BETHESDA, Md. Applications are now available for the third annual Automotive Aftermarket Industry Association (AAIA) “Head of the Class Award.” This award, administered by the AAIA Education Committee, honors up to seven aftermarket companies that continually invest in their employee education and training.
“AAIA is thrilled to once again honor exceptional aftermarket companies that take pride in the commitment to continuous learning,” said Kathleen Schmatz, AAIA president and CEO. “These outstanding organizations and their devotion to continued excellence in education benefit not only the businesses themselves, but also the entire aftermarket industry.”
Winners of the 2013 “Head of the Class” award will join a distinguished collection of previous winners, including: Tenneco Inc.; KOI Auto Parts; Olympus Imported Auto Parts; N.A. Williams Co.; The Car Doctor; The Timken Co.; Gold Eagle Co.; Automotive Parts Headquarters Inc.; Crow-Burlingame Co.; VIP-Parts, Tires & Service; and Gustafson’s Auto Clinic Inc.
One “Head of the Class Award” will be presented to an AAIA member company in each industry category, including manufacturer, warehouse distributor, independent jobber/parts store, retailer, national service chain, independent service and repair shop and manufacturers’ representative. To apply, companies must include information directly related to the education and training practices of the company, including what prompted the company to invest in training, training for job competency versus education for personal growth, the types of training accomplished, the initial goals, their experiences, results of the training and any future plans.
Applications are due by Friday, April 19, and winning companies will be notified in late June 2013. Winners will be selected by the AAIA Education Committee, and recognized during AAIA Fall Leadership Days 2013 in Dallas, Texas. Winning companies also will be profiled in AAIA's Aftermarket Insider magazine.
Application forms and full submission requirements are available here. Fax or email the nomination form and supplementary documents to Sue Kalish, senior director, education, AAIA, at 301-654-3299 or email@example.com