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News   September 17, 2015   by Auto Service World

University Of The Aftermarket “Leadership 2.0” Education Program Focuses On The Industry’s Next Generation


The future of the motor vehicle aftermarket kicked off the 2015 class of Leadership 2.0, the industry’s formal leadership-development program on Aug. 23. Aftermarket Auto Parts Alliance pesident John Washbish served as the opening speaker at the event held at Northwood University in Midland, Michigan.

Leadership 2.0, a two-week, residential aftermarket-focused education program, is designed to develop the leadership and business skills of the next generation of visionary industry professionals. Session I, which concluded on Aug. 28, met at the Sloan Family Building for Aftermarket Studies at Northwood University. Participants will reconvene in April 2016 for the second week-long session.

During each session, instructors blend decades of senior aftermarket experience with MBA-level instruction from Northwood University’s DeVos Graduate School of Management faculty. Participants in this year’s program represent a wide-range of aftermarket companies and market segments.

Members of the 2015-2016 Leadership 2.0 class include:

Philip Austin – Standard Motor Products

Bruce  Bardon – NGK Spark Plugs Inc.

Bill Baxter – Pro-Tech Auto Care

David   Berge  – Dayco Products

Joseph Borges – B & L Sales

Scott Brown – Cardinal Plaza Shell

Jose Bueso – Dynamic Automotive

Steve Clayton – Tenneco

Michael Creedon – Autopart International

Lauren Dabney – The Parts House

Michael Dugan – Advance Auto Parts

Jay Frazier – Platinum Auto Service

Jennifer Gibson – Wix Filtration

Kevin   Gorman – Standard Motor Products

Attila Hardy – Auto-Wares Group

Megan Hastings – Aftermarket Auto Parts Alliance

Jillian Horton – Dorman Products

Mick Jordan – Cloyes Gear & Products

Tunc Kip – Temel Gaskets USA

George LeCours – Automotive Supply Associates

Randall Lucyk – Midas

Eric McNair – TASCO

Gary McNease – Advance Auto Parts

Benjamin Meyers – Delphi

Gargi Mirle – Delphi

Jessica Monroe – Standard Motor Products

Marc Pappas – Federated Auto Parts

Troy Sawada – Tenneco

Katie Schaech – Eastern Warehouse Distributors

Paul Sechrist – Motown Automotive

Johnny Thao – Dayco Products

Joe Timmer – Eastern Warehouse Distributors

Chris Tinkler – Piston Ring Service

Kelly Tisler – Federal-Mogul Motorparts

Alena Vancleave – A & Jay Automotive Warehouse

Lee Walker – Walker Auto Parts

Adam Willson  – Attica Auto Supply

Mark Zuanich – Advance Auto Parts

Participants receive 7.0 credits toward completion of their Automotive Aftermarket Professional (AAP) or Master Automotive Aftermarket Professional (MAAP) designations.

For more information and to reserve a spot in the 2016-17 Leadership 2.0 class, please visit www.universityoftheaftermarket.com or call 800-551-2882.

The University of the Aftermarket provides business, management and leadership education to professionals in the motor vehicle aftermarket through on-line, custom, conference, and partnership educational opportunities. Through these programs, the University awards CEU credit that can be applied toward completion of the aftermarket’s Automotive Aftermarket Professional (AAP) or Master Automotive Aftermarket Professional (MAAP) designations.

The University of the Aftermarket is an educational alliance of the Auto Care Association, the Automotive Warehouse Distributors Association and the Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association and is an operating unit of Northwood University.


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