YANG Mentor Pin


The YANG Mentor Pin is an initiative to recognize individuals who are willing to interact with and mentor YANG members. Whether you are an industry veteran or you recently transitioned out of YANG, becoming a YANG Mentor is the best way to show your individual support for YANG.

Access: The YANG Mentor Pin grants access to otherwise YANG member-only events, including the YANG AAPEX Happy Hour, YANG coffee mixers, YANG Regional Meet-Ups and more

Promotion: The YANG Mentor Pin promotes the wearer as a willing mentor to YANG members

Support: The YANG Mentor Pin, which requires a one-time donation of $100, helps support YANG – a nonprofit entity that relies on support from the industry to carry out its many programs.

One-time donation of $100
100% of these funds go to support YANG initiatives

YANG Mentors:

Doug Arnold, Vice President - IAM Sales, North America, Robert Bosch, LLC
Corey Bartlett, MAAP, President & CEO, Automotive Parts Headquarters, Inc.
Richard Beirne, VP Corporate Development, Automotive Parts Headquarters, Inc.
Jeff Blocher, Director of Sales & Marketing, MANN+HUMMEL Filtration Technology Group Inc.
Mike Boyer, President/Partner, tascosalesreps
Todd Campau, Associate Director, Aftermarket Products, IHS Markit
Carmen Capriotto, Producer/Host, Remarkable Results Radio
Eric Carlson, Co-Owner, Ervine's Auto Repair & Grand Rapids Hybrid
Jamie Carlson, Co-Owner, Ervine's Auto Repair & Grand Rapids Hybrid
Gary Castles, President, W M Automotive Warehouse, Inc.
HT Chang, VP Engineering, Brake Parts Inc
Don Chilton, Director of Product Manangement, MANN+HUMMEL Filtration Technology Group Inc.
Derek Chinn, Regional Sales Manager, Mevotech LP. 
John Crimmins, President - Automotive, Benton Park Properties
Brian Cruickshank, Director, University of the Aftermarket, Northwood University
Tony Davenport, Global Vice President, Sales & Customer Service, Independent Aftermarket, Huf Baolong Electronics North America Corp.
Steve Dresser, President, Hirsig-Frazier Company
Paul Ferrandino, Chief Commerical Officer, Brake Parts Inc
Paul Fiore, Sr. Director, Government Affairs, Auto Care Association
Lee Forman, Co-Owner, Dynamic Automotive
Mark French, National Aftermarket Sales Manager, Experian Automotive
Frank Garcia, COO, XL Parts, Inc.
Todd Hack, Executive Vice President, Sales & Marketing, Mevotech LP
Bill Hanvey, President & CEO, Auto Care Association
Julian Hart, Vice President, New Product Development, 1-800 Radiator
Julian Hentze, Sales & Marketing Director, Global Parts Distributors
Cliff Hovis, President, Hovis Auto & Truck Supply Inc.
Scott Howat, Business Development Executive, Auto Care Association
Rich Jolivet, Sr. VP Global Sourcing & Product Management, Autopart International
Brian Kirts, VP Sales, Brake Parts Inc
Pete Kornafel, MAAP, Manager, JFF Technologies LLC
Jeff Koviak, Vice President and General Manager, North America Aftermarket, DRiV
Brian Kowalski, VP Sales, Canada, Brake Parts Inc
Luke Kushner, VP Strategic Partnerships, Kukui Corporation
Thomas Litzinger, Sr. Director of Business Development, MAS Industries
Judy Love, Marketing Manager, Automotive Aftermarket - Americas, Schaeffler Group USA Inc.
Dwayne Myers, Co-owner, Dynamic Automotive
Larry Northup, AAP, Excutive Director, AWDA
Jeremy O'Neal, President, Advisor Fix
Mark Osterman, Product Group Manager, Gates Corporation
David Overbeeke, President & CEO, Brake Parts Inc
Larry Pavey, President, Federated Auto Parts Distributors, Inc.
Zenata Perez, Regional Sales Manager, Schrader Performance Sensors
Robert Pitt, Vice President Sales and Global Business Development, Brake Parts Inc
Scott Pletz, President, Marketing & Promotion, LLC
Brian Ponder, Owner, Ponder Auto Repair
Steve Proctor, CEO, Syndigo
Robbie Riefberg, Executive Vice President, SRS Marketing Company, Inc.
W Rippetoe, Senior Technical Service & Training Representative, Schrader Performance Sensors
Joel Rosenthal, Partner, Gantt-Thomas & Associates
Andrew Ross, Publisher and Director of Content, CHAT Integrated Media Inc.
Tom Seboldt, Vice President of Merchandise, O'Reilly Auto Parts
Robert Segal, CEO, Sanel NAPA
James Shapiro, President, SRS Marketing Company, Inc.
Henry Slack, CEO, Slack Auto Parts Company
Dennis Spooner, Managing Partner, The Merrill Company
Ron Spuhler, Managing Partner, Whalen Search Group
Michael Staruch, Business Development Manager, MAHLE Aftermarket Inc.
Jeff Stauffer, President & CMO, StaufMan Marketing Group
Trevor Tennant, MAAP, Senior Manager, Piston Ring Service Supply
Danielle Thomas-Pollard, Executive Assistant, Auto Care Association
Rob Tinsen, Director of Sales, North America, Schrader TPMS Solutions
Timothy Trudnowski, President/General Manager, Automotive Jobbers Supply
Liz Whalen, CEO/Founder, Whalen Search Group
John Washbish, President & CEO, Aftermarket Auto Parts Alliance, Inc.

If you are interested in becoming a mentor, contact David Pinkham

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