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Dana’s John Washbish to Discuss Technology and Training at GAAS

John Washbish, president of Customer Relationship Management for the Dana Automotive Aftermarket Group, will discuss “Technology and Training in Today’s Aftermarket” on Tuesday, May 18, at the ninth annual Global Automotive Aftermarket Symposium (GAAS). GAAS 2004 will take place on Tuesday and Wednesday, May 18-19, at the Hyatt Regency, Chicago.

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, NC — John Washbish, president of Customer Relationship Management for the Dana Automotive Aftermarket Group, will discuss “Technology and Training in Today’s Aftermarket” on Tuesday, May 18, at the ninth annual Global Automotive Aftermarket Symposium (GAAS).

GAAS 2004 will take place on Tuesday and Wednesday, May 18-19, at the Hyatt Regency, Chicago.

Washbish headed Clevite Engine Parts from 1987 until 2000. During that time Dana Corp. acquired Clevite in 1998. In 2000, Washbish became president of the Dana Under Hood Group and in April 2003 became president of the new Customer Relationship Management Group, which maintains all customer facing responsibilities of all Dana Automotive Aftermarket Group products. Prior to joining Clevite, he was national sales manager of Michigan Engine Bearings and AEC Universal Joints.

Washbish’s experience in the parts business began within his family’s successful automotive and heavy duty parts distribution businesses in Louisville, Ky. Washbish graduated from Northwood University with an associate degree in automotive aftermarket management and a bachelor’s degree in business administration. In 2000, he received the Automotive Aftermarket Professional (AAP) degree from the University of the Aftermarket.

A past recipient of Northwood’s Automotive Aftermarket Management Education award, and twice recognized as their Alumni of the Year, Washbish currently serves on the Michigan Board of Governors for the University, as well as the aftermarket curriculum advisory council.

More information and registration forms for GAAS are available at: www.globalsymposium.org.

GAAS is the automotive aftermarket’s only educational event where all the net proceeds are used to fund scholarships for undergraduate and vocational technical students preparing for industry careers. Details about the GAAS scholarship program are available at: www.automotivescholarships.com.

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