CLEARWATER, Fla. — United Development Systems Inc. (UDS) was named a Diamond Award winner in the F&I Training category for Auto Dealer Monthly's 2013 Dealer's Choice Awards.

For the ninth consecutive year, UDS has been ranked as one of the top firms in the F&I Training category. The firm has taken the top spot in eight out of the last nine years.

“Recognition for our dedication and commitment to F&I Performance on any level is always appreciated,” says Randy Crisorio, UDS President and CEO. “Being named the best F&I trainer is great. This award validates the daily efforts of the UDS team who work each and every day to train and develop F&I staff across the country.”

This is the ninth year Auto Dealer Monthly has held the Dealer’s Choice Awards, which recognize the highest rated vendors, suppliers and finance companies in the automotive industry. The awards are based solely on the votes of those who use the products and services every day, namely dealers and dealership management.

This year a total of 66 awards were presented to 54 companies in 27 categories. Dealers rated providers in each category in four areas: the product or service provided; customer support and service; the overall value for dollars spent; and whether the dealer would recommend the provider.