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News   August 19, 2013   by Auto Service World

2013 AAIA Head Of The Class Award Winners Announced

The Automotive Aftermarket Industry Association (AAIA) has announced the recipients of its 2013 Head of the Class Award, honoring six aftermarket companies that continually invest in employee education and training. The award is administered by the AAIA Education Committee on behalf of the association, and was created to highlight and recognize companies that continually invest in employee education and training. The award promotes the value and benefit that this investment provides to the employees and their companies, and also the entire aftermarket industry.

The 2013 winners, designated by aftermarket category, are:

* Manufacturer (Large): Dorman Products, Inc., Colmar, Pa.

* Manufacturer (Mid-Size): Mevotech, Inc., Toronto, ON, Canada

* Warehouse Distributor (Large): The Merrill Company, Spencer, Iowa

* Warehouse Distributor (Mid-Size): Motown Automotive Distributing Co., Farmington Hills, Mich.

* Business Service: Sonsio, Inc., Arvada, Colo.

* Manufacturers’ Representative: Tascosalesreps, Memphis, Tenn.

Winners were selected based on the education and training practices of the company, including what prompted the company to invest in training, the types of training accomplished, the initial goals, their experiences, results of the training and any future plans. Each of the winning companies exhibited a dedicated and continuing investment in enhancing the quality and level of learning and skill development for employees in their companies.

The recipients will be recognized at AAIA’s Fall Leadership in Dallas, Texas, Sept. 9–11, 2013. They will also receive an award to display at their place of business and information on their winning programs will be posted on the AAIA website at More information about these companies and their education initiatives will be featured in upcoming issues of Aftermarket Insider.

For more information, contact the AAIA education department at 301-654-6664.

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