GASTONIA, N.C. WIX Filters
is partnering with Babcox Media to sponsor the 2013 Tomorrow’s
Technician School of the Year, Counterman Counter Professional of the
Year and the Babcox TechGroup Best Tech programs, supporting excellence
at every level of the automotive repair industry.
“We are excited to continue our partnerships to support all aspects of
the automotive-aftermarket industry,” said Mike Harvey, brand manager
for WIX Filters. “Each year we see high-caliber nominations from the
best technical school, counter professionals and technicians, and we
look forward to reviewing top-of-the-line industry professionals and
school nominations for 2013.”
The School of the Year program (www.ttschooloftheyear.com
a national search to find and name the best technician training school
in the country with O’Reilly Auto Parts as a partner, is open to all
high schools or post-secondary schools that have a subscription to
Tomorrow’s Technician magazine. Judges will then review entry criteria
and select the top school from each of the four regions in the U.S. The
winner will be selected from the four finalists and announced at the
Automotive Aftermarket Products Expo (AAPEX) in November. This is the
sixth year a school will be recognized.
The Counter Professional of the Year award (www.counterman.com/cpoty.aspx
recognizes an automotive aftermarket parts professional who goes above
the call of duty; continually seeks out education for himself or
herself; is an example of the consummate parts professional; and is an
ambassador for the aftermarket. This year will be the 28th year that
Counterman magazine has named its Counter Professional of the Year,
sponsored by Affinia Group Inc., Raybestos Chassis and WIX.
The Best Tech award (www.besttech2013.com
recognizes the skills and professionalism of today’s automotive
technicians, from demonstrating excellence in the automotive service
industry to engaging in the local community. This is the third year a
recipient will be recognized.