Presented by Centric Parts and its StopTech performance and racing division

January 20, 2017

Centric Parts Receives 2017 Mackenzie Warehouse Service Award

Centric Parts Receives 2017 Mackenzie Warehouse Service Award

Centric Parts has won the 2017 Mackenzie Warehouse Service Award for “meeting or exceeding all standards.” The Service Award was presented at the 5th Annual MAC555 Dinner and tabletop show on Thursday night at the Verdi Club in San Francisco. When the awards were presented by Michelle Mackenzie-Menendez and George Salfiti, Centric received the loudest cheer. This is the third time Centric has been honored by Mackenzie.

“The participants in the Mackenzie MAC555 program were especially vocal in thanking Centric for providing quality products,” said Centric Parts VP of Sales Mike Musso, “…and this year they went out of their way to praise the Centric reps as well. Jim Grimes, Ron Bessette and David Perry were singled out for all of their hard work in the field – and for always going above and beyond.”

Approximately 30 vendors were on hand, along with 40 of Mackenzie’s top customers and select MAC555 prospects. Centric Parts was well represented by Mike Musso and sales reps Ron Bessette, Jim Grimes and David Perry who were able to interact with the MAC555 installers as well as selected MAC555 prospects. We received a lot of praise and positive feedback from the group.

Not only did the guys man the booth, but they also pitched in with kitchen duty for the night’s gala awards dinner, helping prepare pork tenderloin for the 160 guests.  Joining Mike, Ron and George in the kitchen was David Wofford (second from left) from Pronto who leads their Smart Choice program.

This is just the latest honor for Centric Parts. Some of the other awards we’ve won over the past 12 months include:

Import Vehicle Community -- Best Performance Product
- Pronto -- Partnership Award
- Turn14 Distribution -- Supplier of the Year
- NPW – Million Dollar Vendor Club

December 1, 2015

Centric Parts Named 2015 Supplier of the Year by Turn14 Distribution

The StopTech division of Centric Parts - North America’s leading manufacturer and supplier of OE and aftermarket brake and chassis components and systems - has been named Supplier of the Year by Turn14 Distribution. The award was presented on Nov. 4, 2015 at the SEMA Show in Las Vegas, by Turn14 CEO, Jon Pulli.

In presenting the award to Centric Parts National Performance Sales Manager, John Marshall, Pulli stated that the honor is “in recognition of excellence in communication, supply chain support, and product innovation.”

“This is a great honor,” said Marshall. “We greatly value our partnership with Turn14 and we look forward to mutually growing both of our businesses together in the future.”

The Turn14 Supplier of the Year Award represents just the latest honor for Centric Parts and its StopTech performance brand, which have garnered dozens of industry and customer awards since its founding in 2000.

May 27, 2015

2015 Parts Authority Tradeshow NY

Citi Field Centric Sighting

Held at Citi Field, the home of the NY Mets, The Parts Authority’s annual show attracted more than 5,000 installers and jobbers this year, their best turnout ever. Working the Centric booth were reps Shane Brown, Terry Dolan and his team, as well as our own national sales manager, John Marshall.  Centric took home a Partner of Excellence award, while Shane won his own as Service Rep of the Year.

“We had so many people coming through the booth saying exactly the same things,” explained Marshall. “We kept hearing how our products solve problems and eliminate comebacks. One customer said he is 100% Centric and wouldn’t dream of using anything else. It was a very positive experience.”

We had a huge space on the premier vendor floor this year. This is reserved for Parts Authority’s top suppliers.

This year's shirts

Cool view from the booth level

May 15, 2015

Fancy Calipers

We see some really unusual and cool things here on a pretty regular basis, but this one really stands out. We just rebuilt a set of these calipers for a customer and it's pretty obvious that somebody spent an incredible amount of time and $$$ to get this looking just right.

As we understand, it’s a type of photo-etching process that involves a wax film with the design on it, laid over the polished chrome body and then an acid solution etches out the various design elements, giving it a 3-dimensional texture.

Apparently, they’re going on some kind of Cadillac show car, according to Senior Technical Specialist, Will Pringle. "I can only imagine what the rest of the car looks like: Texas Longhorn steer antlers out on the hood, cowhide seats and a matching pair of chromed Colt 45s on the console, maybe?"

Whatever show vehicle it ends up going on, we couldn't resist showing off this craftsmanship.