The automotive and heavy duty aftermarkets are mourning the loss of Mike McGrath, an automotive and heavy duty industry leader for the past 25 years. Mike passed away suddenly on October 11, at the age of 54.
Mike joined SKF in 1993 and held the position of President of the SKF Vehicle Service Market (VSM), North America Business Unit during the past seven years.
Mike was highly respected and admired by his friends and colleagues throughout SKF and the automotive and heavy duty industries. Most point to his leadership, generous spirit and gracious personality as traits that will be greatly missed.
Mike was an active member of the Heavy Duty Manufacturers Association (HDMA), the Automotive Warehouse Distributor Association (AWDA), Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association (AASA) and the Aftermarket Hall of Fame, as well as a regular participant in several other industry associations.
Mike is survived by his three children Jenna, Michael and Jaclyn.
The Northwood University Automotive Aftermarket Management Education Award recognizes distinct individuals who have shown substantial dedication to the educational process.