The Auto International Association (AIA), a segment of the Automotive Aftermarket Industry Association (AAIA), is now accepting nominations for the 2012 AIA People Awards. The AIA People Awards honor the excellence of individuals in the import automotive aftermarket. The awards include the Hall of Fame Award, the AIA Person of the Year Award, the AIA Lifetime Industry Achievement Award and the Young Executive of the Year Award.
The 2011 award recipients were:
- Hall of Fame Award – Lee Kadrich, AAP
- AIA Person of the Year Award – Dan Lelchuk, Centric Parts
- AIA Lifetime Industry Achievement Award – Dick Berreman, Berreman & Co. and Chris von Lenski, CRP Industries, Inc.
- Young Executive of the Year Award – Brian Griffin, III, Interamerican Motor Corp.
The awards will be presented at the AIA Luncheon and Awards Program on Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2012 at the Automotive Aftermarket Products Expo (AAPEX) in Las Vegas, Nev. Nomination forms, located at www.aiaglobal.org (click on AIA Awards), include the purpose and qualifications for each award, and a list of past recipients. The nomination deadline has been extended to Friday, July 20, 2012.
For more details on the awards, visit www.aiaglobal.org, or e-mail Rosemary Perry at email@example.com.
The winners were honored at the AIA Luncheon and Awards Program at AAPEX.
Annual awards honor four aftermarket professionals 40 years and younger for contributions.
Inaugural award honors five aftermarket companies that continually invest in employee education and training.