The Import Vehicle Community People Awards below are determined based on nominations submitted by Import Vehicle Community members.
The 2018 People Award Winners are:
W. Michael “Mike” Brown, president emeritus, Olympus Imported Auto Parts, retired
Wm. “Mac” McGovern AAM, AAP, director, marketing and training, KYB Americas Corporation, retired (accepted by Mike Fiorito and Aaron Shafer)
Rosemary Perry, segment management specialist, Auto Care Association, retired (accepted by Larry Northup)
Matthias Kopecky, vice president, purchasing, product management, marketing, SSF Imported Auto Parts LLC
More information about our people awards and historical award winners can be found below.
Hall of Fame
The Import Vehicle Community Hall of Fame award is intended to honor outstanding individuals in the import automotive industry whose creativity, dignity, integrity, industriousness and accomplishments have enhanced the stature of, and significantly contributed to, the import industry segment and its overall growth and progress. More information and a list of winners can be found
The Import Vehicle Community Lifetime Industry Achievement award honors individuals whose outstanding performance, integrity, dignity and conscientious approach to business affairs are demonstrated as a matter of routine. Not intended to honor principals of high visibility or popularity, the Lifetime Industry Achievement award has been referenced as a means by which the “worker bees” or “people in the trenches” are credited and properly recognized. More information and a list of winners can be found
Person of the Year
The Person of the Year award honors an individual for his or her outstanding contributions to the industry and to the Import Vehicle Community during the past 12-month period preceding the selection of the current year’s award recipient. There shall be no more than one individual per year honored as the Person of the Year. More information and a list of winners can be found
Young Executive of the Year
The Import Vehicle Community honors this outstanding young executive in the import automotive industry for his/her dedication, enthusiasm and accomplishments. This award recognizes leadership and integrity for those executives under 40 years of age. More information and a list of winners can be found