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Automotive Aftermarket Professionals Graduate From University Of The Aftermarket’s ‘Leadership 2.0’ Program

Leadership 2.0 is an intense and intellectually challenging leadership-development program specific to the motor vehicle aftermarket. Participants in this year’s program represented a wide array of aftermarket companies at all levels of the industry.

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WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. – Leadership 2.0, the University of the Aftermarket’s automotive aftermarket Leadership Development Program, concluded on Friday, April 11, with a graduation ceremony for its 38 participants.
 
Leadership 2.0 is an intense and intellectually challenging leadership-development program specific to the motor vehicle aftermarket. Participants in this year’s program represented a wide array of aftermarket companies at all levels of the industry.
 
This year’s graduating class of Leadership 2.0 participants included:
 
Mike Allen, Federated Auto Parts
Barry Barker, Dayco Products LLC
Lisa Boyle, Federal-Mogul Corp.
Nicole Brennan, Continental Corp.
Ben Butler, Parts Warehouse Inc.
Todd Campau, IHS
Sean Connolly, Tri-States Auto Warehouse Inc.
Joe Davis, United Automotive Supply
Kirt Denman, Federal-Mogul Corp.
Brian Evanoka, Uni-Select USA
Joe Hanson, Dorman Products
Ted Hughes Jr., MAHLE Aftermarket, Inc.
Ed Keshen, Tenneco
David LeMeilleur, LeMeilleur’s RV/Truck/Equipment
Judy Love, Schaeffler Group USA Inc.
Jim Lucas, Dorman Products
Bill Maggs, National Pronto Association
Ben Marcell, ZF Services
Hal Mardis, Ridgeland Service Center
Bob Myers, Gates Corp.
James O’Dell, Motown Automotive Distributing Co.
Dani Orlando, Trico Products
Bailey Overman, AASA
Rob Pietrowsky, Federal-Mogul Corp.
Kevin Reamer, Tenneco Inc.
David Riggs, Dayco Products LLC
Tyler Rossdeutcher, Gold Eagle Co.
Tom Ruddy, Sanel Auto Parts
Michael Rukov, One Stop Parts Source
Jon Sipe, Interstate Muffler
Jim Snipes, Standard Motor Products
Danielle Sonnefeld, N.A. Williams Co.
Rick Spugnardi, Parts Warehouse Inc.
Mike Staruch, NGK Spark Plugs, Inc.
Al Sutherland Jr., Al’s Certified Auto Repair
Ray Wells, Wells Automotive
Karl Westrick, WIX Filtration
Terry Wynter, Terry Wynter Auto Service
 
The program began last August with participants gathering on Northwood University’s campus in Midland, Mich. Between sessions I and II, participants worked on team projects that addressed several important industry issues.
 
The next Leadership 2.0 program will begin Aug. 24 at the Sloan Family Building for Aftermarket Studies on Northwood University’s campus in Midland, Mich. The class will reconvene in spring 2015 on Northwood’s campus in West Palm Beach, Fla. Details on the next class are being finalized and will be announced at the upcoming Global Automotive Aftermarket Symposium held in Chicago on May 20-21. Interested aftermarket professionals can visit https://www.northwood.edu/aftermarket/ and click “Course Calendar” to sign up for the next Leadership 2.0 class.
 
Participants received 7.0 credits toward completion of their Automotive Aftermarket Professional (AAP) or Master Automotive Aftermarket Professional (MAAP) designations.
 
 

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