Connect with us


Multi Parts Announces SPARK 2018 Guiding Lights And Corporate Hosts

Aftermarket professionals donate their time, energy and insight to the next generation.


Multi Parts today announced the SPARK 2018 Guiding Lights and Corporate Hosts. The group of 13 aftermarket professionals and six corporate hosts are a vital component of the 2018 SPARK initiative, serving as both personal guides and liaisons to students attending AAPEX 2018, taking place Oct. 30-Nov. 1 in Las Vegas.

Click Here to Read More

“SPARK doesn’t happen without these volunteers,” said Multi Parts President Brian Cohn. “Their very unique experiences and insights are the real fuel behind the power of SPARK. The SPARK students understand that these professionals have successfully made their way in our industry.”

He continued, “Every SPARK participant should leave Las Vegas having been included and engaged. Guiding Lights and Corporate Hosts are a crucial factor in ensuring this is the case. They help them connect the dots and see clearly their opportunities and appropriate next steps to enter and thrive within our industry.”

Thirteen students, selected by Multi Parts for their interest in pursuing careers in the core business areas of the automotive aftermarket, will shadow Guiding Lights throughout their time at the AAPEX show and tour the corporate exhibits. From this experience, students receive a personal introduction to the industry, designed to broaden their understanding of what aftermarket professionals do and how they can pursue similar career paths.


David Boer

Vice President; Business Intelligence & Strategy, MotoRad of America

Ira Davis, AAP

President, AutoFocus Consulting & Research LLC

General Manager, Alliance of Independent Manufacturers

Tom Fritsche

Director of Product and Purchasing, SLI – Supply Line International

Julian Hentze

Sales and Marketing Director, Global Parts Distributors

Judy Love, MAAP

Marketing Manager, Automotive Aftermarket – Americas, Schaeffler Group USA

Jeff McCurley

President, Rostra Powertrain Controls

Meagan Moody

Marketing Communications Manager, ZF Services

Jon Owens, MAAP

National Sales Manager, Epicor Software

Mike Palm

Vice President of Marketing & Sales, CRP Automotive

Alex Parker

CMO and Executive Vice President, Redline Detection

Beth Skove

General Manager – Aftermarket, NGK Spark Plugs

Ryan Smith

Sales and Marketing Manager, Cloyes Gear and Products Inc.

Vic Tarasik 

Director of Corporate Sales and Major Accounts, RLO Training


ACDelco: David Mestdagh and Josh Shuck

Airtex/ASC: Bruce Tartaglione and Jonathan Triola

Delphi: Adam Dawson and Juliana Sanchez

Gates: Mark Osterman and Matt Paulsen

Mahle Aftermarket: Ted Hughes

OptiCat: Marc Paulsen


Registration Open For AAPEX 2020

SEMA Installation Gala Moves To Las Vegas

Confederate Flag No Longer Allowed In NASCAR

What AWDA Might Look Like This Year



Newsweek Ranks Goodyear Among Greenest Big Companies

Sponsored Content

Why Trucks Are The Future Of The Aftermarket Sweet Spot


Editor’s Note: AMN On Holiday


VA Gov. Signs Vehicle Safety Inspection Program Legislation