VALLEY CITY, Ohio, Dec. 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Schaeffler Group USA Inc. was presented the inaugural Lone Star Award at the recently held Alliance Group Shareholder's meeting in Aventura, Fla. The Schaeffler Group supplies LuK RepSet® clutch kits, clutch hydraulics, and flywheels to the more than 2,300 affiliated Auto Value/Bumper to Bumper parts stores across the U.S. and Canada.
The award, which was voted on by the Alliance Group headquarters, was presented by John Washbish, President and CEO of The Alliance Group, and Fotios Katsardis, President & CEO of Temot International, the largest shareholder in the Alliance Group and one of the largest automotive aftermarket program groups in Europe. Washbish praised The Schaeffler Group during the award presentation commenting, "The folks from LuK clutch have done a tremendous job of designing a plan to grow our shareholders clutch business and have executed the plan as they said they would. Their communication to our shareholders and group headquarters is outstanding, and the fact that they hosted our Alliance Group Service Dealer council at their facility has gone a long way to help demonstrate their commitment to quality and training."
Bill Hanvey, Vice President of Sales and Marketing; Mike Bland, Account Executive; and Nasir Masoud, Account Executive received the award on behalf of all the employees at The Schaeffler Group USA aftermarket headquarters in Valley City, Ohio. Hanvey said of the award, "We are thrilled to have been recognized by The Alliance Group for this prestigious award. Everyone in our building contributed to the success we have had with The Alliance Group headquarters and their shareholders and we look forward to continually improving upon what we have built thus far."
Auto Value/Bumper to Bumper is part of Aftermarket Auto Parts Alliance, a premier automotive parts distribution group serving independent warehouse distributors across North America and Europe. As the source for quality parts and service for over 2,300 parts stores and almost 2,900 certified service centers, the Alliance prides itself on responding to the individual automotive needs of each customer and providing proven, quality service.
Schaeffler Group USA Inc. is a leading partner to the automotive replacement parts markets in North America. The group, which includes the LuK, INA and FAG brands, offers a broad range of technologies for engine, transmission and chassis applications.
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