The University of the Aftermarket Foundation (UAF) welcomes Parts Authority as a new lifetime trustee and thanks them for their generous support.
“We are honored and thrilled to give back to the automotive aftermarket, an industry that has given us so much,” said Randy Buller, president and CEO of Parts Authority. “A special thanks to Bob Egan, Jennifer Tio, Bill Maggs and Jacqueline Rodriguez for creating awareness on the significance of supporting education through the University of the Aftermarket Foundation.”
Jacqueline Rodriguez, vice president of marketing for Parts Authority, will serve as the company’s representative on the UAF board of trustees.
“We need to do our part to support upcoming generations of aftermarket professionals,” said Rodriguez. “I look forward to collaborating with the University of the Aftermarket Foundation as a representative on the board of trustees.”
“On behalf of the University of the Aftermarket Foundation, I want to extend our sincere thanks to Randy Buller and the entire Parts Authority team for their generous contribution and commitment to expanding educational opportunities for the benefit of our industry,” said Bob Egan, MAAP, chairman of the University of the Aftermarket Foundation. “We welcome Jacqueline Rodriguez to the UAF board of trustees and thank her for volunteering her time to help the University of the Aftermarket Foundation pursue its mission.”
The University of the Aftermarket Foundation lifetime trustee designation is reserved for exceptional donors who support the UAF mission of providing scholarships and educational opportunities for the next generation of aftermarket professionals. The foundation is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization, and all contributions are tax deductible to the extent provided by law.
To learn more about the University of the Aftermarket Foundation, apply for a scholarship or grant, or make a donation, visit www.uofa-foundation.org.
About Parts Authority:
Parts Authority, founded in 1972, is one of the largest distributors of automotive and truck parts to the aftermarket auto parts industry in the United States, serving customers in the commercial channel, including installers, dealerships, fleets, and national accounts as well as in the e-commerce channel. Headquartered in Lake Success, NY, Parts Authority has over 250 locations across the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic, Ohio, Georgia, Florida, Texas, Arizona, California, Utah, and the Pacific Northwest. Parts Authority is led by President & CEO Randy Buller and a management team with long-tenured industry experience. Parts Authority has grown through both organic initiatives as well as through acquisitions. Over the past several years, Parts Authority has acquired over a dozen companies as part of its geographical expansion initiative.
About the University of the Aftermarket Foundation
Since 1986, the University of the Aftermarket Foundation has funded millions of dollars of scholarships, grants, research and ongoing educational programs to help develop a strong, knowledgeable aftermarket workforce. The foundation encourages industry support, including donations for the purpose of honoring or memorializing individuals or otherwise recognizing special events, to help ensure the continued availability of training and education that strengthen the industry. The University of the Aftermarket Foundation is a 501(c) 3 not-for-profit organization and all contributions are tax deductible to the extent provided by law. For more information or to make a donation, visit www.UofA-Foundation.org.
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