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News   May 29, 2012   by Auto Service World

Leadership Award Nominations Open

Four for the Future: 2012 AAIA Impact Awards Annual Award Recognizes Outstanding Young Industry Leaders

Nominations are now being accepted for the Automotive Aftermarket Industry Association (AAIA) Impact Award: Four for the Future, which annually honours four aftermarket professionals, age 40 or younger, who have made remarkable contributions within the aftermarket industry.

The award was created in 2010, and is administered by the AAIA Marketing and Communications Committee on behalf of the association.

The 2011 winners of the Impact Awards were: Bryan Funke, Polk; Jillian Horton, Dorman Products; Vic Keller, Van Tuyl Group and Phyzix Automotive; and Bryon Osterland, Federal-Mogul.

“Our Impact Award winners are dynamic young professionals who are already making significant contributions to our industry early in their careers,” said Kathleen Schmatz, AAIA president and CEO. “We look forward to recognizing four new winners in 2012, and applauding ambitious young professionals that exemplify top-notch excellence in the next generation of aftermarket leaders.”

The award is open to anyone aged 40 or younger, with relevant professional work experience, of which a minimum of two years must be in the automotive aftermarket. Nominations are due by Friday, Aug. 24, 2012, and honorees will be notified in October 2011. Winners will be selected by the AAIA Marketing and Member Relations Committee, and recommended to the AAIA Executive Committee for final approval. The four Impact Award winners will be recognized during the AAIA Town Hall Breakfast on Wednesday, Oct. 31 at AAPEX, in Las Vegas, Nev.

Nomination forms are available on the AAIA website. A resume or professional biography must accompany the nomination form. Please fax or e-mail the nomination form and resume/bio to Jennifer Ortiz, managing director, communications, AAIA, at 301-654-3299 or For more information, call 301-654-6664.

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