RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. – Multi Parts Supply (MPS), a developer and manufacturer of aftermarket auto parts for full line manufacturers and their leading global brands, announced it is making a $25,000 scholarship donation to the Global Automotive Aftermarket Symposium (GAAS). The donation commemorates MPS’ 25th anniversary, which the company celebrates this year.
“For 25 years, our mindset has remained always create opportunity for our customers and our employees,” MPS President Brian S. Cohn said. “Our company has now reached a point where we can make an impact industry wide. Helping future generations find their own unique opportunity in and on behalf of our industry is both meaningful and necessary.” To date, the MPS $25,000 scholarship donation is the largest single pledge made by a privately held company to the GAAS scholarship fund.
A ceremonial check presentation will take place, Monday, Nov. 4, at the 2013 AAPEX Show at the Sands Expo and Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nev. Accepting the check will be Mort Schwartz, Automotive Hall of Fame member and GAAS founder, and Pete Kornafel, chairman of the GAAS Scholarship Selection Committee.
MPS Chairman Barry Cohn said, “It’s personally very special to also have Mort on hand to receive the donation. It was Mort’s passion for the GAAS Scholarship fund that first motivated MPS to think seriously about becoming a donor.”
“We congratulate MPS on its 25th year in the aftermarket and are very pleased Brian and his organization are marking the anniversary in this way,” Kornafel said. “This pledge from MPS further enhances the value offered by the GAAS scholarship program to students interested in automotive aftermarket careers.”
Additional scholarship funding comes from industry contributions from individuals, companies and foundations. Contributions can be made to the GAAS Scholarship Fund, c/o Susan Medick at AAIA, at 301-654-6664, or[email protected].