University of the Aftermarket presents degrees

The University of the Aftermarket, an operating unit of Northwood University, awarded Automotive Aftermarket Professional (AAP) and Master Automotive Aftermarket Professional (MAAP) certificates to 25 industry veterans at the 2014 Automotive Aftermarket Products Expo (AAPEX) in Las Vegas.

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 Northwood University and its association partners, the school says. Developed in partnership with AASA, the Auto Care Association, AWDA and Northwood University, the programs highlight both the educational and professional achievements of each recipient and, by extension, demonstrate the resulting competitive advantage for their employers and the motor vehicle aftermarket.

The University says the 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 on Nov. 4, 2014 at the Venetian.

The University says the 2014 graduates of the program are:

AAP Recipients

  • David Caracci, Automotive Sales Council
  • Timothy Folks, Advance Auto Parts/CARQUEST
  • Jeff Guemple, SKF USA
  • Clifford Henline, National Coatings & Seals
  • Ted Hughes, Mahle Aftermarket
  • Judy Love, Shaeffler Group USA
  • Craven Mabrey, Remy International
  • William Maggs, National Pronto Association
  • Joseph Pase, Tenneco
  • Stan Penneman, Standard Motor Products
  • Mark Seng, IHS Automotive
  • Eric Sills, Standard Motor Products
  • Danielle Sonnefeld, NA Williams
  • Will South, XTime Corporation
  • Matthew  Taylor, Dorman Products
  • Sean Tucker, ITW Global Brands
  • Stuart Zurcher, Strategic Alliance Group

MAAP Recipients:

  • Nancy Anderson, Robert Bosch Corp.
  • Todd Campau, IHS Automotive
  • Dennis Fox, National Coatings & Seals
  • Richard Keister, Keister LLC
  • Gary McCoy, Fairway Communications
  • John Passante, The Organizational Development Group
  • Darrell Wade, NA Williams
  • Bill Wade, Wade & Partners
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