Multi Parts today announced the SPARK2016 Guiding Lights. The group of 23 aftermarket professionals is partnering with Multi Parts as part of this year’s SPARK Initiative. The Guiding Lights provide students with access and insight into the industry’s largest gathering, the Automotive Aftermarket Products Expo (“AAPEX”) being held in Las Vegas, November 1-3, 2016.
“SPARK doesn’t happen without these volunteers,” Multi Parts President Brian Cohn said. “Their very unique experiences and insights are the real fuel behind the power of SPARK. The SPARK students are inspired by our Guiding Lights. They understand that these professionals have successfully made their way in our industry.” He continued, “Our Guiding Lights’ willingness to join us for SPARK is one of the most gratifying and essential aspects of this initiative.”
Fourteen students, selected by Multi Parts for their demonstrated interest in pursuing careers in the core business areas of the automotive aftermarket, will shadow Guiding Lights throughout their time at SPARK2016 and within the AAPEX show. The Guiding Lights offer students a personal introduction to the industry, designed to broaden their understanding of what aftermarket professionals do and how they might pursue careers alongside them.
SPARK2016 GUIDING LIGHTS
Director of Product Marketing, Bosch Automotive Aftermarket
Vice President of Marketing, NGK Spark Plugs (USA) and Wells Vehicle Electronics
Director, University of the Aftermarket – Northwood University
President, AutoFocus Consulting & Research, LLC
General Manager, Alliance of Independent Manufacturers
Director of Product Management, Beck/Arnley
President, Gold n’ Brown Consulting
Sales and Marketing Director, Global Parts Distributors
Director of Sales and Marketing, Gates North American Aftermarket
Marketing Manager, MAHLE Aftermarket Inc.
Vice President Global Sourcing & Product Management, Autopart International
Director of Automotive Marketing, NTN Bearing Corporation of America
Director of Marketing & Program Development, MotoRad
Regional Marketing Manager Automotive Aftermarket, Schaeffler Group USA
Regional Head of NA Communications and Marketing Analyst, ZF Services
Demand Planner – Fuel Systems, Delphi Product & Service Solutions
Jon Owens, MAAP
Vice President of Market Development, AutoMD.com
Vice President of Marketing & Brand Management, CRP Automotive
Executive Vice President, Redline Detection
Director, Marketing & Product Management, ATP Automotive
Sales and Marketing Manager, Cloyes Gear and Products, Inc.
Owner, Vic’s Precision Automotive
Marketing Director, Valeo Service USA & Canada
Brian L. Wheeler
Corporate Marketing and Communications Manager, Dayco