Nominations for 2022 are closed

Winners were announced at Fall Leadership Days. Nominations for 2023 will open in June.

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Auto Care Impact Award logoThe Auto Care Association Impact Award: Four for the Future award annually recognizes four people under the age of 40 who have made remarkable contributions within the auto care industry. These individuals have achieved success within their organizations through professionalism, hard work, dedication, and remarkable abilities. They are shining stars, examples for others and exemplary representatives of our industry. The awards are presented and managed by the association's Marketing and Communications committee and the Young Auto Care Network Group (YANG).

Nomination Criteria 

A strong nominee is someone who has… 

  • Made remarkable contributions within the auto care industry
  • Achieved success within their organizations through professionalism, hard work, dedication, and remarkable abilities
  • Consistently been an example for others and is an exemplary representative for our industry
  • An Auto Care Association member (if your company is a member, you are a member!)

Winners will be notified in early August. Award recipients receive recognition at Auto Care Association's Fall Leadership Days luncheon in front of more than 400 automotive aftermarket executives and promotion across the association website, member newsletters to 10,000 readers, social media, Auto Care Insider Magazine as well as industry media. Recipients are also featured at AAPEX and in the Remarkable Results Podcast.

2022 Impact Award Winners

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Grace Hovis,
Hovis Auto & Truck Supply


Elle Lawhead,

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Meagan Moody,
ZF Aftermarket

Stacey Miller

Stacey Miller,
Auto Care Association

highlights from previous award ceremonies

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Past winners

2021 Impact Award Winners

2021_Impact_winners_web_graphic_1200x627Joe Thomas, Sensata Technologies

  • Read his profile in Insider Magazine

Eric Lough, FCP Euro

  • Read his profile in Insider Magazine

Collin Francis, Dorman Products

  • Read his profile in Insider Magazine

Jessica Toliuszis, Highline Warren

  • Read her profile in Insider Magazine

2020 Impact Award Winners

2020-impact recipients promotional imageMegan Dineff, Ervine’s Auto Repair & Grand Rapids Hybrid

  • Read her profile in the Fall 2020 issue of Insider Magazine

Elisabeth Eisleben,Advance Auto Parts

  • Read his profile in the Winter 2020/21 issue of Insider Magazine

Dave Shapiro, SRS Sales and Marketing

  • Read his profile in the Winter 2020/21 issue of Insider Magazine

Arnoldo Ventura, Frontera Radiators & Parts.

  • Read his profile in the Fall 2020 issue of Insider Magazine

2019 Impact Award Winners
2018 Impact Award Winners

2018_impact_recipients promotional imageJR Bishop, Federated Auto Parts Dist., Inc.

James O'Dell, Motown Automotive Distributing Co.

Nathan H. Shipley, The NPD Group, Inc.

John C. Washbish, Aftermarket Auto Parts Alliance, Inc.

2017 Impact Award Winners

Kyle Byrne, The Merrill Company

Chris Pacey, National Performance Warehouse

Sarah Shelstrom, Integrated Supply Network (ISN)

Katina Wall, Spectrum Brands

impact award podcast interview 2017 remarkable results radioRemarkable Results Radio interviewed the 2017 Four for the Future winners at AAPEX 2017.
Listen as these under-40 leaders talked technology, opportunity in auto care and the future of the industry with Carm Capriotto.

2016 and Earlier Impact Award Recipients

Impact award alumni have consistently become leaders in the auto care industry. More of our alumni: 

2015 Winners:

Ron Aparicio, Director of Sales – West, Mevotech

Alena Van Cleave, Market Analysis Manager, A & J Automotive Warehouse

Justin Hebert, Category Manager, Aftermarket Auto Parts Alliance

Ted Hughes, Director of Marketing, MAHLE Aftermarket

2014 Winners:

Brandi Gardner, AutoZone

Michael Rukov, One Stop Parts Source

Danielle Sonnefeld, N.A. Williams Co.

Jessica Wynn, Federal-Mogul

2013 Winners:

Mike Buzzard, Uni-Select USA, Inc.

Kimberly Callahan, Insignia Group

Todd Campau, Gates Corporation

Steven Landis, Continental Automotive Systems, Inc.

2012 Winners:

Danielle Orlando, Trico Products

Dan Rader, Aftermarket Auto Parts Alliance, Inc.

Jens Schueler, The Schaeffler Group

Andrea Schultz, The Timken Company

2011 Winners:

Bryan Funke, Polk

Jillian Horton, Dorman Products

Vic Keller, Van Tuyl Group and Phyzix Automotive

Bryon Osterland, Federal-Mogul

2010 Winners:

Corey Bartlett, Automotive Parts Headquarters, Inc.

Jim Dykstra, Dykstra’s Auto Service, Inc.

Kristen Felder, Collision Hub

John Treece, Atlantic Automotive Enterprises, LLC

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Stacey Miller
Vice President Communications


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