Gorilla Brake Takes Home Heavy Duty Hauler Award

The Alliance Commercial Vehicle and Heavy Duty (CVHD) program lauded Gorilla Brake/MAT HD as the 2023 Heavy Duty Hauler award winner at its winter shareholder meeting. This prestigious accolade recognizes exceptional customer support, high-quality products, and consistent delivery within the CVHD program.

Standing before 500 Alliance shareholders and partners, Gorilla Brake accepted the award with pride, acknowledging their unwavering commitment to the Alliance’s “Perfect Stop Heavy Duty” brand. Their responsive partnership and dedication to quality solidified their position as a crucial collaborator.

Dan Duganiero, Vice President at Gorilla Brake/MAT HD, expressed his surprise and elation: “This award truly humbles us. The Alliance’s unwavering dedication inspires us to strive for long-term success. This recognition validates our commitment, and we’re excited for the future of the CVHD program.”

The presentation itself was a testament to the strength of this partnership. Taking the stage were Eric Johnson, President of Arnold Motor Supply, Mike Ritchie, Category Manager Undercar at the Alliance, and Mario Gonzalez, the CVHD Program Manager.

“Dan and his team are field support champions,” echoed Mario Gonzalez. “Their commitment to training and collaborative spirit make them invaluable to our program. Congratulations on this well-deserved recognition.”

Gorilla/MAT Friction Group’s dedication to quality shines through in their OE/OES friction formulas, specifically designed for commercial and heavy-duty vehicles. Their premium HD brake lining formulations not only exceed the new Reduced Stopping Distance requirements but also boast extended lifespans. As the manufacturer behind the Alliance’s exclusive national brand “Perfect Stop HD,” Gorilla Brake brings their top-tier products to the Alliance network.

The 2023 Heavy Duty Hauler award is a powerful acknowledgment of Gorilla Brake/MAT HD’s unwavering commitment to excellence in the commercial vehicle industry. Their dedication to quality, support, and collaboration sets a new standard for partnership within the Alliance CVHD program.


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