Friction One Founder, Chairman and CEO Jim Zhang was inducted into the Federated Vendor Hall of Fame in April during the Automotive Parts Services Group national meeting in Lake Buena Vista, Fla.

“The vendor Hall of Fame is reserved for the best of the best,” said Bo Fisher, chairman of Federated Auto Parts. “We consider many of the past recipients among our closest suppliers, friends and allies. In Jim Zhang, we honor a hard-working leader that will go out of his way to help us, even if there is no benefit to him or his company. He embodies what we look for in a Hall of Fame member as he is a great friend to Federated members in numerous ways, supplying not only quality products, but also great advice and guidance. We couldn’t ask for a better partner and sincerely appreciate Jim Zhang.”

Zhang’s Friction One is a manufacturer of brake pads and shoes.