2024 Awards: Nominate Now

Recognize outstanding individuals for their achievements!

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Deadline: Aug. 5, 2024


The Import Vehicle Community Hall of Fame award is intended to honor outstanding individuals in the import automotive industry whose creativity, dignity, integrity, industriousness, and accomplishments have enhanced the stature of, and significantly contributed to, the import industry segment and its overall growth and progress.


The candidate’s contributions are in accordance with the “Purpose” above and must reach beyond the local level.
The candidate is and/or has been involved in the industry and/or the Import Vehicle Community for at least 10 years.
The candidate must have made significant contributions toward enhancing technology, professionalism, dignity and/or the general stature and growth of the import parts industry sector.
The candidate has performed in industry affairs with integrity.
Self-nominations are not accepted.

2023 Hall of Fame Award Winner

Malcolm Sissmore

President, Sissmore Aftermarket Insights


Malcolm Sissmore is a highly experienced automotive aftermarket executive with over 44 years of industry experience. He has worked with some of the most prominent companies in the industry, including Delphi and BorgWarner.

Sissmore started his aftermarket career as an apprentice machinist specializing in engine remanufacturing where he grew to manage several production remanufacturing operations in North American and in China before moving to the sales and marketing of engine parts with Detroit Gasket and Clevite Engine Parts, where he held various sales positions.

He then served as the Vice President of Operations for ATK North America (now LKQ) before joining Ultrafit Exhaust Manufacturing as Vice President of Sales and Marketing.

In 2008, Sissmore joined Delphi Product & Service Solutions (DPSS) as General Manager, Canadian Aftermarket and Country Manager. He was later appointed Vice President, Sales, North America Independent Aftermarket, Delphi Product and Service Solutions. In this role, he was responsible for directing independent aftermarket sales efforts in North America.

Sissmore has also been an active volunteer in the industry for many years. He served as the Chairman of the Automotive Industries Association of Canada (AIA) past member of the Auto Care Association Board of Directors and is currently on the executive of their new Sustainability Committee.

Sissmore retired from Delphi-BorgWarner in August 2023 and is now the President of his own consulting company, Sissmore Aftermarket Insights. Sissmore’s expertise in the industry has been recognized by his peers, and he has been invited to speak about emerging technologies at various industry events. He is a graduate of the School of Transportation at Centennial Collage in Ontario.

Previous Award Winners

  • Irving Beck (1985)
  • Peter Morris (1985)
  • George Neuwirth (1985)
  • Bjarne Qvale (1985)
  • Earl Nisonger (1986)
  • Albert Wepper (1986)
  • William Arnowitz (1987)
  • Harold Schrier (1987)
  • Stephen Herrick (1988)
  • Len Meyers (1988)
  • William Owen (1988)
  • Dave Williams (1988)
  • Chuck Schwartz (1989)
  • Randy St. John (1989)
  • Al Moss (1990)
  • Ruben Tarno (1990)
  • Louis Berg (1991)
  • Peter Neuwirth (1991)
  • Fred Olefson (1992)
  • George Doefler (1993)
  • Leroy Zeigner (1993)
  • Steve Patkin (1994)
  • Marty Holtz (1994)
  • Ken Miller (1994)
  • Michael Pace (1995)
  • Eli Garfien (1995)
  • Steve Kirby (1996)
  • Mel Marks (1996)
  • Karl Schwartz (1997)
  • Bob Romanow (1997)
  • Knut “Ben” Bendixen (1998)
  • Barry Breslow (1999)
  • ** (2000)
  • ** (2001)
  • Barry Cohn (2002)
  • Hanns Hederer (2003)
  • Karl H. Flicker (2004)
  • James A. Law (2005)
  • Henry P. Allessio (2006)
  • Tom B. Babcox (1919-1995) (2007)
  • Bill Babcox (2007)
  • Tom O’Hare (2007)
  • E.P. (Ed) Lynch (2008)
  • Dino Crescentini (2009)
  • Hans Bierdümpfel (2010)
  • Lee Kadrich (2011)
  • Anthony “Tony” Perticari (2012)
  • Hans Joachim Kopecky (2013)
  • Mort Schwartz (2014)
  • Kathleen Schmatz (2015)
  • Bob Cushing (2016)
  • Ira D. Davis (2017)
  • Martin “Marty” Gold (2017)
  • W. Michael Brown (2018)
  • Bob Clark (2019)
  • ** (2020)
  • Steven Sharp (2021)
  • Hans Wulff (2021)
  • Aaron Lowe (2022)
  • Malcolm Sissmore (2023)

**Award not presented.