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.


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

  • Jacki Lutz
    Sensata Technologies
  • Cotter Collins
    Standard Motor Products, Inc.
    Vice Chair
  • Ashlee Arnold
    Arnold Oil Company of Austin
    Past Chair
  • Megan Dineff
    Ervines Auto Repair & Grand Rapids Hybrid
  • Michael Hellenberg
    Auto Wares Inc
  • Grace Hovis
    Hovis Auto & Truck Supply, Inc.
  • Meagan Moody
    ZF Aftermarket
  • Patrick O'Leary
    DRIVE Sales and Marketing
  • Cynthia Talamantes
    Global Parts Distributors
  • Michael Rukov
    RepWorks Marketing, LLC
    Emeritus member
  • Jessica Fainberg
    Manufacture Rep
    Staff Liaison
  • Tammy Tecklenburg
    Tecklenburg Advisors
    Board Representative