Auto International Association Accepting Nominations for 2014 AIA People Awards

Posted by Auto Care News on June 19, 2014
BETHESDA, MD – June 19, 2014 – The Auto International Association (AIA), a segment of the Auto Care Association, is now accepting nominations for the 2014 AIA People Awards. The AIA People Awards honor the excellence of individuals in the import auto care industry. The awards include the Hall of Fame Award, AIA Lifetime Industry Achievement Award, Young Executive of the Year Award and Peter Klotz AIA Person of the Year Award.

“AIA takes pride in recognizing our industry’s key leaders through our programs and events,” said Steve Bearden, chairman, AIA. “Our annual awards program is a wonderful forum to recognize those individuals who have made great contributions to our industry. We encourage nominations in any category for which you are aware of a deserving candidate.”

The awards will be presented at the AIA Luncheon and Awards Program on Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2014 at the Automotive Aftermarket Products Expo (AAPEX) in Las Vegas, Nev. The nomination form includes the purpose and qualifications for each award, and a list of past recipients. The nomination deadline is July 31, 2014.

Nomination forms and additional details are available at Please email Rosemary Perry at with any questions.

About AIA
Supporting free and fair trade since its 1981 founding, the Auto International Association’s (AIA) mission is to provide a bridge between the international automotive community and the North American aftermarket and to provide its members with the tools to successfully import to and export from North America. AIA is a segment of the Auto Care Association.

About the Auto Care Association
The Auto Care Association is a Bethesda, Md.-based association whose more than 2,000 member companies represent approximately 150,000 independent businesses that manufacture, distribute and sell motor vehicle parts, accessories, tools, equipment, materials, supplies and perform vehicle service and repair. Visit