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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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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Multi Parts® Announces SPARK 2016 Initiative

Year Three Casts Wider Net to Aftermarket’s Next Generation

Multi Parts® today announced SPARK2016 will again take place during the Automotive Aftermarket Products Expo (“AAPEX”) being held at the Sands Expo in Las Vegas, Nevada, November 1 – 3, 2016. The brainchild of Multi Parts® Chairman Barry Cohn, and now in its third year, SPARK2016 is a three-day industry immersion, delivering student participants a front row seat to experience the business of the automotive aftermarket. There they will engage with industry leaders currently driving the automotive aftermarket. The engagement opportunities are designed and orchestrated by Multi Parts’® team members.


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Multi Parts Announces SPARK2015 Luminaries

Multi Parts announced the SPARK2015 Luminaries. SPARK2015 participants benefit from a dynamic opportunity to engage these professionals in an intimate and relaxed setting as they share their expertise and insights. SPARK Luminaries are true industry leaders. “It’s hard to overstate the level and depth of these men and women. I doubt SPARK participants can yet appreciate how rare it is to have access to one of these individuals, much less 17 of them,” stated Multi Parts President Brian Cohn.

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SPARK2015 Website Now Live

Multi Parts® Initiative

Multi Parts announced the SPARK2015 website is now live. is a resource for information on the SPARK2015 initiative, as well as the Luminaries, Guiding Lights and Volunteer Educators who have graciously joined Multi Parts to provide the SPARK2015 students with a front row seat to engage with the automotive industry at its finest.

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