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Nomination Period Open for 2013 AAIA Impact Awards


Nominees are now being accepted for the Automotive Aftermarket Industry Association (AAIA) Impact Award: Four for the Future, which annually honors four aftermarket professionals, age 40 or younger, who have made remarkable contributions within the aftermarket industry.

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The award was created in 2010 and is administered by the AAIA Marketing and Communications Committee on behalf of the association.

2012 winners were:
• Danielle Orlando, Trico Products
• Dan Rader, Aftermarket Auto Parts Alliance Inc.
• Jens Schueler, Schaeffler Group
• Andrea Schultz, Timken Co.

“We look forward to recognizing four new Impact winners in 2013, and applauding ambitious young professionals that exemplify top-notch excellence in the next generation of aftermarket leaders,” said Kathleen Schmatz, AAIA president and CEO.

The award is open to anyone aged 40 or younger with relevant professional work experience, of which a minimum of two years must be in the automotive aftermarket. Nominations are due by Aug. 23, and honorees will be notified in October. Winners will be selected by the AAIA Marketing and Member Relations Committee and recognized during the AAIA Town Hall Breakfast on Nov. 5 at the Automotive Aftermarket Products Expo (AAPEX) in Las Vegas.

To download a nomination form, go to Nominations can be faxed or emailed to Jennifer Ortiz at 301-654-3299 or [email protected]. For more information, call 301-654-6664.

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