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Northwood University to honor aftermarket professionals with management education award

Tuesday, October 23, 2012 - 06:31
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Northwood University will honor nine automotive aftermarket leaders with its annual Automotive Aftermarket Management Education Award on Tuesday, October 30, 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).


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Those being honored are: William R. Burns, CEO, HDA Truck Pride, St. Louis, Missouri; Robert B. Cushing, president and CEO, WORLDPAC, Newark, California; Chris H. Gardner, vice president, Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association, Research Triangle Park, North Carolina; Steven D. Gibson, program coordinator, K & N Engineering, Riverside, California; Tony Molla, vice president of communications, National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence, Leesburg, Virginia; Ray A. Pohlman, vice president, government and community relations, customer satisfaction, AutoZone, Memphis, Tennessee; Jimmy C. Quinten, president, Automotive Parts & Services Association, Austin, Texas; Greg W. Smith, publisher, Bobit Business Media, Uniontown, Ohio; and Walter W. Spence, Jr., president, Tri-States Automotive Warehouse, Inc., Marianna, Florida.

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
The automotive aftermarket parts industry continues to need managerial personnel due to the high demand for automotive parts. The role of Northwood University is to develop the management skills of those individuals who want to take advantage of the opportunities available in the automotive aftermarket industry. It is important to note that Northwood University is the only university that offers a bachelor’s degree in Automotive Aftermarket Management.

About Northwood University
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 eight states with many course delivery options including an online option. The DeVos Graduate School offers day, evening and weekend programming in Michigan, Texas, Florida and Switzerland. The Alden B. Dow Center for Creativity and Enterprise in Midland, Michigan, specializes in creative thinking and innovation development. International education is offered through study abroad and in Program Centers in Switzerland, China, Malaysia and Sri Lanka.           

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