Karon, Total Truck Parts Named Truck Parts & Service’s 2007 Distributor of the Year

Marc Karon, president of Total Truck Parts, West Palm Beach, Fla., was named Truck Parts & Service magazine’s 2007 Distributor of the Year during the awards luncheon held at Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week in Las Vegas.

Karon, a former Distributor of the Year finalist, was selected through votes cast by aftermarket representatives from suppliers, distributors, organizations and the editorial staff of Truck Parts & Service.

Karon co-owns Total Truck Parts with partners Tom Fitzpatrick, Tom Gibson and Jack Wilcosky.

Total Truck Parts was founded in 2002 and has five locations throughout Florida. Its 2006 revenues were in excess of $22 million and the company has nearly 100 employees.

When profiled in the June issue of Truck Parts & Service, Karon described Total Truck Parts’ business approach as: “Our fundamental business philosophy is to win, but have fun doing it. We try to make sure we involve all of our people in our success. Virtually every aspect of our operations and results is communicated to each employee and we use incentives and rewards to create an attitude of a true partnership with all of our people.”

Distributor of the Year finalists were also recognized during the ceremony and presented with framed articles of their profiles that appeared in Truck Parts & Service. Profiles of the winner and finalists are available at www.truckpartsandservice.com.

The 2007 Truck Parts & Service magazine’s Distributor of the Year finalists were:
· Larry Franklin, owner, and Greg Franklin, president, Franklin Truck Parts, Commerce, Calif.
· John Bzeta, president, Fleet Brake, Calgary, Alberta, Canada.
· Vince Matthews, owner, Capitol Clutch & Brake, Inc., West Sacramento, Calif.
· Tom Stewart, president, Carolina Rim and Wheel, Charlotte, N.C.

Complete coverage of the ceremony and comments from Karon will run in the March issue of Truck Parts & Service.

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