Sam Rogers

 

MAPA Lifetime Achievement Award

 

Honoring Sam’s Involvement in Michigan’s 

Automotive Aftermarket for More Than 50 Years

 

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Presented this 15th day of September, 2010 

 

SAM ROGERS

2010 MAPA Lifetime Achievement Award

(Present by Fred Bunting, September 15, 2010)

 

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History

  • Started at City Auto Parts as a partner with brother Al
  • He served in the army in world war II
  • Then came Parts Warehouse
  • 50+ years in the aftermarket

Character

  • His word was his bond
  • He was a man of honesty and integrity
  • Very inspirational man to others
  • He was loved for dedications to family, friends and customers
  • His customers where his friends

Love of Life

  • Played tennis at Wayne State and ranked 10th in singles nationally
  • He also love to play golf
  • I think he was a guy who just loved life in every way possible!

Aftermarket Accomplishments

  • Parts Warehouse grew to be one of the biggest and best warehouse distributors in the aftermarket.
  • Put many independent jobbers in business
  • He was a great motivator and councilor to his jobber customers
  • He spends a lot of his time in the marketplace with his customers.
  • He was the face of Parts Warehouse

Other Personal Accomplishments

  • Mason
  • Loins Club 
  • Board member of the Temple Israel in Bay City

How he helped me

  • I saw Sam spending a lot of his time visiting his customers and I admired that. Sam knew if you want to build strong customer relationships and know what is really going on you had to be on the streets.
  • I saw this as important and I should do the same to be successful building Auto-Wares Group of Companies.

Summary

  • Sam is our inaugural Winner and What a Winner He WAS!

Thank You Sam Rogers, Parts Warehouse, Bay City, Michigan.

 

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