SAN ANTONIO — The 2013 Aftermarket Auto Parts Alliance annual golf tournament raised more than $55,000 for the University of the Aftermarket Foundation. At the recommendation of the Alliance’s Channel Partner Advisory Council (CPAC), the 2013 golf tournament at the Turnberry Isle in Aventura, Fla., was dedicated to the memory of Walter Spence and to raising funds to support the Foundation.
Spence made countless contributions to the improvement of the industry during his 40 years in the aftermarket. He served on the Auto Value and Alliance boards for a total of 21 years, where he was a sitting board member at the time of his passing in April 2013. Spence also was a member of the Automotive Technology Advisory Committee at Chipola College in Marianna, Fla., where he contributed greatly to that program’s success.
“Walter would be pleased with the level of support on behalf of our vendor channel partners,” said John Washbish, president and CEO of the Alliance. “We are proud to make this donation to the University of the Aftermarket Foundation in his name, and extend our gratitude to all of the fine companies who donated to this great cause.”
The Alliance CPAC members include:
•Doug Arnold, Dorman
•Jeff Blocher, WIX Filters
•Kirt Denman, Federal-Mogul
•Larry Friesner, Tenneco
•Mack Gregory, Peterson
•Doug Kaufman, Anchor Industries
•Doug Kubinak, East Penn
•Fran Labun, DENSO
•Garey Lange, Standard Motor Products
•Rob Larsen, Gates
•Jay McCorry, Robert Bosch
•Scott Street, Valvoline