Recipients of prestigious awards named during Auto Care Association’s Virtual Fall Leadership Days

John R. Washbish, president and CEO of the Aftermarket Auto Parts Alliance, Inc., commented on Auto Value and Bumper to Bumper companies being named 2020 winners in all three categories of the Auto Care Association’s Career and Education (ACE) award.

A number of the most prestigious awards were bestowed on members of the automotive aftermarket Thursday during the Auto Care Association’s Virtual Fall Leadership Days, being held online this year due to the ongoing covid-19 pandemic.

Bob Kraft, chairman of the association’s board of directors, announced the winners with who were congratulated by Auto Care Association President and CEO Bill Hanvey.

The recipients are:

Women in Auto Care 2020 Women of the Year Recipients
Woman of the Year: Lauren Beaulieu, Vice President professional marketing, Advance Auto Parts

Woman of Excellence: Danielle Sonnefeld, Vice President of Business Development, N.A. Williams Company

Female Shop Owner of the Year: Kim Auernheimer, owner/business manager, Cool Springs Automotive LLC (dba CS Automotive)

2020 Mort Schwartz Excellence in Education
Bo Fisher
CEO, Fisher Auto Parts

2020 ACE Awards
Small company
Dykstra’s Auto
Mid-size
Arnold Motor Supply
Large company
Auto Value/Bumper to Bumper

2020 Impact Award Recipients
Dave Shapiro, SRS Marketing
Arnoldo Ventura, Frontera Radiators & Parts
Megan Dineff, Ervine’s Auto Repair & Grand Rapids Hybrid
Elizabeth Eisleben, Advance Auto Parts

John R. Washbish, president and CEO of the Aftermarket Auto Parts Alliance, Inc., commented on Auto Value and Bumper to Bumper companies being named 2020 winners in all three categories of the Auto Care Association’s Career and Education (ACE) award.

“It’s an absolute honor to receive this prestigious recognition from the Auto Care Association,” said Washbish said. “We adapted our training efforts this year to meet the unforeseen challenges the global pandemic has caused, and we’ve all come out better-educated because of it. We are grateful for the honor, and proud of Arnold Group of Companies and Dykstra’s accomplishments as well.”


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