During its recent conference in Anaheim, CA, between manufacturers, warehouse distributors and media, the Performance Warehouse Association (PWA) recognized several individuals and groups for their commitment to this industry.
Cary Redman of Edelbrock, was selected as PWA’s 2016 Person of the Year. Cary joined Edelbrock as national sales manager in October of 2011. He works with the entire sales force to grow the performance aftermarket sales area, including the mass merchants / chain stores, as well as warehouse distributors, engine builders, and supercharger accounts.
Quick Fuel Technology was selected as PWA’s 2016 Manufacturer of the Year. Marvin Benoit left Holley in ’97 to start up Quick Fuel Technology. His goal was simply to sell small carburetor components to racers. It wasn’t long before QFT was building its own line of carburetors and prepping them so that they were race-ready out of the box. Many a carb shootout against custom carb builders has been won by box-stock QFT carbs. QFT’s product line evolved with fuel pumps, pressure regulators and most recently, EFI.
Marvin was awarded nine patents for fuel system innovations over those 19 years. As a result, Quick Fuel offers one of the broadest lines of
performance and race carburetors available today. Marvin sold QFT to High Performance Industries in 2012. Equally as important are the QFT employees who are enthusiasts and racers as well, and put customer satisfaction above all else, understanding the key role distributors, jobbers and retail sales contributed to their success.
Motor State Distributing was selected as PWA’s 2016 Reseller of the Year. Since 1964, Motor State Distributing has set the pace for worldwide
distribution of high performance automotive components for racing, street, and off-road use. Motor State extends excellent customer service and over 620 brands of high quality racing and performance products to speed shops, auto parts merchants, machine shops, chassis shops, fab shops, and engine builders around the globe. Committed to providing a large and diverse inventory of in-stock, ready-to-ship products, Motor State has recently invested in a major warehouse expansion along with significant technology upgrades, all to help better serve our customers now and for years to come. A knowledgeable and technical sales staff, convenient online ordering, pricing, and availability keep dealers connected 24/7.
Michael Kunzman and Associates was selected as PWA’s 2016 Sales Rep of the Year. Kunzman and Associates was founded in 1971 by Michael Kunzman and today boasts a 24 member expert staff which covers 37 states. The 2016 year marks the company’s 45th anniversary as a leader in the Manufacturers Representative field. Kunzman and Assoc. represents some of the finest manufacturers in the industry to every level of distribution including warehouse distributors, retailers, mail order companies, OEM, expediters, jobbers, installers, speed shops, engine builders, and specialty customizers. Kunzman and Associates has been honored five times as the Manufacturers Rep. of the Year by the Specialty Equipment Manufacturers Association (SEMA), the most recent being 2013.
For more information: www.pwa-par.org.