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SPARK Guiding Lights are professionals within the global aftermarket. They serve as personal guides and liaisons throughout SPARK’s three days. Your Guiding Light makes the critical personal introductions that help shape your SPARK experience. Help them help you by telling them what interests you most.  What are your goals for attending SPARK?

Guiding Lights help you make the most of your time.

“I learned from my Guiding Light that this industry is all about connections and building relationships.”

-Melina Amico, SPARK2016

Drew Conkling

Product Marketing Manager

Gates Corporation

Ira Davis

President, AutoFocus Consulting & Research, LLC

General Manager, Alliance of Independent Manufacturers

Julian Hentze

Sales and Marketing Director

Global Parts Distributors

Ted Hughes

Marketing Manager

MAHLE Aftermarket Inc.

Martin Gold


Gold n’ Brown Consulting

Mike Hosch

Director of Sales

Redline Detection

Kevin Judge

Vice President, Sales & Marketing - Automotive Aftermarket

NTN Bearing Corporation of America

Brandon Kight

Vice President - Marketing


Judy Love

Regional Marketing Manager – North America

Schaeffler Group

Meagan Moody

Marketing Communications Manager / Regional Head of NA Communications

ZF Services, LLC

Jon Owens

National Sales Manager

Epicor Software

Zack Parker

CEO / President

Redline Detection

Mike Palm

VP Marketing & Brand Management

CRP Automotive

Ryan Smith

Sales and Marketing Manager

Cloyes Gear and Products

Beth Skove

General Manager, Aftermarket


Vic Tarasik

Major Accounts Director

RLO Training

John Zochert

General Manager of Product

NGK Spark Plugs (USA), Inc.