Randy Spangler is 2018 AAM W.O.W. Award Winner

Randy Spangler named AAM Group Employee of the Year

June 5, 2018 (JOHNSON CITY, Tenn.) — The AAM Group™, the largest program distribution group in the SEMA marketplace, has named PACE™ Test Manager Randy Spangler as the organization’s 2018 Employee of the Year and recipient of the W.O.W. Award. In the past year Spangler was instrumental in perfecting AAM’s PACE™ B2B Web platform, serving as a testing, training, and troubleshooting liaison between AAM and onboarding member warehouses.

Given annually to the AAM employee who best exemplifies the qualities of commitment, creativity, initiative, and resourcefulness, the W.O.W. Award is named after Wilbur and Orville Wright, who embodied many of those same traits in their dogged pursuit to realize the world’s first successful controlled airplane flight.

“With his testing expertise, Randy has played a huge part in our programming team’s ability to grow,” said AAM Director of Marketing and Technology David Ayers. “Randy has taken on roles that have never existed before at AAM—roles that have freed our programming team to step back from testing responsibilities and focus on their core tasks. Even among an established group of high performers, Randy has truly shined.”

“To win an award I didn’t even know existed—to be selected from among so many talented employees at AAM—is an honor that I am proud to receive,” said Spangler. “I am thankful that AAM celebrates the efforts of its employees and humbled by being recognized this year.”

Automotive Accessories Marketing USA, Inc. (The AAM Group™) is the largest distribution group in the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) marketplace. Now in its 29th year, the corporation was founded by eight high-performance warehouse distributors that sought to achieve cooperative scaled purchasing and marketing advantages. The AAM Group™ now counts 21 member-companies operating 39 distribution centers throughout North America.

Headquartered in Piney Flats, Tenn., The AAM Group™ manages product purchasing and marketing for manufacturers affiliated with three flagship retail marketing programs: Parts Pro™ (www.PartsPro.com), Performance Corner® (www.PerformanceCorner.com), and Total Truck Centers™ (www.TotalTruckCenters.com). Leveraging a strategic blend of marketing tactics, including digital catalogs, mobile apps, local-optimized website design, print store flyers and catalogs, videography, and multi-channel news distribution, The AAM Group™ equips and influences local retailers and installers on behalf of its members and vendor partners.

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