Manufacturers’ Representative Council Announces 2023 Leadership 2.0 Scholarship Recipient Tony Perry

July 19, 2023
By Zoi' Holloway

BETHESDA, Md. – July 19, 2023 - The Manufacturers’ Representative Council, a community of the Auto Care Association, has selected Tony Perry of Gantt-Thomas &  Associates, Inc., to represent the Manufacturers’ Representatives at the highly-acclaimed University of the Aftermarket’s 2023-2024 Leadership 2.0 Program. 2023 ManRep Leadership 2.0 Recipient Leadership 2.0 is the premier post-graduate style leadership and business skills education program designed to promote the development of the next generation of auto care leaders. The Leadership 2.0 scholarship is generously funded by the University of the Aftermarket Foundation.

The Leadership 2.0 program will take place in Summer 2023 and Spring 2024. 

Manufacturers’ Representatives 2023 Leadership 2.0 Scholarship Recipient 
Tony Perry is the vice president of sales and business development at Gantt-Thomas & Associates, Inc., in Springfield, Mo., where he started his career in sales as a manufacturers’ rep calling on Farm & Home Stores, Hardware Distributors, and buying groups in the MINK states.  Since then, he has worked in sales and marketing management, sourcing, and procurement for 33 years. 

Developing Future Industry Leaders  
The Leadership 2.0 program is the automotive aftermarket industry's cornerstone educational program that fosters the development of a new generation of visionary auto care executives. The program is an intense and intellectually-challenging two-week executive development and learning experience deeply rooted in the theoretical and practical application of auto care leadership principles. It features well-known speakers and invaluable networking opportunities with top-level industry leaders.  

For more information about the Manufacturers’ Representative Council or additional scholarship opportunities, click here or contact Mary Ieng, community liaison, at