Northwood University to Honor Seven Aftermarket Professionals With Automotive Aftermarket Management Education Award

Northwood University will honor seven automotive aftermarket leaders with its annual Automotive Aftermarket Management Education Award on Tuesday, November 5, at 11:45 a.m. at the Venetian Hotel in Las Vegas. The awards will be presented during a luncheon at the annual Automotive Aftermarket Products Expo Show (AAPEX).

Those being honored are: Robert R. Bassett, manager of Training NA, Gates Corporation, Ridgeland, Mississippi; William T. Glasgow, Jr., president, WT Glagow, Inc., Mokena, Illinois; Richard L. Keister, partner, Schwartz Advisors, Hollywood, Florida; Michael JP Klein, president and CEO, IDQ Holdings, Garland, Texas; Michael R. Mohler, vice president, National Pronto Association, Grapevine, Texas; Charles E. Osgood, manager, sales operations & training, Tenneco, Monroe, Michigan; and Dennis Spooner, managing partner, The Merrill Company, LLP– Arnold Motor Supply, Spencer, Iowa.

Robert R. Bassett

William T. Glasgow, Jr.

Richard L. Keister

Michael JP Klein

Michael R. Mohler

Charles E. Osgood

Dennis Spooner

The Northwood Automotive Aftermarket Management Education Award is given to individuals in the Automotive Aftermarket field who have made noteworthy contributions to education, on any level, inside or outside of the industry. They are people of stature and the award is recognition of substantial dedication over a number of years to the educational process and the field of Automotive Aftermarket.

About Northwood’s Automotive Aftermarket Program
Now more than ever, the automotive industry is embracing compelling ideas from professionals around the world. Known as the “go-to place” for automotive, heavy duty truck and aftermarket education, Northwood University prepares students to compete in today’s global marketplace by driving the importance of education, innovation, environmental stewardship and responsible leadership. Northwood is the only university in the United States to offer a major specifically focused on preparing students to meet these demands.


Northwood University is committed to the most personal attention to prepare students for success in their careers and in their communities; it promotes critical thinking skills, personal effectiveness, and the importance of ethics, individual freedom and responsibility.

Private, nonprofit, and accredited, Northwood University specializes in managerial and entrepreneurial education at three full-service, residential campuses located in southern Florida, mid-Michigan and northern Texas. Adult Degree Programs are available in seven states with many course delivery options including online. The DeVos Graduate School offers accelerated, evening and weekend programming in Michigan, Texas and Florida. The Alden B. Dow Center for Creativity and Enterprise provides system-wide expertise in family enterprise, entrepreneurship, creativity and innovation, and new business development. International education is offered through study abroad and in Program Centers in China (Changchun and Wuxi), Malaysia and Sri Lanka.