Mighty Auto Parts Announces Franchise of the Year

Gary Schuler, Dave Blair, Reuben Wagner, Cory Akins

Link to official Press Release.

Norcross, GA.- August 9,2016 - Mighty Auto Parts, a franchisor of sales and services in aftermarket auto parts, has announced its Franchise of the Year, Mighty Pacific. Gary Schuler, Dick Hannah Dealerships corporate director of fixed operations, and Corey Akins, director of Mighty Pacific, as well as team members Reuben Wagner and Dave Blair, accepted the award during Mighty’s national sales meeting in Coronado, California.  

“The slate of five Franchise of the Year nominees was incredibly strong, so winning the award this year is particularly noteworthy,” said Ken Voelker, Mighty’s president and CEO. “It is my pleasure to congratulate the entire Mighty Pacific team on their well-deserved Franchise of the Year award.”

Mighty Pacific is a division of Hannah Motor Co. (Dick Hannah Dealerships), a family-owned and operated dealership group with stores throughout the Greater Portland, Oregon, area. They added a Mighty Auto Parts franchise to their portfolio of companies in 2010 to supply Mighty’s OE-quality preventive maintenance products to Dick Hannah dealerships, as well as outside automotive service providers.  

Voelker continued, “The Mighty Pacific team continues to set a sterling example of successful Mighty franchise integration into a car dealership operation. Their hard work and dedication are demonstrated by their outstanding performance in 2015. This is the third nomination and first win of Franchise of the Year, for Mighty Pacific, in what is only their first five years in business. ”

“We are all proud and humbled to receive the Mighty Franchise of the Year award. It means a great deal to us because of the respect we have for both Mighty Distributing System and our fellow franchisees,” said Gary Schuler and Corey Akins. “This recognition is due to the efforts of the entire Mighty Pacific team, who truly are the ones who earned the honor.”

About Mighty Distributing System
Mighty is headquartered in Peachtree Corners, GA and supports 100 franchised distributors in 44 U.S. states and five international markets. The Mighty System features local service, inventory management expertise, and training in conjunction with extensive offerings of OE quality underhood and undercar parts, chemical products, lubricants, shop supplies and PPE products. The Mighty business model attracts independent repair shops, quick lubes, tire centers and new car dealerships across the nation and abroad. Mighty’s unique approach of dealing directly and exclusively with automotive professionals began in 1963.

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