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Engine & Performance Warehouse Names its 2019 Vendor & Rep of the Year

Engine & Performance Warehouse Inc. (EPWI) recently announced both its 2019 Vendor of the Year and Representative of the Year.

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The company announced Maxima Racing Oils as its 2019 Vendor of the Year. Maxima started manufacturing performance and racing lubricants in 1979. Since then, Maxima has become a dominate engine oil in North America, focusing heavily on the powersports market for the past eight years. Maxima participates in all avenues of racing and performance that demand superior lubricants.

Left to Right: Danny Massie, president of Maxima; Steve Benson, global brand manager; and Chris Schell, performance auto brand manager.

EPWI partnered with Maxima back in 2015 and it has proven to be a great line. “Maxima has quality products, superior performance/value and commitment to a true partnership with distribution,” said Paul Van Woensel, president of EPWI.

The Vendor of the Year award is presented to the supplier or manufacturer based on performance scores during the prior year in seven categories, including distribution/sales policies, pricing policies, inventory, returns, labor claims, office support, and shipping/packaging.

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EPWI also named its 2019 Representative of the Year, which was bestowed upon Gary Gray of Aspen Sales.

Gary has been in the industry for 36 years. The lines he reps include Pioneer, Dura Bond and ITM. He has been doing business with EPWI for a long time and his hard work finally paid off.

Left to Right:  Paul Van Woensel, president of EPWI; Gary Gray, Aspen Sales; and Veryl Berry, general manager of EPWI.

The Rep of the Year is selected annually on a rotating basis by region, using combined votes based on performance scores during the prior year in three categories: sales support, distribution philosophies and timely and accurate follow-through.

Engine & Performance Warehouse is a full-service warehouse distributor specializing in engine kits and parts, high performance parts, related components, and shop supplies. Founded in 1972, EPWI serves customers from warehouses in Denver, Phoenix, Albuquerque, Oklahoma City, Dallas, San Antonio, Houston, Memphis, Anaheim, Oakland, Portland (OR), Tacoma and Anchorage.

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