Multi Parts Announces SPARK 2017 Guiding Lights

18 Aftermarket Professionals Donate Time, Energy and Insight to Next Generation

Multi Parts today announced the SPARK 2017 Guiding Lights. The group of 18 aftermarket professionals is a vital component of the 2017 SPARK Initiative, serving as both personal guides and liaisons to students attending the Automotive Aftermarket Products Expo (“AAPEX”) being held in Las Vegas, October 31 – November 2, 2017.

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Multi Parts Names SPARK 2017 Selectees

4th Annual Industry Immersion Brings Next Generation to AAPEX

Multi Parts today announced the SPARK 2017 selectees. In this, the SPARK Initiative’s fourth year, nine students attend the Automotive Aftermarket Products Expo (“AAPEX”) being held in Las Vegas, Nevada, October 31 – November 2, 2017. SPARK participants are students and military Veterans interested in management, engineering, product development, cataloging, pricing, marketing, sales, logistics, legal, accounting and other core business activities of the automotive aftermarket.

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2017 SPARK Luminaries Announced

Industry Icons Introduce Group of College Students to Aftermarket

Rich Jolivet, Bret Jordan, Derek Kaufman, Mike Kealey, Howard Kesten, Dan Lelchuk, Larry Pavey, Mort Schwartz

In this, the SPARK Initiative’s fourth year, eight of the automotive aftermarket’s biggest names share their expertise and insights with eleven SPARK student-participants from across the U.S.

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Multi Parts’ SPARK Initiative Debuts New Website

Lead up to SPARK 2017 and AAPEX

As we embark on the 2017 program, SPARK unveils a new, completely reimagined website. The site is designed to engage student participants and industry members by providing easily accessible information on all things SPARK. 

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Spotlight: Ben Chad, SPARK 2015

Ben Chad took a hard turn on his career path after attending SPARK 2015 as a member of the Military and Veterans category. Encouraged by SPARK Guiding Light Brian Cruickshank, Ben changed his education focus from a technician’s track to a concentration on a career within the executive side of the aftermarket.

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THAT’S A WRAP!

SPARK2016 Video Now Live

Developed and completely underwritten by Multi Parts, the SPARK Initiative has successfully completed its third year.

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SPARK2016 Luminaries Named

Aftermarket Icons Invest in Industry’s Next Generation

Eight of the automotive aftermarket’s biggest names share their expertise and insights with fourteen SPARK student-participants from across the U.S. SPARK2016 again takes place at the Automotive Aftermarket Products Expo, being held in Las Vegas, November 1-3, 2016.

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Multi Parts Announces SPARK2016 Guiding Lights

23 Aftermarket Professionals Introduce Next Generation to Our Industry and All its Opportunity

Multi Parts today announced the SPARK2016 Guiding Lights. The group of 23 aftermarket professionals is partnering with Multi Parts as part of this year’s SPARK Initiative. The Guiding Lights provide students with access and insight into the industry’s largest gathering, the Automotive Aftermarket Products Expo (“AAPEX”) being held in Las Vegas, November 1-3, 2016.

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Multi Parts Names SPARK2016 Selectees

Students and Veterans Intent on Aftermarket Careers

Multi Parts today announced the SPARK2016 selectees. All selected students will attend the Automotive Aftermarket Products Expo (“AAPEX”) being held in Las Vegas, Nevada, November 1 – 3, 2016. This year’s selection process was hyper-focused on students who demonstrated interest in pursuing professional careers in the core business areas of the automotive aftermarket, including product development, marketing, sales, finance, entrepreneurship, information technology and human resources.

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Multi Parts Continues Investment in Aftermarket’s Next Generation

SPARK Initiative Alumnus Attends YANG Leadership Conference

Northwood University’s Elizabeth Niemi

Multi Parts® sponsored its 2015 SPARK Initiative participant, Elizabeth Niemi, with a trip to The Young Auto Care Network Group (“YANG”) Leadership Conference May 6 – 7, 2016 in Bonita Springs, Florida. A collaborative learning event, the conference gives young professionals, under the age of 40, a forum to enhance their leadership skills, sharpen their global perspective of the auto care industry and develop new relationships with peers.

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