Four for the Future: 2017 Auto Care Association Impact Awards

Posted by Auto Care News on June 22, 2017

Annual Award Recognizes Outstanding Young Industry Leaders at AAPEX

BETHESDA, MD – June 22, 2017 – Nominees are now being accepted for the Auto Care Association Impact Award: Four for the Future, which annually honors four aftermarket professionals, aged 40 or younger, who have made remarkable contributions within the auto care industry, at the Automotive Aftermarket Products Expo (AAPEX) in Las Vegas, Nev.


“Each year, the Auto Care Association recognizes outstanding young professionals who are making a difference in our industry,” said Bill Hanvey, president and CEO, Auto Care Association. “The talented and dedicated individuals who are successful in their companies today are destined to become future industry leaders.”


The 2016 winners of the Impact Awards were:

  • Chris Battershell, Federal Mogul Motorparts
  • Chase Baxley, The Parts House
  • Megan Hastings, Aftermarket Auto Parts Alliance
  • Olivia Newton, Standard Motor Products

“It is an honor to have been selected as one of the Auto Care Association's Four for the Future Impact Award winners,” said Newton. “It is humbling to be recognized among the many young leaders in our industry and continues to be a career highlight for me.”


The awards are administered by the Auto Care Association Marketing and Communications Committee, and are supported by the Young Auto Care Network Group (YANG).


The award is open to anyone aged 40 or younger, with relevant professional work experience, of which a minimum of two years must be in the auto care industry. The employer of the nominee must be an Auto Care Association member in good standing. Nominations are due by Aug. 1, 2017, and honorees will be notified in late September 2017. Winners will be recognized at AAPEX in November in Las Vegas, Nev.


The online nomination form is now available at A resume or professional biography must accompany the nomination. For more information, contact Danielle Sonnefeld at or 919-322-3969.


About the Auto Care Association

Based in Bethesda, Md., the Auto Care Association has nearly 3,000 member companies that represent some 150,000 independent automotive businesses that manufacture, distribute and sell motor vehicle parts, accessories, tools, equipment, materials and supplies, and perform vehicle service and repair. Visit