FleetPride names 2024 supplier award winners

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Updated Mar 21, 2024
Members of Continental Battery Systems pose with FleetPride leaders after receiving FleetPride's 2024 Supplier of the Year award.
Members of Continental Battery Systems pose with FleetPride leaders after receiving FleetPride's 2024 Supplier of the Year award.

FleetPride announced the winners of its supplier awards during its recent 2024 Supplier Summit at the Gaylord Texan Hotel and Resort in Grapevine, Texas. Eleven suppliers were honored for their contributions, collaboration and dedicated focus to supporting FleetPride customers. 

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"FleetPride values the strategic partnerships we have with suppliers," says Michael Keller, FleetPride vice president of category management and strategic sourcing. "The annual awards ceremony allows us to honor those suppliers who demonstrated consistent and exceptional efforts to support FleetPride overall, whether it was field support, supply chain, digital or strategic initiatives." 

Continental Battery Systems was named Supplier of the Year. 

"The partnership has grown as a direct result of increased communication at all levels of the organization, innovation in product offerings and support, and focus on training and growth," says FleetPride President of Parts and Service Mike Harris. "Continental Battery Systems has gone above and beyond and consistently does what they promise." 

John Rauco, senior vice president of sales and marketing for Continental Battery Systems, says the award is humbling. 

"This recognition is a result of the collective efforts and hard work put in by both the FleetPride team and our dedicated Continental Battery Systems team," Rauco says. "Together, we have exemplified a commitment to excellence, innovation and outstanding service. Receiving this award validates our shared values and unwavering dedication to customer satisfaction. We are grateful for this honor and excited to build on our successful partnership in the years to come." 

The other winners are: 

Baldwin Filters, for demonstrating partnership for the ongoing field engagement, visits and sales team ride-alongs, increasing touch points across various aspects of the FleetPride business. 

Truck-Lite, for partnering in data and marketing efforts to further grow e-commerce with an emphasis on product displays within our branch locations across the country. 

Chelsea, for close collaboration throughout periods of growth to ensure product availability through growing customer demand while improve the supply chain process. 

Con-Met, for raising the bar in communication and partnership across the organization and disciplines, with a heavy focus in national account efforts and emphasizing cross-functional relationships. 

Eaton, for driving growth opportunities through a consistent approach to program management, supply chain improvements and issue resolutions while building strong relationships across the organization. 

Dana, for consistent pursuit of partnership and collaboration with FleetPride's marketing, data management, e-commerce and supply chain teams, innovating to drive significant growth within the market. 

Phinia, for providing supportive and engaging product training, which aligns with FleetPride's expectations to provide world-class customer service through knowledge and engagement. 

Webb, for its focus on communication, innovation and continuous support of field sales teams as they launch new products. 

MAT, for the dedicated focus and relentless pursuit of innovation and communication, leading to reduced lead times and increases in direct shipments, and for continuous support of the field team throughout product launches. 

Muncie, for its willingness and focus on improving supply chain challenges through continuous growth and for utilizing communication across all levels of the organization to prioritize efforts through changing market dynamics. 

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