setting a HIGHER STANDARD… …for the Manufacturer's Representative

We are a manufacturer's representative and consulting company specializing in the automotive aftermarket industry. Established in 1982, Simmons & Associates is headquartered in the Chicago area and has worked with Sears Holdings and U.S. Auto Parts / JC Whitney for over 30 years representing major brands such as Thule, Purolator, Crown Automotive, EGR, Air Lift, Rancho, etc...

SIMMONS & ASSOCIATES, INC. ﷯ major
accounts ﷯BRANDS WE REPRESENT ﷯ data management  MARKETING

OUR STANDARD

WE ALSO...

…design websites from the ground up. This includes all the coding and formatting specifically catered to our customer’s needs. Each site is designed to complement any existing image or look to keep the uniformity of the brand.

…work with the vendor and customers to suggest special programs that target unique marketing abilities. We will then create and design web ads to support those marketing programs to maximize sales and expand brand exposure.

…continually evaluate sales by sku to make appropriate changes in item classifications, i.e. stock or factory ship.

…have long-term and close relationships with the merchandising and marketing people for our customers. Our company has been working with Sears Holdings and US Auto / JC Whitney for nearly three decades.

 

Simply put, WE do more for you, so you have

less to worry about, and that’s our standard!

…assemble vendor product information and application data into useable formats for our customers. Integrity and structure of this information is critical especially on the web. We complete the item create forms using our knowledge of how this information will integrate in our customers back-end database website systems.

…take vendor artwork and use it for both print and web media. We modify or enhance the vendor artwork to meet our customer’s specs.

…handle all image and copy maintenance for our vendors - this includes taking care of any necessary site, image, and text revisions to ensure all information is correct and up-to-date.

…create print catalog layouts to account specifications using our expertise of all Adobe Creative Suite programs. We then consolidate all the finished material and information and deliver it to our customers via various file transfer methods.

…handle the updating of quotes and application data if needed, plus submission of new part numbers with the appropriate buyer or product manager.

WE...

OUR HISTORY & VISION

We have been in business for over 30 years. We are a second generation company with a solid track record of delivering results - quickly and consistently.

Simmons & Associates is structured for timely accountability at the individual and team level. We strive to provide time sensitive information to our manufacturers and accounts. We have experience working on the manufacturer side as well as the retail side, giving us a distinct advantage in representing our manufacturer's best interest.

WHAT MAKES US TICK

Our comprehensive business network gives us the right connections to meet your targets. We are passionate and knowledgeable about your product and marketing objectives.

We are involved in all aspects of these relationships; sales, marketing, e-commerce, merchandising and inventory replenishment.

We have full capability in using all the latest software programs utilized for print and web tactics including all Adobe Creative Suite programs.

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Major Accounts

Brands We Represent

Marketing

Data Management

WITH OUR EXPERIENCE IN THE AUTOMOTIVE INDUSTRY WE ARE ABLE TO DELIVER QUICK RESULTS FOR OUR CUSTOMERS & VENDORS.

JEFF SIMMONS

President

Joining the company in 2006, Jeff brings over ten years of major automotive sales management experience working with Thule Inc.

During his career with Thule Jeff managed major automotive retailers such as Sears Holdings, Pep Boys, Wal-Mart and Canadian Tire as well as over fifteen independent manufacturer rep agencies. He is focused on maintaining the reputation of the company that his father built and is dedicated to providing the highest level of service for the manufacturers.

OFFICE/CELL: 847.702.2699

EMAIL

MEET THE TEAM

JIM HUTH

Sr. Account Manager

 

Joining the company in 1994, he comes to us with an extensive 29 year career at Sears Roebuck & Co working 25 of those years in Automotive.

During  Jim's career with Sears he held many positions such as; Promotional Ad Planner, Assistant Buyer and Replenishment Manager for Automotive Inventory.

Jim brings a wealth of knowledge of the Sears Holdings culture and is an invaluable member of the team.

OFFICE: 630.3570764

EMAIL

DEEPTI PATEL

Marketing Manager

Deepti Patel, a veteran of agency and business environments, brings the knowledge garnered from working with such high profile clients as Johnson Controls, Meijer, Wal-Mart and others. She has a skill set that extends to marketing, technology and creative work, allowing her to provide multifaceted services
to our client base.

Deepti is proficient in: Adobe Creative Suite, Print and Web Design, Project Management, Promotional and Online Marketing.

OFFICE/CELL: 815.236.2426

EMAIL

LENORE SIMMONS

Chief Financial Office

 

WITH OUR EXPERIENCE IN THE AUTOMOTIVE INDUSTRY WE ARE ABLE TO DELIVER QUICK RESULTS FOR OUR CUSTOMERS & VENDORS.

CONTACT US

QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS?

ADDRESS: 333 EAST ROUTE 83, SUITE 202, MUNDELEIN, IL 60060

 

OFFICE/CELL: 847-702-2699

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