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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

Jarod Adams

Director of Product Marketing – Gasoline Systems, Electronic Services and Steering for Bosch’s Automotive Aftermarket Division

David Boer

Vice President of Marketing, NGK Spark Plugs (USA) and Wells Vehicle Electronics

Brian Cruickshank

Director University of the Aftermarket, Northwood University

Ira Davis

President, AutoFocus Consulting & Research, LLC

General Manager, Alliance of Independent Manufacturers

Tom Fritsche

Director of Product Management, Beck/Arnley

Martin Gold

President, Gold n’ Brown Consulting

Julian Hentze

Sales and Marketing Director, Global Parts Distributors

Scott Howat

Director of Sales and Marketing, Gates North American Aftermarket

Ted Hughes

Marketing Manager, MAHLE Aftermarket Inc.

Rich Jolivet

Vice President Global Sourcing & Product Management, Autopart International

Brandon Kight

Director of Marketing and Program Development, MotoRad

Judy Love

Marketing Manager – North America for the Schaeffler Group

Meagan Moody

Regional Head of NA Communications and Marketing Analyst at ZF Services, LLC

Jon Owens

Vice President of Market Development, AutoMD.com

Kevin Judge

Director of Automotive Marketing, NTNUSA

Mike Palm

VP Marketing & Brand Management for CRP Industries Inc.

Alex Parker

Executive Vice President/Co-Owner of Redline Detection

Beth Skove

Director of Marketing, Valeo US and Canada

Ryan Smith

Sales and Marketing Coordinator, Cloyes Gear and Products

Vic Tarasik

Owner, Vic’s Precision Automotive

Brian L. Wheeler

Corporate Marketing and Communications Manager, Dayco Products