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

  • Ashlee Arnold
    Arnold Oil Company of Austin
  • Jacki Lutz
    Schrader TPMS Solutions
    Vice Chair
  • Dave Shapiro
    SRS Marketing Company, Inc.
    Past Chair
  • Kyle Byrne
    The Merrill Company
  • Jonathan Clements
    Experian Information Solutions, Inc.
  • Cotter Collins
    Standard Motor Products, Inc.
  • Megan Dineff
    Ervines Auto Repair & Grand Rapids Hybrid
  • Patrick O'Leary
    DRIVE Sales and Marketing
  • Cynthia Talamantes
    Global Parts Distributors
  • Michael Rukov
    RepWorks Marketing, LLC
    Emeritus member
  • Tammy Tecklenburg
    Tecklenburg Advisors
    Board Representative
  • Jessica Fainberg
    Auto Care Association
    Staff Liaison