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MAPA Announces 2015-’16 Leadership 2.0 Scholarship Recipient

Hardy grew up in a family-owned parts store, and is an established automotive professional with more than 20 years of ongoing experience in sales, merchandising, marketing, management, training, operations and inventory control in the automotive aftermarket industry.

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MAPA - LogoMichigan Automotive Parts Association (MAPA) has announced that the 2015-’16 Leadership 2.0 Program Scholarship Award through the University of the Aftermarket Foundation has been awarded to Attila Hardy, the multi-store director of operations for Auto-Wares Detroit Group in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Hardy grew up in a family-owned parts store, and is an established automotive professional with more than 20 years of ongoing experience in sales, merchandising, marketing, management, training, operations and inventory control in the automotive aftermarket industry.

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Hardy aspires to spend the second half of his career being a leader in the automotive aftermarket sharing his experiences with a broader audience. “I appreciate that organizations like MAPA have scholarships like these available for people who want to further their education and training in the auto care industry.”

Brian Cruickshank, director of Northwood University’s University of the Aftermarket, announced earlier this year that the University of the Aftermarket Foundation would once again offer Alliance of State Automotive Aftermarket Associations (ASAAA) members one full $6,250 scholarship, which includes tuition, materials and meals for the highly-acclaimed 2015-’16 two-week Leadership 2.0 program. This scholarship is an exclusive offer to members of the Michigan Automotive Parts Association (MAPA) through its affiliation with the ASAAA, demonstrating the value of state associations, connecting local people to the national universe. Scholarship recipients are selected by ASAAA’s scholarship committee from applications submitted by member state associations.

Leadership 2.0 is conducted in two one-week sessions at Northwood University — Aug. 23-28, 2015 in Midland, Michigan and April 24-29, 2016 in Raleigh, North Carolina. For more information and complete details about the 2015-’16 Leadership 2.0 Program, visit the University of the Aftermarket website and click Leadership 2.0.

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