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Meineke dealers select Advance Auto Parts as 2021 vendor of the year

Award is based on cost and quality of parts and services to the overall ease working with the vendor

San Diego—The Meineke Dealers Purchasing Cooperative Inc. (MDPCI) has announced Advance Auto Parts as the winner of the 2021 Vendor of the Year Award. Advance has been a member of the Meineke Dealers Association (MDA) and the MDPCI Co-op for many years. 

Over the past few years, its program has grown at unprecedented rates, according to the company. Vendor of the year is selected based on survey results from the Meineke dealer group and is awarded based on criteria ranging from the cost and quality of parts and services to the overall ease working with the vendor. One of the key measurements is overall satisfaction with the vendor and their program.  

Ron Soto, executive director of the MDA and MDPCI, said, “The growth of our program with Advance has been tremendous over the past year. It is a testament to the true partnership they have provided our dealers and the delivery of the commitment they made to the MDPCI to help increase profitability of the Meineke Service Centers nationwide. Advance has developed an exceptional program working with the MDPCI as partners, and helped Meineke dealers across the country. We look forward to continued growth in 2022 and beyond.” 

“On behalf of the entire Advance Professional team (Advance, Carquest, Autopart International, and WorldPac) that supports Meineke Dealers every single day, I’d like to express how honored we are to be named Vendor of the Year for Meineke Dealers throughout the US and Canada in 2021”, said Pete Masini, director of Strategic Accounts.“Moments like this do not typically happen by accident, and it takes an effort on both sides to build partnerships like the ones we have with our Meineke partners. 

“Our relationship has been a journey to reach this point, and every day, more and more Meineke dealers are giving Advance Professional the opportunity to earn their business. Thank you for your support. Our promise is to continue our passion for providing you with industry-leading service that you can rely on, quality parts, solutions to support your business growth, and a partnership to last for many years to come. “ 


About Meineke Dealers Association and Meineke Dealers Purchasing Co-op, Inc. 

The Meineke Dealers Association was created in the early 1990s with the purpose of organizing Meineke franchisees as an independent group working together for the betterment of the Meineke system. Functions include addressing franchisee concerns with the franchisor and creating programs that enrich the value of the Meineke Service Centers and the Meineke brand. The Association also sponsors scholarship and franchisee training programs. The Meineke Dealers Purchasing Co-op establishes vendor programs for parts and services for the Meineke dealer network. Programs are created for the purpose of increasing center profitability through lower acquisition cost, discounts, and rebates. These organizations are fully endorsed by the franchisor, Meineke Car Care Centers, LLC.                    

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