University of the Aftermarket announces graduates

Management Jason Cannon April 19, 2013

Leadership 2.0Presented by the University of the Aftermarket’s leadership development program, Leadership 2.0 concluded on April 19 with a graduation ceremony for its 28 participants.

“There were many, many valuable aspects to the program but for me I most enjoyed networking with every step of the supply chain, especially the service dealers,” says Eric Lacoste of Federal-Mogul who completed the course. “As manufacturers, we don’t usually get that kind of quality access to the various customers. The relevance of the class roster selection elevates the networking, as we all serve the same consumers.”

This year’s graduating class included:

Martin Afelbil — AAIA

Jamie Ardis — AGS Company

Todd Bolon — GPI Technologies LLC

Laurie  Bundschu — CARQUEST

Michael Buzzard — Uni-Select USA

Pat Cadam — Pat’s Garage

John Capela — CARQUEST

Jerry Carpenter — Liskey’s Auto & Truck Service

Jerry Crump — Sanel Auto Parts

Lindsey Ehlert — NGK Spark Plugs Inc

Tim Folks — GPI Technologies

Kevin Gall — DeVilbiss Automotive Refinish

Dan Gatins — Tenneco Inc

David Haun — The Gates Corporation

Jean Hernandez — Coyote Auto Repair

Ben Jorgensen — GPI Technologies

Eric Lacoste — Federal-Mogul Corporation

Diane Larson — Larson’s Service Inc.

Pedro Leyton — Parts Authority Southern

Thomas Litzinger — Motown Automotive Distributors

Matt Noir — Flynn’s Tire & Auto Service

Kenneth Pulaski — Hovis Auto & Truck Supply

Daniel Smyth — Smyth Automotive

John Tully — Norwood Motor Parts Company

Rick Urso — Meineke Car Care Center

Ray Weidmann — Tenneco Inc

Michael Westrom — Continental Automotive Systems

Jessica Wynn — Federal-Mogul Corporation

Leadership 2.0 is a challenging two-week leadership development and learning experience. Participants in this year’s program represented a wide-array of aftermarket companies at all levels of the industry.

The next Leadership 2.0 class will begin Aug. 25, 2013, at the Sloan Family Building for Aftermarket Studies on Northwood University’s campus in Midland, Mich. Details on the program are being finalized and will be officially unveiled at the upcoming Global Automotive Aftermarket Symposium held in Chicago on May 21-22.

Northwood says interested aftermarket professionals can visit www.universityoftheaftermarket.com and click “Course Calendar” to sign up for the next Leadership 2.0 class.

Participants receive 7.0 credits toward completion of their Automotive Aftermarket Professional (AAP) or Master Automotive Aftermarket Professional (MAAP) designations.