young executive of the year award

Import Vehicle Community - Small

The Import Vehicle Community presented the 2018 Young Executive of the Year Award to:

Matthias Kopecky, vice president, purchasing, product management, marketing, SSF Imported Auto Parts LLC

Matthias Kopecky manages the purchasing, product management and marketing teams at SSF Imported Auto Parts. Kopecky joined the company in 2000 working in the warehouse shipping department. He joined the purchasing team shortly after as an office assistant and worked his way through various roles within purchasing, learning valuable lessons along the way from mentors and colleagues.In addition to managing key teams at SSF, Kopecky has played a vital role in helping create new value-added service solutions for repair shop partners, including a hands-on technical training program for professional automotive technicians, as well as a comprehensive tool, equipment and diagnostic program.

Previous award recipients

  • Brian Cohn (1999)
  • **(2000)
  • Jeff Olefson (2001)
  • Fred Snow (2002)
  • Pat Suiter (2003)
  • Todd Patkin (2004)
  • Eric Michael Breslow (2005)
  • Matthew Waters (2006)
  • J. Scott Huston (2007)
  • Dan Bouchey (2008)
  • Brian Cruickshank (2009)
  • John Sanford (2010)
  • Brian Griffi n III (2011)
  • Kenny Ho (2012)
  • Nick Bauer (2013)
  • Ted Hughes (2014)
  • Scott Drozd (2015)
  • Aaron Shaffer (2016)
  • Naomi Rivas (2017)


**Award not presented.

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