Auto Service World
News   August 31, 2017   by Adam Malik

YANG announces AAPEX program

The Auto Care Association’s Young Auto Care Network Group (YANG) announced its plans for the Automotive Aftermarket Products Expo.

YANG@AAPEX will be held Nov. 1 at the Las Vegas show and is open to all professionals in the aftermarket industry under the age of 40.

From 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., YANG members can receive complimentary professional headshots in the Auto Care Association Member Center, Room 201-203.

The YANG Town Hall will feature an executive panel from all channels of the auto care industry and will be moderated by YANG Advisory Council member, Dave Shapiro of SRS Marketing Company. Get in the Driver’s Seat: The 3 Keys to a Successful Auto Care Career will run for one hour starting at 3:45 p.m. in the Venetian Hotel, Marco Polo Room 706.

Once that wraps up, the YANG sponsored happy-hour will go until 6:30 p.m. at LAVO in the Palazzo.

The group will also debut the YANG Mentor Pin in an effort to boost conversations between willing mentors and young industry professionals. The pin will be a way to show that they are open to conversations with young members.

“Getting the perspective of professionals with prior experience is extremely valuable, and our hope is that the YANG mentor pin will help YANG members identify auto care industry leaders willing to share their experiences,” said Thurston Adams of Heri Automotive and YANG council member. “Our goal is that mentorship relationships will be formed informally, based on mutual respect for the similar paths we are following throughout our careers in the auto care industry.

“When someone is wearing a YANG mentor pin, YANG members can simply say hello and introduce themselves, pick their brain and ask them about their career. In life and in business, simple introductions often lead to great relationships.”