.
"Great Neck has been an AutoZone supplier for 32 years and supports both our do-it-yourself (DIY) and Commercial customers," said Bill Rhodes, chairman, president and CEO of AutoZone. "They are a true partner with AutoZone at every level. Their exceptional performance and outstanding commitment to AutoZone and our customers distinguish them as Extra Miler: Supplier of the Year."
AutoZone also recognized a special group of suppliers with the Extra Miler Award. Extra Miler suppliers are: Cardone Industries, Valvoline, Spectra Premium Industries, Dorman, 4 Seasons, Dayco and Automotive Innovations.
"The Extra Miler award recognizes those suppliers who have demonstrated above and beyond efforts for AutoZone and our customers," said Mark Finestone, SVP merchandising. "These Extra Miler suppliers set the standard for their innovative thinking, category management skills, quality merchandise and commitment with AutoZone to grow the business together."
WITTDTJR (What It Takes To Do The Job Right) Award is given to suppliers as recognition for taking initiative to make sure AutoZoners and customers have what it takes to complete the job, the company reported. WITTDTJR suppliers are: Plews & Edelmann, Neotek Corporation Inc., FDP Brake Products, Airtex Products, LP. and American Covers Inc. dba Handstands.
ShrinkBuster Award is given to a supplier as recognition for focusing on reducing AutoZone's shrink. This year's winner is Osram Sylvania.
"We congratulate each of these suppliers on their recognition. We also thank our entire supplier base for all their efforts to productively drive our industry and for their support in meeting and exceeding the needs of our customers." said Finestone.