Multi Parts announced the SPARK2015 Guiding Lights. The group of 19 professionals is volunteering its time during arguably the busiest days of the year. They are partnering with Multi Parts as part of this year’s SPARK Initiative. The Guiding Lights are providing students with access and insight into the aftermarket industry’s largest gathering, the Automotive Aftermarket Products Expo (AAPEX). The students will shadow Guiding Lights throughout their time at SPARK2015 and within the AAPEX show. SPARK2015 wouldn’t be possible without them.
Developed and completely underwritten by Multi Parts, the SPARK Initiative is now in its second year. This year, SPARK2015 plays host to ten students, each of whom receive an all expense paid trip to the AAPEX show being held at the Sands Expo in Las Vegas, November 3-5, 2015. Essentially, SPARK2015 is a three-day industry immersion symposium, taking place within the AAPEX show. The SPARK Initiative was developed to introduce the next generation of aftermarket professionals to the industry at its largest, single event.
SPARK 2015 GUIDING LIGHTS
Global Product Line Director – Fuel Handling, Delphi Product & Service Solutions
Director, University of the Aftermarket Northwood University
Director of Product Management, Beck/Arnley
President, Gold n’ Brown Consulting
Sales and Marketing Director, Global Parts Distributors, llc
Director of Product and Marketing, Gates North American Aftermarket
Manager- Marketing, MAHLE Aftermarket Inc.
Vice President Global Sourcing & Product Management, Autopart International
Manager, Product Management, GMB North America
Vice President of Merchandising and Costumer Satisfaction, Interamerican Motor Corporation
Jon Owens, MAAP
Vice President of Market Development, AutoMD.com
Director, Marketing & Product Management, ATP Automotive
Vice President of Global Sourcing and Product Program Management, WORLDPAC
Lisa N. Rodriguez
Marketing Manager, CTA Acoustics, Inc.
Sales and Marketing Coordinator, Cloyes Gear and Products, Inc.
Owner, Vic’s Precision Automotive
Regional Marketing Director, Valeo North America, Inc.
Brian L. Wheeler
Corporate Communications Manager, Dayco Products
Director of Innovation and New Product Development, CARDONE Industries