“Braking Bad,” the winning team project
from the University of the Aftermarket Leadership 2.0 professional development
program, will present on the topic of vehicle safety inspections at the 2014
Global Automotive Aftermarket Symposium (GAAS) at the Hyatt Regency O’Hare in
Rosemont, Ill., from May 20-21. The presentation by Team Braking Bad will look
at vehicle safety inspections from both a legislative and market perspective.
They will present ideas on how the aftermarket can capture a larger portion of both
unperformed and underperformed vehicle maintenance.
The winning team members are: Todd
Campau, manager, aftermarket products, IHS Automotive; Brian Evanoka, director
of U.S. business development, Uni-Select USA; William D. "Bill"
Maggs, president and CEO, National Pronto Association; Bailey Overman, senior
analyst of industry analysis, AASA and Jim Snipes, Manager of Manufacturing,
Standard Motor Products.
“We are honored to welcome the
Leadership 2.0 team to GAAS, as they share their creative ideas for helping the
aftermarket reach service dealers, and ultimately consumers, with this
important safety message,” said Denny Welvaert, GAAS chairman. “New leadership
is the lifeblood of this industry and the winning University of the Aftermarket
team proves once again that the future of our industry is bright.”
Leadership 2.0 is the aftermarket’s
premier professional development program and a cornerstone of the industry’s
efforts to develop the next generation of aftermarket leaders. The program
consists of two intellectually stimulating five-day sessions conducted on
Northwood University’s Midland, Mich., and West Palm Beach, Fla., campuses, as
well as off-site team research projects. The best project, as determined by the
class, is annually presented during GAAS.
It’s not too late to register for GAAS
2014. Visit www.globalsymposium.org for all the details. Proceeds
from GAAS are invested in the organization’s scholarship fund to help students
start their automotive aftermarket career. GAAS has awarded scholarships to
more than 1,800 students representing $1.8 million in aid. To learn more about
the scholarship program, click here.