Alliance CVHD Program Honors Gorilla Brake with Heavy Duty Hauler Award

by John Jay Press Room

Alliance CVHD Program Honors Gorilla Brake with Heavy Duty Hauler Award

San Antonio, TX –  The Alliance Commercial Vehicle and Heavy Duty (CVHD) program was honored to announce Gorilla Brake/MAT HD as the 2023 CVHD Heavy Duty Hauler award winner on Tuesday, December 5th at the Alliance Winter Shareholder Meeting in Aventura, FL.  The Heavy Duty Hauler award recognizes a heavy duty channel partner that goes above and beyond with customer support, quality products, and effective fill rates for the Alliance CVHD program.

Gorilla Brake accepted their award in front of a crowd of 500 attendees comprised of Alliance shareholders and channel partners. Through their support and dedication to the Alliance’s Perfect Stop Heavy Duty brand, Gorilla Brake has proven to be a responsive and impactful partner who makes every effort to be a valued collaborator.

“We at Gorilla Brake are truly honored to receive the Heavy Duty Hauler Award, and I have to admit, it took us by surprise.” Said Dan Duganiero, Vice President at Gorilla Brake/MAT HD. “The dedication and hard work from the Alliance make it clear that we are positioned for long-term success. This award is a testament to our commitment, and we are excited about the future of the CVHD program at the Alliance.”

Presenting the award on stage to Gorilla Brake was Eric Johnson, President of Arnold Motor Supply, Mike Ritchie, Category Manager Undercar at the Alliance, as well as Mario Gonzalez the Alliance CVHD Program Manager.

“Dan and his team offer exceptional support in the field, with a commitment to training and a collaborative spirit that makes them invaluable collaborators to our CVHD Program.” said Mario Gonzalez. “Congratulations to Dan and his team on this special recognition.”

The Gorilla/MAT Friction Group has developed a variety of OE/OES friction formulas to meet the quality and performance requirements for commercial and heavy duty vehicles. Their premium HD brake lining formulations ensure they exceed the new Reduced Stopping Distance requirements, while still providing longer life. Gorilla Brake is the manufacturer that supports the Alliance exclusive national brand – Perfect Stop HD and brings their quality product to the Alliance label.

Those interested in more information about the Alliance CVHD program or Perfect Stop Heavy Duty should contact Mario Gonzalez at or visit


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