Grease Monkey International Selects Advance Professional as 2016 Vendor of the Year

October 26, 2016 // // Denver, Colo. - Grease Monkey International, Inc. is pleased to announce its 2016 Vendor of the Year, Advance Professional. The award was presented to Advance at the 2016 Grease Monkey International Conference, which was held in Scottsdale, Arizona, September 22 – 25.

Advance has been a valued vendor of Grease Monkey for well over two decades, with a strategic partnership forming approximately two years ago.

“Advance Professional has become a superb vendor for Grease Monkey. Our partnership thrives because they understand our direction and have effortlessly aligned with Grease Monkey,” said Rick Juarez, Director of Purchasing and Corporate Regional Director of Grease Monkey International, Inc. “We deeply appreciate the support and training we have received from them.”

Advance Professional is the Commercial business segment of Advance Auto Parts, Inc., a leading automotive aftermarket parts provider in North America that serves both professional installer and do-it-yourself customers. With more than 5,000 company-operated stores and a dedicated sales force, Advance provides Commercial customers access to thousands of quality parts in addition to business solutions, programs, and training that shops need to help grow their business. Grease Monkey has gained a lot of value from its partnership with Advance. The respect the companies have for each other is mutual.

“We’re honored to be named Grease Monkey’s Vendor of the Year,” said Advance’s Director, Strategic Accounts Scott Krinsky. “Grease Monkey is a valued partner to Advance and we’re proud to have the opportunity to serve them. We look forward to continuing to grow our partnership by providing the parts, service and business solutions that Grease Monkey needs so they can serve their customers better than anyone else.”

About Advance Auto Parts

Advance Auto Parts, Inc., a leading automotive aftermarket parts provider in North America, serves both professional installer and do-it-yourself customers. As of July 16, 2016 Advance operated 5,066 stores and 126 Worldpac branches and serves approximately 1,300 independently owned Carquest branded stores in the United States, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands and Canada. Advance employs approximately 74,000 Team Members. Additional information about the Company, employment opportunities, customer services, and on-line shopping for parts, accessories and other offerings can be found on the Company's website at

About Grease Monkey International, Inc.

Founded in 1978 and headquartered in Denver, Colorado, Grease Monkey International, Inc. is one of the largest automotive maintenance franchisors – not owned by a major oil company – with more than 300 centers currently located in the United States, Mexico, South America and looking forward to the addition of centers in Saudi Arabia in early 2017. Grease Monkey centers focus on providing a “less hassle, more hustle” customer experience to fit the busy lives of the driving public by meeting its vehicle maintenance needs. Grease Monkey centers provide oil changes and other services that meet or exceed vehicle owner’s manual specifications and maintain warranty requirements. Other services include fluid, filter and tire maintenance, as well as brake services. For more information, go to

SOURCE Grease Monkey International, Inc.


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