BETHESDA, Md. – September
7, 2018 – The Auto Care Association announced yesterday the 2018 recipients of
its annual Impact Award: Four for the Future, which honors four auto
care industry professionals, age 40 or younger, who have demonstrated
extraordinary leadership or have made remarkable strides within the auto care
industry. The award was created in 2010 and is administered by the Auto Care
and Communications Committee on behalf of the association, with
support from the Young Auto Care Network Group (YANG).
The 2018 winners are:
- JR Bishop,
Federated Auto Parts Dist., Inc.
O'Dell, Motown Automotive Distributing Co.
- Nathan H.
Shipley, The NPD Group, Inc.
- John C.
Washbish, Aftermarket Auto Parts Alliance, Inc.
director, marketing, Federated Auto Parts Dist., Inc., plays a very active role
in the auto care industry, serving in several different capacities including chair
member, advisor and mentor. As the past chairman of Young Auto Care Network
Group (YANG), Bishop led the group’s growth to over 1,500 members since its
beginning in 2014, as well as overseeing its most-attended leadership
conference for YANG to date. Bishop is also on the Auto Care Association’s
board of directors.
manager, marketing, Motown Automotive Distributing Co., is making strides in
the auto care industry, rising through the ranks of Motown to now being
responsible for all of its marketing. O’Dell has completed the Leadership 2.0
program through University of the Aftermarket, and currently serves as vice
chair on the Auto Care Association’s Marketing and Communications Committee,
which reviews and suggests ways to better market the Auto Care Association and
to enhance the communications program for internal and external audiences.
O’Dell is also an active member of YANG.
Nathan H. Shipley,
executive director, industry analyst, The NPD Group, Inc., has spent more than
a decade in the NPD’s automotive division of market research. In his current
role as industry analyst, his in-depth understanding of consumer purchase
patterns and trends in the automotive aftermarket has allowed him to work
closely with retailers and manufacturers in the industry to help them better
understand data and analytics and how to best utilize the information to run
their businesses. Shipley has presented at the annual AAPEX trade show and
other industry events by offering industry-specific trends and forecasts. Shipley
is also a member of the Auto Care Association’s Market Intelligence Committee.
John C. Washbish,
director, marketing, Aftermarket Auto Parts Alliance, Inc., has played a very
active role in the auto care industry over the years. Washbish contributes to
growing the industry by bringing in new people and keeping them engaged by introducing
them to the large network available to them through the Auto Care Association. Washbish
is currently the chair of the Young Auto Care Network Group (YANG), a community
of the Auto Care Association, for networking and professional development
opportunities for young professionals in the auto care industry under the age
of 40. Washbish serves as an active member of the Auto Care Association’s
Education Committee, which works to enhance the business potential and
competitive advantage of auto care industry professionals. Washbish is also a
passionate supporter of the Auto Care Political Action Committee (ACPAC).
The four winners were formally announced by the Auto Care
Association Marketing and Communications Committee during their recent meeting
at the Auto Care Association’s Fall Leadership Days in Austin, Texas. The
recipients will be recognized during AAPEX 2018 in Las Vegas and will
also be featured in AAPEX Express and Auto Care
For more information about the Impact Award: Four for the Future, please visit autocare.org/impact.