BETHESDA, Md. – March 28, 2018 – The Young Auto Care Network Group (YANG), a community of the Auto Care
Association, has announced
the winners of the 2018 Auto Care Association Next Step Program scholarship. Ten
young industry professionals were selected to attend the Auto Care Association
Spring Leadership Days event to gain experience and knowledge of the auto care
industry. Scholarship recipients will receive up to $1,100 to offset
most expenses for travel and accommodations to, from and during the event. The annual event brings
together top auto care industry leaders and will take place May 9-11,
2018 at the Atlanta Marriott Marquis, Atlanta, Ga.
2018 Next Step Program Scholarship recipients are:
Bachman, Aftermarket Auto Parts
Burkett, Auto-Wares Group of Companies
Carrino, Sparks Tire & Auto
Coronado, Frontera Radiators & Parts Inc.
Dore, Global Parts Distributors
- Gideon Norris, NA Williams
Palmer, Genuine Parts Company
Romero, Continental ContiTech
Stanley, AutoZone, Inc.
Viveiros, Brake Parts Inc.
The Next Step program enables young
auto care industry professionals the chance to experience how the Auto Care
Association and various aspects of the industry work by attending volunteer
community and committee meeting throughout the entirety of the Auto Care
Association Spring Leadership Days. Scholarships are provided through the
support of YANG and the Automotive Warehouse Distributors
“These young professionals are the
next generation of leaders in our industry, and it is important for them to get
a hands-on opportunity to experience the process of developing the strategy and
direction of the auto care industry by rubbing elbows with today’s industry
leaders,” said Bill Hanvey, president and CEO, Auto Care Association. “Participants
in The Next Step Program gain valuable insight and industry connections and
many decide to become volunteers and active members in the industry.”
For more information about the Next
Step program, please visit www.autocare.org/yang.