MRO Magazine

Eaton Named Supplier of the Year by PACCAR Parts

July 15, 2015
By Business Wire News


Power management company Eaton today announced it has been named Supplier of the Year for its aftermarket operations in Mexico and Latin America by PACCAR Parts, a division of PACCAR Inc., a global technology leader in the design, manufacture and customer support of premium light-, medium- and heavy-duty trucks.

Eaton was selected from a group of 50 PACCAR Parts suppliers for its outstanding performance in several critical areas, including achieving a 98 percent on-time delivery rate, participating in support for regional training events and supporting a joint marketing program to enhance sales.

Other criteria for the award included:

  • Eaton’s long-term relationship with PACCAR;
  • A broad product portfolio;
  • Differentiated marketing programs; and,
  • Collaboration.

The award was presented by PACCAR Parts CEO David Danforth to Benjamin Gomez, original equipment (OEM) sales manager, Vehicle Group, on May 19. Gomez congratulated his team for their efforts, particularly account managers Chris Elder, who works out of the Galesburg, Michigan, office, and Julio Villarreal, who is based in Mexico.

“Congratulations to the team, at all levels, that has interaction with PACCAR as part of their roles, and especially to Chris Elder and Julio Villarreal,” Gomez said. “While it is a good time to celebrate, this should help us to get reenergized and keep up the good work going forward.”

Eaton has been a supplier to PACCAR Parts for more than 25 years, providing the aftermarket truck parts division a number of components including Reman transmissions, transmission parts and clutch assemblies.

PACCAR Parts is a global leader in the distribution, sales and marketing of aftermarket parts for heavy and medium-duty trucks, trailers, buses, and engines.

Eaton is a power management company with 2014 sales of $22.6 billion. Eaton provides energy-efficient solutions that help our customers effectively manage electrical, hydraulic and mechanical power more efficiently, safely and sustainably. Eaton has approximately 102,000 employees and sells products to customers in more than 175 countries. For more information, visit

Jim Michels
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