Initiative continues to ignite passion among auto care industry’s next generation
Year-two bigger event comes to aapex 2015 – veterans’ category
MPS announced SPARK2015 will again take place at the Automotive Aftermarket Products Expo (“AAPEX”) being held at the Sands Expo in Las Vegas, Nevada, November 2-5, 2015. This is the second year of the MPS SPARK Initiative, an interactive three-day industry immersion, providing attendees a front row seat to see the auto care industry at its dynamic best. For SPARK2015, MPS will select ten Global Automotive Aftermarket Symposium (GAAS) Scholarship Fund scholarship winners from across the U.S., providing each an all expense-covered trip to the 2015 AAPEX Show.
25-Year Global Auto Care Parts Developer & Manufacturer
MPS announced Jeffrey P. Stankard, A.A.P., M.B.A., has been named Vice President of Business Development. Jeff Stankard joins MPS in its global headquarters located in Jupiter, Florida, U.S.A. Jeff Stankard is responsible for engaging and supporting existing and new customer relationships in the United States and Canada. In each instance he will work closely with MPS customer partners and potential customer partners to explore the unique opportunity MPS represents. At his disposal will be MPS’ existing product portfolio, as well as new and custom product and program development.
MPS Calls New Global Headquarters Home.
MPS has completed the move into its purpose designed, newly constructed Global Headquarters. The facility brings together under one roof, MPS’ U.S. engineering and program management teams, R&D, laboratory, quality control and on-car testing labs. The new MPS Global Headquarters is located at 1649 Park Lane South, Jupiter, Florida, U. MPS President Brian S. Cohn commented, “This new building is all about flexibility and collaboration. It represents a significant step in our company’s evolution.”
Global Automotive Aftermarket Symposium (GAAS)
MPS announced the 2014 recipients of the MPS scholarships, awarded through the Global Automotive Aftermarket Symposium (“GAAS”). MPS awarded a record, seven scholarships this year
The recipient of the $2,500 MPS International Aftermarket Scholarship is Cody Baum from Northwood University, Michigan Campus. His dream career is to work on the performance side of the aftermarket and possibly own a NAPA franchise, or a performance parts and service shop.
“Electric Opportunity” for Auto Care Industry’s Next Generation
Inaugural Event Held at AAPEX 2014
MPS used the occasion of the 2014 Global Aftermarket Automotive Symposium (“GAAS”), 2014 Connected Conference, to announce the MPS SPARK Initiative. Developed by the MPS senior management team, the SPARK Initiative’s purpose is to ignite deeper interest in the Automotive Care Industry, among the next generation of technical and executive professionals. The SPARK Initiative’s Inaugural event takes place at the 2014 Automotive Aftermarket Products Expo (“AAPEX”) Show, November 4th – 6th, at the Sands Expo in Las Vegas, Nevada. For SPARK Initiative 2014, MPS is selecting six GAAS scholarship winners, providing each an all expense paid trip to the 2014 AAPEX Expo. SPARK selectees will be treated to an activity packed three-day industry immersion.