LAS VEGAS Northwood University has honored nine automotive aftermarket leaders with its annual Automotive Aftermarket Management Education Award. The awards were presented on Tuesday, Oct. 30, during AAPEX in Las Vegas.
Those being honored are:
William R. Burns, CEO, HDA Truck Pride, St. Louis, Mo.;
Robert B. Cushing, president and CEO, WORLDPAC, Newark, Calif.;
Chris H. Gardner, vice president, Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association, Research Triangle Park, N.C.;
Steven D. Gibson, program coordinator, K & N Engineering, Riverside, Calif.;
Tony Molla, vice president of communications, National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence, Leesburg, Va.;
Ray A. Pohlman, vice president, government and community relations, customer satisfaction, AutoZone, Memphis, Tenn.;
Jimmy C. Quinten, president, Automotive Parts & Services Association, Austin, Texas;
Greg W. Smith, publisher, Bobit Business Media, Uniontown, Ohio;
Walter W. Spence, Jr., president, Tri-States Automotive Warehouse, Inc., Marianna, Fla.
The Northwood Automotive Aftermarket Management Education Award is given to individuals in the Automotive Aftermarket field who have made noteworthy contributions to education, on any level, inside or outside of the industry. They are people of stature and the award is recognition of substantial dedication over a number of years to the educational process and the field of automotive aftermarket.