education committee

The Education Committee strives to enhance the business potential and competitive advantage of auto care market professionals through its support of auto care market educational events and programs. It also oversees the growth and administration of scholarship funds that benefit students preparing for auto care careers. In this way, the committee helps to ensure a qualified future labor pool and promote business excellence in the auto care market.


Michael Rukov, Continental Corporation, Rancho Santa Margarita, CA

Vice Chair

Chase Baxley, The Parts House, Jacksonville, FL

Committee Members

  • Nancy Andersen, MAAP, Robert Bosch, LLC, Broadview, IL 
  • Ron Aparicio, MAAP, Mevotech LP, Huntington Beach, CA
  • Chase Baxley, The Parts House, Jacksonville, FL
  • Brent Berman, Federal-Mogul Motorparts, Southfield, MI
  • Ethan Bregger, Tenneco, Inc., Monroe, MI
  • Jason Crowe, O’Reilly Auto Parts, Springfield, MO
  • Dan Gilley, RLO Training, LLC, Renton, WA
  • Cliff Hovis, Hovis Auto Supply, Inc., Mercer, PA
  • Douglas Kubinak, East Penn Manufacturing Co. Inc., Lyon Station, PA
  • Thomas Litzinger, AAP, MAS Industries, Inc., Chelsea, MI. 
  • Gary W. Manke, Wisconsin Automotive Parts Association, Madison, WI
  • William "Mac" McGovern, KYB Americas Corp., Addison, IL
  • Brian Moates, Kinetic Channel Marketing, Fort Mill, SC
  • Sherri Rains, Technical Chemical Co. (TCC), Afton, OK
  • Patricia Serratore, National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE), Leesburg, VA
  • Michael Staruch, MAHLE Aftermarket Inc., Farmington Hills, MI
  • Tim Trudnowski, Automotive Jobbers Supply, Spokane, WA
  • Donna Wagner, Northwood University, Midland, MI
  • John C. Washbish, Aftermarket Auto Parts Alliance, Inc., San Antonio, TX

Brian Cruickshank, MAAP, University of the Aftermarket – Northwood University, La Canada Flintridge, CA

Committee Liaison

Amanda Bischoping, Auto Care Association

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