CORONADO, Calif. (Aug. 12, 2016) — Mighty Distributing System of America Inc. has named Mighty Pacific, a Vancouver, Wash.-based unit of Hannah Motor Co., its franchisee of the year during the company's national sales meeting and trade show held recently in Coronado.
Hannah Motor (Dick Hannah Dealerships) is a family-owned and -operated dealership group with stores throughout the Greater Portland, Ore., area. Hannah Motor added the Mighty franchise to its portfolio of companies in 2010 to supply OE-quality preventive maintenance products to its own car dealership locations and outside automotive service providers.
Mighty Distributing President and CEO Ken Voelker said the nominees for the 2016 franchise of the year award were “incredibly strong,” adding to the already prestigious honor.
“The Mighty Pacific team continues to set a sterling example of successful Mighty franchise integration into a car dealership operation,” Mr. Voelker said. “Their hard work and dedication are demonstrated by their outstanding performance in 2015. This is the third nomination and first win of Franchise of the Year, for Mighty Pacific, in what is only their first five years in business.”
Accepting the award for Mighty Pacific were Gary Schuler; Dick Hannah, dealerships corporate director of fixed operations; Corey Akins, director of Mighty Pacific; and team members Reuben Wagner and Dave Blair.
“We are all proud and humbled to receive the Mighty Franchise of the Year award. It means a great deal to us because of the respect we have for both Mighty Distributing System and our fellow franchisees,” Messers Schuler and Akins said. “This recognition is due to the efforts of the entire Mighty Pacific team, who truly are the ones that earned the honor.”
Based in Norcross, Ga., Mighty Distributing Systems has 107 franchised distributors in 44 states and four international markets.
The Mighty System offers local service, inventory management expertise, classroom and on-site training in conjunction to its offerings of underhood and undercar parts, chemical products, lubricants and shop supplies. Mighty was recognized as a “top 25 franchise brand” by the Wall Street Journal.