Star Trac, a global leader in the commercial fitness industry, was recently named Vendor of the Year 2008 by Golds Gym International, announced Steve Nero, Star Trac president. Star Trac received the award at the 2008 Golds Gym convention in Las Vegas, Nev. The award was given based on a survey of Golds Gym franchisees, input from Golds Gym International and a review by the National Vendor Programs senior management team.

Being named Vendor of the Year is a great compliment to Star Trac and Daniel Bodendein, the key account manager for Golds Gym, said Paul Ireland, vice president of North American sales. Our team works tirelessly to over-service all accounts and we appreciate the recognition that Golds Gym has given us.

The award is given to the vendor who consistently exceeds expectations and has an exemplary track record in every aspect of its relationship with the Golds Gym family, including franchisees and their staffs, company owned Golds Gyms and their staffs and the National Vendor Program. Star Tracs commitment to customer service on multiple levels, account management, and continued creativity in the evolving fitness industry were also named as factors in the award win.

The Vendor of the Year Award is our way of recognizing Star Tracs truly superior performance over its long relationship with the Golds Gym brand and expressing our appreciation for its on-going commitment to deliver great products, great prices and great service to each of our franchised and company owned Golds Gyms around the world, said Keith R. Albright Golds Gym International senior vice president of franchising. We look forward to continuing that relationship as the Golds Gym Family continues to grow.

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