Nominations for 2021 are closed

Winners will be notified in early August.


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.

    2020-impact recipients promotional image2020 Impact Award Winners

    Megan Dineff, Ervine’s Auto Repair & Grand Rapids Hybrid

    Elisabeth Eisleben, Advance Auto Parts

    Dave Shapiro, SRS Sales and Marketing

    Arnoldo Ventura, Frontera Radiators & Parts

    for questions, contact:
    Stacey Miller ACA Headshot
    Stacey Miller
    Senior Director, Communications


    (240) 333-1017

    highlights from previous award ceremonies

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    previous winners

    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