From aftermarketNews Staff & Wire Reports
TROY, Mich. Leadership 2.0, the University of the Aftermarket’s Executive Development Program, concluded on Friday, April 18, with a graduation ceremony for its 19 participants.
Leadership 2.0 is an intense and intellectually challenging two-week executive development and learning experience, deeply rooted in the theoretical and practical application of leadership principles in the automotive aftermarket. Participants receive 6.0 credits toward completion of their Automotive Aftermarket Professional (AAP) or Master Automotive Aftermarket Professional (MAAP) certifications.
Participants in this year’s program represent a wide-array of aftermarket companies at all levels of the industry. Part I was held at Northwood University’s Troy campus in September 2007.
“It was a great week of interactive programs designed to engage and challenge the aftermarket leaders of tomorrow,” said University of the Aftermarket Director Brian Cruickshank. “Participant evaluations were consistently high, and everyone left the program with take-aways that they can use in their businesses on Monday. There is already quite a bit of interest in the next Leadership 2.0 class, which will begin in September at the new Sloan Building for Aftermarket Studies.”
Pictured above: First row (from left to right): Nataki Barnes, Mike Peace, TJ Fontana, Mike Mojica, Arlene Davis, Ken Myers, George Tersteeg, Wendell Hays. Back row (from left to right) : Ian Anderson, David Leonhart, Scott Richmond, Mark Sprague, Jim Dykstra, Mike Harvey, Dave Illes, JR Bishop, Deidra Selby, Fletcher Lord, Bob Richmond.
This year’s graduating class of Leadership 2.0 participants included: Ian Anderson, Smothers Parts International Nataki Barnes, Federal-Mogul Corp. JR Bishop, Federated Auto Parts Arlene Davis, AAIA Jim Dykstra, Dykstra’s Auto Service Thomas Fontana, Tenneco Michael Harvey, Affinia Wendell Hays, Federal-Mogul Corp. Dave Illes, Tenneco David Leonhart, O’Reilly Auto Parts Fletcher Lord, Crow Burlingame Mark Mojica, Tenneco Ken Myers, Affinia Mike Peace, The Timken Co. Robert Richmond, Parts Warehouse Inc. Scott Richmond, SAE Warehouse/Sturdevant’s Dedra Selby, AAIA Mark Sprague, NGK Spark Plugs George Tersteeg, Automotive Parts Headquarters
Details on the next Leadership 2.0 program are being finalized and will be officially unveiled by Cruickshank at the Global Automotive Aftermarket Symposium, held in Chicago on May 20-21.