The 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).
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
Please note, only nominees under the age of 40 at time of nomination and currently working in the auto care industry will be considered for this award.
Applications will open again in May 2021. Thank you for your continued interest!
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 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
Ashlee Arnold, Arnold Oil Company of Austin
- Read her profile in the December 2019 issue of Insider Magazine
Ethan Bregger, DRiV ™
- Read his profile in the October 2019 issue of Insider Magazine
Jacki Lutz, Sensata Technologies
- Read her profile in the October 2019 issue of Insider Magazine
Ryan Samuels, Samuels Inc.
- Read his profile in the December 2019 issue of Insider Magazine
JR 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.
Kyle Byrne, The Merrill Company
Chris Pacey, National Performance Warehouse
Sarah Shelstrom, Integrated Supply Network (ISN)
Katina Wall, Spectrum Brands
Remarkable 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.
Impact award alumni have consistently become leaders in the auto care industry. More of our alumni:
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
Brandi Gardner, AutoZone
Michael Rukov, One Stop Parts Source
Danielle Sonnefeld, N.A. Williams Co.
Jessica Wynn, Federal-Mogul
Mike Buzzard, Uni-Select USA, Inc.
Kimberly Callahan, Insignia Group
Todd Campau, Gates Corporation
Steven Landis, Continental Automotive Systems, Inc.
Danielle Orlando, Trico Products
Dan Rader, Aftermarket Auto Parts Alliance, Inc.
Jens Schueler, The Schaeffler Group
Andrea Schultz, The Timken Company
Bryan Funke, Polk
Jillian Horton, Dorman Products
Vic Keller, Van Tuyl Group and Phyzix Automotive
Bryon Osterland, Federal-Mogul
Corey Bartlett, Automotive Parts Headquarters, Inc.
Jim Dykstra, Dykstra’s Auto Service, Inc.
Kristen Felder, Collision Hub
John Treece, Atlantic Automotive Enterprises, LLC