LAS VEGAS (November 2009) – The Auto International Association (AIA) has inducted Dino Crescentini, CEO of Centric Parts, into the organization’s Hall of Fame at an event held during AAPEX in Las Vegas. The honor was bestowed upon Crescentini in recognition of an exceptional achievement and service to the Automotive Aftermarket and its people.
Election to the Hall of Fame represents the highest honor bestowed by AIA, a segment of the Automotive Aftermarket Industry Association which promotes trade in automotive products between the international automotive community and the North American aftermarket.
Centric Parts CEO Dino Crescentini (left) was entered into the AIA Aftermarket Hall of Fame during AAPEX 2009“It’s a real honor to have an organization like the AIA recognize my efforts, commitment and participation in the automotive aftermarket community,” stated Crescentini after being inducted at the AIA Awards at the Venetian Hotel in Las Vegas during AAPEX .
Introducing him as “The industry’s catalog and product guru,” Brian Cohn, the Chairman of AIA, praised Crescentini’s “outstanding accomplishments, creativity and integrity representing everything that is best about our industry.”
The AIA Hall of Fame award honors outstanding individuals in the import automotive industry who have enhanced the stature of, and significantly contributed to, the import industry segment and its overall growth and progress.
Crescentini founded Centric Parts, a Southern California company that includes StopTech and Power Slot, in 2000. The company has experienced solid growth every year since and now operates multiple warehouse and manufacturing facilities totaling nearly half-a-million square feet and exceeding 500 employees.
Centric Parts (www.centricparts.com) continually innovates significant improvements to brake technology for the street and track, having earned four patents along the way, providing superior performance, quality and value. Centric Parts offerings include PosiQuiet premium Metallic, Ceramic and Extended Wear formulas, an OE product line, plus C-TEK standard grade materials. StopTech (www.stoptech.com), Centric’s ultra performance division, is a leading innovator of world class brake components and systems for production-based racing cars and high performance vehicles on the street and track. Power Slot (www.powerslot.com), Centric’s performance division, focuses on entry level brake upgrade solutions and pioneered direct fit performance rotors for trucks, SUVs and severe duty vehicles.
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