Who We Are

The Young Auto Care Network Group (YANG) is the home for the auto care industry’s dynamic and vibrant community of under-40 professionals.

What We Do

YANG provides its members with the opportunity to network with industry peers, develop new skill sets and improve leadership capabilities. YANG events include panel discussions with industry leaders, professional development sessions and networking events throughout the country. YANG awards a number of scholarships to rising stars in the industry as well.

  • The YANG Effect Newsletter
  • YANG Professional Series
  • Regional Meet-Ups
  • Annual Fundraiser
  • Sponsorship Opportunities
  • Awards & Scholarships
  • Mentorship Program
  • and MORE!


Upon joining, YANG members immediately become part of a 1,500-strong network of young industry professionals around the world. Members are invited to attend and host events at trade shows, leadership conferences and Regional Meet-Ups throughout the country. Members receive recognition as well as opportunities for mentorship offered by seasoned industry leaders. For your organization, membership in YANG helps foster employee retention through networking, mentorship and exposure to the broader industry.

YANG Council Roster

  • Grace Hovis
    Hovis Auto & Truck Supply, Inc.
  • Matt Fowler
    Solenium Group/ Visual Skus
    Vice Chair
  • Cotter Collins
    Standard Motor Products, Inc.
    Immediate Past Chairman
  • Mike Dolmetsch
    N.A. Williams Company
  • Kenneth Bridges
    VIP Tires and Service
  • Joseph DeLorme
    DormanProducts, Inc.
  • Jeremy Fisher
    XL Parts, Inc.
  • Tanya Hunt
    BBB Industries
  • Melissa Petrucelli
    AutoZone, Inc.
  • Mary Ieng
    Auto Care Association
    Staff Liaison