Hunter Engineering Company has been recognized as a 2011 Partner in Transformation and has received the prestigious CEO Award for Innovation from Sears Holdings Corporation. Hunter Engineering received the awards for making a significant contribution to the growth of Sears Auto Center business by providing new technologies to better serve Sears customers.
Sears Holdings granted the awards to an elite group of supplier companies who have been helping support the transformation of Sears Holdings through innovation around customers, core retail excellence and financial and operational discipline. Of the over 30,000 suppliers that work with Sears Holdings, less than one half of a percent have the privilege of receiving these awards. Hunter Engineering was also the only supplier to receive the prestigious CEO Award for Innovation.
"The Partner in Transformation and the CEO Awards recognize our top-performing suppliers as true partners in transformation. By providing the quality services, products and experiences that exceed our customer's expectations and build lifetime relationships we can reach our company's goal of becoming the leader in integrated retail – in-store, online and in the home," said Lou D'Ambrosio, president and chief executive officer of Sears Holdings. "Through our continued collaboration, we will be able to more effectively leverage the breadth of our portfolio and the power of our brands."
Hunter Engineering chairman Stephen F. Brauer added, "We applaud Sears for pioneering improved ways to help automotive customers. Hunter's employees are proud and grateful to receive the highly-coveted CEO Award for Innovation and for being named a Partner in Transformation."
Recipients are selected from nominations submitted by Sears Holdings' associates who purchased goods and services from suppliers in 2011.
Hunter Engineering is the global leader in alignment systems, wheel and tire service, brake service and inspection equipment. Hunter products are approved and used by vehicle manufacturers, automobile and truck dealers, tire dealers and service facilities around the world to maximize shop productivity and optimize vehicle performance.