From left, Bob Egan of the University of the Aftermarket Foundation and Todd Hack of Mevotech.
Mevotech is one of the newest members of the University of the Aftermarket Foundation’s lifetime trustees.
The Toronto-based supplier joined a handful of other aftermarket companies in the recognition as part of Automotive Warehouse Distributors Association’s (AWDA) luncheon held Oct. 29 at The Venetian in Las Vegas, the day before AAPEX opened its doors.
Mevotech CEO Ezer Mevorach and executive vice president of sales and marketing Todd Hack accepted the appointment on behalf of the company.
Genuine Parts Company, MAM Software Group, The Schwartz Family, Women in Auto Care and the Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association (AASA) were also recognized as lifetime trustees. National Pronto Association was named a gold lifetime trustee.
“For over 30 years the University of the Aftermarket Foundation has provided funding for aftermarket education programs and research,” Hack in an announcement. “We are proud and honoured to be a part of The Foundation, assuring that education and research will have a strong impact on our rapidly evolving and complex industry.”
“On behalf of the University of the Aftermarket Foundation, we welcome Mevotech as a lifetime trustee and thank Ezer Mevorach for his unwavering support of our mission to provide scholarships and educational opportunities to talented students pursuing careers in the aftermarket,” said Bob Egan, chairman of the foundation. “We also want to express our gratitude to Todd Hack for volunteering his time to represent Mevotech on the UAF board of trustees. Without the generosity of fine organizations like Mevotech, the University of the Aftermarket Foundation would not be able to help hundreds of talented students each year achieve their educational goals.”
The gold lifetime trustee recognition is reserved for those donating $250,000-$499,999 to the foundation. Those who donate $100,000-$249,999 are designated lifetime trustees.
The AASA’s donation will be turned into the Steve Handschuh Educational Fund, named after the retiring president and chief executive officer of the association’s parent group, the Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association.
“What a wonderful way to honour an industry leader for his long, successful aftermarket career,” Egan said.
“It is fitting to recognize Steve’s passion, dedication and service to the aftermarket to establish this fund to help support and attract new people to our industry,” said Bill Long, AASA president and chief operating officer and MEMA executive vice president, government affairs. “Steve’s career is marked by his devotion to the most important element of our industry’s success – its people. This fund will serve as a lasting tribute to him and as an investment in the future of the aftermarket.”