Panama City, Republic of Panama
MPS is the first company and AAIA member to commit to the Latin Auto Parts Expo, being held for the first time in Panama City, Republic of Panama. MPS will be an exhibiting sponsor at the Expo July 9 through July 11, 2014. MPS’ on site show liaison is Ira Davis.
COMMEMORATING COMPANY’S 25TH ANNIVERSARY
MPS announced it is making a $25,000 scholarship donation to the Global Automotive Aftermarket Symposium (GAAS). The donation commemorates MPS’ 25th anniversary, which the company celebrates this year. MPS President Brian S. Cohn stated, “For 25 years, our mindset has remained always create opportunity for our customers and our employees. Our company has now reached a point where we can make an impact industry wide. Helping future generations find their own unique opportunity in and on behalf of our industry is both meaningful and necessary.” To date, the MPS $25,000 scholarship donation is the largest single pledge made by a privately held company.
2013 Global Automotive Aftermarket Symposium (GAAS)
MPS announced the four recent recipients of the MPS scholarships awarded through the Global Automotive Aftermarket Symposium (GAAS). 2013 sets a record for the number of scholarships granted in a single year by the aftermarket autoparts developer and manufacturer.
The Automotive Aftermarket Industry Association
Ira Davis, Vice-President of Global Program Management, has been elected to the Executive Committee, Automotive Aftermarket Industry Association (AAIA). Ira was appointed to the position of Secretary.
Bruce Sobel Joins at Florida, U.S.A. Headquarters
Bruce supports the project management group, providing critical parts research, making it possible for MPS to undertake and fulfill complex new programs and projects. His works sets the stage for MPS to leverage new opportunities for its customers. Prior to joining MPS, Bruce Sobel was employed by Standard Motor Products, a leading manufacturer of engine management and temperature control parts and Dana Corporation, an American-based worldwide supplier of axles, driveshafts, off-highway transmissions, sealing and thermal-management products and service parts. There, he gained valuable experience in both parts research and management.