Old World Industries Earns the 2022 AutoZone Extra Miler Award for Excellence in Global Sourcing

  • OWI News
  • PEAK
  • June 14, 2022

Northbrook, IL, June 14, 2022 – Old World Industries earned the 2022 AutoZone Extra Miler Award for Excellence in Global Sourcing for its Wiper category program.

The award was handed out by Rob Bell, AutoZone Merchandising Director at the 2022 Vendor Summit held at the Renasant Convention Center in Memphis, TN.  


“We are excited to receive the AutoZone Extra Miler Award,” said Old World Industries CEO Greg Noethlich. Our teams share in the success, and this highlights our commitment and relationship with the AutoZone team.” 


The OWI team on hand to accept the award (left to right) AutoZone President & CEO, Bill Rhodes, OWI Chief Operations Officer, Warren Morrow, OWI Chief Sales Officer Christie Wilmer, OWI Senior Channel Director, Retail Sales, Mike Albright, OWI Account Executive, Andy Mendoza, OWI Chief Executive Officer, Greg Noethlich, and AutoZone Senior Vice President, Store Operations, Customer Satisfaction, Preston Frazer. 


This award is the fifth honor in the last six years for Old World Industries.  

2022 - Extra Miler Award for Excellence in Global Sourcing for its Wiper category  

2021 – Extra Miler for the launch of BlueDEF Platinum and for continued support during the pandemic 

2020 – Extra Miler for our unwavering support of key AutoZone initiatives that help take care of AutoZoners and their customers 

2018 – Extra Miler for the launch of PEAK OET and success it brought to the category 

2017 – WITTDTJR award for launch of PEAK lighting commercial program and growing commercial category share 


About Old World Industries: Old World Industries is among the largest privately held companies competing in the automotive aftermarket. The Northbrook, Illinois-based company enjoys a presence in various consumer product markets in 62 countries. Old World’s brands include a full line of PEAK® Performance Automotive Products including Coolant, Antifreeze, Motor Oil, Washer Fluid, Lighting and Wiper Blades; BlueDEF® Diesel Exhaust Fluid and Equipment; Victory Blue™ Diesel Exhaust Fluid; Final Charge® Global Heavy Duty Extended Life Coolant; Fleet Charge® SCA Precharged Heavy Duty Coolant.