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About Us

About VIPAR Heavy Duty, Inc.


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Founded in 1989 by a small group of independent truck parts distributors, VIPAR Heavy Duty has grown to more than 115 distributors, who operate from more than 690 locations across the United States, Canada, Puerto Rico, and Mexico.

Headquartered in Crystal Lake, Illinois, VIPAR Heavy Duty serves the needs of its distributors and supplier partners by providing value-added channel specific tools to best serve their customers. VIPAR Heavy Duty also operates two wholly-owned subsidiaries, Global Parts Network, LLC and Power Heavy Duty LLC, as part of the VIPAR Heavy Duty Family of Companies.

Core Values

Core values are the fundamental beliefs that help to guide and shape a company's principles, behavior and actions. The following values represent what is at the core of the VIPAR Heavy Duty culture.

Stockholder-Driven

Stockholder needs are at the center of all that we do. We are dedicated to the success of our distributor-owners.

Collaboration

Our success is dependent on that of our distributors and business partners. To achieve shared goals, the VIPAR Heavy Duty team extends beyond our walls.

Innovation

We are committed to the continuous improvement of programs, tools, and creative solutions for the benefit of the independent distributor. We believe in meaningful, productive change.

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Accountability

Team members are empowered to make decisions. We are fiscally responsible in all our dealings, take personal ownership and accept responsibility for results.

Integrity

We are open and fair-minded in all of our dealings. Every interaction is executed with the highest degree of honesty, respect and professionalism.

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Leadership Team

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Chris Baer

President & CEO

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Larry Griffin

V.P., Program Management

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Andrei Katibnikov

V.P., Information Technology

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Jeff Paul

V.P., Marketing

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Jim Pennig

V.P., Business Development

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Beth San Filippo

Controller

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Wendi Frederick

Director of Business Resources

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Tom Flicek

Director of Operations



VIPAR Heavy Duty Corporate Journey