University of the Aftermarket honors 18

Management Truck Parts and Service Staff November 6, 2013

The University of the Aftermarket awarded Automotive Aftermarket Professional (AAP) and Master Automotive Aftermarket Professional (MAAP) certificates to 18 industry veterans at the 2013 Automotive Aftermarket Products Expo (AAPEX) in Las Vegas, NV.

The University of the Aftermarket’s AAP and MAAP designation programs recognize long-term commitment to the aftermarket and professional development through programs and courses offered by the University and its association partners, the school says. Developed in partnership with AAIA, AASA, AWDA and Northwood University, these programs are said to highlight both the educational and professional achievements of each recipient and, by extension, demonstrate the resulting competitive advantage for their employers and the aftermarket industry.

AAP and MAAP certificates were presented by University of the Aftermarket Director Brian Cruickshank, MAAP, and Northwood University President and CEO Dr. Keith Pretty at Northwood University’s annual graduation and awards luncheon Nov. 5 at the Venetian in Las Vegas.

The 2013 graduates of the program are:

AAP Recipients:

Jamie Ardis, AGS Company

Lindsey Ehlert, NGK Spark Plugs, Inc.

William Flaherty, Jr., Stant Corporation

Richard Guirlinger, Bourke Services, LLC

Steve Handschuh, Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association (MEMA)

David Haun, Gates Corporation

Thomas Litzinger, Motown Automotive Distributing Inc.

William Long, Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association (AASA)

Gary McCoy, Fairway Communications

Larry Northup, Automotive Aftermarket Industry Association (AAIA)

Stephen Novak, ZF Services NA, LLC

MAAP Recipients:

Ron Aparicio, Walker Products, Inc.

Margaret Beck, Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association (AASA)

Cal Coburn, NGK Spark Plugs, Inc.

James Eady, GOJO Industries, Inc.

Stephen Horn, ATP Inc.

Eric Liebovitz, Marathon Sales & Marketing

Brent Windom, Uni-Select USA, Inc.