Fastenal, Esteban Announce 2011 Partnership
Once again, North American company Fastenal will be sponsor for Mexican driver Esteban Gutierrez, who has welcomed them to the team that will participate in the GP2 Series this year.
The official announcement was made to the media in Monterrey, where Esteban was joined by Terry Owen, CEO of Fastenal Mexico, as well as by Steve Rucinski, Fastenal International VP.
"I want to thank Fastenal for all the time they have supported us, for me it is a great pleasure to continue with our partnership and I would like to thank God for the opportunity to continue representing my country", expressed the 19 year old Esteban.
Steve Rucinski talked about the details they took into consideration to finally decide to continue sponsoring Esteban´s career in season 2011 of the GP2 Series.
"I think this is one of the best projects we have invested in. Personally I have had the opportunity to get to know Esteban and we know he is a great person and we are happy to be his sponsors".
"I see great possibilities for Esteban in the present as well as in the future. We always carry a card with Fastenal´s values, we talk about team work, ambition and innovation, and we see those values in Esteban", said Fastenal´s International VP.
Terry Owen, the CEO of Fastenal Mexico, said he is happy about the new partnership team they have inside the company, which includes Gutierrez since they are one of his sponsors for 2011.
"Some time ago, at Fastenal we didn´t think of going international, but then we met Esteban and learned about his career and saw there was a good opportunity to promote Fastenal Mexico through his leadership.
"We know Esteban and we know how professional he is, he is humble and above all, he is dedicated to his career and we like having him as a part of our team", he remarked.
Esteban will fly to Europe in the next days, to focus on the many duties he will have during this year, both in GP2 and Formula One.
Fastenal was founded in 1967 and has since expanded to become the fastest growing full-line industrial supplier and the largest fastener distributor in North America. Fastenal operates a network of more than 2,300 local stores spanning the U.S., Mexico and Canada with additional locations in Puerto Rico, Panama, Singapore, Malaysia, Hungary, UK, The Netherlands, and Shanghai, China.
In Mexico, the 39 store locations and the distribution center allow Fastenal to offer its products and services nationally throughout Mexico while maintaining a local presence. Each Fastenal store serves as a local, efficient source for a vast range of industrial and construction supplies tailoring its inventory and service to meet the needs of local customers.
Not just a supplier, but a total cost savings solution Fastenal offers immediate access to locally stocked products. The value Fastenal brings to its customers includes inventory stocked specifically for a customer business; on-site, on-call service from an individual who is 100% responsible for meeting customer supply needs; and a level of effort, collaboration, and accountability that customers just can’t get out of a catalog.