RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. – Multi Parts Supply (MPS) has established a scholarship fund through the Global Automotive Aftermarket Symposium (GAAS) Scholarship Fund in memory of the late Peter Klotz, a leader and advocate in both the automotive aftermarket and heavy-duty industries, who died Aug. 27.
MPS has initiated the memorial fund with a contribution of $1,000 for scholarships designated for students pursuing careers as automotive technicians.
“We are committed to supporting the GAAS through scholarships, although sadness comes with this award as we honor the memory of our friend, Peter,” said Brian Cohn, president, Multi Parts Supply. “We hope that other automotive companies will follow us in honoring him in this way that he would appreciate.”
Klotz was vice president, advanced planning and global supply at WORLDPAC, which he joined in 2005. Prior to joining WORLDPAC, he spent more than 25 years in the automotive aftermarket and played a significant role in building DENSO’s independent aftermarket program.
He was active in many industry associations and held leadership roles in the Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association (AASA), the Auto International Association (AIA), the Heavy Duty Manufacturers Association (HDMA), the Heavy Duty Business Forum (HDBF) and others.
Donations can be made to the memorial scholarship by sending checks payable to:
The Peter Klotz Memorial Scholarship Fund
c/o Susan Medick
AAIA, 7101 Wisconsin Avenue, Suite 1300
Bethesda, MD 20814