Northwood University recognized eight prominent supporters of educational initiatives and learning within the automotive aftermarket industry during its annual Automotive Aftermarket Management Education Awards on November 5th, in Las Vegas, Nevada.
The Northwood University Automotive Aftermarket Management Education Award is given annually to industry leaders throughout the country who have made noteworthy contributions to education, on any level, inside or outside of the industry.
The awards were developed in partnership with the Auto Care Association, AWDA, MEMA and Northwood University. Recipients received their honors at a luncheon program held during AAPEX 2019. Also recognized at the luncheon were graduates of the Automotive Aftermarket Professional (AAP) and Master Automotive Aftermarket Professional (MAAP) programs.
The 2019 recipients include:
Corey Bartlett, President, Automotive Parts Headquarters, Inc.
Mike Betts, CEO, Betts Company
Ron Dahlhaus, General Manager, Samuels Inc./ Buy Wise Auto Parts
Collin Francis, Vice President – Sales and Marketing, Spectra Premium Industries
Ted Hughes, Director of Marketing, Mahle Aftermarket Inc.
Ryan Kooiman, Director of Training, Standard Motor Products
Chris Pruitt, CEO, East Penn Manufacturing Company
Molly MacKay Zacker, Vice President – Operations, MacKay and Company
In addition to our annual recipients, two individuals were presented with a special Lifetime Achievement Award for their contributions for many, many years to the automotive aftermarket industry:
Richard Hirsch, Chairman, Gold Eagle Company
Robert Hirsch, Chairman Emeritus, Gold Eagle Company
For more information about the Automotive Aftermarket Management Education Awards or Northwood University, visit www.northwood.edu, or call 800.622.9000.